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Dr. Irina Dragan

Dr. Irina Dragan is board certified and an examiner for the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. She is part-time faculty in postgraduate periodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). Dr. Dragan has received comprehensive training and experience in minimally invasive periodontal surgery, including the utilization of a novel soft tissue substitute for gingival grafting. She is fully trained and experienced in all phases of periodontal and implant treatment and continues to explore innovations to advance periodontal treatment options. Her clinical practice is limited to periodontology and implant dentistry at The Perio Studio, in downtown Boston, MA.

Dr. Dragan received her first Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Carol Davila University (Romania) and the second one from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). She completed her advanced training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at TUSDM and earned a Master of Science in Dental Medicine at the same institution. She also received post-doctoral training in comprehensive and esthetic dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry and an Executive MBA from Quantic University.

She has published more than 45 research papers, written five chapters in dental textbooks, and is the Co-editor of “Newman and Carranza’s Essentials of Clinical Periodontology: An Integrated Study Companion”. This textbook aims to provide periodontology and implant dentistry concepts in a format that assures successful preparation for the U.S. National Dental Board Examinations.

In addition, she was invited to contribute as a subject matter expert for the 2021 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health for the section on Oral Health Integration, Workforce and Practice. She currently serves as Editor of the Periodontology Section of Compendium Continuing Education in Dentistry.

Dr. Dragan is the recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Tarrson Fellowship award, given to an outstanding periodontist for research. She has also received the Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association and was honored with the Tufts University Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching Service. The interdisciplinary team she led at TUSDM was honored by the Academy of Osseointegration with the Applied Clinical Science Research. Most recently, she received the Massachusetts Dental Society “10 Under 10” award for her contributions to the field of periodontology.

In her free time, Dr. Dragan enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Dragan is also fluent in Romanian and Spanish.

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