Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS

Maria L. Geisinger

Dr. Geisinger is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the Department of Periodontology where she teaches a broad range of classes and serves as the Director of the Advanced Education in Periodontology Program. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Duke University graduating cum laude and completed her dental training at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She completed her Certificate in Periodontology and Master’s of Clinical Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Geisinger is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology. In her role at UAB, she is involved in clinical and translational research. Her research focuses on periodontal-systemic interactions, periodontal regenerative therapies, implant dentistry, and educational technology. She serves on the ADA’s Council on Scientfic Affairs, is the Chair of the ADA’s Seal Subcommittee, is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)’s Board of Trustees, is the Chair of the AAP’s task force for Women in Periodontics, and is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (AAPF). She has lectured nationally and internationally on a broad range of subjects in periodontology, dental education, and oral and overall health.

Updated: Feb 2019

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