How to choose a Dentist ?

Dr. Parvin Carter

Your mouth is more than just a beautiful smile; it is the
gateway to your body and your health. Your oral ecology,
including cleanings, previous dental work, fillings, extractions, root canals and
cavitations are serious subjects that deserve thoughtful and well-informed
consideration. Your teeth, gums, jaw bone, lips, palate, tongue and cheeks are
intimately connected with the rest of your body so it is important that you find an
intelligent and compassionate dentist who practices with the leading edge of optimal
dental options and will help you decide with discernment.The American Dental Association offers these suggestions for choosing your dentist:

  • Ask family, friends, neighbors or co-workers for recommendations.
  • Ask your family physician or local pharmacist.
  • If you’re moving, your current dentist may be able to make a recommendation.
  • Call or write your local or state dental society. Your local and state dental societies also may be listed in the telephone directory under “dentists” or “associations.”
  • Use ADA.org’s ADA Member Directory to search for dentists in your area.

When you have a list of prospective dentist call and visit several before making an appointment.Just see how clean the office is, how personable staffs are and check the record of dentist’s achievements and continuing education.

Your dentist has a duty to communicate truthfully.

This principle expresses the concept that professionals have a duty to be honest and trustworthy in their dealings with people. Under this principle, the dentist’s primary obligations include respecting the position of trust inherent in the dentist-patient relationship, communicating truthfully and without deception, and maintaining intellectual integrity.

In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 300 patients with Invisalign.

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