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[per-ee-uh-don-tist] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tɪst/

a specialist in .

1913; see periodontal + -ist.

periodontist per·i·o·don·tist (pěr’ē-ə-dŏn’tĭst)
A dentist who specializes in periodontics.


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