It is no secret that healthy teeth and optimal oral care contribute significantly to having a good overall health. This makes it important to go for preventive dental check ups regularly; however, serious dental conditions requiring confusing procedures require you to urgently visit your dentist. Whether going for a cosmetic dentistry routine to fix your smile or undergoing a more complicated root canal treatment (RCT), following are the five things you must expect from your dental care provider:
Experienced Team of Dental Care Practitioners
The most important thing for a reliable dental practice is to have an experienced team of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Quality dental clinics have multispecialty experts who excel in their relevant fields ranging from cosmetic dentistry (smile designing, teeth whitening, laser bleaching) and orthodontics (brace procedures, serial extracts, myofunctional appliance control), to endodontics (root canal, pulpotomy, tooth colored fillings) and prosthetics (implants, partial dentures, crowns / bridges).
Ease and Convenience of Access to Care
Getting convenient access to care without long waiting period is an essential factor that contributes to patient satisfaction. Whether you need a cosmetic dental procedure or require a follow up on your root canal treatment, every patient expects to be granted an appointment as soon as possible.
While dental clinics should be open during peak visiting hours, 24×7 emergency services also constitute an integral part of their operation. There are several times when patients experience unbearable pain or inconvenience during non-practice hours, such as during the middle of the night or holidays. Considering this, mobile dental vans have gained much appreciation from the patients and the dental fraternity alike. Not only do these 24 hour dental care services spare you the inconvenience of commuting, they deliver state-of-the-art treatment at your doorstep.
Top-Notch Hygiene Standards
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I wanted to let you know that here in the UK there are a group of registered dental care professionals called "Clinical Dental Technicians" or "Denturists". They are a small small group of Dental Professionals largely because of the time it takes to qualify. However, those are the Dental Professionals who have many years of experience in making dentures. as part of their qualifications they have to be first a Dental Technician before they can take the Clinical Training and Clinical Exams. In the UK they graduate from the Royal College Of Surgeons in London.
So these professionals like me are trained to make the dentures in a laboratory as well as the clinical side of dentistry. Most people think that a Dentist makes Dentures and go along to their existing Dentist for the provision of Dentures. Dentists in general are qualified to conserve and maintain natural teeth and they do not have the same background or training as Denturists. Denturists in the UK have studied in depth the clinical and technical side of Dentures, most denturists have studied for over 10 years for specialist qualifications in this specific area of Dentistry.
Currently in the UK if you need Dentures and have no remaining natural teeth you can go directly to a registered Clinical Dental Technician or Denturist, they will carry out a clinical assessment and provide both the clinical side and technical side of the treatment for you. If you have some remaining natural teeth then the Denturist will work closely with a Dentist will develop a treatment plan for you. As i said before we actually make the Dentistry ourselves as well as doing all the clinical work. as you can imagine this is a completely different service to that of seeing a Dentist who would do the … Read the rest
If you are one of those individuals who have recently lost a missing permanent tooth or have decided to replace a tooth that was lost awhile back and are considering dental implants you should choose your specialist wisely. There are a number of specialists who are able to perform this treatment, but they differ, so you want the see the one that fits your personality, your criteria, and your wallet.
Dental implants are a surgical procedure that involves placing a metallic post into the patient's jawbone and affixing a custom-made artificial crown to it. Since it is a surgical procedure a patient wants to make sure that the specialist has experience with the treatment. The procedure takes precision and a steady hand, so experience will indeed make a difference.
Although they may be certified to perform it does not mean that they have actually performed the treatment before. The more experience that the dental implants specialist has at actually doing the procedure the more successful it will be.
Since the dental implants treatment is a surgical one that's performed by a cosmetic dentist, a person that suffers from dental fear or phobia, as well as, some medical conditions may benefit from choosing a specialist that also practices sedation dentistry.
Some dental implants specialist that will provide this treatment in a single visit. These dental professionals have incorporated CEREC technology into their practice in order to provide patients same day dental implants. By incorporating CEREC into their practice, they are able to create the custom-made crown while they are performing the first step of placing the post.
Other specialists will require patients to wait until the crown is made elsewhere and sent back to the office. During the time that the crown is being formed though, the jawbone and post have … Read the rest
The American Dental Association (ADA has 155,000 member dentists) recognizes nine (9) dental specialties. An accredited Dental Specialist has taken advanced training after graduating from dental school. The specialty training program must be recognized and accredited by the ADA Council on Dental Education at an accredited institution. Most states require a Dental Specialist to limit their practice to their specialty. An accredited Dental Specialist can elect to practice General Dentistry with specialized training. This is not a declared specialist that is limited only to their specialty. A general dentist can provide any dental treatment that they are competent and confident in doing. All of the specialty areas of dentistry can be performed by a general dentist that get the necessary training. That is why the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) was founded with the support of the ADA.
Since 1952 the AGD has served the needs and interests of general dentists. The AGD promotes the oral health of the public and fosters the profitability of general dentists through accredited continuing dental education. The AGD helps general dentists to better serve the public. This is why 35,000 general dentists belong even though they must take accredited continuing education to maintain their membership.
The nine accredited (real) specialties:
2. Oral Pathology
3. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
5. Pediatric Dentistry
8. Public Health Dentistry
9. Oral Radiology & Imaging
Licensed dentists that hold themselves out to be specialists that have not completed an accredited training program in one of the dental specialties at an approved institution may be committing fraud. Most state Dental Practice Acts do not allow dentists to hold themselves out as a specialist in non-recognized / non-accredited "specialty". State Licensing Boards usually only allow the nine (9) ADA approved specialties and use … Read the rest