Promoting Excellence in Clinical Periodontics
The Pattison Institute is dedicated to providing quality education in periodontics to dental and dental hygiene students as well as practicing dentists, dental hygienists, periodontists, and educators.
Our goal is to promote excellence in clinical periodontics, especially periodontal instrumentation, with an emphasis on a team approach to patient care.
The Pattison Institute was founded in 2001 by Anna Matsuishi Pattison, RDH, MS and Gordon L. Pattison, DDS, to provide live continuing education lectures and hands-on advanced periodontal instrumentation workshops for practicing dental professionals.
Anna Matsuishi Pattison, R.D.H., M.S.
Anna Pattison received her B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1967, and her M.S. degree in Dental Hygiene Education and Administration from Columbia University in 1968. She is a Former Associate Professor, and a Former Chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene at the Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California.
Anna began teaching in the USC Department of Dental Hygiene in 1968. She then served as the Associate Director of Dental Auxiliary Occupations for the UCLA Allied Health Professions Project from 1970 to 1971. Moving to Switzerland in 1971, Anna was a clinician and instructor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Zurich. She then returned to USC for as an Assistant Professor in the Periodontics Department. After moving to Boston, Anna became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and a clinical instructor at the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists from 1973-1975. She returned to USC in 1975, serving as Dental Hygiene Department Chair from 1984 to 1989, and as a full-time Associate Professor until 2003. Since 2003, she continues to work part-time as a Clinical Associate Professor.
Mrs. Pattison is the co-author of the textbook, Periodontal Instrumentation, with her husband, Dr. Gordon Pattison. This text has been used in dental and dental hygiene schools throughout the United States and around the world, and has been translated into six languages. She has also contributed several chapters to the last six editions of Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology which is available in seven languages and is the most widely used periodontology textbook to date. These textbooks have established Anna Pattison as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of periodontal instrumentation.
In addition to presenting lecture courses and hand-on instrumentation courses for the past thirty-five years, Mrs. Pattison is renowned for presenting faculty in-service instrumentation courses for dental and dental hygiene instructors in the states and abroad. She has repeatedly been a featured speaker for the Annual Sessions of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Hygienists Association, American Dental Association, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, Canadian Academy of Periodontology, as well as for national associations and universities in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. She has been a featured lecturer at more than thirty universities in the U.S.
Currently, Anna and her husband Gordon Pattison are Co-Directors of the Pattison Institute which offers periodontal instrumentation courses throughout the United States and Canada. Anna is also the former Editor-in-Chief of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.
In 2005, she received the Pfizer-ADHA Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award and the USC School of Dentistry Alumnus of the Year Award. In 2006 she received the California Society of Periodontists Award. In 2010 she was inducted into the USC School of Dentistry Hall of Fame.
Gordon L. Pattison, D.D.S.
Dr. Gordon Pattison received his DDS from the USC School of Dentistry in 1971 and his periodontal specialty training from Boston University from 1973-1975. For 17 years, Dr. Pattison served as a full time Professor, first at the USC School of Dentistry and then at the UCLA School of Dentistry. For a number of years, he also provided periodontal instruction for the USC, West Los Angeles and Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Programs.
Dr. Pattison is the co-author of the textbook, Periodontal Instrumentation and has contributed several chapters to the last six editions of Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology which is available in seven languages and is the most widely used periodontology textbook to date. He has also authored several articles and research papers in the periodontal literature. Dr. Pattison has lectured in the U.S. for the American Academy of Periodontology, the Western Society of Periodontology, the California Dental Association and numerous other state dental and dental hygiene associations as well as organizations in Europe and Japan.
Dr. Pattison is a past president of the Western Society of Periodontology and is on the Board of the California Dental Foundation. He is the Co-Director of the Pattison Institute and currently maintains a private practice in Brentwood, California.