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.
While in residency at Pitt, Dr. Hay also obtained his Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. This gives him a unique perspective to view both periodontal disease and tooth loss as public health problems while treating his patients. Dr. Hay was selected and served as Chief Resident for the final year of his residency and also received training in IV sedation.
While at Temple, Dr. Hay was awarded the Martin N. Kravitt Award for Outstanding Senior in Clinical Dentistry. He also received the Academy of Osseointegration Award for Outstanding Senior in Implant Dentistry and was accepted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Hay is board certified in Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also certified by the state of Pennsylvania to provide IV sedation to his patients.
In addition to working with Dr. DiPerna and Dr. Foronda in private practice, Dr. Hay also holds a part time appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is also on staff at Allegheny General Hospital in the Division of Dental Medicine, where he regularly lectures to residents in the Dental Medicine Residency on various topics relating to dental implants and surgical periodontics. He has taught a number of continuing education courses for other dental professionals and continues to lecture both locally and nationally. In March of 2018, Dr. Hay was invited to present for Medical Grand Rounds at Allegheny General Hospital where he spoke to an audience of physicians about the relationship between oral and systemic health.
Dr. Hay stays at the cutting edge of his field by regularly attending continuing education courses and trainings. He, along with Dr. DiPerna and Dr. Foronda, leads a Spear Study Club which focuses on a multidisciplinary, team approach to comprehensive dentistry in order to provide the best possible care for patients.
Dr. Hay maintains active membership in the following organizations:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Board of Periodontology
- Pittsburgh Academy of Periodontology
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Academy of Osseointegration
- Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
- Spear Study Club
On a Personal Note
Dr. Hay is married to Sara Hay, a genetic counselor. They have a young son, Landon, and reside in Pine Township, PA with their dog Lola.