What is a cosmetic dentist called?

A Fundamental Role in the Cosmetic Industry

We usually call a dentist a “Cosmetic Dentist” when they have a special interest in cosmetic procedures and the majority of treatment carried out by the clinician is cosmetic in nature aimed at improving the smile.

There is really no other professional title given to a cosmetic dentist other than ‘Cosmetic Dentist” or “Aesthetic Dentist”.

Cosmetic dentistry has a significant impact on a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Many people have found it easier to progress in their careers and lives with even simple smile enhancements. For this reason much of the cosmetic choices of treatment are an elective and optional procedure.

Indeed, the beauty and cosmetic industry has grown enormously over the last 30 years which has driven a boom in the demand for cosmetic dental treatments. There is now a wide spectrum of treatments that fall under the umbrella term of “Cosmetic Dentistry”.

These fall into the subject areas of Orthodontics, Veneers, Restorative Dentistry and Implants to name a few. Any dentist that performs these treatments for the purpose of improving the aesthetics is called a Cosmetic Dentist.

There are many aspects of a Cosmetic Dentist that is needed in order to perform high-quality cosmetic dentistry. These include:

All the dentists at the Perfect Smile Studios are members of the largest professional organization in cosmetic dentistry called the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

  • Attendance of advanced post-graduate courses and training in cosmetic dentistry and various associated aspects of cosmetic dentistry such as treatment planning, implants, orthodontics (teeth straightening), periodontology (gums), cosmetic treatments and bite (occlusion). This means that it is important not to only learn about the cosmetic dental treatments but also on how those cosmetic treatments apply to the various cases and how they compliment each other. For this to occur knowledge in other areas of dentistry is also vital. This provides dentistry that is not only aesthetic but also that which is functional and stable in the mouth.
  • Years of experience that facilitate their advice and provide the dentist with unique clinical skills. A highly skilled cosmetic dentist is important for long lasting work.
  • Knowledge of the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry. This enables our dentists to provide dentistry that is comfortable, cost-effective and long lasting.
  • Our dentists have a philosophy of conservation and preservation of teeth. This means that any recommended dentistry will be aimed at looking after your teeth for the long term so that you can have a great smile that is based upon a healthy foundation.

In order to become a member the dentist needs to have accomplished a certain number of learning hours in specific fields of dentistry including Cosmetic Treatment Planning, Cosmetic Smile Makeover and Occlusion (bite).

Our dentists include past and current president, committee members and board of directors of the BACD. They have been trained not only in the UK but also in Europe and the USA.

Due to their experience they now teach many other dentists their knowledge and experience in cosmetic dentistry. Indeed, some of our dentists have a huge professional following on social media like Instagram. Follow us today for more offers and news.

Our team take great pride in building a strong, oral foundation for our patients and then offering a range of cosmetic treatments that can straighten or improve your teeth.

If you’d like more information on our services, you can visit our London or Hertfordshire consulting rooms by booking a free consultation with us today.