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The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the median annual earnings for dentists with a specialty, including periodontists, was $178,800 in May 2018. Salaries ranged from less than $87,250 to $208,000 or more. Earnings vary according to number of years in practice, location, hours worked, and specialty. Salaries are influenced by the number of other periodontists practicing in a community. Benefits vary by place of employment. Self-employed periodontists arrange their own benefits through their dental practices.

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