Department of Periodontics

The Department of Periodontics has made major contributions to the field of dentistry including periodontics, not only to the state of Oklahoma but also nationally and internationally.

The goal of the Department of Periodontics, is to continue the tradition and “commitment to care” for our patients, dental students, residents, faculty and staff. We strive to  place OU Periodontics in a singular position as the best periodontal program and the best Department of Periodontics in the nation.

Eros S. Chaves, D.D.S., M.S., D.M.D., MBA joined the OU College of Dentistry in July 2013 as Chair and Program Director of Periodontics.

Dr. Eros Chaves received his DDS degree from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil in 1977 and later his DMD degree from University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1999. Dr. Chaves obtained his periodontal specialty training at UNICAMP in 1981 and his certificate in Periodontics as well as his Master Degree at University of Michigan in 1984. More recently Dr. Chaves earned his MBA from the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics. Dr. Chaves has held full time positions at the University of Texas ( SA and Houston, UAB, Pittsburgh and WVU) as well full time periodontal practice in Juno Beach Florida. Dr. Chaves has more than 40 abstracts and peer -reviewed published papers and book chapters. Dr. Chaves has ore than 100 national and international CE courses and presentations