Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS, is an associate professor in the Department of Periodontology and director of the advanced education in periodontology program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is involved in clinical and translational research examining the interactions between periodontal diseases and systemic health at UAB. Geisinger's research interests comprise periodontal-systemic interactions, periodontal regenerative therapies, implant dentistry, and educational technology. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and president-elect of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. Geisinger can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.