Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

At our family dental practice in Long Island, New York, we believe it is important for our patients to be well-informed when choosing their cosmetic dentist. Skill level and education are first among many factors. Dr. Spinner is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. This is the leading facility for advanced training in cosmetic dentistry. Specialists who have graduated from LVI are highly skilled in assessing your dental status from both a health perspective and a beauty perspective. Their post-graduate training enables them to improve and maintain your dental health while enhancing the attractivenss of your smile.

When choosing a cosmetic dentist, you should thoroughly check into the person's background and skills. A good place to begin is the IACA, The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics. Accreditation with this or similar organizations assures you that your cosmetic dentist holds him/herself to the highest standards and ethical practices.

What else should you look for?
You can study the prospective dentist's website to see what services are offered, what training and professional memberships the dentist has, and how interested the office seems to be in patient education. From the site, you can email to arrange for a consultation.

When you go for your consultation, look around and note such things as:

  • The cleanliness and comfort level of the facility
  • The cooperation and atmosphere among the staff
  • The dentist's level of honesty and communication and how focused he/she is on your individual needs.

What information do you need? During your consultation, it is wise to ask as many questions as possible until you feel comfortable with not only your prospective dentist's answers, but with the overall feel of his personality and the office atmosphere.

  • What types of equipment and dental instruments are used in the practice? A well-qualified dentist will have the best and most up-to-date technology.
  • Ask to see some before and after pictures of his/her work.
  • Find out how long the cosmetic dentist has been in practice.
  • Find out how much experience he/she has in doing the procedures you have in mind for yourself.

Cosmetic dentistry of any kind is a big choice and should be considered very carefully before any final decisions are made. There are many factors in determining which procedure and doctor are right for you. To learn more please read about our cosmetic dental procedures.

When you feel ready, you can take that first step toward your new smile by contacting Dr. Spinner's Long Island cosmetic dentistry office. Let us show you what we can do for you.



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