Cosmetic dentistry is not an ADA-recognized specialty. In order to be a recognized specialty a discipline must demonstrate 6 requirements, of which in pertinent part,
[t]he specialty must document scientifically, by valid and reliable statistical evidence/studies, that it: (a) actively contributes to new knowledge in the field; (b) actively contributes to professional education; (c) actively contributes to research needs of the profession; and (d) provides oral health services for the public; all of which are currently not being met by general practitioners or dental specialists.
These requirements as they relate to a post-graduate dental degree are fulfilled by the specialty in prosthodontics. So the next time you read about a dentist claiming to be a ‘cosmetic dentist’, you need question by ‘who’s’ authority or recognition does he or she make that claim, because it doesn’t exist.
Prosthodontists make up less than 2% of all the dentists in the United States. Dr. Scheinfeld is an Emory University trained prosthodontist and has practiced in metro Atlanta since 1988. Go with a “PRO”.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
- Sandy Springs: Restorative Implant Dentist (therightsmile.wordpress.com)
- ADA Accredited Prosthodontist is Your Cosmetic Dentist: Buckhead Atlanta (therightsmile.wordpress.com)
- Sandy Springs Dentist Novy Scheinfeld is a Prosthodontist. (therightsmile.wordpress.com)
- Dentist Dunwoody: How Do You Find a Good Dentist? (therightsmile.wordpress.com)
 ADA News November 5, 2012, Pg. 27.