Michael Imberman, DMD, MScD
While at Queens College of the City University of New York, Michael Imberman excelled in his chemistry major courses. He went on to graduate from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry in 1978, graduating with honors in recognition of his outstanding performance in the area of undergraduate periodontics. He was offered an invitation to attend the prestigious Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry to pursue his interest in periodontics with a full scholarship.
Dr. Imberman combined his interest in periodontics with his interest in biochemistry to create an educational history that is unique within the field of periodontics. After receiving his dental degree from Boston University, he completed a fellowship with the National Institute of Health through the Boston University School of Medicine where he studied the biochemistry of connective tissues. He then completed his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontics and also received a Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology from Boston University in 1982. In 1983, Dr. Imberman was appointed as the youngest Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
Dr. Imberman was instrumental in developing many of the newest teaching programs at USC. He introduced the concepts of dental implants and started the first dental implantology program at the University of Southern California in 1985. Dr. Imberman also organized and initiated many of the interdisciplinary teaching programs to bring the various dental specialties together in planning the treatment of complicated cases.
While he was a full time professor of periodontics at the University of Southern California, Dr. Imberman first taught, and later was the ethics committee chairman there for many years. Throughout his academic teaching career, Dr. Imberman is proud to have trained approximately 2,000 dentists, 500 dental hygienists, and 100 Periodontists.
Now in full-time practice, Dr. Imberman continues his strong interest in advancing his profession. He was able to combine his extensive training in surgical periodontics with his deep understanding in connective tissue biology to develop new and innovative techniques for the use of AlloDerm and gingival grafting.