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Dr. Richard Kao

Dr. Richard Kao is currently in private practice and teaches part-time Clinical Professor at both UC San Francisco and the University of Pacific. He received his DDS, Periodontal Certificate, and a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the UC San Francisco. Dr. Kao is the immediate Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. In addition to his practice, he maintains an active research program in the area of bone regeneration. Dr. Kao has published and lectured extensively on the topics of periodontal therapy, regeneration, and tissue engineering. He was a panel expert and a member of the consensus panel for the new World Workshop on Periodontal and Periimplant Disease Classification and recently headed the Best Evidence Conference on periodontal phenotype. Dr. Kao has lectured extensively and has contributed to the AAP toolkit for the new periodontal disease classification.