Why go to a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology?

abp-logoA Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty.

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 3 years of a 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 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 he is competent enough to hold the specialty’s highest status.

Dr. Gouldin became a Diplomate on November 20, 2000, and Dr. Carlos became a Diplomate on May 11, 2012.