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What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a specially trained dentist who specializes in evaluating and treating periodontal ("gum") disease using both surgical and non-surgical approaches. A periodontist also specializes in soft-tissue ("gum") procedures which enhance the esthetics of your gum line, sometimes in preparation for cosmetic dentistry; as well as specializing in the placement of dental implants.

Meet Dr. Georgas

B.Sc., DMD, MSD, Cert. Perio, FCDS(BC)

Portrait of Dr. Georgas

Dr. Georgas received his Bachelors Degree in cell biology from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He completed his dental studies at UBC as well, receiving several awards and graduating with honors in 1990. He continued his postgraduate education at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA to specialize in Periodontics & Implant surgery.

Dr. Georgas attained his Masters Degree in Science on his research in Africa on the Oral Manifestations of HIV in female patients. He continued to work as an Assistant Professor in Periodontics at the University of Washington and co-authored several articles in national and international journals. In 1999 he was invited to become at Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC where he still teaches at the graduate Periodontics program.

Do I need a referral to see a Periodontist?

Absolutely not. Most people are referred to us by their own dentist, but we also welcome self-referred patients concerned with their periodontal health or interested in finding out more information about implants or cosmetic gum procedures. Below is a list of some of the most common procedures we perform at our office.

Healthy gums make beautiful smiles
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