Lisa Marie Samaha, DDS, FAGD

lisa marie samaha

PerioPassion Dental Seminars
251 Nat Turner Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606



Presentation Information

A Healthy Mouth Approach to Total Body Wellness
Extensive oral/systemic research has revealed the devastating effects of periodontal disease. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, this complex disease can lead to life-threatening conditions including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, pregnancy complications, cancers and more.

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha shares the evidence-based, multi-faceted and leading-edge non-surgical protocol for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease that has been developed within her clinical practice and through her Perio Arts Institute. The ultimate outcome for patients is Total Body Wellness through complete health dentistry. The ultimate outcome for the practice is a healthier, more vibrant and profitable culture.

Take the learning deeper with one or more Add-on Topics:

  • Blood Testing
  • Periodontal Nutrition – Healing from the Inside Out
  • DNA Testing to Determine Periodontal and Systemic Vulnerability
  • Phase Contrast Microscopy
  • State-of-the-Art Laser Therapy
  • Ozone Therapy

Biographical Information

A general dentist with expertise in comprehensive reconstructive, periodontal and cosmetic care, Dr. Samaha has been in private practice in Newport News, VA, since 1982. She has been an Associate Member of the American Academy of Periodontology since 1984 and is a Founding Member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.

Dr. Samaha is the Founder and Director of the Perio Arts Institute, an AGD/ PACE approved teaching institute devoted to the study of Periodontal Medicine. With periodontal disease regarded as the most common inflammatory disease known to man, the Institute is focused on sharing, developing and disseminating scientific research and protocols to enhance the total health and well-being of all patients.

Dr. Samaha is especially known for her engaging and instructional presentations suitable for most all specialties of dentistry and medicine. She is a prolific writer, as well, having penned a comprehensive textbook and manual on her clinical protocol for developing a vibrant practice of Total Body Wellness Through Dentistry. She has also written and/or contributed to hundreds of articles on the link between periodontal disease and its negative impact on total body health. In addition to being interviewed for local and national television and radio segments, Dr. Samaha was a featured guest on the Hugh Down’s Report, televised on CNN, FOX TV, NBC, PBS, and globally on Voice of America.

Presentation Topics

  • Oral Systemic Connection
  • Periodontics

Past Presentations

  • Academy of General Dentistry, Peninsula Meeting
  • American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
  • Centers for Dental Medicine Seminar
  • Dental Concierge Oral Systemic Symposium

Future Presentations

  • Academy of General Dentistry, Peninsula Meeting
  • Centers for Dental Medicine Seminar
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, Health and Medical Science Conference
  • Dental Influencers Empowerment Series — Dentistry’s Luminaries