periodontist


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per·i·o·don·tics

 (pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks)
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.

periodontist

(ˌpɛrɪəˈdɒntɪst)
n
(Dentistry) a practitioner of periodontics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.periodontist - a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth
dental practitioner, dentist, tooth doctor - a person qualified to practice dentistry
Translations

periodontist

n periodoncista mf
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Yong Hur, research clinician and Periodontist working at their Boston office, is now a published author in his field of expertise.
Mick graduated from the University of Illinois, the University of Illinois Dental School, Tufts University and was a board certified periodontist.
Elyassian a periodontist and Gum Surgeon in Orange County, CA explains the advantage of using laser in oral and gum surgical procedures:
Pamela McClain, President of the American Academy of Periodontology and a practicing periodontist in Aurora, CO, "If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and may also interfere with other systems of the body Several research studies have indicated that one's periodontal health may be related to overall health.
A referral to a periodontist in your area and free brochure samples, including one titled "Ask Your Periodontist About Periodontal Disease & Heart Disease," are available by calling 800-FLOSS-EM or visiting www.
Rethman, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, adds, "These findings mean that when patients visit their medical doctors for a routine check-up and annual blood work, they may also be referred to a periodontist for a periodontal screening if their blood indicates systemic abnormalities.
They have reared two successful sons, one a periodontist in Tarzana.
I teel them that a well-balance diet is important for the body and, subsequently, the mouth's health," said one responding periodontist.
You see a melting away of the gums," says periodontist (gum doctor) Dr.
He cautioned that these findings are still preliminary and require confirmation but suggested that patients with renal insufficiency might require follow-up with a periodontist to reduce their risk of renal and cardiovascular disease.
Traditionally, people have considered [periodontal disease] to be a low-grade infection that was pretty self-limiting," says periodontist Steven Offenbacher of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Robert Ferris, president, The American Academy of Periodontology, explains that, "If you test positive for this genotype, it's in your best interest to keep your teeth very clean by brushing and flossing carefully each day and by asking your dentist or periodontist to help you prevent the disease.