Since LVI’s reputation depends on the public’s satisfaction and confidence in its doctors, it is important to them that you KNOW the doctors they direct you to are qualified. Consequently, LVI developed what many believe has become the most important certification in dentistry – Mastership in Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry.

In 2004, Dr. Joe Barton was one of the first three dentists in the country to prove his expertise in aesthetic and neuromuscular dentistry and earn the Mastership award.

To be eligible for the Mastership program, Dr. Barton was first required to complete the highest levels of training at LVI. He was then required to submit three comprehensive, Full Mouth Restoration cases documented to exact specifications. One of the three cases was a person experiencing severe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. A comprehensive written exam was also taken, which he was required to pass with a score of 90% or higher. Passing this examination was the final acknowledgment of Dr. Barton’s advanced neuromuscular and cosmetic dental skills.

Dr. Barton’s success in fulfilling the rigorous Mastership program requirements is proof that he acquired the information and education necessary to perform complex procedures, that he clearly demonstrated these skills to the faculty of LVI and that the commitment to continue his education has greatly benefited the guests in his practice. Dr. Barton can truly be considered among the best of the best, proven and certified as such.

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