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Why Choosing A Dentist Board Certified In Implant Dentistry Is Important

Dr. Lisa Turner of Venice Periodontics and Implant Surgery is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP). There is a difference between “dentists who do implants” and “dental implant experts.”  As a Diplomate of ABP, she has the knowledge and expertise you need to provide you excellent quality implant dentistry in the Venice area.

When it comes to implants, it’s essential that you make sure you’re always working with a dentist that is board certified in periodontics and implant dentistry. Board certification is the only way to ensure you are receiving the most state-of-the-art treatment as outlined by the board. The only way to ensure your dentist is board certified in periodontics, and dental implant dentistry is to search here.

Essentially, board certification is a way for exemplary periodontists to stand out in their field of work. Although you can certainly work with a periodontist who is not certified, it is a sign that they either aren’t very experienced or haven’t put in the time or the effort to become certified. When you work with a board-certified periodontist, you can expect a more accurate diagnosis, better treatment, and better long-term results.

What Is Board Certification?

To become a periodontist, a dentist must complete an additional two to three years of specialized training in periodontics following dental school. To become board certified, a periodontist must take the board certification examination offered by the American Board of Periodontology once per year. Board certification in periodontology signifies a periodontist has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty. She has demonstrated a comprehensive mastery of all phases of periodontal disease and treatment and in the placement of dental implants. Recertification is required every six years.

Why Board Certification Matters

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed into your jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Since dental implants are connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth, you need a periodontist who is an expert that specializes in precisely these areas. Periodontists have experience, special knowledge, training and facilities to provide your implants. 

Choosing a specialist board certified in periodontics and implant dentistry is similar to visiting a cardiologist for a heart condition. You can be assured they are the most qualified for the job.  Highly qualified in all periodontal and implant concerns, board certified periodontists have advanced expertise in giving you the safest and most successful dental implants.

Why It Matters to Dr. Turner

Dr. Turner wants patients to be safe, healthy and happy. The only way to ensure you are all three is to ensure you see a board certified dentist. Currently, any dentist or surgeon with a license to practice dentistry can place dental implants without advanced education or even experience with implant placement.  Dentists feel the pressure to place implants despite having minimal surgical experience as dental implants replace many traditional dental procedures.  

Thanks to the instant world we live in, anyone can “earn” almost anything online or on the weekend. There are even weekend courses that “certify” dentists as having advanced education in implantology when they have only completed the surgery on a mannequin or a single patient. Thanks to social media and online marketing, this leads to overstated claims to the general public of “expertise” or “advanced knowledge” in the discipline without confirmation by their peers.

At Venice Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we understand how dental problems can impact your life. Dr. Turner wants to help you get the healthy, happy smile you deserve. Every day, we get to help people desperately searching for a solution that can make their lives better. Dr. Lisa Turner and her team offer excellent periodontal care and implant dentistry.

About Dr. Lisa Turner

Dr. Turner is also board certified in Periodontology through the American Board of Periodontology. A recognized certifying specialty board by the American Dental Association. Periodontics is a cornerstone of dentistry because it focuses on the foundation and support of dentition. Dr. Turner chose this specialty because it combines a deep knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of oral disease. With advanced surgical procedures and employing advanced technologies to improve health, esthetics and function, Dr. Turner protects and restores her patients’ oral health. 

Periodontics is the key to a healthy smile because it focuses on the gums and bones that make up the mouth. Gums and bones are the specific parts of the mouth that impact the area of implants. Board Certification in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is the safest way to receive implants. She enjoys helping her patients reach their oral health goals, whether it’s improving their smile esthetics, helping them save and maintain their natural teeth, or replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

Considering Dental Implants?

Venice Periodontics and Implant Dentistry’s Dr. Turner is your expert in periodontics and dental implants. If you’re in need of dental implants in the Venice, Florida area, contact us today for an exam and consultation online or by phone at 941-497-5591! We are happy to help!