Fernando Suarez, DDS, MS

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fernando Suarez, Periodontist in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Vashon Island, WA

Dr. Suarez is originally from Almeria, a city located in the southeast corner of Spain. He earned his DDS in 2011 from the European University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain). Shortly after, he moved to the United States to join the University of Michigan Periodontics and Oral Medicine Department, where he successfully completed his Master’s and Certificate programs in Periodontics.

After graduation, Dr. Suarez served as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor & Research Fellow at The University of Michigan Periodontics and Oral Medicine Department until 2017. Later, he joined the University of Oklahoma as an Assistant Professor until October 2019 when he moved to Tacoma and joined Sound Surgical Arts.

Dr. Suarez is an author/co-author of numerous peer-review publications, contributing to several book chapters as well as international oral presentations. Moreover, he is an active member of several professional societies related to periodontology and implant dentistry and he serves as a reviewer for multiple journals in arenas of periodontics and implant dentistry including the Journal of Dental Research, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and Clinical Advances in Periodontics. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Contact Fernando Suarez, DDS, MS – Periodontics
Tacoma: 253-565-4700
Gig Harbor: 253-851-0300
email: [email protected]

Publications

  1. Andrea Ravidà, Shayan Barootchi, Aaeshah Alkanderi, Lorenzo Tavelli, and Fernando Suárez-López del Amo. The Effect of Crown-to-Implant Ratio on the Clinical Outcomes of Dental Implants: A Systematic Review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2019 Feb 19. doi: 10.11607/jomi.7355. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Gian Maria Ragucci, Basel Elnayef, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo; Hom-Lay Wang; Federico Hernández-Alfaro; Jordi Gargallo-Albiol. Influence of exposing dental implants into the sinus cavity on survival and complications rate: a systematic review. Int J Implant Dent. 2019 Feb 5;5(1):6.
  3. Andrea Ravida, Shayan Barootchi, Houssam Al Deen Askar, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Lorenzo Tavelli, and Hom-Lay Wang. Long-Term Effectiveness of Extra-Short (≤ 6 mm) Dental Implants: A Systematic Review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):68-84
  4. Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Carlos Garaicoa-Pazmiño, Tobias Fretwurst, Rogerio M. Castilho, and Cristiane H. Squarize. Titanium Particles and Dental Implants: A Literature Review. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2018 Oct 2.
  5. Lorenzo Tavelli, Shayan Barootchi, Andrea Ravidà, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Giulio Rasperini, and Hom-Lay Wang. Influence of Suturing Technique on Marginal Flap Stability Following Coronally Advanced Flap: A Cadaver Study. Clin Oral Investig. 2019 Apr;23(4):1641-1651
  6. Guo-Hao Lin, Fernando Suárez López del Amo, and Hom-Lay Wang. Laser therapy for treatment of peri‐implant mucositis and peri‐implantitis: An American Academy of Periodontology best evidence consensus (Task Force of the American Academy of Periodontology). Journal of Periodontology, 2018 Jul;89(7):766-782.
  7. Giovanni Zucchelli, Lorenzo Tavelli, Andrea Ravidà, Stefanini Martina, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, and Hom-Lay Wang. Influence of tooth location on coronally advanced flap for root coverage. Journal of Periodontology, 2018. Ahead of print.
  8. Basel Elnayef, Cristina Porta, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Lorenzo Mordini, Jordi Gargallo-Albiol, and Federico Hernández-Alfaro. The Fate of Lateral Ridge Augmentation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal or Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2018 May/Jun;33(3)
  9. Lorenzo Tavelli, Andrea Ravidà, Muhammad H. A. Saleh, Bartosz Maska, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Giulio Rasperini, and Hom-Lay Wang. Pain Perception Following Epithelialized Gingival Graft Harvesting: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Clin Oral Investig. 2018 Apr 30.
  10. Muhammad H. A. Saleh, Andrea Ravidà, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Guo-Hao Lin; Farah Asa’ad, and Hom-Lay Wang. The effect of implant-abutment junction position on crestal bone loss. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. 2018 Mar 24.
  11. Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Ivan Rudek, Vivian Petersen Wagner, Manoela D. Martins, Francisco O’Valle, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, William V. Giannobile, Hom-Lay Wang, and Rogerio M. Castilho. Titanium Activates the DNA Damage Response Pathway in Oral Epithelial Cells. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2017 Nov/Dec;32(6):1413-1420.
