Dr. Pawlus graduated with honors at The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He continued on to receive his D.D.S. degree from The University of Iowa College Of Dentistry. While he attended this University he was presented several awards including a Dental Research Award from the College Of Dentistry and an Outstanding Achievement in Dental Research Award. His specialty training was at the University of Florida where he received his Certificate in Periodontics and a Masters Degree in Biology. His Master’s research was on root biomodification to enhance healing after periodontal surgery. Following graduation he moved to Sarasota where he is currently in private practice.
Dr. Pawlus is a part-time musician and has a great passion for music. He enjoys playing in everything from a 20-piece big band to jazz quartets, blues bands, and classic rock bands. His current band is the Alternator Blues Band in Sarasota. He also enjoys running, playing golf and is very involved with several local social and charitable organizations.
Dr. Russo is the Past President of the Southern Academy of Periodontology.
John Russo's Practice has been recognized as a top Sarasota Dentistry practice in 2021.
Congratulations to the entire team!
Dr. Russo is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and on the Board of Trustees