James A. DiPerna, D.M.D.
Dr. James A. DiPerna graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1987 and pursued his specialty training in Periodontology at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, he opened his practice in 1989. He has been serving Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities ever since.
Amber M.S. Foronda, D.M.D.
Dr. Amber Marie Sabbatini Foronda completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and her Certificate of Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. While there, her achievements were recognized with the Dr. Lee P. Johns Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics award, among others. After graduating in 2007, she joined Dr. DiPerna in his practice.
David C. Hay, D.M.D., M.P.H
Dr. David C. Hay is a native Pittsburgher, born and raised in the northern suburbs. After graduating from Mars Area High School, he attended Washington and Jefferson College, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Hay completed his post-doctoral training in periodontics and dental implants at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
Kara Dragone, D.M.D, M.P.H., M.S.
Dr. Kara Dragone was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at La Roche University in 2009. She then continued on at Duquesne University in a graduate program studying Molecular Genetics. She defended her thesis and graduated with a Master of Science in 2013.
Nestor Foronda, D.M.D.
Dr. Nestor Foronda was raised in Los Angeles, California. He earned his degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA in 1996. After working in the microbiology department of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, he matriculated into the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2000 and received his DMD in 2004.