Jonathan Korostoff, DMD,PhD

Professor of Periodontics, Director, Master of Science in Oral Biology Program

Department of Periodontics

Evans Building, 1st Floor

Phone: 215-573-3965

Fax: 215-573-3939


Professional Biography

As a participant in numerous courses at both the pre- and post-doctoral levels, Dr. Korostoff lectures on a broad variety of topics. These include the structures of the periodontium, basic immunology, oral microbiology, periodontal pathogenesis and implant dentistry, amongst others. He also serves as a clinical instructor of periodontics and implant dentistry at the pre- and post-doctoral levels. In collaboration with Dr. Joseph DiRienzo, Professor of Microbiology, Dr. Korostoff is a co-investigator on NIH-funded projects with the goals of furthering our understanding of the role of a bacterial cytotoxin in periodontal pathogenesis and evaluating the utility of a genetically-modified version of the same cytotoxin as a potential therapeutic agent for treating certain types of cancer in humans. Additionally, Dr. Korostoff is principal investigator on three corporate-funded clinical research projects studying materials used for guided bone regeneration and immediate loading of dental implants. He has recently assumed the position of director of the Master of Science in Oral Biology Program. Dr Korostoff is an attending periodontist in the Penn Dental Care Network and the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Honors / Credentials
  • 2004 George Coslet Distinguished Teaching Award, Post-Doctoral Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Periodontics
  • 2008 Award for Outstanding Service to Students, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Executive Student Council
  • 2009 Center Director, National Foundation for Ectodermal Dyplasias, Dental Treatment Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine”
  • Certificate in Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • Ph.D., Immunology, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • D.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • B.A., Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1979
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