Meet Our TeamGuy Huynh-Ba, DDS, Dr. Med. Dent., MS

Dr. Huynh-Ba grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland where he attended dental school and worked as a general practitioner for a few years, before obtaining specialty training in periodontics. To fulfill his passion for teaching, Dr. Huynh-Ba accepted a faculty position for a year at the in University of Connecticut before going back to University of Bern, Switzerland to teach for a few years.  As the opportunity to join the world-renowned periodontics program at the in University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) presented itself, Dr. Huynh-Ba decided to give a few years in teaching in the US again before going back home for good.  As a few years turned into a decade, he received his second periodontics degree from UTHSCSA and was promoted to full Professor.  He recently got married and decided to relocate together with his wife to her hometown Seattle.  Growing up close to the Alps, skiing is one of his passions, but what Dr. Huynh-Ba really loves is playing tennis with his twin brother who still resides in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association
  • International Association for Dental Research:
  • International Team for Implantolog - Fellow
  • San Antonio District Dental Society
  • Swiss Society of Periodontology
  • Southwest Society of Periodontists
  • Texas Dental Association


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (Board Certification)
  • Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) (MS equivalent) in periodontology
  • Swiss Board Certification in Periodontology (SSP)
  • European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) Board Certification in Periodontology
  • Dr. med. Dent title from the Dental School of Geneva
  • DDS from the Dental School of Geneva

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Induction to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society
  • 2016 Recipient of the ITI Andre Schroeder Research Prize Award
  • 2012 Recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology Teaching Fellowship
  • 2011 American Academy of Periodontology Educator award
  • 2007 1st Prize: Oral-B Clinical Case Presentation awarded at the 11th Biennal Congress of the International Academy of Periodontology in conjunction with the 37th Annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Periodontology, Bern, Switzerland


  • Huynh-Ba G, Hoders AB, Meister DJ, Prihoda TJ, Mills, Mealey BL, Cochran DL. Esthetic, clinical and radiographic outcomes of immediately placed implants (Type 1) and early placed implants (Type 2): 1-year results of a randomized controlled clinical trial. Clin Oral Implants Res. (Submitted)
  • DeGroot BS, Villar CC, Mealey BL, Mills MP, Prihoda TJ, Huynh-Ba G. Osseous healing around immediate implants placed utilizing contour augmentation: a prospective case series. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. (Accepted for publication January 2017)
  • Walker CJ, Prihoda TJ, Mealey BL, Lasho DJ, Noujeim M, Huynh-Ba G. Evaluation of Healing at Molar Extraction Sites With and Without Ridge Preservation: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. J Periodontol. 2017 Mar;88(3):241-249.
  • Janner SF, Bosshardt DD, Cochran DL, Chappuis V, Huynh-Ba G, Jones AA, Buser D. The influence of collagen membrane and autogenous bone chips on bone augmentation in the anterior maxilla: a preclinical study. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Dec 25. {Epub ahead of print]
  • Huynh-Ba G, Meister DJ, Hoders AB, Mealey BL, Mills MP, Oates TW, Cochran DL, Prihoda TJ, McMahan CA. Esthetic, clinical and patient-centered outcomes of immediately placed implants (Type 1) and early placed implants (Type 2): preliminary 3-month results of an ongoing randomized controlled clinical trial. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Feb;27(2):241-52.
  • Temple KE, Schoolfield J, Noujeim ME, Huynh-Ba G, Lasho DJ, Mealey BL. A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) study of buccal plate thickness of the maxillary and mandibular posterior dentition. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Sep;27(9):1072-8.
  • Frost NA, Mealey BL, Jones AA, Huynh-Ba G. Periodontal Biotype: Gingival Thickness As It Relates to Probe Visibility and Buccal Plate Thickness. J Periodontol. 2015 Oct;86(10):1141-9.
  • Loke W, Coomes AM, Eskow A, Vierra M, Mealey BL, Huynh-Ba G. Formulating a global prognosis and treatment plan for the periodontally compromised patient: a reconstructive vs. an adaptive approach. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2014 Oct;35(9):668-70, 672-3, 676-7.
  • Oates TW Jr, Galloway P, Alexander P, Vargas Green A, Huynh-Ba G, Feine J, McMahan CA. The effects of elevated hemoglobin A(1c) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus on dental implants: Survival and stability at one year. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 Dec;145(12):1218-26.
  • Vierra M, Mau LP, Huynh-Ba G, Schoolfield J, Cochran DL. A lateral ridge augmentation study to evaluate a synthetic membrane for guided bone regeneration: an experiment in the canine mandible. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2014 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25385674.

On a Personal Note

Dr. Huynh-Ba likes traveling the world with his wife, and enjoys outdoor activities including golf, running, tennis, skiing, and hiking.