A Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (also referred to as Board Certified) is a prosthodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty.
To be educationally qualified for Board certification requires:
- Certification as a dentist, including basic college education and completion of dental school.
- Certification as a prosthodontist after at least 2-3 years of a residency program approved by the American Dental Association.
In addition to the educational requirements, Board certification requires:
- Comprehensive oral and written examinations covering all forms of prosthodontics, including dental implants.
- Recertification of continued competency in prosthodontics through testing and continuing education.
In short, having a Diplomate as a prosthodontist ensures that you are seeing a professional who has taken the time and effort to prove, before a panel of internationally respected peers, that he is competent enough to hold the specialties highest status.
Dr. Boatwright became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontist in 2015