Perry Klokkevold, D.D.S, M.S., F.A.C.D. brings 25 years of clinical expertise as a periodontist, implant surgeon and educator to the PermaDent Team. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Faculty Member of the OKU Dental Honor Society. He graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry and completed postgraduate training in Hospital Dentistry, Periodontics and Implant Surgery, all at UCLA.

Dr. Klokkevold is Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Director of the UCLA Periodontics Residency Program. He lectures nationally and internationally and has been an invited expert to world conferences assessing the state of periodontics and implantology. He has published over 60 articles and more than 100 book chapters. He is Co-Editor Clinical Periodontology, (10th -13th eds) the most widely read and respected textbook in the field of periodontics.

Professional Societies and Organizations:

American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
American College of Dentists (ACD)
American Dental Association (ADA)
California Society of Periodontists (CSP)
California Dental Association (CDA)
Delta Sigma Delta Alumni Association
UCLA School of Dentistry Alumni Association
UCSF School of Dentistry Alumni Association

Education and Training


Biology – California State University, Long Beach


Mathematics – Computer Science / Microbiology – University of California, Los Angeles


B.S., D.D.S. – University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry


Certificate, G.P.R. Hospital Dentistry – University of California, Los Angeles


Certificate, Periodontics – University of California, Los Angeles


M.S., Oral Biology – University of California, Los Angeles


Fellow Certificate, Implant Surgery – University of California, Los Angeles

Academic Positions


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Section of Hospital Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry


Assistant Professor, Section of Periodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry


Associate Professor, Section of Periodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry


Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Section of Periodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry

Administrative Appointments


Clinical Director, UCLA Hospital Dentistry


Director, Hospital Dentistry General Practice Residency, UCLA School of Dentistry


Co-Director, Implant Surgery Fellowship, UCLA School of Dentistry


Clinical Director, UCLA Periodontics


Director, Postgraduate Periodontics and Implant Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry