A program that focuses on the advanced study of the etiology and treatment of diseases of the gingivae (gum tissue) and supporting bone, nerve, and vascular structures. Includes instruction in periodontium pathology, diagnostic procedures and equipment, occulsion, nutritional aspects of periodontology, surgical treatments, and patient care and management. Examples: [Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert.)], [Periodontics/Periodontology (MS)], [Periodontics/Periodontology (PhD)]

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