Dr. Roberto Porras has an established practice in periodontics
and implant dentistry in the Houston area. Since attaining his
periodontal specialty certification and a Master of Science Degree
from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
Dr. Porras has treated a large variety of periodontal diseases
and has avidly continued his education into all aspects of periodontology
and implant dentistry while maintaining his private practice.
He is a surgeon that strongly believes in the benefits of periodontal
regeneration and cosmetic periodontics while keeping implant dentistry
as one of his main professional interests. Dr. Porras is dedicated
to innovative periodontal treatment and implant excellence.
Dr. Porras is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is also an active member of
the American Academy
of Periodontology, the Greater Houston Society of Periodontists,
the International Congress of Oral
Implantologists, the American
Dental Association, the Texas
Dental Association, and the Greater
Houston Dental Society. In addition, Dr. Porras was appointed
to the medical staff of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
where he is a member of the Surgery Department, Dentistry Section.
Why is it important to be a Diplomate?
A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology is a periodontist
that has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational
requirements of the specialty.
To be educationally qualified for Board certification it
is required to be:
- Certified as a dentist that includes college education and dental school
- Certified 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.
- Comprehensive oral and written examinations of all phases of periodontal
disease and its treatment, including dental implants.
- Recreation of continued competency in periodontics through continuing
education and participation in self-study examination every
What this means to our patients
It means that your periodontist has been examined by a panel
of internationally respected peers and awarded Diplomate
status. He has received one of the highest recognitions of
achievement afforded by the specialty. By completing this
examination process your periodontist has demonstrated motivation
- Continued professional development
- Self evaluation
- Critical review of results of therapy
- Interest in providing the best and most up to date care.
The American Board of Periodontology
Benefits of a Specialist
Our office performs only periodontal and dental implants related
treatment which has allowed us to develop vast experience and
knowledge to help your specific problem. Since we limit our treatment
to these conditions, we deliver optimal results with the greatest
comfort. we also provide exceptional preventive services to help
avoid future need for treatment.
Our specialists help you understand the nature of periodontal
disease. We want you to be aware of the medical conditions that
can make you more susceptible such as diabetes, stress, smoking,
medications or pregnancy. We take time to answer any questions
you may have.
Our specialists have received 3 years advanced training in dentistry,
medicine, surgery, microbiology, and soft and hard tissue (gum
and jawbone) physiology. In addition, we continually update our
knowledge and techniques through a commitment to continuing education.
It is our philosophy to help establish and maintain the standard
of care for our profession. By seeking the care of our specialists
you are ensuring that you receive the highest standards of treatment
in our field of dentistry.
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Dr. Roberto Porras has established practice in periodontics and implant dentistry in the Houston area. After completing his undergraduate degree with outstanding marks, spent three years as a periodontology resident at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he attained his periodontal specialty certification and a Master of Science Degree.
We use the most modern techniques and state of the art dental and
surgical equipment in the world. Our digital radiography equipment
provides the best diagnostic images with 75% less radiation than a
regular X-ray machine.