In 2007, Dr. Holland returned to school to complete his biology degree from Texas A&M University and subsequently received his DDS from UTSD-Houston. Additionally, he obtained his MSD and Certificate in Periodontics from UTSD-Houston. With the help of his co-resident and faculty, he completed a research study during periodontics residency entitled, “Influence of Platelet-Rich Fibrin on Post-extraction Alveolar Ridge Healing/Preservation: A Clinical, Radiographic, and Histological Evaluation.” The study looked at using a patient’s own growth factors for hard and soft tissue healing in preparation for implants.
Dr. Holland has also passed the first part of the American Board of Periodontology exam and will be taking the second part in the spring of 2017 to become board certified. According to Dr. Holland, the greatest pleasure of periodontics is having the privilege of helping people save teeth, improve the look and function of teeth, and provide options to maintain or improve quality of life. His passion is interacting with patients and supporting them to achieve their dental goals.