Joseph A. Giovannitti, Jr., DMD

Professor and Chair, Department of Dental Anesthesiology 
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, USA


Dr. Giovannitti is a dentist anesthesiologist and Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and the Anesthesia Director of the school’s Center for Patients with Special Needs. He is the recipient of the Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists for outstanding contributions to the discipline of anesthesiology benefiting the dental profession, and the Jay A. Heidbrink Award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, awarded to the individual who has most significantly contributed to the advancement of anesthesiology in dentistry. He has been actively involved in teaching at all levels of dental education, has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters pertaining to pain and anxiety control in dentistry, has lectured at professional seminars nationally and internationally, and is active in national dental anesthesiology professional organizations.