Dubuque Periodontics

A Healthy Smile
Is a Powerful Thing And it Starts with Healthy Gums

  • Did you know that nearly half of the American adult population suffers from some form of gum disease? Learn More
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  • Did you know that gum disease contributes to serious systemic health problems like heart disease and stroke? Learn More
  • LANAP® Laser Therapy

    Laser technology has truly revolutionized the way we treat gum disease. LANAP® laser treatment offers a minimally invasive, virtually painless alternative to traditional gum surgery. No cutting and no sutures means little to no recovery time for faster healing and better results.

  • Chao Pinhole Technique™

    If you are a patient suffering from gum recession caused by gum disease or periodontitis, we can actually reverse the effects with Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. A small, contained amount of trauma to the gums can stimulate safe, healthy tissue regeneration for a healthier smile.

  • Dental Implants

    Dental implants are the most recommended tooth replacement solution on the market. If you are a patient suffering from tooth loss due to gum disease, trauma, or decay, dental implants can help preserve your oral and bone health, and serve as anchors for restorations like crowns and dentures.

New Technology for Minimally Invasive Gum Disease Treatment

OraVuOraVu® Visual-SRP allows us to see below the gum line during scaling and root planing, ensuring 100% of calculus buildup is removed and eliminating the need for invasive gingival flap surgery.


“For me the LANAP treatment was hugely beneficial, Dr. Fili and his staff are as good as you could hope for in terms of professionalism, and just plain good people.”

“Dr. Fili and his assistant did a wonderful job during my surgery. The procedure felt like a piece of cake and I had no reason to worry after all. Very friendly staff.”

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Gum disease risks

Gum Disease
Will increase the risk for:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Kidney Disease
  • Birth Defects
  • Dementia
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer


Meet the Doctor

James M. Fili, DDS, MS comes from a family of dentists. He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1990. After several years practicing general dentistry, he decided to return to the University of Iowa and completed his Masters in Periodontology in 1997, and opened Dubuque Periodontics in August of 2000. Dr. Fili loves being able to provide quality periodontal care and helping improve the health and lives of his patients.

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