Timothy M. Blieden, D.D.S., M.S., PhD

Timothy M. Blieden, D.D.S., M.S., PhD

Education & Certification

Board-Certified: American Board of Periodontology
Certified: Periodontology, Eastman Dental Center
DDS: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
PhD: Immunology, University of Rochester
MS: Immunology, University of Rochester
BS: Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington



American Academy of Periodontology
Committee on Research, Science and Theraphy, past
Continuing Education Oversight Committee, past
American Dental Association
American Association for Dental Research
Academy of Osseointegration
New York State Dental Society
Monroe County Dental Society

“Many people come to us with misconceptions about what it means to get periodontic care. Some people assume it’s going to be a painful, invasive experience, but more often, patients arrive with a fear of the unknown. That’s why communication and your understanding are so important.”

“I start by learning all I can about your concerns. That helps me personalize your treatment for the best possible outcome and gives us an opportunity to become acquainted. I want you to feel comfortable in my care and that you are in the best hands when it comes to this important healthcare.”


Professional Involvement

Dr. Blieden is a very active researcher and has published his findings in the country’s leading professional journals, including the Journal of Immunology, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, and others.



Clinical Associate Professor: Department of Dentistry, University of Rochester

“It’s important that you know about your periodontal health and all of your treatment options. After we’ve determined your treatment plan and begin your care, you’ll know exactly what to expect. When you’re comfortable, and know that you’re getting the best treatment... then I know I’m giving you the finest care I can offer.”