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What is a Periodontist?


A dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.


Dr. Natalie A. Frost is a

Board-Certified Diplomate of the

American Board of Periodontology


  • What is a Diplomate?

  • A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. To be educationally qualified for Board certification requires:​

    • - Certification as a dentist, including basic college education and completion of dental school to earn the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree and;

    • - Certification as a periodontist after successful completion of an educational program in Periodontology, which is accredited by Commission on Dental Accrediation of the American Dental Association.

    • - Comprehensive qualifying and oral examination covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants.

    • - Recertification every six years.


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