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Hienz Joins Periodontics Faculty

Stefan A. Hienz, DMD, PhD, has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at the LSU School of Dentistry.

A native of Munich, Germany, Dr. Hienz received his doctorate in microbiology from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1998, he received his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2001, he completed his residency in periodontics at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry.

While at Harvard, he received the Pierre Fauchard Academy award for outstanding academic achievements in dentistry. As a member of the faculty at Bernhard Gottlieb Dental Clinic/Medical University in Vienna, Austria, he was co-director of the postgraduate program in periodontics. He also performed live surgeries that were televised during national and international professional meetings.

Since 1995, Dr. Hienz has co-authored 11 articles in scientific journals.

The announcement of Dr. Hienz’s appointment was made by Dr. Gerald Evans, interim chairman of the Department of Periodontics. "In addition to over nine years of clinical experience, Dr. Hienz has had excellent dental school and postgraduate training in the United States," Dr. Evans said. "His qualifications and experience will be valuable contributions to our department."

Dr. Hienz is fluent in German, English and Swedish. He is also a triathelete.

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