a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth
Derivationally related forms: ↑periodontics
Hypernyms: ↑dentist, ↑tooth doctor, ↑dental practitioner

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  • periodontist — 1913; see PERIODONTAL (Cf. periodontal) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • periodontist — noun see periodontics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • periodontist — /per ee euh don tist/, n. a specialist in periodontics. [1915 20; PERIODONT(ICS) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • periodontist — noun A dentist whose speciality is periodontics …   Wiktionary

  • periodontist — A dentist who specializes in periodontics. * * * peri·odon·tist dänt əst n a specialist in periodontics called also periodontologist * * * peri·odon·tist (per″e o donґtist) a dentist who specializes in periodontics …   Medical dictionary

  • periodontist — perɪəʊ dÉ‘ntɪst / dÉ’n n. expert on diseases of the tissue surrounding the teeth (Dentistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • periodontist — peri·odon·tist …   English syllables

  • periodontist — /ˌpɛrioʊˈdɒntəst/ (say .pereeoh dontuhst) noun a person who specialises in the field of periodontics …  

  • Periodontitis — Infobox Disease Name = Periodontal disease Caption = This radiograph shows significant bone loss between the two roots of a tooth. The spongy bone has receded due to infection under tooth, reducing the bony support for the tooth. DiseasesDB =… …   Wikipedia

  • Dental implant — Intervention A Straumann brand root form endosseous dental implant placed in the site of the maxillary left permanent first molar with bone graft used to elevate the sinus floor …   Wikipedia

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