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Types of Dentists – What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist specialized in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and problems related to the supporting bone around teeth. Periodontists obtain at least three years of additional training after Dental School in which they focus on regenerative procedures, tooth extractions and the replacement of teeth using dental implants. Periodontists also perform a range of cosmetic procedures that allow them to provide patients with a beautiful, healthy smile.
Martins Dental Partners is a multi-specialty General & Cosmetic Dental Practice located in Beverly, Massachusetts. Dr. Valerie Martins, one of the founders of Martins Dental Partners, is a Board-Certified Periodontist trained at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. She has been in private practice for over 7 years and has placed over 1,000 implants. Dr. Martins is a specialist with the advanced training and certifications you’re looking for when considering a single dental implant, a complete smile makeover or anything in between.
Are you interested in more information regarding dental implants or preventing, diagnosing and treating gum related issues including gum disease? If so, please give us a call at (978) 288-1946 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.
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130 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915