There are already a multitude of factors to consider when searching for a dentist: experience, credentials, technology, and even personality can make or break your dental care. When cosmetic dentistry comes into play, the situation becomes even more complex. Since cosmetic services and techniques can vary among practices, it can be difficult to gauge whether your prospective dentist is truly experienced in porcelain veneers or not. Fortunately, your search does not have to be a shot in the dark. By examining a few qualities of dentists in the Philadelphia area, you can find a local cosmetic dentist who can meet and exceed your every need.
Academic and Professional Training
A dentist’s practice will be informed by his training and commitment to the profession. To that end, it is worth considering where your dentist was educated, what sort of degrees he holds, and what, if any, ongoing professional training he receives. Dr. Bruce Wilderman, for example, graduated from Ursinus College with a B.S. in chemistry before receiving his D.D.S. from Temple University. Since then, he has worked in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and received training from both PAC-Live and the Hornbrook Group - both of which focus on maintaining the highest quality of modern cosmetic dentistry practices. For the past 21 years, he has also received ongoing training from the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, in an effort to remain at the forefront of his field.
Simply perusing the services that are readily advertised and available can be a strong indicator of a dentist’s professional experience. If cosmetic dentistry comprises a relatively small portion of the practice, or the dentist is hesitant to boast his experience in the field, it is unlikely that you will receive the best results from that practice. On the other hand, dentists with extensive cosmetic services will probably have the most experience and knowledge regarding your desired treatment.
At Artistic Expressions Dentistry of Doylestown, you may benefit from any of the following cosmetic dentistry techniques:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental bonding
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Zoom!® teeth whitening
- KöR Teeth Bleaching™
- Invisalign® invisible braces
- A comprehensive smile makeover
Accolades and Endorsements
While it is helpful to speak with your prospective dentist and learn about his practice, sometimes the most objective standards of quality are those that come from a third source. Specifically, it is worthwhile to investigate any accolades a dentist has received in the community, attention from local or national media, and personal endorsements from previous patients.
For instance, Dr. Wilderman was recently featured on the FOX morning show as an expert of cosmetic dentistry. He was also voted twice by fellow dentists as Philly Magazine's Top Doctors. On a more personal level, our office has received positive testimonials from patients who have undergone virtually every type of dentistry. From porcelain veneers to dental implants and complete smile makeovers, our patients are happy to have found a practice that is as talented in cosmetic dentistry as it is in general and restorative dentistry. If you are still unsure of Dr. Wilderman’s skill and experience, simply ask any of his previous patients.
Visit Our Office to Learn More
When it comes to your smile, the difference between a mediocre dentist and an exceptional one can make a huge difference. Take the time to learn all you can about your options so that you may benefit from a truly dedicated and knowledgeable cosmetic dentist. Call or email our office to schedule an appointment so that you can see the difference for yourself.