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We are located on the SE corner of Northgate Way and Meridian, and share the building with Associated Behavioral Health and Everest College.  Patient parking is located on the lobby level and accessible from Northgate Way or (northbound) on Meridian.  Additional street parking is also available on Meridian Way. 

 Please Note:  Basement/Lower level parking is reserved for staff with parking permits only. 

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What is a Periodontist?

"Periodontists are specialists in periodontal disease treatment, cosmetic periodontal procedures, and dental implant placement."1

 


What makes a periodontist different than a general dentist?

"A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures."1


When should I visit a periodontist?

"Some patients’ periodontal needs can be managed by the general dentist. However, as more and more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist."1


1."What Is a Periodontist?"Http://www.perio.org. American Academy of Periodontology, 24 Feb. 2011. Web. 11 Apr. 2012.