American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of periodontal disease.
- n. dentistry The study of supporting structures of teeth—gums, alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament—and diseases and conditions that affect them.
- n. the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth
“Both say in their ads that they can do all kinds of dental procedures -- oral reconstruction, root canals, orthodontics, periodontics, and children's dentistry for Dr. Vargas.”
“Ed Swerdlow flew in for the funeral from Dayton, where he practiced periodontics and lived with his dental-assistant second wife and their young children.”
“Curative: First, application of the principle of systematic care for students and workers; second, expansion of our services in all fields of stomatology -- conservation odontology, orthodontia, prosthesis, periodontics, dental surgery, and facial maxilla (Castro repeats "facial maxilla" several times to himself, questioningly, and provokes laughter -- ed.); improvement and perfection of stomatologists and aide personnel.”
“Dr. Collins joined the faculty in 1998 as an assistant professor of dental hygiene in the SchoolAllied Health Sciences and assistant professor of periodontics in the School of Dentistry.”
“They receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school, and periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.”
“Yiping Han from the department of periodontics in the CWRU School of Dental Medicine led the study, which found several new bacteria originating in the mouth travel through the blood to cause an inflammatory reaction in the placenta and eventually cause a range of health issues from miscarriages to stillbirths.”
“Both are board-certified periodontists who have dedicated their professional lives to the practice of periodontics, the organized leadership of the profession, and educating fellow dentists and patients alike on the various aspects of proper periodontal care, including:”
“Currently, Dawson is the assistant professor of periodontics and associate director of the Delta Dental of Kentucky Clinical Research Center, in the College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.”
“Dr. Charles McCabe, clinical associate professor of periodontics at LSU School of Dentistry, is the new president of the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry, which licenses and disciplines dentists and dental hygienists.”
“Dr. Afar specializes in periodontics and dental implants.”
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