Alon Frydman

Expert in periodontitis, including in Down syndrome patients

Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Division of Periodontology, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


  • periodontology
  • periodontitis associated with Down syndrome
  • aggressive periodontitis
  • implant dentistry
  • full-mouth reconstruction
  • surgical photography
  • advanced treatment planning
  • instructional and educational media

Additional Information

  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • Recipient, Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching Grant at USC (for dental podcasting)
  • Subject Matter Expert in Periodontics, Dental Board of California
  • This series of publications examines current elements in treatment planning of teeth versus implants. This body of research offers a rationale for deciding between treatment of teeth or replacement with dental implants when considering the success of traditional therapies and weighing our current lack of understanding of implant disease:
    • Frydman A., Simonian K. Review of Models for Titanium as a Foreign Body. CDA Journal. 2014 December; 42(12):829-833.
    • Simonian K., Frydman A., Verdugo F., Roges R., Kar K. Implant Treatment Planning: Endodontic Considerations. CDA Journal. 2014 December; 42(12):835-839.
    • Kar K., Frydman A., Simonian K. Dental Implants: replacement of missing teeth or to replace teeth? Journal of Periodontology and Oral Implantology. 2013 September; 32(1):55-69.
  • This series of publications examines classic presentations of aggressive periodontitis and emerging populations of immnunocompromised patients with the same presentation:
    • Gonzalez S., Frydman A. The non-surgical management of a patient with Kostmann Syndrome Associated periodontitis: a case report. J of Oral Science. 2014 December; 56(4):315-8.
    • Frydman A., Nowzari H. Trisomy 21 Associated Periodontitis: A Review. Compendium. 2012 May; 33(5): 356-61.
    • Frydman A., Simonian K. Aggressive Periodontitis; A Historical Perspective. CDA Journal. 2011 June; 39(6): 377-82.
    • Frydman A., Verdugo F., Simonian K., Kar K. Trisomy 21 Associated Aggressive Periodontitis: A Five year Follow-Up. Clinical Advances in Periodontics. 2011 November; 1(3):215-220.
  • This series of publications examines the various influences on the long term stability of block bone grafts:
    • Verdugo F., Frydman A., Castillo A., Ponton J., Nowzari H. Long Term Onlay Graft Volume Maintenance in Aggressive Periodontitis. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 2011 Sept-Oct; (5): e71-9.
    • Verdugo F., Simonian K., Frydman A., D Addona A., Ponton┬áJ. Long Term Onlay Graft Stability in Thin Biotype: A clinical and tomographic study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2011 Mar-Apr; 26(2):325-32.


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