We gladly participate with Delta Dental Premier and American Dental Plan of Wisconsin.

Your Smile. Your Health. Our Passion.

At Dental Implant and Periodontal Specialists, your smile is our first priority.

Dr. Cristoforo, Madison's most experienced periodontist, has been providing expert care in periodontics, dental implants, and other oral surgical services for over 25 years. Our specialized services include:

  • Dental Implant Placement
  • Periodontal Disease Treatment
  • Cosmetic Gum Surgery
  • Gum and Bone Grafting
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Treatment of Loose Teeth and Bite Problems
  • Oral Cancer Screenings

We believe that your right to choose a dentist is an important freedom. We work closely with your dentist, but a referral by a dentist is not required to visit our office.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Joseph Cristoforo

    Voted one of Madison's top Dentist from 2017 to 2020, Dr. Cristoforo, periodontist and dental implant specialist, moved to Wisconsin from Garden City, New York. Drawn to the Madison area by the opportunity to practice in a high-level clinical environment, he effortlessly works together with other doctors in the area to provide optimal patient care. His primary professional interests are the treatment of periodontal disease, dental implants, and dental esthetics. 

    Learn more about the doctor here.

                   

       

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    Managing Pain

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    When to See a Periodontist?

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    Scaling and Root Planing

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    Plaque

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "The whole environment is calm and soothing, and I would recommend it to anyone needing periodontal care."
    LARRY B.

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed