About Our Specialists
|Dr. Paulo Camargo||Dr. E. Barrie Kenney|
|Dr. Perry Klokkevold||Dr. Flavia Q. Pirih|
Dr. Paulo M. Camargo is a full Professor of Periodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry where he teaches at the pre- and post-graduate levels and conducts clinical and basic research that focuses on periodontal and bone regeneration. Dr. Camargo is also the clinical director of the pre-doctoral program in Periodontics at UCLA. He received his dental degree from the University of Parana, Brazil in 1984 and practiced general dentistry before receiving his specialty training in Periodontics at UCLA in 1990. He also holds an MS degree in Oral Biology from the School of Dentistry and an MBA degree from the Anderson School of Business Management, both at UCLA. Dr. Camargo is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. He practiced Periodontics for four years in Los Angeles before becoming a full-time academician. Dr. Camargo has over 70 scientific publications and has lectured extensively in the United States and several other countries in Europe, Latin America and Oceania. Dr. Camargo has received numerous teaching awards, with three of them being presented by the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Barrie Kenney is a Professor Emeritus and prior to retirement was the Director of the UCLA Periodontics and Implant Surgery Faculty Practice. He also held the Tarrson Family Endowed Chair of UCLA Periodontics and Division Chair of UCLA Associated Clinical Specialties. Dr. Kenney continues to see patients as a member of the Periodontics and Implant Surgery Faculty Group practice.
He has been a General Dentist in Australia, Canada and the United Stated and has practiced Periodontics as a Dentistry Specialty in Michigan, Kentucky and California. He has dental degrees from the University of Melbourne, the University of Toronto and completed his specialist Master of Science Degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Kenney has given presentations in more than nineteen different countries and throughout the United States of America. His students have become leading Periodontists and Dental Implant Specialists throughout the world and have come from the U.S.A., France, Switzerland, Hungary, Serbia, Spain, Andorra, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Italy, Germany, Korea, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico to study at UCLA.
Dr. Perry Klokkevold is an Associate Professor and the Acting Chair of the Section of Periodontics. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He served as Clinical Director (1995-2002) and now Program Director (2002-present) of the UCLA Postgraduate Periodontics Residency program. Prior to specializing in periodontics and implant surgery, Dr. Klokkevold practiced general dentistry and served as Director of the UCLA Hospital Dentistry program (1987-1992).
Dr. Klokkevold graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1986. His postdoctoral training at UCLA includes the Hospital Based General Practice Residency (1986-87), the Postgraduate Periodontal Specialty Residency (1992-94) and the UCLA Surgical Implant Fellowship (1994-95). He earned a master's degree from the UCLA Oral Biology Graduate Division concurrently with his specialty training.
Dr. Klokkevold's practice and postgraduate teaching activities are limited to the specialty of periodontics and implant surgery. He is one of the most respected clinicians with patient referrals from across the country. Dr. Klokkevold has lectured on several periodontal and implant-related topics including periodontal medicine, risk assessment, bone augmentation and dental implant therapy at national and international meetings. Of particular note is his multi-year commitment to periodontal and implant continuing education in Japan. His educational contributions have elevated the patient care in Periodontics and Implant Surgery in Japan.
Dr. Klokkevold has published numerous articles for international journals and written several book chapters on topics including juvenile periodontitis, periodontal medicine, influence of systemic disease on periodontal and implant health, bone regeneration and dental implant surgery. He is the Co-Editor for the 10th and 11th editions of Carranza's Clinical Periodontology, the most widely used and respected textbook in periodontics.
Dr. Flavia Q. Pirih is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Pre-doctoral program in the Section of Periodontics. She received her DDS degree from the Universidade Federal do Parana in Brazil, and went onto obtain a PhD in Oral Biology at UCLA. Following her doctorate, she received a master’s degree and a residency certificate in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. She also experienced further research training as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. In 2009, Dr. Pirih became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She teaches at the pre- and post-graduate level
Dr. Pirih’s research focuses on the understanding of the basic and clinical aspects of periodontitis and peri-implantitis, with the ultimate goal of developing new strategies to prevent and treat both conditions. She conducts translational research that examines the role of genetics in patients' susceptibility to periodontitis and is developing an animal model to study experimental peri-implantitis.
Dr. Pirih provides comprehensive periodontal and surgical implant services.