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What Does It Mean If a Dentist is Board Certified?

Board certifications come in many shapes and sizes, but they always signify the distinction of advanced training. All dentists must, first of all, have their license to practice dentistry. They have to have a dental degree from an accredited dental school in the United States, and then additionally attain the state licensure.

Board certifications come in many shapes and sizes, but they always signify the distinction of advanced training. All dentists must, first of all, have their license to practice dentistry. They have to have a dental degree from an accredited dental school in the United States, and then additionally attain the state licensure.

A dentist who is board certified has gone through much more experience and training.

When a dentist is board certified, it means they’ve gone above and beyond the basic degree requirements for dental licensure in order to best serve their patients, family, and friends. It is not a requirement for dentists to achieve a board certification, so when you’re working with a dentist who has accomplished this reputable achievement, you’re working with an expert who cares about giving you the best.

Fortunately, among many other distinctions, Dr. Lalonde is a board-certified implantologist, actually, 1 of only 15 board certified implantologists in the state of Indiana. To obtain board certification, Dr. Lalonde had to take several hundred hours of continuing education, pass a written test, pass an oral examination, and present at least 120 cases to the board examiners, to verify his expertise and to earn that distinction.

What’s an implantologist?

It’s a dentist who’s undertaken the study of implant restoration and implant surgery, and all the sciences related to that, such as physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, wound healing, etc. Implantology benefits millions of people around the world today.

No matter your dental needs, Dr. Lalonde displays character through the achievements in his specialty areas. Check out his website for more information! He’s knowledgeable in many areas of dentistry, and he’s happy to help.