What Sets Us Apart
Choosing a periodontist can be a challenging endeavor for patients. We understand that you have a number of options, and we encourage you to do your homework before settling on one practitioner.
There are a number of factors to explore when deciding on a periodontist:
Treatment Philosophy and Approaches
Most patients will not want a periodontist who immediately suggests a surgical intervention for gum disease. Dr. Gottesman always starts with the most conservative non-surgical treatment that is appropriate for the patient’s case. We will only move to more invasive interventions if those initial efforts are not successful. Keep in mind that in some severe or advanced cases, though, surgery may be the most effective option. Not only does this approach put patients at ease, it also can reduce the expense for treatment. Read our Mission Statement.
Experience, Education & Credentials
A more experienced periodontist has seen a wider variety of cases and had more opportunities to complete various procedures, which typically translates to better treatment outcomes. Dr. Gottesman has been practicing for over 15 years and demonstrates a commitment to keeping updated on developments in the field through continuing education courses.
Dr. Gottesman is a respected expert in periodontal care and has presented to national and international audiences and published articles in prestigious journals. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, an honor accorded to fewer than one percent of American dentists. Dr. Gottesman also is a fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists and International Team for Implantology.
A good periodontist will have a modernized practice with access to all of the latest tools of the trade. For example, our office provides cone beam CT scanning technology, which offers three-dimensional images that are tremendously valuable in treatment planning for dental implants. We also utilize piezosurgery to preserve as much bone material as possible during dental extraction and grafting procedures without damaging surrounding soft tissues, gums and fragile sinus membranes. Additionally, we offer laser assisted periodontal therapy with the PerioLase MVP-7, the only certified laser for the LANAP® protocol. This is just a sampling of the modern technology available in our practice. Learn more about our technology.
Our Friendly, Professional Team
A good periodontal practice is welcoming from the moment the patient walks in the door. Our warm and inviting staff is focused on giving our patients as tranquil an experience as possible. We truly believe that the relationships that our patients have with all of our staff members contribute to treatment success. Learn more about our staff
If you have any questions or need any additional information as you select a periodontist, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We would be happy to provide any information that will help with your decision.