Meet Hilton Israelson, D.D.S., P.A.
Dr. Hilton Israelson is a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in treating the soft tissues and bone surrounding the teeth and in placing dental implants. He has been providing periodontal services to the residents of Greater Dallas since 1981.
Dr. Israelson is skilled and experienced in all aspects of periodontics. In addition to private practice, he has been an educator to other dentists for over 40 years, and has participated in numerous periodontal research studies. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest status awarded to a periodontist for knowledge and clinical expertise.
A passion for helping people, along with his brother's example led him to become a periodontist. "My older brother became a dentist and I saw how fulfilling his work with patients was, so I decided to follow his path," he says. "I am honored to be able to help my patients improve their quality of life by improving their oral function and the aesthetics of their smile."
Dr. Israelson's philosophy is to provide the same, excellent care to his patients that he would wish to receive himself. Our patients comment on his kind nature, and how he puts them at ease by fully explaining what will happen in their procedures and answering their questions. They note how precise and gentle he is when giving treatment, and how this inspires confidence.
A native of South Africa, Dr. Israelson received his degree as a general dentist in 1973 from the University of the Witwatersand, Johannesburg, School of Oral Health Sciences. He then came to the United States for his periodontal specialist training and residency, and graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston with a certificate in periodontology.
Dr. Israelson has kept on top of the latest technical developments in periodontics through regular attendance in postgraduate continuing education classes.
In addition to serving his patients, Dr. Israelson has a long-standing passion for teaching. From 1977 to February 1979, he was a clinical instructor in periodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. From 1979 to 1989, Dr. Israelson was part of the faculty at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry (formally Baylor College of Dentistry) as assistant clinical professor and from 1989 to 2000 he served as an associate clinical professor in the Department of Periodontics.
Outside of the dental school, Dr. Israelson is part of a team of practitioners that teach dentists how to create well-fitting and aesthetic replacement teeth for patients receiving dental implants. He also runs a study club for local dentists.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Israelson has been certified by the American Board of Periodontology and is a Diplomate of the board. Diplomate status is only granted after passing a series of oral and written exams in which the doctor must demonstrate knowledge and clinical skills far beyond the educational requirements of the specialty. Only 10% of periodontists nationwide have achieved this status.
Dr. Israelson has also earned numerous recognitions for his contributions as a member of professional societies and associations. He has received the President's Awards from the American Dental Association, the Texas Society of Periodontists and the Texas Dental Association. In 2016 he received the Texas Dental Association's Gold Medal for Distinguished Service - the highest honor given to one of its members.
Dr. Israelson provides volunteer dental services as part of the Texas Mission of Mercy, a non-profit arm of the Texas Dental Association that provides basic dental services free of charge to disadvantaged Texans.
Professional Association Memberships
Dr. Israelson has been very active in professional associations since he first began in practice, and has served in executive and committee chairmanship roles consistently during his career. He is currently an active member of the following professional organizations:
American Board of Periodontology
American Academy of Periodontology
Academy of Osseointegration
Southwest Society of Periodontics
Texas Society of Periodontics
International College of Dentists
American Dental Association
Past President of Texas Dental Association
Past President of Dallas County Dental Society
Trustee of American Dental Association
Outside the Office
Dr. Israelson and his wife Maureen reside in Dallas. They have three adult children and six grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading and playing bridge. He also makes time for exercise and traveling.