Dr. Nico Geurs

Dr. Geurs has been on staff at the University of Alabama Birmingham since 1995 and is a Weatherford/Palcanis endowed Professor and serves as the Chairman of the Department of Periodontology. He has published numerous papers regarding the relationship between oral disease and systemic health, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and pre-term births. He has also studied and published about dermal graft materials. In the field of dental implantology, he has published papers concerning implant platforms, surface treatments, lateral alveolar ridge augmentation, design of implants, and implants in HIV-positive patients.