Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS

Maria L. Geisinger

Mia Geisinger, DDS, MS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. At UAB, she is the Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology and Director of Faculty Development and Support. Dr. Geisinger received her BS in Biology from Duke University, her DDS from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and her MS and Certificate in Periodontology and Implantology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Geisinger is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology. She serves as the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and is the Chair of the AAP’s Task Force on Women in Periodontics as well as a member of the AAP’s Board of Trustees. She also currently serves as the Vice Chair of the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs and is the Chair of the ADA Seal Subcommittee. She also serves on the ADA CDEL CE committee and the executive board of the Southern Academy of Periodontology. She has authored over 35 peer-reviewed publications and her research interests include periodontal and systemic disease interaction, implant dentistry in the periodontally compromised dentition, and novel treatment strategies for oral soft and hard tissue growth. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics in periodontology and oral healthcare.

Updated: Oct 2018