Periodontics Flashcards

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About Periodontics on Brainscape

What is Periodontics?

The periodontium is the specialized tissues that both surround and support the teeth, holding them in the maxillary and mandibular bone. As such, periodontics is the dental specialty that involves the study of the periodontium. A periodontist is a qualified dentist who specializes in both diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the gums and periodontium.  

Patients referred to a periodontist may have problems caused by tartar, gingivitis, and periodontitis. Usually, the only treatment needed will be deep cleaning and medication. Periodontists also administer anesthetics in affected areas, extract teeth, interpret oral exams and X-rays, and perform bone and tissue grafts. A large part of a periodontist’s everyday job is performing cosmetic dentistry and placing implants.

Careers in Periodontics

Periodontists definitely like school as it takes eight years to become a dentist and a further three years to become a periodontist! The journey begins by completing a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or a related topic. Then there’s the DAT exam to pass to get into dental school. Four years of dental school will earn graduates either a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine). A periodontist then studies for a further three years to receive a Ph.d.

Periodontal assistants and hygienists also make up part of a great dental team. Dental assistants need to study for a one-year diploma and hygienists study for three years. Periodontists are big earners in the US especially if they become practice owners in which case they may earn in excess of $200,000. Periodontal assistants earn around $40,000 and hygienists earn around $70,000 per year.

If you’d like to learn more about periodontics then both the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Board of Periodontology have loads of helpful information. You can also take a few moments to watch this video which features Dr. Sandra explaining what a periodontist does.

Learning Periodontics

Becoming a periodontist is a whole lot of school and you'll need to learn a huge amount of medical terminology and scientific concepts. You’ll concentrate on learning by problem-solving and research answers across a number of disciplines to find the best possible solution, as you would for patients in clinical practice.

Brainscape is THE ideal supplementary tool for periodontist students. Using the smart Brainscape tool you’ll efficiently memorize large quantities of medical concepts and terminology, easily. Once you’ve built a strong foundation of medical knowledge; you can concentrate on delivering excellence in clinical practice.

Periodontics in Brainscape

There are thousands of Brainscape flashcards prepared by top dentistry professors and students available to use now, for free. You’ll also find other Brainscape pages useful too such as anatomy, physiology, anesthesia, microbiology, pathology, clinical medicine, radiography, pharmacology, biomedical science, histology, and surgery.

Dentistry is super competitive and you should have high scores in science subjects as well as math. To make sure you have the edge you can use the AP Math, AP Biology and AP Chemistry study guides prepared in partnership with Next Step Test Preparation.

You can also use the Brainscape software to make flashcards with your own coursework. There’s the option of sharing your flashcards the Brainscape community or you can keep them for your personal use.

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