Ogden Dentist Video #4:
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
In this video, Dr. Jim Ellis, DDS (a dentist in Ogden, Utah) discusses the meaning of cosmetic dentistry.
A cosmetic dentist. This is one of the problems in the dental world right now. You may not think there’s a problem in the dental world, that it’s just drilling and filling. A cosmetic dentist does not exist.
There are 7 recognized specialties from the American Dental Association, and a cosmetic dentist is not one of them. It’s actually illegal to advertise yourself as a cosmetic dentist. All dentists, by nature, want to make your teeth look good, or cosmetically correct, but to say that you are a specialist in cosmetic dentistry does not exist. A dentist may have gotten further training, cosmetic training, to make your teeth look better, and so you can ask your dentist if they have received that training, but there is no specialty for cosmetic dentistry itself. If you have a dentist that is claiming to be a cosmetic dentist, simply ask for some before and after pictures, they may be a very skillful dentist in the area of cosmetic dentistry, but they can’t claim that and you need to check it out beforehand.
Hopefully, this video has answered your question. If you have any other questions, we have a whole library of videos. If there is something that you have that hasn’t been answered, you can feel free to give me a call at (801) 783-3490. Thank you so much and have a good day.