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Mary Ann Lester, D.M.D.

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Professional Background

Dr. Lester is a Periodontist and Implant Surgeon with over 25 years of expertise in esthetic and functional reconstruction of single implant/tooth replacement to multiple implants and full mouth reconstructive surgery. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Lester received her B.S. in Biology/Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey in 1984, Magna Cum Laude. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School, Hackensack, New Jersey in 1988 with Honors.

Named Curasan’s “Most Interesting Person in Dentistry”
From 1988-89 Dr. Lester received advanced training (including IV sedation, general anesthesia, advanced CPR and dental implants) at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Dental GPR Hospital Residency.
From 1988-1990 Dr. Lester also maintained a private restorative dental practice in Northern New Jersey. She attended Emory University’s Periodontology program in Atlanta, Georgia from 1990-1991, with concurrent studies at the Center’s for Disease Control (CDC) and coursework in a Masters of Public Health.

• University based training in Implant and Periodontal Surgery, 1991-1994, EDC.
• National Institute of Dental Research Fellowship (NIDR) to attend Eastman Dental Center (EDC), for studies in Periodontology and Implant surgery, 1991-1994.
• Principal investigator in a multi-center long-term clinical trial involving implant surgery for a nationally recognized implant company, co-investigator on clinical research utilizing amniotic stem cells in stimulating bone and tissue growth in periodontal and dental implant applications.
• Participant in extensive clinical research at the Eastman Dental Center and the University of Rochester, 1991-1994.
• Published peer reviewed scientific articles on Aggressive Periodontitis in Adolescent and Adult patients.
• Extensive lecturing, both nationally and internationally on Periodontology and Implant surgery, 1991-present.
• Involved in the development and evaluation of a new implant planning software for implant diagnostics and virtual treatment planning utilizing CT scan technology, along with other founder of Perio Health Partners.
• Clinical Faculty, Periodontology and Implant Surgical department at the University of Rochester and Eastman Dental Center, 1995-present.
• Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.



BS | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ

D MD | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1991 - 06/10/1994
Residency in Dentistry, Periodontics at Eastman Dental Center

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Dentistry, Periodontics at Emory University Nuclear Medicine Residency

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center

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