There are many dentists, but how do you find the right one for you? It may be helpful to understand a little bit about what a dentist does and a history of the profession. At 53 Vernon, we are happy to welcome our newest resident: Dentist Wood Green – Family Practice.
Pierre Bouchard was the first dentist to write out a complete description of the profession of Dentistry. He is considered the father of dentistry due to this. Commercial Dentistry began to become more popular during the 1700s. In addition, dentistry for families began to increase in popularity. Over the years, many dental practices have changed and continue to improve.
Everything from the dentists’ chair to the tools used, to the kinds of procedures performed have changed drastically over the years. All dentists must complete a large amount of schooling.
If you want to become a dentist, you must complete High School with many courses in biology and physics. Then, you must complete a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on medicine, physiology, or organic chemistry. After you finish your 4 year term getting your bachelor’s degree, you are ready to apply to dental school.
All students that apply to dental school must take the dental admissions test, or the DAT. The American Dental Association recommends that all those who want to become a dentist take the DAT at least a year before they apply for admission to dental school. The reason for this is the competitiveness of dental school and the amount of people trying to get in.
Once you graduated from dental school, you can either go into practice, or you can continue to pursue further schooling. This additional training will allow you to perform different kinds of specialties. Depending on the specialty that you choose it can range anywhere from an additional two to seven years of training in that particular specialty.
Dentists are also required to participate in various kinds of education throughout their career to make sure that they are up to date on the dental practices relevant to their field. If you are going to visit a dentist, you want to make sure that they are up-to-date with the latest technology and training, right?
One of the specialties you can go into is the study of dental epidemiology and dental health policies. This falls under the category of dental Public Health. Endodontics, is the study of what is inside the tooth. Going into an endodontic specialization allows you to perform root canal surgery and to study diseases involving the dental pulp, the interior part of the tooth.
Periodontics is another specialty that many dentists add to their qualifications. Periodontology is the study of the gums. This includes the study of diseases of the gums, and treatment for gum diseases such as gingivitis. It also includes the placement of dental implants since they are attached to the gums.
Cosmetic dentistry is another interesting branch of the dental field. This branch of dentistry focuses more on aesthetic appearance and making teeth look better. This includes orthodontics, which is the straightening of the teeth. Orthodontics is the field where you learn how to put braces on people’s teeth so that they are straighter and look better. Another part of cosmetic dentistry is laser whitening. Straight white teeth are considered attractive and physically appealing. So, cosmetic dentistry deals with these various aspects of your teeth and helping you look your best.
You can visit their website here: http://dentistwoodgreen.co.uk
We are happy to have Dentist Wood Green joining us in the building here at 53 Vernon and look forward to seeing them around!