Your Periodontist is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology

Dr. Gottesman and Dr. Karabin are Diplomates of the American Academy of Periodontology

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of health, function and aesthetics of these structures and tissues.

What is a Diplomate?

A Diplomate is a periodontist who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.

What does it mean to be a Diplomate?

A Diplomate has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements.  Reaching Diplomate is the highest level of achievement in the Periondontal specialty.  In addition to educational requirements, re-certification of continued competency in periodontics through continuing education is also required.

What does this mean to you, our patients?

Dr. Gottesman and Dr. Karabin have been examined by a panel of internationally respected peers and awarded Diplomate status. Your periodontist has received one of the highest recognitions of achievement afforded by the specialty and have demonstrated motivations for continued professional development, self evaluation, critical review of therapies, and an interest in providing the best, most up-to-date care.

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