April 29, 2013


Why patients should go to a Prosthodontist

Kim was born with a cleft palate and lip. Up until she was 38 years old, she suffered from repeat infections of the sinuses, gums and tissue. It took the right team of people orchestrated by her Prosthodontist, to make all of the difference in Kim's dental health.

Kim's story is a good example of why patients go to a Prosthodontist. Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.

Prosthodontistics is the dental specialty

Many like to think of Prosthodontists are the "quarterback" of a dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialist  and other health professionals to develop solutions to your dental needs. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, a Prosthodontist is a dentist who Specializes in the esthetic (cosmetic) restoration and replacement of teeth. Receives three to four years of additional training after dental school. Restores optimum appearance and function to your smile. The treatment planning and restoration of implants, (TMJ and TMD), and rehabilitation of occlusion with prostheses all fall under the field of prosthodontics.

Background of Dr. Tupac

Dr. Robert G. Tupac spent ten years on the Board of Directors of the American College of Prosthodontists.  In 1981, Dr. Tupac passed the exam to become a Board Certified Prosthhodontist. To this date, there are only about three thousand Board Certified Prosthodontists in the world which gives you an idea of how important and exclusive this specialty designation is. 

For more information on Prosthodontics and to see a video of Kim's story, go to www.gotoaPro.org  

For more about Dr. Tupac, see www.drtupac.com

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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