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Although cosmetic dentists utilize the same underlying dental knowledge and skills that a general dentist uses, there are numerous differences between the two. Cosmetic dentistry is truly a combination of technical skill and artistic ability – and the success of each cosmetic procedure (and the beauty of your smile) is in the hands of the dentist you choose. That is why it is so important to know how to find the best cosmetic dentist to meet your needs.
Licensed cosmetic dentists need more than just a medical degree in dentistry – they must complete advance training at accredited dental institutes for every area of cosmetic dentistry they practice. You want to find a cosmetic dentist who has attended the best schools in the country. The most famous and prestigious of these educational institutes is the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where Dr. Holley trained to become an LVI dentist and continues to attend advanced courses.
In addition to an excellent educational resume, the cosmetic dentist you select should also be an active member of the dental community. This attribute is important because it demonstrates his or her commitment and passion for the profession. Dr. Holley is currently a member of The American Dental Association, The Texas Dental Association, The Capital Area Dental Society, and The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentist.
Once you have found a few qualified cosmetic dentists in your area, it is always a good idea to validate each person’s credentials and make sure there are no pending malpractice suits against him or her. You can do both by contacting the County Clerk’s office associated with each dentist’s office location.
Lastly, you should obtain before and after photos for the procedures you would like to undergo. In doing this, you can see for yourself the kind of quality to expect.
If you are located in the Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown, Texas area and you would like to improve your smile for any reason, contact us today to schedule a complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation.