prosthodontists enables them to perform more complex procedures and employ advanced strategies. They envision the patient's function and final smile before dental implants are placed. The board certified prosthodontist's design from implant placement to the final restoration delivers the best results.
What does it mean to be board certified? Not all those who call themselves specialists have really had American Dental Association accredited training. Similarly, not all those who are trained are board certified. The American Board of Prosthodontics administers the process, like that in other dental and medical fields. It involves completing a comprehensive, written and oral examination, and demonstration of the diagnosis, treatment and results of patients over a period of years, all presented to a panel of examiners.
The result of passing the multiyear process is the recognition of being a Diplomate of the American Board. To maintain board certification, Diplomates are required to demonstrate their commitment to their continuing professional education by attending or presenting scientific lectures or publishing articles or textbook chapters. Dr. Tupac, in 2013, completed the recertification process.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
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