Dr. Dennis Dass is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills

Dr. Dennis Dass is a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills

Dr. Dass is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS),
one of the twenty-four medical specialty boards that make up the
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The process of becoming
board certified in plastic surgery is extremely rigorous.
The pathway to Board certification in plastic surgery (minimum
requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years)
  • Accredited medical school (4 years)
  • Accredited residency training in Plastic Surgery (6+ years)
    • General Surgery (3-5 years)
    • Plastic Surgery (3 years)
  • Passing score on written exam by ABPS
  • Passing score on oral exam by ABPS
    • Candidates can qualify to sit for the oral exam only
      after submission of an adequate number of plastic surgery cases
      (performed after completion of residency training) that demonstrate wide
      breadth of experience, knowledge, safety, and ethical standards.

Not all boards are the same:

Not every physician has the same qualifications and training, so it is important for you to do your homework, but this can get rather confusing. Any physician that is board certified in their specific specialty (or area of training), can call themselves “board certified.” The state medical board does not differentiate between medical doctors that have had specialty training in surgery, so any licensed physician may also call themselves a “surgeon.” To further add confusion, any physician that chooses to perform cosmetic procedures can call themselves a “cosmetic surgeon.” Only board certified plastic surgeons are trained (and certified) to perform plastic surgery on the face, body, breast, and the rest of the body. Aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery is a specialty within Plastic Surgery. Plastic surgeons also have plastic surgery privileges at hospitals and accredited surgery centers, and can perform these procedures under a general anesthetic. Non-plastic surgeons will not have these privileges at hospitals or accredited surgery centers. Be wary of physicians that only perform surgery in small private operating rooms and those that encourage you to have surgery under local anesthesia.

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