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Job Description for Periodontist
A periodontist concentrates on the gums and bones in and around the mouth. Normally, periodontists do both surgical and nonsurgical work in people’s mouths. A periodontist will perform procedures to implant dental implants into people’s mouths, create treatment plans, and speak to their patients about ways to avoid costly dental procedures in the future.Read More...
Periodontists will also educate their patients about oral hygiene and the best ways to prevent disease and discomfort within the mouth. Some of a periodontist’s job is of the cosmetic nature. Some people will come to a periodontist’s office and want to alter the way their dental appearance looks; in these cases, a periodontist will perform procedures to alter and enhance the way one’s smile looks. Periodontists generally work in private offices of their own, but sometimes they can work in hospitals and teaching facilities.
Education requirements usually follow the course of one completing dental school, and then they go on to specialize in periodontics. A residency usually lasts anywhere from two to five years. All periodontists in training will need to pass the state board exam for licensed periodontists, in order to obtain a license and officially start practicing medicine. In addition, it is wise for periodontists to register with the American Board of Periodontology. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- Diagnose and treat diseases of gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
- Formulate plan of treatment for patient's mouth tissue.
- Design, make, and fit prosthodontic appliances such as bridges, and dentures.
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Pay by Experience Level for Periodontist
Pay by Experience for a Periodontist has a positive trend. An entry-level Periodontist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Periodontist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $154,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Periodontist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $215,000 based on 12 salaries. A Periodontist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $203,000 based on 20 salaries.
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