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Dr. Alan M Timko, DMD

Pittsburgh, PA Periodontist

Dr. Alan M Timko, DMD

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Dr. Timko attended Grove City College, where he received a BS in Biology in 1975. He received his Degree in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1980. He also received his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pittsburgh, in 1982. Dr. Timko is one of the few Board Certified Periodontists in Western Pennsylvania. He achieved Diplomate Status from the American Board of Periodontology in 1989.

Dr. Timko currently holds an appointment as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, in the Department of Periodontics.

Dr. Timko has given numerous lectures, including presentations at the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, in Vancouver BC, Washington DC, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Practice History

The Timko's have been providing periodontal treatment for Western Pennsylvania since 1958. The practice was first established by Michael Timko DDS, in 1958. Periodontics was in its infancy as a specialty at that time, and Dr. Michael Timko was one of the first periodontists in Pittsburgh. Dr. Michael Timko was also president of the Dental Society of Western PA, and also served as a part-time clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, in the Department of Periodontics, for 20 years. In 1982 Dr. Alan Timko resumed the practice.

Dr. Alan Timko currently serves as a part-time clinical instructor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine.

He has given numerous presentations, including lectures at the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting in Vancouver B.C., and Washington D.C.

Dr. Timko was the first periodontist in Pittsburgh to utilize computerized charting, and was one of the first 8 dentists in the US to become certified in Piezosurgery. Dr. Timko is the first board certified periodontist in Western Pennsylvania to be certified in LANAP (a form of laser gum surgery) and The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (treats gum recession). Dr. Timko maintains his practice in Pittsburgh's North Hills, where he continues to treat many of the patients who originally saw his father for periodontal treatment.