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Dr. Gregory S. Vance

Dr Gregory S. Vance is a native of Pike County, Kentucky, and graduated in 1995 from Pikeville College with a B.S. in both Chemistry and Biology. He then attended dental school at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in May of 2000. He continued his training at Louisville, where he completed his 3-year residency in periodontics and received both a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master's of Science degree in Periodontics. His extensive research focus was bone grafting and he wrote his thesis on this topic.

Dr. Vance is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, meaning he is a Board-Certified Periodontist. Less than 50% of practicing periodontists are currently Board Certified. This means that he has taken written, oral, and clinical tests that attest that he has attained the highest level of acknowledgement that a periodontist can receive. You can be assured that when you are being treated by a board-certified periodontist, you are being treated by someone who is proven to be an expert in their field, whether it be treating periodontal disease, treating gum recession, regenerating lost bone, or placing dental implants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Vance's Published Scientific Papers:
 • Superficial-layer split-thickness flap for maximal flap release and coronal positioning: a surgical technique.
   Greenwell H, Vance G, Munninger B, Johnston H.
   —Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2004 Dec;24(6):521–7.

 • Comparison of an allograft in an experimental putty carrier and a bovine-derived xenograft used in ridge preservation: a clinical and histologic study in humans.
   —Vance GS, Greenwell H, Miller RL, Hill M, Johnston H, Scheetz JP.
   —Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2004 Jul–Aug;19(4):491-7.

 

Dr. Neal Shepherd

Dr. W. Neal Shepherd is a native of Mt. Vernon, KY, and in 2001 graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Biology.  He then continued his training at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2005, and his Certificate in Periodontics and Master’s of Science in Oral Biology degrees in 2008.  His surgical training included all aspects of periodontal and implant therapy, but his research focus and thesis was in periodontal plastic surgery.

Dr. Shepherd is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  His published scientific papers include:

Root Coverage Using Acellular Dermal Matrix and Comparing a Coronally Positioned Tunnel with and without Platelet-Rich Plasma:  A Pilot Study in Humans.

Shepherd N, Greenwell H, Hill M, Vidal R, Scheetz JP

JPerio. 2009 Mar;80(3): 397-404.

 

Call Premier Periodontics today at (859)264-1854 in Lexington or (859)209-4251 in Danville to ensure your procedures are handled by professionals skilled in all areas of periodontics.