Careers in Periodontics
Career Options in Periodontics
Careers in periodontics are diverse and include clinical practice, academics, administration and research. The over 4,000 active U.S. periodontists represent a multitude of practice settings (e.g., solo practices, group practices, hospitals, dental schools, and community clinics).
One principal reward of clinical practice is the continuity of coordinating treatment for a core of returning maintenance patients. Other rewards include a close collaboration with other health providers and specialty board certification.