Director for the combined Orthodontics/Periodontics program at The University of Pennsylvania
Tanna has a dual specialty in both Periodontics and Orthodontics. Dr. Tanna received his BS from Juniata
College. He then matriculated at The
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. After receiving his DMD,
Dr. Tanna completed an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) program
at Penn. After completion of the AEGD
residency, Dr. Tanna was invited to remain at Penn as a general dentist in the
1994 he accepted a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department
of Restorative & Preventive Sciences and engaged in the clinical
supervision of Pre-Doctoral students as a Group Leader. In 1999, he accepted the additional role of
Associate Director of the Faculty Practice.
During this time he continued clinical teaching and practicing.
a strong desire to pursue advanced dental education, Dr. Tanna enrolled as a
fulltime student in both Periodontics and Orthodontics, and received his
specialty training in both specialties in 2010.
Additionally, he also completed a Masters in Oral Biology in 2011. While in the post-graduate program, he
continued to teach and mentor students as well as maintain a limited practice
in general dentistry.
2013, Dr. Tanna became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics and in
2014 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Tanna is one of only a handful of
dentists who have dual training and dual board specialty in both Orthodontics
Tanna also teaches and is actively involved with several clinical research studies
at The University of Pennsylvania. He
continues to maintain his active membership with the American Dental
Association, The American Association of Orthodontists, The Academy of
Periodontology, The Academy of Osseointegration, The American Association of
Dental Research, The Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Philadelphia
County Dental Society.