Dr. P.D. Miller practiced for 45 years before beginning his teaching career in 2008 at the Medical University of South Carolina where he recently retired as a clinical professor.
Dr. Miller introduced the concept of periodontal plastic surgery to periodontics. He was first to present the free gingival graft as a predictable procedure for obtaining root coverage. He introduced a new classification of recession which is universally accepted. His current interest is in developing a web textbook (P.D. Miller’s web textbook) which contains animated videos on many surgical procedures which are less frequently done.
He has published 32 scientific papers, contributed to 4 textbooks, and has lectured to over 250 dental societies both nationally and internationally.
He has served as President of four major dental organizations including The Tennessee Society of Periodontists, the Memphis Dental Society, Southern Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Robert A. Levine is an internationally acclaimed dental implant surgeon and board-certified periodontist as well as one of the pioneers of the “immediate load” (“SameDay Smile®”) revolution in dental implants. He is presently a Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implantology at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He is Chairman Emeritus, Division of Periodontics, at Albert Einstein Medical Center (1984-2003).
Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, a Fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology of Basel Switzerland and was one of 100 representatives from around the world invited to participate in the ITI 4th Consensus Conference (Bern, Switzerland, 2013), the ITI 5thConsensus Conference (Stuttgart, Germany, 2008) and the 6th ITI Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018 to establish treatment protocols for implant dentistry worldwide. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, serves on the editorial boards of numerous international scientific dental journals and has authored close to 80 articles and five book chapters on periodontics, periodontal and regenerative surgical procedures, oral plastic surgery, dental implants and LANAP® periodontal therapy.
He is President, Founder and Co- Program Chairman of the Northeast Philadelphia Dental Implant and Perio-Prosthesis Study Club, Co-Founder of the Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Study Club, and Director and Program Chairman of the Philadelphia Tri-State ITI Study Club. Additionally, Dr. Levine shares his knowledge and 30 plus years’ experience with periodontal, prosthodontic and general practice residencies throughout the country as a visiting professor and mentor.