  12. Ann M. Decker, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Istvan A. Urban, Preston D. Miller Jr, and Hom-Lay Wang. Classification System for Implant Recession Defects. Implant Dentistry. 2017. Jul 20 [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Basel Elnayef, Aida Lázaro-Abdulkarim, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Hom-Lay Wang, Jordi Gargallo-Albiol, and Federico Hernández-Alfaro. Zirconia as An Alternative to Titanium: A Systematic Review. Journal or Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2017 May/June;32(3)
  14. Vahid Khoshkam, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Alberto Monje, Guo-hao Lin, Hsun-Liang Chan, and Hom-Lay Wang. Long Term Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of Regenerative Approach for Treating Peri-Implantitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2016 Nov-Dec;31(6)
  15. Monje A, Kramp A, Criado E, Suárez-López del Amo F, Garaicoa-Pazmiño C, Gargallo-Albiol J, Wang HL. Effect of Periodontal Dressing on Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Outcomes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. 2016 Aug;14(3)
  16. Monje A, Gonzalez-Garcia R, Gonzalez-Martin ML, Fernandez-Calderón MC, Hierro-Oliva M, Suarez F, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang HL, Monje F. Surface Topographical Changes of an Acid Etched 18-year Retrieved Dental Implant. Journal of Oral Implantology. 2016 Feb;42(1)
  17. Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Ricardo Faria e Almeida, Marco Cicciù, Povilas Daugela, Ausra Ramanauskaite, Nikola Saulacic, Tellervo Tervonen, Hom-Lay Wang, Shan-Huey Yu. The 1st Baltic Osseointegration Academy and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Consensus Conference 2016. Summary and Consensus Statements: Group III – Peri-Implantitis Treatment. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research. 2016 Sep 9;7(3).
  18. Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Shan-Huey Yu, and Hom-Lay Wang. Non-Surgical Therapy for Peri-Implant diseases: A Systematic Review. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research. 2016 Sep 9;7(3).
  19. Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Guo-Hao Lin, Alberto monje, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, and Hom-Lay Wang. Influence of Soft Tissue Thickness Upon Peri-Implant Marginal Bone Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Periodontology. 2016 Jun;87(6):690-9.
  20. Soardi C, Suárez-López del Amo F, Galindo-Moreno P, Catena A, Zaffe D, and Wang HL.  Reliability of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Determining Mineralized Tissue in Augmented Sinuses. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2016 Mar-Apr;31(2):352-8.
  21. Alberto Monje, Pablo Galindo Moreno, Tolga Tözüm, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Hom-Lay Wang. Into the Paradigm of Implant Position as an Etiologic Factor for Peri-Implant Disease. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2016 Mar-Apr;31(2):288-92.
  22. Itsvan Urban, Jamie L Lozada, Bastian Wessing, Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, and Hom-Lay Wang. Vertical Bone Grafting and Periosteal Vertical Mattress Suture for the Fixation of Absorbable Membranes and Stabilization of Particulate Grafts in Horizontal Guided Bone Regeneration to Achieve More Predictable Results: A Technical Report. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 2016 Mar-Apr;36(2):153-9.
  23. Wang H-L, Suárez-López del Amo F, Layher M, Eber RM. Comparison of Freeze-dried and Solvent-dehydrated Acellular Dermal Matrix for Root Coverage: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 2015 Nov-Dec;35(6):811-7.
  24. Alberto Monje, Hsun-Liang Chan, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Basel Elnayef, Fernando Suarez-Lopez del Amo, Feng Wang, Hom-Lay Wang. Alveolar Bone Architecture: A Systematic Review and Meta- Analysis. Journal of Periodontology. 2015 Nov;86(11):1231-4.
  25. Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Alberto Monje, Miguel Padial-Molina, ZhiHui Tang, and Hom-Lay Wang. Biologic Agents for Periodontal Regeneration and Implant Site Development. Biomed Research International. 2015;2015:957518.
  26. Garaicoa C, Suarez F, Chan HL, Monje A, Galindo-Moreno P, Fu JH, Wang HL. Using Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Angle for Predicting the Outcome of Horizontal Bone Augmentation. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.  2015 Aug;17(4):717-23.
  27. Monje A, Monje F, Hernández-Alfaro F, Gonzalez-García R, Suarez F, Galindo-Moreno P, Montanero-Fernández J, Wang, H-L. Horizontal Bone Augmentation Using Autogenous Block Grafts and Particulate Xenograft in the Severe Atrophic Maxillary Anterior Ridges. Journal of Oral Implantology. 2015 Jul;41 Spec No:366-71.
