Dr. Persson


Rigmor Elisabeth Persson,

Mailing Address
Box 356370
Department of Oral Medicine
School of Dentistry
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-6370

Phone: 206.616.6012

Research Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine


Dr. Persson graduated and received her dental degree from the University of Lund, Sweden in 1969. She also completed post-graduated training in Restorative Dentistry in 1981 at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Dr. Persson pursued private practice in general dentistry from 1969 – 1985 in Malmo, Sweden and Ulricehamn, Sweden, with one year of general dentistry in public health in Ulricehamn, Sweden from 1981 – 1982.

In 1989, Dr. Persson received her MSD and Certificate in Oral Medicine from the University of Washington. She completed the Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) training program in 1989, the Advanced DECOD training program in 1991at the University of Washington, and the Dental Health Care in Nursing Homes program in 1993 at the University of Colorado.

Since 1991, Dr. Persson has served on the clinical faculty in the Department of Oral Medicine.

Recent Publications

Powell LV, Persson RE, Kiyak HA, Hujoel PP Caries prevention in a community-dwelling older population. Caries Res 1999 Sep-Oct;33(5):333-9

Kiyak HA, Persson RE, Persson GR Influences on the perceptions of and responses to periodontal disease among older adults. Periodontol 2000 1998 Feb;16:34-43

Schlegel-Bregenzer B, Persson RE, Lukehart S, Braham P, Oswald T, Persson GR Clinical and microbiological findings in elderly subjects with gingivitis or periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol 1998 Nov;25(11 Pt 1):897-907

Persson RE, Hollender LG, Persson GR Alveolar bone levels in AIDS and HIV seropositive patients and in control subjects. J Periodontol 1998 Sep;69(9):1056-61

Persson RE, Hollender LG, Persson GR Assessment of alveolar bone levels from intraoral radiographs in subjects between ages 15 and 94 years seeking dental care. J Clin Periodontol 1998 Aug;25(8):647-54

Persson RE, Persson GR, Kiyak HA, Powell LV Oral health and medical status in dentate low-income older persons. Spec Care Dentist 1998 Mar-Apr;18(2):70-7

Powell LV, Leroux BG, Persson RE, Kiyak HA Factors associated with caries incidence in an elderly population. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1998 Jun;26(3):170-6

Persson RE, Persson GR, Powell LV, Kiyak HA Periodontal effects of a biobehavioral prevention program. J Clin Periodontol 1998 Apr;25(4):322-9

Persson RE, Hollender LG, Laurell L, Persson GR Horizontal alveolar bone loss and vertical bone defects in an adult patient population. J Periodontol 1998 Mar;69(3):348-56

Persson RE, Persson GR, Robinovitch M Periodontal conditions in medically compromised elderly subjects: assessments of treatment needs. Spec Care Dentist 1994 Jan-Feb;14(1):9-14

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