After more than 30 years of practice in Arizona, Dr. Reitan decided to transition as founder of AZPerio to pursue other opportunities to serve the community. As part of this transition, Dr. Reitan concluded his clinical practice with AZPerio in September 2022.
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 in 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.”