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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.

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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.


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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.