Published: 09/17/2019

Are you familiar with the differences between a general dentist and a Periodontist?  It’s common for most people to assume that they are the same thing. However, there are things that set them apart and various services that one offers that the other doesn’t.  At the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington in Rockville, Maryland you’ll be treated by Dr. Steven Rice. Dr. Rice is able to offer a unique style of dentistry by blending his extensive training in both general dentistry and periodontal specialization.

Along with his other great accomplishments, Dr. Rice is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. This means he is board certified and achieved this by passing oral and written examinations that cover all phases of periodontal disease and it’s many forms of treatment. Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease and is caused by plaque and bacteria build up in your mouth that leads to various oral complications.    

One of the great things about working with Dr. Rice is he has received his degree of dental surgery from the University of Maryland school of dentistry. This not only furthers his dental expertise but also allows Dr. Rice to perform complex periodontal procedures like:

·         LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery

·         Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

·         Osseous Surgery

These treatments help to reverse the effect of gum disease or depending on what stage of the disease you might be suffering from help to minimize the damage done to your gums, teeth, and jaw.

As you can see Dr. Rice can not only examine and diagnose periodontal issues with this vast expertise in the periodontal field, with his surgical training he can also treat these issues with the latest methods used to date. This paired with his training in general, dentistry makes Dr. Rice one of the best all-around dental professionals in the area.

For more information on Dr. Rice and the other dental services that he offers, contact our offices conveniently located in the Rockville, Maryland area. One of our amazing staff members will be able to help you set up an appointment to speak with Dr. Rice to answer any questions you have about your oral health.   

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