SODM Chair of Periodontics announcement

Headshot of Gian Pietro Schincaglia

We are excited to welcome Gian Pietro Schincaglia as the new Chair of Periodontics, effective July 1. He joins us from West Virginia University where he was a tenured professor, chair and graduate program director of the Department of Periodontics in the School of Dentistry.

"Becoming a part of the outstanding history of Case Western Reserve University and the fantastic new School of Dental Medicine facility presented an exciting opportunity,” said Schincaglia. “I look forward to cultivating the best periodontics program in the country, weaving the digital era and my expertise to further enhance the education for the next generation of dental professionals and the care we provide the community.”

While at WVU, Schincaglia started the robotic dental implant program, establishing the university as the second institution in the nation to offer robotic-guided implant surgeries. Prior to his role with WVU, he was an associate professor with tenure and chair of oral implantology for the School of Dentistry at the University of Ferrara in Italy; and a clinical associate professor and graduate program director for the Division of Periodontology, Department of Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. 

Schincaglia has also spent time specializing in periodontics and implants in private practice, as well as with the faculty practice at the UConn Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry in Farmington, CT. He received his degree in dental surgery from the University of Ferrara School of Dentistry in 1989, a certificate in periodontics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2000 and a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Ferrara in 2006. In 2003, he became a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. 

"Schincaglia boasts an impressive background in periodontics and integrating technology with the patient experience to deliver best-in-class care," said Dean Kenneth Chance. "I look forward to having him as part of our team and partnering together to advance the dental profession."

"I’d also like to express my deepest thanks and gratitude to Roma Jasinevicius for all she has done for the school as interim chair of periodontics," added Chance. Following this transition, she will continue to serve as associate professor in Comprehensive Care.