- There's been a significant rise in people seeking cosmetic dentistry
- There's also been a surge in number of cases of negligence or disappointed outcomes
- Under-qualified practitioners are trying to cash in
- Many dentists claim to be "cosmetic dentists" without any additional credentialing, experience or expertise
When you are seeking a cosmetic dental procedure, do your homework. Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and managing partner of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners recommends that, "you double check and make sure your dentist is qualified". In fact, seek the services of a prothodontist. Prosthodontists have 3 more years of training and expertise than a general dentist. And anyone can call themselves a cosmetic dentist.
In the past five years there has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking cosmetic dentistry - and a similar surge in the number of cases of negligence as under-qualified practitioners cash in.
There is a huge rise in cases involving cosmetic dentistry because so many people want to emulate that Hollywood smile that dentists now see cosmetic dentistry as a lucrative sideline.
There are no controls - any qualified dentist can set themselves up as a cosmetic dentist without further specialist training.
Dr. Johnson wants you to be an educated patient. He will educate you on the procedures that are right for you, and he encourages you to get several opinions. But most of all, he is interested in having you find the best and most qualified dentist to meet your needs and for you to be satisfied with your beautiful, new, pain-free smile.
For more information on cosmetic dentistry or the difference a prosthodontist can make, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners.
Excerpts – DailyMail