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periodontics

 [per″e-o-don´tiks]
the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.

per·i·o·don·tics

(per'ē-ō-don'tiks),
The branch of dentistry concerned with the study of the normal tissues and the treatment of abnormal conditions of the tissues immediately about the teeth.
Synonym(s): periodontia (2)
[peri- + G. odous, tooth]

periodontics

/peri·odon·tics/ (-don´tiks) the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.

periodontics

(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.

periodontics

[-don′tiks]
Etymology: Gk, peri, around, odous, tooth
the branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the periodontium. Also called periodontia, periodontology.

per·i·o·don·tics

(per'ē-ō-don'tiks)
The branch of dentistry concerned with the study of the normal tissues and the treatment of abnormal conditions of the tissues immediately about the teeth.
[peri- + G. odous, tooth]

periodontics

The dental speciality concerned with the management of diseases of the PERIODONTIUM, especially GINGIVITIS and PERIODONTITIS.

per·i·o·don·tics

(per'ē-ŏ-don'tiks)
Branch of dentistry concerned with study of normal tissues and treatment of abnormal conditions of tissues immediately about teeth.
[peri- + G. odous, tooth]

periodontics (per´ēōdon´tiks),

n the art and science of examination, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the periodontium; a study of the supporting structures of the teeth, including not only the normal anatomy and physiology of these structures but also the deviations from normal.
periodontics, concept of cure in,
n the idea that a successful result in periodontal therapy consists of restoring any tooth or collection of teeth to functional capability, regardless of whether they are able to function alone or require stabilization to survive.

periodontics

the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.
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The predicted increase of numbers of dental hygiene graduates through 2020, and the fact that most of them will be employed by general dentists, further increases competition between general dentists and periodontists for the periodontal service market.
As we progress into the twenty-first century, such learning methods will come to occupy an increasingly important role in training periodontists for microsurgery as it moves into the mainstream of periodontal therapy.
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Cardiologists are now examining a patient's mouth, and periodontists may begin asking questions about heart health and family history of heart disease.
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Therefore, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to acquaint dental health professionals, including dental hygienists and periodontists, with this highly significant variant of oral leukoplakia and (2) to document a case of PVL with gingival involvement that progressed to malignancy.
Kornman, who led a team of periodontists and geneticists in the study, indicates that "This is the first time a genetic factor has been identified for a common disease, affecting such a large segment of the population.
Few periodontists in the country have yet mastered this procedure.