Meet Dr. Traynor
Dr. E.J. Traynor attended Washington University in St. Louis Missouri for her undergraduate education and for dental school. After graduating dental school in 1991 she completed a hospital based general practice residency at Jewish Hospital/Barnes Hospital at the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Traynor then went on to specialize in Periodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There she completed a three year residency as the chief resident and received her certificate in Periodontics as well as a Masters in Science in 1995.
During her periodontal residency Dr. Traynor was a key contributor on a groundbreaking research team verifying the link between periodontal disease and insulin-dependent diabetics as well as research on the systemic link between untreated periodontal disease and pre-term labor.
Dr. Traynor’s research was recognized with several awards including an award from the Southern Academy of Periodontology and an invitation to participate in the Orban Competition at the American Academy of Periodontology for her outstanding research.
Dr. Traynor has been in private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut since 1999. She is the Founder and Director of the Greenwich Study Club, a branch of the Seattle Study Club. The Greenwich Study club is focused on the advancement of higher learning and interdisciplinary treatment planning among general dentists and specialists in the community. Dr. Traynor also founded a study club for dental hygienists. Dr. Traynor’s Dental Hygiene Study Club was started to help hygienists broaden their knowledge of periodontal disease and other areas of dentistry.
Dr. Traynor is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Greenwich Dental Society, Seattle Study Club, Greenwich Study Club (Director), Connecticut Society of Periodontists and the Northeast Society of Periodontists.
When not fighting periodontal disease, Dr. Traynor enjoys spending time with her husband Gary, and their two children, Nicola and Andrew.