What Is a Diplomate?


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A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (also referred to as Board Certified) is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty.

Our doctors are Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

To be educationally qualified for Board Certification requires:
•  Certification as a dentist, including basic college education and completion of dental school.
•  Certification as a periodontist after at least 2–3 years of a residency program approved by the American Dental Association.

In addition to the educational requirements, Board Certification requires:
•  Comprehensive oral and written examinations covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants.
•  Recertification of continued competency in periodontics through testing and continuing education.

In short, having a Diplomate as a periodontist ensures that you are seeing a professional who has taken the time and effort to prove, before a panel of internationally respected peers, that they are competent enough to hold the specialties highest status.
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