  28. Fernando Suárez-López del Amo, Inmaculada Ortega-Oller Andrés Catena, Alberto Monje, Vahid Khoshkam, Laura Torrecillas-Martínez, Hom-Lay Wang, and Pablo Galindo-Moreno. Effect of Barrier Membranes on the Outcomes of Maxillary Sinus Floor Augmentation: A Meta-Analysis of Histomorphometric Outcomes. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants.  2015 May-Jun;30(3):607-18.
  29. Monje A, Monje F, Gonzalez-García R, Suarez F, Galindo-Moreno P, Garcia-Nogales A, Wang H-L. Influence of Ridge Height of Atrophic Maxilla upon Bone Density and Microarchitecture. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.  2015 Feb;17(1):111-9.
  30. Monje A, Gonzalez-Garcia R, Monje F, Chan HL, Galindo-Moreno P, Suarez F, Wang HL. Microarchitecture pattern of the pristine maxillary bone. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2015 Jan-Feb;30(1):125-32.
  31. Wang H-L, Romanos G, Geurs NC, Sullivan A, Suárez-López del Amo F, Eber RM, Comparison of Two Differently Processed Acellular Dermal Matrix Products for Root Coverage Procedures: A multicenter Study. Journal of Periodontology.  2014 Dec;85(12):1693-701.
  32. Padial-Molina M, Suarez F, Rios HF, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang, HL. Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of peri-implant diseases. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 2014 Nov-Dec;34(6):e102-11.
  33. Torrecillas-Martinez L, Monje A, Lin GH, Suarez F, Ortega-Oller I, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang HL. Effect of Cantilever for Implant-Supported Prostheses upon Marginal Bone Loss and Prosthetic Complications: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2014 Nov-Dec;29(6):1315-21.
  34. Monje A, Alcoforado G, Padial-Molina M, Suarez F, Lin GH, Wang HL. Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis as a Risk Factor for Dental Implant Failure: A Systematic-review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Periodontology. 2014 Oct;85(10):1398-407.
  35. Monje A, Suarez F, Galindo-Moreno P, García-Nogales A, Fu J-H, Wang H-L. A Systematic Review on Marginal Bone Loss Around Short Dental Implants (< 10 mm) for Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses. Clinical Oral Implants Research. 2014 Oct;25(10):1119-24.
  36. Garaicoa C, Suarez-lopez del Amo F, Monje A, Catena A, Ortega-Oller I, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang HL. Influence of Crown/Implant Ratio on Marginal Bone Loss: A Systematic Review. Journal of Periodontology. 2014 Sep;85(9):1214-21.
  37. Alberto Monje, Michael A. Pikos, Hsun-Liang Chan, Fernando Suarez, Jordi Gargallo-Albiol, Federico Hernández-Alfaro, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, and Hom-Lay Wang. On the Feasibility of Utilizing Allogeneic Bone Blocks for Atrophic Maxillary Augmentation. BioMed Research International. 2014;2014:814578.
  38. Chan HL, Lin GH, Suarez F, MacEachern M, Wang HL. Surgical Management of Peri-implantitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Treatment Outcomes. Journal of Periodontology. 2014 Aug;85(8):1027-41. (Task Force of the American Academy of Periodontology).
  39. Galindo-Moreno P, León-Cano A, Ortega-Oller I, Monje A, Suarez F, O´Valle F, Spinato S, Catena A. Prosthetic Abutment Height is a Key Factor in Peri-implant Marginal Bone Loss. Journal of Dental Research.  2014 Jul;93(7 Suppl):80S-85S.
  40. Monje A, Monje F, Galindo-Moreno P, Montanero-Fernandez J, Suarez F, Wang H-L. Microstructural and Densiometric Analysis of Extraoral Bone Block Grafts for Maxillary Horizontal Bone Augmentation: A Comparison Between Calvarial and Iliac Crest. Clinical Oral Implants Research. 2014 Jun;25(6):659-64.
  41. Chan H-L, Suarez F, Monje A, Benavides E, Wang H-L. Evaluation of Maxillary Sinus Width on Cone Beam Computed Tomography for Sinus Augmentation and New Sinus Classification Based on Sinus Width. Clinical Oral Implants Research. 2014 Jun;25(6):647-52.
  42. Rodriguez JC, Suarez F, Chan H-L, Padial-Molina M, Wang HL. Implants for Orthodontic Anchorage: Success Rates and Reasons of Failures. Implant Dentistry. 2014 Apr;23(2):155-61.
  43. Monje A, Catena A, Monje F, Galindo-Moreno P, Suarez F, Wang HL. Maxillary Sinus Lateral Wall Thickness and Morphologic Patterns in the Atrophic Posterior Maxilla. Journal of Periodontology. 2014 May;85(5):676-82.
