Dr. Derek Borgwardt
Dr. Derek Borgwardt DDS, MS
Dr. Derek Borgwardt was raised in Clinton, Iowa, and has lived in Iowa City since 2001. Prior to entering private practice, he attended the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, where he received his DDS in 2008, followed by his specialty certificate in periodontics and a master’s in oral science. He currently also serves as a visiting, adjunct faculty in the graduate clinics, Department of Periodontics, at the University of Iowa, and has been a guest lecturer for multiple dental groups and organizations. His practice covers the entire scope of periodontal therapy including: the treatment of gum disease, bone and gum grafting, dental implant surgery, laser therapy, cosmetic periodontal plastic procedures, and IV sedation.
Dr. Borgwardt is a member of multiple local and national professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and serves as 2nd director for the University District of the Iowa Dental Association. Dr. Borgwardt has been recognized for both his clinical and research achievements, being the recipient of the Max Smith award for dental research and the C. Mahlon Fraleigh award for scholastic and clinical excellence.
Dr. Borgwardt is an avid sports fan, and spends much of his free time cheering for his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, and New Orleans Saints. In addition he enjoys outdoor activity, fishing, and reading. He and his wife Stacy recently celebrated their one-year anniversary, and are eager to begin having a family soon.