A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus at least three additional years of training and advanced education in a CODA accredited graduate program in prosthodontics. They specialize in the treatment and management of dental and facial problems that involve the restoration of missing dental and mandibular structures. Applicants who wish to obtain both the Prosthodontic Certificate and doctoral or master's degree research programs must apply separately for each program. In general, board certification means that a specialist has successfully passed an exam established by an independent authority (board) for the specialty.
A board-certified prosthodontist passed a rigorous four-part exam performed by the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP). It is subject to a new certification every eight years to ensure that you are up to date on practices affecting the specialty. Whether your procedure involves restoring a single tooth or the entire mouth, you should know that the prosthodontist you choose has the necessary credentials to earn your trust.