Welcome to Our Practice!

Here at Michaud Periodontics and Dental Implants, Dr. Robert Michaud strives to provide the highest quality of periodontal care to our patients in and around the Tampa, Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills, Florida areas. We know what a significant difference in health and self-esteem a beautiful smile can make, which is why we are dedicated to giving each of our patients the beautiful, healthy smile they deserve!

Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like your own natural teeth. Implants can restore the aesthetics of your smile, or act as a great anchor for dentures or other cosmetic dental work.

At Michaud Periodontics and Dental Implants, we look forward to seeing you smile!

What is Periodontics?

Peiodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.

What is a Diplomate?

A Diplomate is a Periodontist who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.

What does it mean to be a Diplomate?

A Diplomate is of the American Board of Periodontology is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty.

To be educationally qualified for Board certification requires:

  • Certification as a dentist, including college education and dental school.
  • Certification as a Periodontist after at least 3 years of a program approved by the American Dental Association. The period of study concentrates on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease; regeneration of supporting tissues of the teeth and their substitutes and maintenance of health, function, and esthetics.

In addition to the educational requirements, Board certification requires:

  • Comprehensive oral and written examinations covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment including dental implants.
  • Recertification of continued competency in Periodontics through continuing education and participation in self-study program.

What this means to you as a patient:

Your Periodontist (Dr Michaud) has been examined by a panel of internationally respected peers and awarded Diplomate status; Dr Michaud has received one of the highest recognitions of achievement afforded by the specialty; by successfully completing the examination process, Dr. Michaud has demonstrated motivation for:

  • Continued professional development
  • Self-evaluation
  • Critical review of results of therapy
  • Interest in providing the BEST, most up to date care.

What is the American Board of Periodontology?

The AAP was founded in 1939 to elevate the standards and advance the science and art of Periodontology by encouraging the study and advancing its practice.
For over 65 years, the Board has served the public and profession by:

  • Creating and administering a certification process to identify EXPERTS in the field of Periodontics;
  • Creating and administering a recertification process to maintain expertise;
  • Granting and issuing Diplomate certificates to experts;
  • Furnishing a list of Board Certified Diplomates to patients, insurance companies, and hospital administration upon request.

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