May 21, 2014

Importance of Being Board Certified

Board Certified Prosthodontist

After four years of dental school, it takes an additional three years of training to become a specialist.  Completion of such a program only makes an individual eligible to apply for Board Certification.  To become a Board Certified Prosthodontist, one has to have been in practice for five years, and pass two, each a week long, rigorous oral and clinical examinations covering the entire field--history, scientific journal references, properties of dental materials, the most current and sophisticated techniques, etc.--and present a number of documented full mouth reconstruction patient treatments from start to finish.

In addition, the Board Certification must be renewed every few years by passing further examinations on new technological advancements and the latest information in the dental literature.  As a result, even though such a small percentage of dentists are prosthodontists, only a small percentage of prosthodontists are Board Certified because most specialists are not willing to go through the examination process.  It is, therefore, the exclusivity of Board Certification that establishes its value and importance.  For this reason, Dr. Tupac gives you a reason to smile!

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

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