A Board Certified pediatric dentist is a pediatric dentist who has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as providing the highest possible standard of care. To become Board Certified, a pediatric dentist must successfully complete accredited training and a rigorous voluntary examination process to validate that they have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to deliver exceptional patient care.
Board certification marks the highest level of excellence in pediatric dentistry. While all dentists must attend dental school, and specialists such as pediatric dentists are required to complete several years of additional training, some doctors choose to pursue additional continuing education through postdoctoral programs in order to meet the requirements for board certification. These requirements include a series of oral, written and clinical examinations as well as 125 hours of continuing education every five years. Only about 1% of dentists achieve board certification status.
As a Board Certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Barto has demonstrated a strong commitment to patient care and set a standard for excellence. He also strives to maintain high levels of skill and knowledge by pursuing additional continuing education and staying abreast of the latest advances in pediatric dentistry. When you visit Dr. Barto, you can be certain that your child’s smile is in good hands.
To find out more and schedule a consultation with our pediatric dentist in Hixson, Tennessee, call Barto Pediatric Dentistry today at 423-877-2443!