SELECTING YOUR COSMETIC DENTIST
Cosmetic dentistry is a rapidly changing area of dentistry; it is important to thoroughly investigate any procedure you are considering.
Selecting a cosmetic dentist is an important step in this process. When choosing a cosmetic dentist, a number of factors should be considered.
Among the most important are the training and experience of the dentist. Cosmetic dentists with the most training and experience include those who are members of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE).
A cosmetic dentist who is an Accredited Member of ACE has completed extensive advanced training and education and is involved in a constantly evolving continuing education program.
You will find that ACE dentists are great at making their patients feel comfortable and have a pleasant chair-side manner.
The staffs of ACE cosmetic dentists also undergo rigorous continuing education and are subject to the high standards of the ACE dentists themselves.
You can expect that the dentists, as well as the staff of the dental offices, will go out of their way to develop a rapport with all patients so that they feel comfortable getting cosmetic dentistry treatments done.
If you are feeling uncertain about the treatment plan you are interested in feel free to ask your dental team lots of questions so they can attempt to alleviate some of your fears or anxieties regarding your procedure.
You should feel comfortable with the level of detail and the explanations provided to you so you can make an educated decision about your dental treatment as well as your investment.
There are other recommendations you should take into consideration when selecting a cosmetic dentist that is right for you including:
- Before and After Photos– Check out the real-life photos of the work your desired dentist has performed and see if it meets your standard.
- Continuing Education– Research if your dentist has taken the necessary continuing dental education courses that make them an expert on the procedure(s) you are considering. You will find that most ACE dentists exceed the amount of continuing education hours by large numbers as they are extremely dedicated to providing the best in patient care.
- Accreditation– Accreditations come with continuing education and rigorous examination processes. Your dentist should exhibit technical proficiency in cosmetic dentistry and meet the standards set forth by the appropriate institutions.
The Next Step: Talk with a Cosmetic Dentist
Since every case is different, it is highly important that you consult with a cosmetic dentist and figure out what procedure you need.
Speaking with a cosmetic dentist will provide you with information on costs, expectations and alternative dental options.
Use the ACE cosmetic dentist profiles and office profiles to find a cosmetic dentist near you and set up a consultation to find out exactly what you need.
Whether you are interested in teeth whitening, veneers, braces, dental implants or even a complete smile makeover, ACE dentists will guide you through the process of improving your oral health and appearance.