California Society of Periodontists

Periodontics and Dental Implants

470 Nautilus Street, Suite 303, La Jolla, Ca 92037



How can a Periodontist help save your teeth or replace lost teeth?

The word "periodontal" means "around the tooth." Periodontists are dentists trained in the "specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health.

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Periodontal and Oral Health Fact Sheets

Visit this section to view up-to-date information about the importance of oral health to overall physical well-being beginning with the connection between periodontal (gum) disease and increased risk of heart disease.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

Dental Implant Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation.


Mission Statement

To advocate, enhance and promote excellence in the practice of periodontics in California by serving its members and assisting them in their responsibilities to the public.