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What is the training of a periodontist?

Q: What is the training of a periodontist? A: The usual sequence to become a Periodontist: college, four years of dental school, four years of periodontal residency, then three years private practice or teaching. Continuing Education never ends.

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Are you available to give lectures on laser periodontal surgery?

Q: Are you available to give lectures on laser periodontal surgery? A: Yes, as one of the first Periodontists on the east coast of the US doing this FDA approved technique, I am often invited to present Laser gum surgery

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Are all periodontists qualified to perform laser gum surgery?

Q: Are all periodontists qualified to perform laser gum surgery? A: No. Periodontists have to undergo special training which takes up to a year. This involves attending FDA-approved laser accreditation courses in which you learn the FDA-cleared protocols for laser

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