Visiting a dentist that stays on the cutting edge of dentistry can do wonders for your smile. When your Lees Summit dentist continues to train in the newest procedures, preventative care, cosmetic dentistry services, and even more aggressive dental procedures can translate to more comfort. When looking for the best in Lees Summit dental care, look for a dentist that believes in continuing education.
How passionate is the dentist about the field of dentistry? Although Missouri only requires 50 hours of continuing education every two years, does the dentist attend extra hours of continuing education? Part of your research to find the right dentist includes asking about their background education and which technologies they employ.
Does the dentist hold certifications and proficiencies in endodontics (root canals), oral surgery (tooth extractions), periodontics (gum diseases), and cosmetic dentistry (veneers, whitening, inlays, onlays, and more)? A well-rounded dentist should also be schooled in preventative dentistry and TMJ disorders. A family dentist will have a personal touch with children, too.
Being trained in all dental solutions does not make for a good dentist if they are not up on the current technologies. Your dentist should have CEREC training—This training makes it possible for you to have a permanent crown made in the office, eliminating the need for you to go home with a temporary crown and return in two weeks to hope the permanent crown will fit properly. For those needing teeth straightening, the dentist you choose should be trained in using the Invisalign treatment, the cutting-edge invisible teeth aligners. Even when it comes to preventative services, does the dentist offer Sealants? Sealants are a simple procedure that involves painting a tooth-colored acrylic coating on the surface of the tooth. This protects the enamel from acids and plaque by “sealing” the deep grooves of the teeth.
Finally, does the dentist believe in community involvement? In our local area, it’s important that the dentist has a good reputation. You’ll know this by the way they give back to the community. Perhaps the dentist that interests you participates in helping underprivileged children to receive dental care. Or perhaps the dentist facilitates training dental assistants in the Lees Summit area.
You’ll find all these qualities in Dr. Sonal Bhoot, the Dental Expressions Lees Summit dentist. She has over ten years of experience and is an active member of the Kansas Dental Association and the Missouri Dental Association, and the ADA (American Dental Association) and the AGD (Academy of General Dentistry). To find out more about Dr. Bhoot’s Lees Summit dental care, visit DentalExpressionSmile.com.
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