About Your Periodontist

Michael Giardino, DDS

Dr. Giardino grew up skiing and fishing in the Spokane area and attended Ferris High School. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Biology. He entered the UW School of Dentistry where he pursued extra training in oral surgery and Periodontics, and then operated a dental practice in Seattle for 5 years. Dr. Giardino’s caring personality and focus on patient comfort has made him a favorite of his patients.

Dr. Giardino completed the advanced training in Periodontics residency at the University of Washington. He earned a Master’s of Science in Dentistry, Certificate in Periodontics and dental implants, and training in sedation.

Dr. Giardino has published research into antibiotic resistance, and natural therapies for oral diseases. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Western Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Spokane District Dental Society.

Dr. Giardino is Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant surgery.  Following the successful completion of a three-year residency program in periodontics, periodontists are eligible to seek board certification from the American Board of Periodontology (ABP). In doing so, periodontists must satisfactorily complete a rigorous, multi-part examination that includes detailed examination on dental implantology.

Our Founder - Dr. Anthony Giardino, DDS, MS (Retired)

South Hill Periodontics was started in 1994 by Dr. Anthony Giardino after he served as a dentist in the United States Air Force for 11 years.  Together with an outstanding staff team, he established the delivery of excellent, comfortable periodontal care in the Spokane area that is continued in the office to this day.  Over the years, many of his patients have become friends.  Dr. Anthony was super thrilled to have his oldest son Mike take over the practice.  He retired in 2022 and remains passionate about playing golf and skiing.