Piedad Suarez, DDS

Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Gerontology


  • DDS, Dentistry, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose Costa Rica, 1990
  • Certificate, Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2006
  • MSc, Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles California, 2018


  • oral health care for special patients, including the mentally and physically disabled, the elderly, and those with HIV/AIDS
  • oral health in the Latino community
  • orafacial pain and oral medicine


Piedad Suarez Durall received her DDS from Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose Costa Rica, her certificate in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and her MS degree from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She is an expert in Orofacial Pain, Oral Medicine, Geriatric Dentistry, Special Needs Care and the dental care of persons with HIV/AIDS. She also has a fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry from SCDA. Suarez Durall frequently publishes and presents in the crossover areas of oral medicine/oral facial pain, geriatric dentistry and dental management of medically compromised patients to national and international audiences

Email: suarezdu@usc.edu

Office Phone: +1 213 740 1342