Walter A. Ackah

Periodontist


Personal Biography

Dr. Ackah has been practicing dentistry since 2009. After dental school, he was one of three graduates selected for residency at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He eventually moved to the Houston area to escape the brutal winters of the Northeast. He loves exploring all that Houston has to offer. As a native Ghanaian, he grew up watching and enjoying soccer, which has developed into the passion he has for the sport today. Along with soccer, he also enjoys football and basketball. He also loves cooking, and says if he did not enjoy dentistry so much, he would consider being a chef.

DMD

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine; Pittsburgh, PA

BS

Information Science, University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA

Residency

Periodontal Residency, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine; Pittsburgh, PA

Quotes

“As my patient, you will be thoroughly educated about all the services I can provide for you. It is my responsibility to make sure you are taken care of and are happy with every aspect of your treatment. I promise to be current with my education, technology, and techniques in periodontics.”

Personal Favorites

Dr. Ackah’s favorite TV shows are Hell’s Kitchen, Empire, and House of Cards, his favorite movie is Coming to America, and his favorite books are The 48 Laws of Power and The Start-Up of You.

Professional Association

American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration

Volunteer Experience

Mission trip to Honduras to perform free dental work

Awards

Air Force recruiting service certificate of appreciation, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Dean’s Summer Research Scholarship, Delta Dental Student Leadership Award, Dr. Gilbert N. Robin Continuing Education Scholarship Award

Achievements

Dean’s list with honors