“A positive personal experience, along with an appreciation for the art and the precision of periodontal surgery and implant dentistry, led me to pursue a career in periodontics. Having undergone periodontal surgery as a teenager, I understand the anxiety and fear that comes with sitting in a dental chair.

My practice philosophy is to treat all patients with a compassionate and tailored approach, thereby making them feel comfortable, alleviating their fears, and improving the quality of their lives.”

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PIttsburgh Magazine Top Dentists 2006-2020

Dr. Katherine Roll is board certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. Originally from Pittsburgh, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Cornell University, and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Rutgers University. She then went on to complete a residency program in Periodontal Plastic and Dental Implant Surgery at the prestigious University of Washington in Seattle, one of the country’s most selective residency programs. While at the University of Washington, Dr. Roll earned her certificate in periodontics, a Master of Science degree and certification in IV sedation.


Dr. Roll’s residency training focused extensively on comprehensive, full mouth rehabilitative care, and interdisciplinary treatment. She became very skilled in various cosmetic surgeries including gum reconstruction, dental implant surgery (including full mouth “teeth-in-a day”), bone and sinus reconstruction, periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO), and other periodontal plastic surgery procedures.


Dr. Roll has lectured nationally and internationally on her clinical work and research. A few of her speaking engagements have included the 2022 West Virginia Dental Association Annual Meeting, the 2020 and the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meetings, the 2019 Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious Balint Orban Memorial Award, by the American Academy of Periodontology for her research on dental implant treatment in Type II Diabetics. She was also awarded Best Oral Clinical Research Presentation by the Academy of Osseointegration in 2019.


Dr. Roll has been selected by her peers for the Top Periodontist in Pittsburgh Award. She prides herself on honesty, integrity, and delivering the highest quality of care to her patients. To provide the best patient care, she participates in extensive continuing education in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, and maintains active memberships in several professional associations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration (where she is also a research committee member), the American Dental Association, and the Seattle Study Club (where she serves as club director). She is also an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she teaches periodontics and implantology to dental students and residents. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, running, skiing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.




Roll KL, Latimer JM, Daubert DM, Zhang H, Shalev T; ABCD study collaborators, Wolff LF, Kotsakis GA. Clinical performance of hydrophilic, titanium-zirconium dental implants in patients with well-controlled and poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes: One-Year results of a dual-center prospective cohort study. J Periodontol. 2021 Nov 5. doi: 10.1002/JPER.21-0015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34738235.

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