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Joseph V. Califano, DDS, PhD
Professor and Section Chief of Periodontology
   Certificate of Periodontics - Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991
   PhD - Microbiology & Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990
   DDS - Virginia Commonwealth University, 1984
   BA – Hofstra University, 1979
Board Certification
   Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, 1998
Society Memberships
   Omicron Kappa Upsilon
   Phi Beta Kappa
   Tri Beta
   Sigma Zeta
   Phi Kappa Phi
   American Academy of Periodontology
   American Dental Education Association
   American Dental Association
Teaching Areas
Predoctoral and Postgraduate Periodontics including advanced periodontal and surgical therapy, dental implants and computer guided implant dentistry, Pathogenesis and Immunopathology of Periodontitis
Research Areas
Pathogenesis and Immunopathology of Periodontitis, Aggressive Periodontitis, microbial genetics of periodontitis associated bacteria, computer guided implant dentistry
Clinical Interests
Regenerative periodontal therapy, periodontal plastic surgery, dental implants, site development for dental implants, computer guided implant dentistry
Biographical Information
Born and raised in Bayshore, NY,  B.A. Hofstra University, 1979; D.D.S. Virginia Commonwealth University, 1984; Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990; Certificate in Periodontics Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991, Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, 1998.
Full time academic positions (1991 to present) at Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Illinois, and ECU School of Dental Medicine.
Married to Mary Pat 1982, son Joseph Anthony (“Tony”).