Dental science and techniques have advanced at a breakneck speed in recent years, and with the advancement in technology and methods comes an even greater need to find the best, most qualified oral health professional possible in order to get the best treatment and best treatment options. After all, patients have the right to ensure that they have access to the most advanced techniques and technologies to achieve optimal function and appearance.
Given all of this, it’s not surprising that so many patients feel challenged when it comes to finding the right dentist for them. However, it’s actually much easier to find the best dentist in an area than many might suspect: simply use the American College of Prosthodontists.
Meet Cosmetic Dental Expert and Board Certified Prosthodontist, Dr. Todd Barsky.
What is the American College of Prosthodontists?
The American College of Prosthodontists is a scientific and medical organization that specializes in advanced dental training and certification. It was founded in 1970, and is a non-profit organization.
The ACP contributes to:
- Developing best practices for dental procedures
- Training to help prosthodontists tackle even the most difficult cases
The American College of Prosthodontists is recognized by the American Dental Association as the group that represents prosthodontic specialists. It is also the only prosthodontic specialty organization that uses education credentials as the standard for membership. It supports the ACP Education foundation, the American Board of Prosthodontists, as well as the Prosthodontic Forum. As a result, they are the best organization to go through for patients who require prosthodontic procedures. Learn more about the ACP online at www.prosthodontics.org.
Prosthodontics is the study of the repair and restoration of damaged or missing teeth and facial structures. The procedures prosthodontics covers goes from the simplest dental fillings to the most complicated dental implant procedures. A prosthodontist is trained in the latest laboratory and clinical procedures, and knows the techniques needed to restore smiles so that they are natural looking and functional.
As a result, prosthodontists are the best people to go to for nearly any dental procedure. While dentists are able to perform some of the procedures that fall under prosthodontics, only board-certified prosthodontists have the training and experience needed to achieve the optimal results from those procedures.
The Difference between a Dentist and a Prosthodontist
Some patients may wonder what is different between a Dentist and a Prosthodontist (member of the American College of Prosthodontists). The difference between these two titles comes down to training and certification.
Both dentists and prosthodontists must complete a degree certified by the American Dental Association, or ADA, but prosthodontists undergo an additional five years of rigorous training and evaluation to become certified. This training and certification means that prosthodontists are better suited to complete more involved procedures while achieving results that will leave patients showing off their newly restored smile.
The Advantages of Using a Prosthodontist
There are a number of advantages to using a board-certified prosthodontist Like Dr. Barsky for dental procedures. The first reason is the training and experience the American College of Prosthodontists ensures all board-certified prosthodontists have. A prosthodontist has been trained in the latest laboratory procedures, which means that they will be able to ensure that patients get the best quality of care possible. Dental laboratory training is vital for many patients who need customized dental products crafted in a lab.
Prosthodontists are also trained in the cutting edge clinical procedures that help get great results while reducing recovery time. Additionally, the clinical training ensures that a prosthodontist will be able to achieve the most natural restoration or repair achievable by modern dental science. This means patients do not only feel better, but also that they look their best.