About Dr. Gutt
Dr. Gutt is the founder and principal of his oral health care practice. He established his practice in South Florida in 1991, specializing in the treatment of gum disease (periodontitis), the prescription and placement of dental implants (titanium screws placed into the jawbone to anchor teeth to function).
Over the years Dr. Gutt has treated an international clientele of over one thousand patients from all walks of life, multiple cultures, and multiple languages. He speaks Spanish and Hebrew in addition to English.
Dr. Gutt was educated at Boston University where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in 1984, and at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned both, his doctor of dental medicine (DMD) in 1989 and his specialty certification in periodontics in 1991. He completed his board certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1999.
Dr. Gutt is board certified in the specialty of periodontics. He has earned the designation of Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, which is awarded to practitioners that complete advanced training and demonstrate their knowledge and skills by means of a rigorous examination and peer review process. Fewer than 20% of all periodontists have achieved this distinctive certification.
As a requirement of board certification, Dr. Gutt maintains his skill level through ongoing education. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and a leader in the South Florida professional community who frequently collaborates with other professionals to deliver the most comprehensive care.
Dr. Gutt is trained in state-of-the-art laser treatment of periodontal disease. He is certified in the use of the Periolase MVP-7, an advanced surgical tool that uses laser energy instead of scalpels and sutures in a technique known as the "Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure" or LANAP. He is part of an exclusive group of periodontists who are certified in the use of this technology.
Dr. Gutt is trained and certified in the use of the Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™, an incision-free procedure that involves making a very small hole and special instruments to loosen the gum tissue and move it over the areas with gum recession.
Dr. Gutt has received international industry recognition for his contribution to the body of professional knowledge in periodontics. He was awarded first place in a case competition sponsored by the Straumann Company in 2010, and his expert case study was published in the Straumann Company's case book for practitioners.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dr. Gutt
What is your dental specialty?
I earned my degree in Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and then completed my advanced training earning my certification in Periodontics (also at University of Pennsylvania), the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gums, teeth, and jawbone. Periodontics is a surgical specialty.
What does your title, "Diplomate", mean?
It is the designation given to periodontists who have pursued post-licensing training and passed rigorous examinations that test their proficiency in the specialty. You can think of a Diplomate as "board certified" by the American Board of Periodontology.
How long have you been in practice?
I’ve been in practice in Miami Beach since 1991 and in Key West since 2003.