Dr. Douglas A. Gilio
Dr. Douglas A. Gilio

Born in Fresno, California, Dr. Gilio grew up in an agricultural setting while living in Sanger, California. He attended Sanger High School and Fresno State College. He received his D.D.S. Degree from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry and his Certification in Periodontics from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Gilio has been in private practice since 1975.

Laser Certification

Dr. Gilio received his Laser Certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He has achieved "Master Status" and is the only periodontist in the world to be issued a "Certificate of Category E". He is now an examiner with The Academy of Laser Dentistry. He conducts the testing of all levels for dentists who wish to receive their certification.


Dr. Gilio has lectured world wide on periodontal procedures and Laser Periodontal Solutions. He has lectured and conducted hands-on training courses in Japan and in the United States.


Dr. Gilio is an instructor in periodontal procedures for general residency doctors at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fresno, California. He is formerly an instructor at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry in Periodontics. He has conducted training courses world wide on the use of Periodontal Laser techniques.


Dr. Gilio has published numerous papers on periodontal therapy and Periodontal Laser techniques. Most recently for the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery in regards to dentistry Dr. Gilio published a paper on "Stimulating the patients gum tissue to increase naturally without tissue grafting".

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontics
  • The Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • International Society for Lasers in Dentistry

Military Service

U.S. Army - 2 years – Infantry
U.S. Navy - 5 years - Line Officer
U.S. Navy - 3 years - Dental Officer


Photography, Jogging, Foreign Travel & Cooking

Dr. Gilio has lived in Japan for three years and has spent two summers in Israel doing dentistry. His most satisfying journey was to Nepal - Base of Mt. Everest - 21,000 ft.

Get The Care You Deserve!

Laser Perio Solutions would love to meet you and provide you with the dental care you need and give you all the smiles you deserve! Our office provides the dental care you need to achieve the beautiful, natural look you seek. We provide laser dentistry and are able to suit your periodontal needs. Our office is easily accessible and makes it convenient to those living near Visalia to get the care they deserve.