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John G. Virag

Name: John G. Virag

Title: Assistant Clinical Professor

Current Position: Director, Pre-Doctoral Periodontology

Phone: (502) 852-1262

Fax: (502) 852-1317




Educated at the University of Denver (undergraduate) with a B.A. in Anthropology (1980), Dr. Virag subsequently attended the University of Kentucky College of Dental Medicine, earning D.M.D. 1984.  Dr. Virag practiced General Dentistry privately for two years.  At the University of Minnesota,  Dr. Virag completed his residency program in Periodontics, earning a Post-Doctorate Master’s Degree in Dentistry for Periodontics (1988)  Following  years of private practice in Periodontics, (including  service for displaced Alaskan Native populations and the homeless) Dr. Virag is currently active in academic Dentistry earning the American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award for multiple years.

Research Interests and Current Projects

Teaching Activities
Course Director

  • Sophomore Periodontics (Perio 11)
  • Clinical Periodontology (Junior, Senior Class)
  • Clinical Preventive Dentistry (Junior, Senior Class)
  • Periodontal Lecture Forum (GPR residents)


Student Progress and Promotion Committee
Advisory Board Member Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
Student Progress and Promotion Committee


American Academy of Periodontology

Linda Klump (502-852-6928)

Honors and Awards

The American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award 2007, 2008, 2010

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