Prosthodontists are accredited specialists in cosmetic dentistry, but more important they provide the right smile. After graduating from dental school, prosthodontists receive three additional years of rigorous specialty training in a university or hospital ADA accredited graduate program.
If you are seeking cosmetic, implant or reconstructive dental work, you should see a prosthodontist, because prosthodontics is the only specialty recognized by the ADA that is involved with esthetic and cosmetic dental restorations and implant restorations. None of the other specialties are taught both the form and the function of restorative dentistry. Patients should understand the term ‘Cosmetic Dentist’ is not a designated specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. While this term may be very descriptive, it is an attempt by general dentists to get around ADA designated specialties.
Prosthodontists are experts in the dynamics and esthetics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the science of tooth replacement. Of the 170 thousand dentists in the country only about two (2%) percent are trained prosthodontists. So, when your dentist refers you to a prosthodontist you should know you are in well trained hands.
They provide the highest level of dental care being expertly trained in many different clinical disciplines with the anticipation that a working knowledge of various disciplines is necessary to produce optimal results for the patient.
The combination of all these various disciplines rest comfortably within the purview of a prosthodontist’s training and expertise. A comprehensive approach by a prosthodontist as the quarterback is the best way to get your inner confidence boosted, your personality improved and the right smile. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.
Dr. Scheinfeld received her prosthodontics degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1988.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
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