Lloyd Tucker

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Lloyd M. Tucker, DMD, MSD

Board Certified Periodontist


University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.  Post-graduate program in Periodontics.  Certificate of Proficiency and concurrent Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD).  Certificate of Proficiency received August 1996.

Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital/McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.  General Practice Residency.  Certificate received June 1991.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.  Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD).  Degree granted May 1990.

Hebrew University/Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.  4-week student externship program, January 1990.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Chemistry major with a German minor.  1982-1985.

Universität Trier, Trier, Germany.  Language program for foreigners, summer 1984.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  Completed two college courses between junior and senior years of high school, summer 1981.

Professional Experience

Periodontist, Renaissance Center for Implants and Periodontics, Seattle, WA.  Private practice of Periodontics and implant surgery.  1999 to 2019.

Faculty Member, Pikos Implant Institute, Trinity, FL.  Assists in teaching continuing education related to soft tissue surgical procedures.  2012 to present.

Clinical Editor, Seattle Study Club Journal, Seattle, WA.  Functioned in all editorial capacities, including writing articles.  1997 to 2003.

Staff Dentist, Seattle Indian Health Board, Seattle, WA.  Practiced all phases of dentistry with emphasis on surgery in community clinic setting.  1997 to 1998.

Periodontist, Northwest Center for Implants and Periodontics, Kirkland, WA.  Private practice of periodontics and implant surgery.  1996 to 1997.

General Dentist, Burton F. Tucker, DDS, PC, Pittsburgh, PA.  Practiced general dentistry.  1991 to 1993.


American Dental Association

Washington State Dental Association

Seattle-King County Dental Association

Int. College of Oral Implantologists

American Academy of Periodontology

WA State Society of Periodontics

Academy of Osseointegration


Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology.  Certification received May 2005.

Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dental Honor Society.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, January 1990.

Matthew Cryer Honor Society, highest scholastic award granted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, January 1989.

Delta Phi Alpha, National German Honor Society.  University of Pennsylvania, November 1984.

Research Experience

Efficacy of Desmosin in Regeneration of Periodontal Attachment in Beagles.  Periodontics Department, University of Washington.  Mentor: Dr. Roy C. Page, Professor of Periodontics, Associate Dean for Research, University of Washington.

Immediate Dental Implants in Dogs.  Periodontics Department, University of Washington.  Mentor: Dr. R.B. O’Neal, Associate Professor of Periodontics, Director of Graduate Periodontics, University of Washington.

The Enamel Protein Distribution Among the Four Vertebrate Classes.  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, summer 1987.  Mentor: Dr. R.C.B. Herold, Associate Professor of Histology and Embryology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


Alfonso Piñeyro, Lloyd M. Tucker.  One abutment-one time: the negative effect of uncontrolled abutment margin depths and excess cement—a case report.  Compend Contin Educ Dent 2013;34(9):680-4.

Lloyd M. Tucker, Daniel J. Melker, Howard M. Chasolen.  Combining perio-restorative protocols to maximize function.  Gen Dent 2012;60(4):280-7; quiz 288.

Lloyd M. Tucker.  Framing your masterpiece: Guidelines for treatment planning the ideal soft tissue framework.  In: Michael Cohen (ed). Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: Principles, Design, Implementation. Chicago: Quintessence, 2008:165-187.

William Becker, Burton E. Becker, Hilton Israelson, JP Lucchini, Mark Handelsmann, William Ammons, Edward Rosenberg, Louis Rose, Lloyd M. Tucker, Ulf Lekholm.  One-step surgical placement of Branemark implants: A prospective multicenter clinical study.  Int J Oral and Maxillofac Implants 1997;12(4):454-62.

William Becker, Marshall R. Urist, Lloyd M. Tucker, Burton E. Becker, Clifford Ochsenbein.  Human demineralized freeze-dried bone: Inadequate induced bone formation in athymic mice. A preliminary report.  J Periodontol 1995;66(9):822-28.