Our San Antonio dental clinic is staffed by residents (licensed dentists receiving advanced training) under the supervision of School of Dentistry faculty. We provide evaluation, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases of the gum and bone supporting the teeth, and the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of periodontal disease: ones that affect the gums and bone around teeth. Our residents are already dentists; they are learning the specialty of periodontics in this three-year residency. Our clinic provides treatment for recession of the gum tissues, gummy smiles and similar dental cosmetic problems. Periodontists work closely with other dentists, such as orthodontists, to provide surgical therapy in support of their treatment plans.