Dr. Lydia Gardner graduated with an AB in Psychology and a language citation in French from Harvard University. She then went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was inducted into the prestigious OKU national dental honor society which has moral as well as academic selection criteria. Dr. Gardner then completed her 3-year specialty residency in Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She simultaneously earned a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology for independent research examining the relationship between obesity and periodontal disease. She presented the preliminary results of her Master’s research in Brazil at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. Dr. Gardner also traveled to South Africa and Morocco during her residency to participate in humanitarian missions providing care to communities without access.
Dr. Gardner is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. Board certification denotes someone who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty, including demonstrating a comprehensive mastery of all phases of periodontal disease and treatment, and in the placement of dental implants. She is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, and the International Team for Implantology. Additionally, Dr. Gardner holds a New York State Conscious Sedation certification to provide IV sedation for her patients.
In her spare time, Dr. Gardner enjoys travel, skiing, exercise, reading, and spending time with her husband and their son.
In the office: Thursdays and Fridays