Dr. Howard Fraiman Named Director of Periodontal Prosthesis Program


Dr. Howard Fraiman

Philadelphia – Dr. Howard Fraiman, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics at Penn Dental Medicine, was recently named Director of the School’s Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis Program. His appointment to this new post was effective October 1, 2017.

Dr. Fraiman, who holds a DMD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1991) and completed his postdoctoral training in both periodontics (1991-1993) and periodontal prosthesis (1991-1994) at Penn Dental Medicine, has been a member of the School’s faculty since 1994. Serving within the Department of Preventive & Restorative Sciences faculty from 1994 through 2008, he joined the Department of Periodontics faculty in 2008 — first as Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics (2008-2015) and then Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics 2015-present). He is presently also a member of the Penn Dental Medicine Dean’s Council.

In addition, Dr. Fraiman has been a practicing clinician within the Amsterdam Dental Group (Amsterdam, Weisgold, Baumgarten, Ingber and Fraiman, P.C.) since 1994. The Amsterdam Group, with offices in center city Philadelphia and Paoli, Pa., was founded more than 60 years ago by the late Dr. Morton Amsterdam, who during his nearly 40-year tenure at Penn Dental Medicine created and directed the Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis Program Dr. Fraiman is now leading. An accomplished speaker, Dr. Fraiman has also been a frequent guest lecturer within organized dental associations on the topics of periodontal prosthesis, implant prosthodontics, advanced restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.

“Dr. Fraiman has been a highly regarded member of the School’s faculty for many years and brings a depth of clinical experience to this leadership role,” says Dr. Ricardo Teles, Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontics. “I’m confident he will continue to build on the strength of this long-standing program.”

The Periodontal Prosthesis Program is one of the nine postgraduate specialty programs at Penn Dental Medicine. The four-year clinical program, which accepts a select few students each year, is designed to provide training in restorative/prosthetics, periodontics, and advanced implant restorative dentistry. Upon successful completion of the program, students are issued certificates in both fixed periodontal prosthesis and periodontics.