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Periodontics and Dental Hygiene

Periodontics is the study of the tissues which surround and support teeth, the periodontium. This study includes the gums, the bone of the jaw and the ligaments and substances which hold the teeth in place.

The Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene prepares students to care for these essential tissues and to be aware of and capable of dealing with conditions and diseases which may affect them.