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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the gums.

per′i·o·don′tic, per′i·o·don′ti·cal adj.
per′i·o·don′tist n.


(Dentistry) (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases affecting the tissues and structures that surround teeth. Also called: periodontology or periodontia
[C19: from peri- + -odontics, from Greek odōn tooth]
ˌperioˈdontic adj
ˌperioˈdontically adv


(ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tɪks)

also per•i•o•don•tia

(-ˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.
[1945–50; peri- + -odont + -ics]
per`i•o•don′tic, adj.
per`i•o•don′tist, n.

periodontics, periodontia

the branch of dentistry that studies and treats disease of the bone, connecting tissue, and gum surrounding a tooth. — periodontist, n. — periodontic, adj.
See also: Teeth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.periodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth


n. periodoncia, rama de la odontología que estudia las enfermedades que atacan las áreas que envuelven los dientes.


n periodoncia
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His career accomplishments include performing a study called “A Histological Comparison of Alloplastic Grafts Placed in Infrabony Defects Around Hydroxyappetite Coated Implants” submitted to Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry for publication.
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The Education Centre follows a year of development into the clinic, which included the investment of pounds 100,000 for a new laboratory, as well as the introduction of new treatments including periodontics, endodontics, facial aesthetics and same-day dental implants, among other services.
ODC offers different courses in dentistry, such as Clinical Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics and Community Dentistry, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and Endodontics and Orthodontics under the supervision of specialized teaching faculty who treat patients as part of teaching and practical curricula.
Such bacteria have been linked to preterm birth, fetal death, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis, said Nabil Bissada, chair of the department of periodontics at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine and lead author of the study.
A 49-year-old African American woman was referred to the US Army Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, Fort Gordon, Georgia, for crown lengthening of teeth #2-5, #8, and #13-15 prior to definitive prosthetic treatment.