What is Board Certification?

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A periodontist may become Certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP). The ABP is the oldest dental specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and is the only national certifying board in the specialty of periodontics. Requirements for Certification by the ABP include:

  • Completion of a 2-3 year post-doctoral Periodontal Residency at an approved program.
  • At least four years of active experience in the clinical practice of periodontics.
  • Comprehensive oral and written examination covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment.
  • Presentation of detailed reports on a broad range of actual treatment personally provided by the candidate.

Once certified by the ABP, a periodontist is considered to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Currently approximately 30% of practicing periodontists nationally are Board Certified. Dr. Rubinoff is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.