periodontist [per-ee-uh-don-tist] Word Origin noun

  1. a specialist in periodontics.

Origin of periodontist First recorded in 1915–20; periodont(ics) + -ist Word Origin and History for periodontist n.

1913; see periodontal + -ist.

periodontist in Medicine periodontist [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭst] n.

  1. A dentist who specializes in periodontics.

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