What is a Diplomate?

What Does Board Certified Mean?

A Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry has demonstrated exceptional knowledge and proficiency in all areas of dentistry through a challenging and rigorous testing process.
Candidates for the American Board of General Dentistry are required to complete a demanding additional course of study and training in advanced dentistry after receiving their Doctorate of Dentistry. The successful completion of a series of written and oral examinations, designate the Doctor as Board Certified, and a Diplomate.
Board certification demonstrates a commitment to knowledge and clinical excellence well beyond the typical dentist. Only one half of one per cent of the general dentists in the United States has achieved this distinction.

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  • Blayne J. Gumm, DDS,
    ABGD, MAGD, MICOI
  • 490 N Indian Rocks Road
  • Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770

  • Phone: (727) 584-5693
  • Fax: (727) 586-3331