Meet Our TeamWill Fernyhough, DDS, MSD

Dr. Will Fernyhough is a recognized authority on periodontal and dental implant therapy. Throughout his years of training and private practice, he has developed an effective approach in serving his patients at the highest level of professionalism.

Dr. Fernyhough earned his undergraduate and dental graduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then received specialty training at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, and there earned his Certificate in Periodontics in 1986. Unlike other periodontists, he then went on to earn his Master of Science in Dentistry in 1987.

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Implantology
  • International Association of Implantology
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Washington State Society of Periodontology, Past President
  • Washington State Dental Society
  • Seattle King County Dental Society

Special Dental Implant & Bone Grafting Certificates

  • Nobelpharma Implant Certificate Dental Implants
  • Dentsply Implant Training Dental Implants
  • I.T.I. Implant Training Dental Implants
  • 3I Implant Training Dental Implants
  • Gore-Tex Guided Tissue Certificate Bone Grafting

On a Personal Note

Dr. Fernyhough is married with four children and is an avid outdoors person. He enjoys bicycle racing, skiing and windsurfing.


  • Orange County Dental Society, “Osseous Implants and Periodontal Therapy,” 
    Durham, NC 1986

  • UNC Dental Research Day, 
    Chapel Hill, NC 1986

  • American Association of Dental Research, 
    Washington, DC 1986

  • Southern Academy of Periodontology, “An In Vitro Model for Periodontal Ligament,” 
    Hilton Head Island, SC 1986

  • International Association of Dental Research, 
    The Hague, The Netherlands 1986

  • North Carolina Society of Periodontology, “Long Term Results of Therapy,” 
    Emerald Isle, NC 1988

  • Dentsply/Corevent Implant Restorative Training, 
    Bellevue, WA 1989

  • Branemark Implant Restorative Training Course, 
    Bellevue, WA 1991

  • Treatment Planning and Branemark Certification Course, 
    Bellevue, WA 1992

  • I.T.I. Implant Restorative Training, 
    Bellevue, WA 1993

  • Implant Innovations Restorative Training & Certification Course, 
    Bellevue, WA 1993

  • Pacific Coast Study Club of Implants, Prosthodontics and Periodontics
    Bellevue, WA 1997-Present


  • Fernyhough, W.S. and Page, R.C.: Growth and Synthesis by Fibroblasts Attached in Vitro to Normal and Diseased Tooth Roots, J. Dental Research, 1982

  • Fernyhough, W.S. and Page, R.C.: Attachment, Growth and Synthesis by Human Gingival Fibroblasts on Demineralized or Fibronectin-treated Normal and Diseased Tooth Roots, J. Periodontal, 1983

  • Aukhil, I. and Fernyhough, W.S.: Orientation of Gingival Fibroblasts in Simulated Periodontal Spaces In Vitro – SEM Observations, J. Periodontal, 1986

  • Aukhil, I.; Nishimura, K.; and Fernyhough, W.S.: Experimental Regeneration of the Periodontium. Critical Reviews in Oral Biology, CRC Press, 1990

  • Fernyhough, W.S. and Aukhil, I.: Orientation of Gingival Fibroblasts in Simulated Periodontal Spaces with 3-D Collagen Gels. J. Periodontal 58: 762-769, 1987

  • Aukhil, I. and Fernyhough, W.S.: Fibroblast Orientation in Simulated Spaces In Vitro. J. Dental Research. 1450,1986

  • Aukhil, I.; Shomocker, R.; Fernyhough, W.S.; Simpson, D.M.; and Ambrose, W.: Experimental Regeneration of Periodontal Tissue in Rats, J. Dental Research. 349, 1987

  • Fernyhough, W.S. and Aukhil, I.: Ultrastructural Study of Matrix Synthesis by Cultured PDI Cells in Simulated Periodontal Spaces In Vitro. J. Dental Research 671042. 1988