Meet the Doctor
Dr. Gumm is a specialist in comprehensive dentistry, including dental implants, gum disease treatment, beautiful and natural cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality treatment with the most recent technology in a comfortable and caring environment. You will be able to receive almost any dental care you could need in our comfortable, modern practice. Thanks to his training and expertise, Dr. Gumm can successfully treat the most complex cases in our own office.
Blayne Gumm, DDS, ABGD, MAGD, MICOI
Dr. Gumm is a board-certified general dentist, one of only 750 in the United States, and a board-certified implant dentist, one of only 550. He is additionally highly certified in gum disease treatment, and in the full-mouth restoration of broken-down smiles. As a result, Dr. Gumm is uniquely qualified to treat patients who have complex dental problems. He provides skilled, custom treatment to restore his patients’ smiles to full health, function and beauty.
Dr. Gumm earned his dental degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry and went on to obtain a graduate certificate in Comprehensive Dentistry and graduate training in Periodontics at the University of Florida.
Dr. Gumm then embarked upon an extensive pursuit of continuing education. This included completing graduate programs in dental restoration and bite alignment at the Society for Occlusal Studies and at the Pankey Institute, a graduate program and graduate master’s program in implant dentistry, and programs in advanced laser periodontal therapy and facial pain management.
Dr. Gumm has lectured on the subject of implants, dental restoration, gum disease treatment, bite alignment and TMJ treatment at universities and at national, regional, state and local dental meetings.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Gumm is one of only 750 general dentists in the United States who are board-certified by the American Board of General Dentistry. In addition, in recognition of his outstanding knowledge and skill in implant dentistry, he has been awarded board certification by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, a distinction only granted to select dentists after passing a rigorous examination of theory and practical skills.
Dr. Gumm is also a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and has been honored with its Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award. He is a Master of the International College of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. Few dentists in the country have achieved so many distinctions.
Giving back to the community is important to Dr. Gumm. He is active with the Donated Dental Services Program of the Dental Lifeline Network, a charitable organization that provides free access to dental care to those who would otherwise not have any.
Long Record of Service to the Dental Profession
In addition to having been in private practice for over 40 years, Dr. Gumm has a long record of service to the dental profession by taking on various roles in dental organizations.
As a former Florida State Dental Board Examiner, Dr. Gumm was one of those responsible for certifying dentists’ qualifications to practice in the State of Florida. From 1986 to 1992, he was also on the Board of Directors of the Society for Occlusal Studies.
Dr. Gumm served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of General Dentistry for eight years, and served as the organization’s President for one year. In 2017, he was elected as its Executive Director. He also currently serves as one of the American Board of General Dentistry’s Oral Examiners.
Memberships and Affiliations
- American Board of General Dentistry—Board-Certified
- American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry—Board-Certified
- American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics—Dr. Gumm is one of only 600 dentists in the world elected to this prestigious academy for scholarship and excellence in dental restoration
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists—Master
- Academy of General Dentistry—Master
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry—Fellow
- Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry—Fellow
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Southern Academy of Periodontology
- Academy of Osseointegration
- International Team for Implantology
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association