Meet Dr. Sarmiento

Dr. Hector L. Sarmiento graduated with a degree in Dental Medicine from the Universidad Cuauhtemoc in Mexico, where he then received training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his American dental license from the University of Rochester. Dr. Sarmiento also received his specialty certificate in Periodontics and his Masters in Oral Biology from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors. During his training Dr. Sarmiento was named the J. George Coslet scholar and received the Directors award upon his graduation by the University of Pennsylvania where he now serves as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Postgraduate Periodontics Department. He currently practices in hisprestigious Manhattan periodontal practice where he offers minimally invasive, cutting edge procedures to his patients.

Because of the extensive research Dr. Sarmiento has completed on diseased dental implants also known as Periimplantitis, he is often called upon by other dentists and dental specialists to help treat patients with this existing condition. He is one of the few specialists with the ability to treat all degrees of periimplantitis. Dr. Sarmiento is well respected by his peers for his ongoing work and dedication to curing periimplant diseases.

Current Brief Biography


  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, Universidad Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ISSSTE Hospital, Mexico
  • Fellowship in Prosthodontics, Universidad Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
  • Certificate in General Dentistry, University of Rochester
  • Pain Management, University of Pennsylvania
  • Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Masters in Oral Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Appointments:

  • Postdoctoral Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:

  • Periimplantitis ( Diseased/Infected dental Implants)
  • Bone Biology
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Bone Graft Materials
  • Computer Guided Surgery

Lectures by Invitation:

  • Nationally
  • Internationally

Board Certifications:

  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (Board Certified)

Honorary Awards:

  • Honorable Award – Universidad Cuauhtemoc (Mexico).
  • Strong Star Award – University of Rochester.
  • J. George Coslet Scholarship Award – University of Pennsylvania.
  • Directors Award – University of Pennsylvania.

Proud Member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • New York County Dental Society
  • New York State Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • International Association for Dental Research