Shaziya Haque, DDS MS


Dr. Haque is a board certified periodontist. She employs a full scope of surgical treatment with an emphasis on periodontal plastic surgery, periodontal therapy, dental implants, bone grafting and periodontal-orthodontic procedures. Dr. Haque is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology.

Nestling in the heart of Sweetwater County, Dr. Haque is proud to open her practice, Rock Springs Periodontics in Rock Springs, WY. She purchased the practice in June 2016, from Dr. David Okano who had served the people of Sweetwater County for over 30 years. She feels very fortunate for the opportunity to continue providing care and treatment in Sweetwater County.

With a Biology degree from Juniata College, Dr. Haque went to pursue her dental hygiene certificate from University of Pittsburgh. During her time at the Dental hygiene school, she discovered her passion to be a dentist. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. You will often hear her joking that Cleveland holds a special place in her heart, as she got her degree and her husband there!

After dental school, Dr. Haque went to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut completing 2 years of general practice residency. During her first year of her residency, she received the honor of being named Resident of the Year in 2006. She also served as a chief resident her second year of her residency, being responsible for 6 first-year dental residents. She then went to complete her Periodontal training at the University of Detroit Mercy in 2010. Over the past 7 years, Dr. Haque has worked full time as a periodontal associate in Texas, Utah and Colorado.

Dr. Haque is board certified as recognized as a Diplomate with the American Board of Periodontology. She is also a member of American Academy of Periodontology, Internal Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Dental Association.

Dr. Haque initially came to Wyoming in 2016 and fell in love with our cowboy state! She loves the nature, open spaces, and is mesmerized with the majestic mountains and breath taking views! There is never a dull moment in her life as she balances being a wife, the mother of three beautiful children, and her professional career.

Dr. Haque is looking forward to being an integral part of this community and welcomes you in her dental home, Rock Springs Periodontics.




University of Detroit Mercy (July 2007 to June 30, 2010)

School of Dentistry, Periodontal Residency

Certificate in Periodontics


Case Western Reserve University (2005)

School of Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Surgery


University of Pittsburgh

School of Dental Hygiene

Certificate in Dental Hygiene


Juniata College (1997)

B.S. in Biology


Graduate Periodontal Resident (July 2007 to June 2010)


Saint Francis Hospital (July 2005 to June 2007)

General Practice Residency




American Academy of Periodontology

International Congress of Implantology

American Dental Association



Board Certification

DIPLOMATE, American Board of Periodontology


Honors and Awards

2006                      Resident of the Year, St. Francis Hospital GPR

1999-2001            Sigma Phi Alpha, National Dental Hygiene Honor Society




          Haque SA, Kolhatkar S, McIntosh, C, Bhola M, Winkler JR. Management of Bilateral Severe Gingival Recession In a HIV-Positive individual with Lateral Sliding Flap. Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. Volume 3: Number 7, December 2011.


                Kolhatkar S, Mason SA, Janic A, Bhola M, Haque SA,  Winkler JR. Surgical Crown Lengthening in the HIV-Positive Population: A Retrospective Analysis. Journal of Periodontology. Posted online 22, July 2011.


Kolhatkar S, Haque SA, Winkler JR, Bhola M. Root coverage in an HIV-positive individual: Combines use of a lateral sliding flap and resin modifies glass ionomer for the management of an isolated severe recession defect. J Periodontology 2010; 81:632-640


Zakariasen-Victoroff K, Haque S, Dankulich-Huryn T. Attitudes of Incoming Dental Students toward Tobacco Cessation Promotion in a Dental Setting. Journal of Dental Education 2004; 68(5):563-586