Faculty Information

Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD

Professor and Chair
Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
421 First Avenue, suite 3W
E-mail: lp2706@nyu.edu



MSD and Certificate in Periodontology, Case Western Reserve University 2004
Certificate in General Practice Dentistry, St. Elizabeth's Health Center (Level I Trauma Center, Youngstown OH), 2001
DDS, Case Western Reserve University 2000
BA, Case Western Reserve University 1996

Honors / Credentials

  • Board of Directors, American Board of Periodontology
  • Subject matter expert, American Board of Periodontology Joint Task force for Periodontists Job and Practice Analysis
  • Chair, Case Western Reserve University Faculty Senate
  • Site visitor, CODA
  • Visiting Committee, Case Western Reserve Athletics
  • Chair, American Academy of Periodontology Education Committee
  • Chair, ADEA Section on Periodontology
  • Grant reviewer, American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society (OKU)
  • Editorial and Review Panels, including Journal of Periodontology
  • William B. Clark Research Fellowship, American Association of Dental Research

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. Palomo, a Board certified periodontist, is a clinician, scientist, and advocate with a research focus on sophisticated periodontal cases involving systemic/multidisciplinary interventions. Her research and clinical practice are closely integrated such that she advocates for oral wellness through teaching, discovery, and public outreach.

Current Funding:

  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Glaxosmithkline

Representative Publications

Solanki C, Geisinger M, Luepke PG, Al-Bitar K, Palomo L, Lee W, Blanchard S, Shin D, Maupome G, Eckert G, John V. Assessing readiness to manage medical emergencies among dental students at four dental schools. J Dent Ed 2021 Sept;85(9);1462-70.

Miller E, Pokorski, J, Palomo L, Eppell, S. A bottom-up approach grafts collagen fibrils perpendicularly to titanium surfaces. ACS Applied Bio Materials Aug 2020.

Aminoshariae A, Mackey SA, Palomo L, Kulid JC. Declassifying mobility classification. J Endod In:S0099-2399(20)30576-8. Aug 2020.

Palomo L. Orthodontic treatment in the age of periodontal risk management. Seminars in Orthodontics Vol 25 No 2. June 14, 2019.

Mordente C, Oliveira D, Palomo L, Figueriredo N, Horta M, Soares R. Do alveolar corticotomy or piezocision affect TAD stability? A preliminary study. Seminars in Orthodontics Vol 25 No 2. June 14, 2019.

Smuthkochorn S, Palomo JM, Hans MG, Palomo L. Differences in bone turnover markers in pre-  and post-menopausal women receiving orthodontic treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2017 Jul;152(1):33-7.

Zhang CZ, DeBaz C, Bhandal G, Ali F, Buenocamino Francisco MC, Thacker H, Palomo JM, Palomo L. Buccal bone thickness in the esthetic zone of postmenopausal women: A CBCT analysis. Implant Dent 2016 Aug;25(4):478-84.

DeBaz C, Shamia H, Hahn J, Mithani S, Sadeghi G, Palomo L. Periodontitis impacts quality of life in postmenopausal women. Climacteric 2015 Feb 10:1-6.

Alli F, Bhandal G, Thacker H, Palomo L. Can the FRAX tool be a useful aid for clinicians to refer patients for periodontal care? Menopause 2015 Jan.

Lakkis D, Bissada NF, Saber A, Khaitan L, Palomo L, Narendran S, Al-Zahrani MS. Response to periodontal therapy in subjects who had weight loss following bariatric surgery and obese counterparts: A pilot study. J Periodontol 2012 Jun;83(6):684-9.

Palomo L, Buencamino-Francisco MC, Carey JJ, Sivanandy M, Thacker H. Is long-term bisphosphonate therapy associated with benefits to the periodontium in postmenopausal women? Menopause 2011 Feb;18(2):164-70.

Leung CC, Palomo L, Griffith R, Hans MG. Accuracy and reliability of cone-beam computed tomography for measuring alveolar bone height and detecting bony dehiscences and fenestrations. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2010 Apr;137(4Suppl):S 109-19.

Buenocamino MC, Palomo L, Thacker HL. How menopause affects oral health and what we can do about it. Cleve Clin J Med 2009 Aug;76(8):467-75.

Baumgaertel S, Palomo JM, Palomo L, Hans MG. The reliability and accuracy of CBCT dental measurements. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2009 Jul;136(1):19-25.

Ortiz P, Bissada NF, Palomo L, Han YW, Al-Zahrani MS, Panneerselvam A, Askari A. Periodontal therapy reduces the severity of active rheumatoid arthritis in patients treated with or without tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. J Periodontol 2009 Apr;80(4):535-40.

Palomo L, Liu J, Bissada NF. Bisphosphonate therapy for bone loss in patients with osteoporosis and periodontal disease: Clinical perspectives and review of literature. Quintessence International 2006 Feb 37(2)103-7.

Palomo L, Bissada NF, Liu J. Periodontal assessment of postmenopausal women receiving risedronate. Menopause 2005 November/December;12(6):685-90.