Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD

Department of Periodontics
School of Dental Medicine
DMD Periodontics Program
School of Dental Medicine

Leena Palomo is a professor of periodontics and director of the Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry program in periodontics. She studies links between periodontal and systemic health in postmenopausal women. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clinical trials. She lectures internationally and has published more than 50 academic articles, abstracts and book chapters.

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Postmenopause
  • Perio-systemic

Research Projects

Her research focuses on the link between periodontal and systemic health in post-menopausal women: from periodontal disease risks, and treatment to diagnostic imaging.  She has served as a consultant for FDA clinical trials; lectures nationally and internationally and has published over 50 articles, abstracts and chapters in multidisciplinary professional journals.


Master of Science in Dentistry
Case Western Reserve University
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science
Case Western Reserve University