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Periodontology Study Club
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Perio Study Club
The primary goal of the Perio Study Club is to expand the knowledge and exposure of the TUSDM UG student body to the field of Periodontology. The Perio Study Club will utilize all available resources; including PG students, faculty, guest speakers, and its own student members to achieve this goal. Participation in the Perio Study Club will give students a better understanding of the types of procedures performed in the field of Periodontology, cases being treated at Tufts, and what to expect as a practicing periodontist.
A second, but equally important goal of the Perio Study Club is to establish a support network that will unite students interested in the field with current faculty and PG students within the Periodontology program. This engagement will be mutually beneficial as UG students can schedule times to assist procedures that they normally would not see and the PG students could have assistants that they normally would not have. The Perio Study Club welcomes all interested students regardless of their post-graduate plans.
Through this year’s monthly meetings, we plan to include other topics such as the importance of periodontology in the general practice and how to decide to become a specialist. By inviting local dentists and specialists, we hope to inform students of the procedures and preparations of specializing in periodontology and what it means to be work in the environment of a single specialist or group practice environment. With this we hope to create a forum of mentorship with local dentists and allow students to become exposed to their many options after dental school.