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James A. DiPerna, DMD
Amber M.S. Foronda, DMD
David C. Hay, DMD, MPH
Kara Dragone, DMD, MPH, MS
Nestor Foronda, DMD
RIDC/Fox Chapel Office

(412) 963-1911 | View Map

Warrendale Office

(724) 262-2333 | View Map

Additional Resources on Periodontal Disease and Dental Implants

The following website links contain helpful information
and pictures. Just click on the link below to go to the website page that
is described.

Links from The American Academy
of Periodontology


This section covers
the types and causes of periodontal disease. It includes illustrations
and possible treatments.

Asked Questions

This link contains “Frequently Asked
Questions” covering general periodontal questions, periodontal
procedures, and how periodontal disease affects general health.

Medical Complications

This link covers how periodontal
disease can adversely affect your general health.

Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

Comprehensive list of the possible factors that can increase your risk for periodontal disease.

& Periodontal Disease

This link contains information to help women avoid periodontal
(gum) disease and protect their oral health.

Gum Disease & Diabetes

This link contains information on how diabetes increases periodontal
disease and how periodontal disease can also increase diabetes.

Member Transmission

This link describes how periodontal disease can be passed
from parents to children and between husbands and wives.


This link describes periodontal procedures such as dental
implants, scaling & root planing, crown lengthening, regeneration,
tissue grafts, and dental laser surgery.

Implants: Teeth that Look and Feel Like Your Own

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots (posts) placed
into your jawbone. Crowns, bridges or dentures are then anchored
to these. This link describes the process and benefits of
dental implants.