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About Us

Southern Arizona Periodontics, PLC is a dental group serving the community by providing quality care to all dental patients and the practicing home of Dr. Edward Cole, DDS and Dr. Susan Sharp, DDS. We have been proudly serving the Tucson and Southern Arizona area for over 30 years. Our reputation for quality and excellence has been continually proven by both our patients and the many dentists that refer to us for our specialty services. Below you can read about what makes a periodontist specialized in our field of dentistry and we encourage you to learn more about why you would consider using us for services related to gum disease, dental implants, dental surgical procedures and much more.

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What Is a Periodontist?

A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and also places and maintains dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school.

By choosing a specialist you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs. In addition, they can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.