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About George K. Merijohn DDS

Dr. Merijohn is a widely recognized leading clinician and educator in periodontics and an authority on gingival (gum) recession prevention, management, minimally invasive surgery and aerosol free dentistry methodology.

He operated his private periodontal practice in downtown San Francisco for 28 years and is associate professor in postdoctoral periodontics at UC San Francisco and the University of Washington.

He is an appointed special expert of the California Dental Board; serves as a consultant to dental schools, clinicians, and the legal profession; and is the founder and director of Perio Access® Publishing.

George Merijohn speaking to conference

Dr. Merijohn is an invited speaker and workshop leader at major dental meetings. His articles on mucogingival clinical decision-making, risk assessment, and the evidence-based approach are published in leading peer-reviewed journals and he authored chapters in the textbook, Decision-Making in Periodontology.

He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice and is the founder and director of the Meadowood Dental Study Club in Napa Valley California.

Dr. Merijohn received his dental degree with high honors from the University of Illinois and his specialty certificate in periodontics in 1981 from the University of Washington.

For the public, Dr. Merijohn developed My Gum Recession Analyzer and Gingival Recession FAQ, the unprecedented evidence-based online tools that help people better understand gingival (gum) recession, gain confidence, and take more control over their gum health. Additionally, he is offering a new series of public seminars starting with Wellness Tips for Keeping Your Teeth – Gum Recession Prevention and Control Without Surgery.

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Select Articles by Dr. Merijohn

MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine database of indexed citations and abstracts, contains 11 of Dr. Merijohn’s articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Read more

Management and Prevention of Gingival Recession (Periodontology 2000, Vol. 71, 2016, 228-242). A complimentary copy is available upon request.

Select Articles About Dr. Merijohn

Texas Dental Association Journal article

RDH magazine

2012 UCSF School of Dentistry Magazine
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