  44. Ortega-Oller I, Suárez F, Galindo-Moreno P, Torrecillas-Martinez L, Monje A, Catena A, Wang H-L. The Influence of Implant Width Upon its Survival: A Meta-Analysis Based On Prospective Clinical Trials. Journal of Periodontology. 2014 Apr;85(4):569-80.
  45. Monje A, Ortega-Oller I, Catena A, Monje F, O´Valle F, Suarez F, Hernandez-Cortés P, Galindo-Moreno P. Sensitivity of Resonance Frequency Analysis for Detecting Early Implant Failure: a Case-Control Study. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2014 Mar-Apr;29(2):456-61.
  46. Monje A, Suarez F, Garaicoa CA, Monje F, Galindo-Moreno P, García-Nogales A, Wang HL. Effect of Location upon Primary Stability and Healing of Dental Implants. Implant Dentistry. 2014 Feb;23(1):69-73.
  47. Chan HL, Garaicoa C, Monje A, Suarez F, Benavides E, Oh TJ, Wang HL. Incidence of Implant Buccal Plate Fenestration in the Esthetic Zone: A Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2014 Jan-Feb;29(1):171-7.
  48. Khoshkam V, Chan HL, Lin GH, Eachern M, Monje A, Suarez F, Giannobile W, Wang HL. Reconstructive Procedures for Treating Peri-implantitis: A Systematic Review. Journal of Dental Research. 2013 Dec;92(12 Suppl):131S-8S.
  49. Monje A, Fu J-H, Chan H-L, Suarez F, Galindo-Moreno P, Catena A, Wang HL. Do Length and Width Matter for Short Dental Implants (6-9mm)? A meta-analysis of Prospective Studies. Journal of Periodontology. 2013 Dec;84(12):1783-91.
  50. Monje A, Monje F, Chan HL, Suarez F, Villanueva-Alcojol L, Garcia-Nogales A, Wang HL. Comparison of Microstructures Between Block Grafts from the Mandibular Ramus and Calvarium for Horizontal Bone Augmentation of the Maxilla: a Case Series Study. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 2013 Nov-Dec;33(6):e153-61.
  51. Monje A, Monje F, Suarez F, Gonzalez-García R, Villanueva-Alcojol L, Moreno C, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang H-L. Vertical and Horizontal Ridge Augmentation of a Severely Resorbed Ridge in the Anterior Maxilla. Clinical Advances Periodontics. Nov 2013, Vol. 3, No. 4, Pages 230-236.
  52. Monje A, Monje F, Suarez F, Gonzalez-Garcia R, Villanueva L, Wang H-L. Oral rehabilitation by Dental Implants for Teeth Involved in a Maxillary Fibrous Dysplasia. Clinical Advances in Periodontics. Nov 2013, Vol. 3, No. 4, Pages 208-213.
  53. Suarez F, Monje A, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang H-L. Implant Surface Detoxification: A Comprehensive Review. Implant Dentistry.  2013 Oct;22(5):465-73.
  54. Chan H-L, Monje A, Suarez F, Benavides E, Wang H-L. Palatonasal Recess on Medial Wall of Maxillary Sinus and Clinical Implications for Sinus Augmentation via Lateral Window Approach. Journal of Periodontology. 2013 Aug;84(8):1087-93.
  55. Monje A, Chan H-L, Fu J-H, Suarez F, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang H-L. Are Short Dental Implants (<10mm) Effective? A Meta-Analysis on Prospective Clinical Trials. Journal of Periodontology. 2013 Jul;84(7):895-904.
  56. Torrecillas-Martinez L, Monje A, Pikos MA, Ortega-Oller I, Suarez F, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang HL. Effect of rhBMP-2 upon Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: A Comprehensive Review. Implant Dentistry.  2013 Jun;22(3):232-7.
  57. Monje A, Monje F, Suarez F, González-García R, Villanueva-Alcojol L, Garcia-Nogales A, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang H-L.  Comparison of Implant Primary Stability Between Maxillary Edentulous Ridges Receiving Intramembranous Origin Block Grafts. Medicina Oral Patologia Oral y Cirugía Oral. 2013 May 1;18(3):e449-54.
  58. Suarez F, Chan H-L, Monje A, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang H-L. Effect of the Timing of Restoration on Implant Marginal Bone Loss: A Systematic Review. Journal of Periodontology. 2013 Feb;84(2):159-69.
  59. Monje A, Chan H-L, Suarez F, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang H-L. Marginal Bone Loss Around Tilted Implants in Comparison to Straight Implants: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2012 Nov-Dec;27(6):1576-83.