Appointments, Faculty and Staff, Periodontology

Mason Begins Appointment as Assistant Professor 

This month, Matthew Mason, DDS, MS ’19, PhD, began his appointment as an assistant professor of periodontics in the Division of Comprehensive Oral Health.  

“We are happy to welcome Dr. Mason, an alumnus of our graduate program in periodontology, to the UNC Adams School of Dentistry team” said Division of Comprehensive Oral Health chair, Cristiano Susin, DDS, MSD, PhD.

“Dr. Mason will be a great resource to our students and residents, especially as we implement the ACT curriculum. He is a talented teacher and clinician and will be a valuable asset to our team and to our school.” 

Mason’s responsibilities include teaching, covering predoctoral clinics and seeing Carolina Dentistry patients. 

“I am incredibly honored and excited to be joining the faculty at the Adams School of Dentistry and look forward to contributing to the rich tradition of excellence at UNC,” said Mason. 

Mason earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his PhD from the Ohio State University. In 2019, he received his Master of Science degree and certificate in periodontology from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.  

Recently, he served as the Straumann Implant Fellow within the graduate periodontology program at the Adams School of Dentistry, and as the Richard J. Lazzara Fellow in Advanced Implant Surgery with the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.  

Mason is a member of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, International and American Associations for Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology, International Team of Implantology, and the North Carolina Dental Society.