With more than 30 years of clinical practice in Arizona, Dr. Steven Reitan is the founder of AZPerio. As of September 15, 2022, Dr. Reitan no longer provides clinical services to patients of AZPerio. However, in his role as Partner Emeritus, Dr. Reitan will leverage his clinical acumen and vast patient care experience to assist in the professional development of AZPerio’s associate periodontists, as well as participate in AZPerio’s quality assurance and clinical research initiatives.
Dr. Reitan entered the field of periodontics following several years as a successful general dentist, as well as a clinical instructor at the University of Kentucky and Emory University.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Reitan has participated in research studies involving local drug delivery for the treatment of periodontitis. He is an active member of local and national periodontal societies, having served on the continuing education oversight committee for the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Reitan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He followed that with graduate study in genetics at ASU before attending Northwestern University to obtain his Doctor of Dental Science. He then returned to dental school at Emory and was awarded a Certificate in Periodontics.
MOST REWARDING ASPECT OF DENTISTRY
“The most rewarding aspect of practicing periodontics is the people attached to their particular dental problem. Some professionals indicate their job would be great if it weren't for the people. I find the long term relationships with patients, referring offices and of course our own people at AZ Perio an inseparable aspect of the clinical work we actually do.”