This major is 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, occlusion, nutritional aspects of periodontology, surgical treatments, and patient care and management.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Periodontics/Periodontology Major?
To become a Periodontists, you will need to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree then attend dental school and three years of specialization in periodontics. As a Periodontist, you will treat the gums, bones, and tissues that support your patient’s teeth.
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