Why A Prosthodontist
What is a Prosthodontist?
A Prosthodontist is an expert in the restoration and replacement of teeth who specializes in esthetic and reconstructive dentistry.
It is not easy to become a Prosthodontist:
- At least three years of training beyond dental school
- Programs are rigorous, small and highly selective.
- Dentists from all over the world compete for a spot in U.S. Prosthodontic programs
- One of only nine recognized specialties of the American Dental Association
What is a Board Certified Prosthodontist?
The mission of the American Board of Prosthodontics is to certify individuals who have demonstrated special knowledge and skills in prosthodontics. The Board also seeks to certify those who are committed to life-long learning and a lifetime of ethical practices, who value the doctor/patient relationship, who respect those with philosophical, cultural or physical differences and who are committed to the advancement of prosthodontics.
The American Board of Prosthodontics recognizes its responsibility to the profession and to the public and accepts this responsibility through the administration of an examination designed to identify individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes deemed important to those who will be called Diplomates of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Benefits of a Prosthodontist:
- Not all dentists have the training you need
- Some perform reconstructive dental work after just a weekend course on a procedure
- Prosthodontists are true specialists
- Rigorous education beyond dental school
- Unique understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacement
Who should go to a Prosthodontist?
You should go to a Prosthodontist if you:
- Demand high esthetic results
- Want someone to treat you who has undergone rigorous training
- Have complex needs
- Need someone to oversee a procedure with more than one specialist