Canadian Academy of Periodontology

The foundation of a healthy smile

What is a periodontist?

Periodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, development of, and maintenance of healthy, functional attachment levels, around teeth and implants.

A periodontist is a certified specialist dealing with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

Periodontists are involved with the building and establishment of the hard and soft tissues and maintaining these as healthy foundations to support teeth and implants in the gums and bone. Periodontists are therefore in a unique position to achieve and maintain optimal results esthetically and functionally, long-term.

Periodontists receive extensive and accredited training beyond dental school and are continually upgrading their training to remain current with advancing technologies and best practices of care.

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