Who is a Periodontist?

By referring you to a periodontist, your dentist is showing a strong commitment to your optimal dental care. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum and periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.

American Board of PeriodontologyPeriodontists receive extensive training in these areas, 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. 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. Dr. Julie K. Statz, Dr. Thomas A. Statz and Dr. Peterson are Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology.