studies were completed at Florida State University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science. I went on to receive my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2002 at Nova Southeastern University. After spending several years in general dentistry, I completed a Dental Implant Fellowship at Southern Illinois University. I obtained a Certificate in Periodontology from the University of Florida in 2007.
The experience I had as a general dentist allows me to work closely with referring dentists to establish a dental treatment that best serves patients’ needs. My rapport with patients puts them at ease as I review each treatment plan.
I contribute to the dental community by holding monthly study clubs where I facilitate continuing education for general dentists.
I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy hiking, running, biking, and swimming. I live in Ocala with my wife and two daughters.
Rania Livada D.D.S. M.S.
Board Certified Periodontist
I was born and raised in Cyprus. I completed my dental degree with the grade “excellent” at the University of Athens in Greece. I then moved to the United States to pursue advanced education in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. I hold dual certificates in Periodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, I have a Master’s in Clinical Dentistry from UAB. I am very well trained in all aspects of nonsurgical and surgical periodontal therapy, implant therapy as well as in IV conscious sedation.
I practiced in Florida for several years prior to accepting a full time faculty position in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). During my tenure there, I was heavily involved in didactic and clinical teaching in both undergraduate and periodontal graduate programs. I remain an Adjunct Associate Professor at UTHSC continuing my teaching and research activity. I have received numerous awards including the “Outstanding Educator Award” from the American Academy of Periodontology, the ”Junior Faculty Enrichment Award, the” Dean’s Appreciation Award”, “Bowyer Clinical Sciences Faculty Enrichment Award” and “Clinical Science Faculty Enrichment Award” from UTHSC. I have also received a scholarship from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.
I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and a Master of the College of Sedation of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology (ADSA).
I have authored several articles in peer-reviewed dental, periodontal and dental hygiene journals and have presented my research in national meetings and symposiums. I maintain memberships in several professional associations including the American Academy of Periodontology, International College of Oral Implantology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology and American Dental Education Association. I currently serve on the Anesthesia Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology.
In my free time I enjoy painting, learning new languages, playing music and traveling.