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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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In addition to CDS, he is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology, Illinois Society of Periodontists, Midwest Society of Periodontology, The Odontographic Society of Chicago, and is a Fellow of both the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.
In a circular issued by examination section of the university after approval of the competent authority mentioned that the paper of General Medicine would be held on December 2nd, General Surgery December 6th , Oral Medicine December 9th , Oral Pathology December 13th and Periodontology paper will be held on December 16th , 2017.
Currently, Dr Panagakos is a member of boards of the American Association of Periodontology Foundation, American Dental Association Foundation, Oral Health America and Children's Dental Health Project, as well on the dean's advisory boards at the University of Michigan, West Virginia University and Columbia University.
Of concern, periodontitis has been associated with more serious health issues, such as heart disease and diabetes, all of which share a common link -- inflammation, explain experts at the American Academy of Periodontology.
The women were classified as having chronic periodontitis based on American Academy of Periodontology 1999 consensus classification of periodontal diseases.
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