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As an integral unit of the Dental College of Georgia at the Augusta University, the Department of Periodontics is committed to achieving academic excellence, providing optimal oral health care and actively engaging in research, scholarship and creative endeavors to meet the needs of the widely-dispersed and highly-diverse population of Georgia, the region and the nation.

In view of these commitments, the Department of Periodontics affirms its determination:

  • To provide outstanding educational programs in Periodontics to prepare dental professionals at the dental student program and postdoctoral levels and to offer lifelong learning opportunities for members of the profession.  
  • To provide high quality, state-of-the-art periodontal and dental implant treatment which includes oral health promotion and oral disease prevention and which encourages innovation in dental health care delivery to meet the changing dental health care needs of the people of Georgia.  
  • To conduct research in Periodontics, Oral Biology and Implantology that generates and applies biomedical knowledge and technology to oral health and disease and promotes the transfer of technology to the dental care delivery system.

In fulfilling this mission, the Department of Periodontics aspires to be recognized as one of the best programs in periodontics through outstanding educational programs, excellence in patient care and leading-edge research and scholarship. The department is committed to the cultural, ethnic, racial and gender diversity of its faculty, staff and student body. This commitment embraces interactive, ongoing partnerships with students, with patients and with the public in order to effectively serve those who seek a career those who seek care and those who seek knowledge.

Approved by the Department of Periodontics Faculty
June 2003