General Public

A board-certified periodontist has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.


How Healthy Smiles Happen

Periodontists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum disease, and in the surgical placement of dental implants.

Board-certified periodontists have made a personal and professional commitment to the standards of periodontics and to continued growth through ongoing education.


Why Certification is Important

What are the credentials of a board-certified periodontist?

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Find a Board-Certified Periodontist

Find a board-certified periodontist in your area.

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Learn More About the ABP

Meet the Board of Directors of the American Board of Periodontology and the ABP Executive Staff.

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FAQs on Periodontal Disease

For more information on periodontal disease and treatment, please visit the patient resources of the American Academy of Periodontology.