What is cosmetic dentistry?

  • (noun): The branch of dentistry dealing with the appearance of the teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite. Many dentists refer to themselves as "cosmetic dentists" regardless of their specific education, specialty, training, and experience in this field. This has been considered unethical with a predominant objective of marketing to patients. The American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a formal specialty area of dentistry. However, there are still dentists that promote themselves as cosmetic dentists.

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Some articles on cosmetic dentistry:

American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry
... The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), founded in December 1984 by Dr ... is the world's largest organization for cosmetic dental professionals ... information from the international field of cosmetic dentistry ...
Cosmetic Dentistry - Credentialing
... American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is the largest international dental organization in the world, composed ... in order to keep up-to-date with all of the advancements in cosmetic dental techniques and technology ... the AACD was formed and has filled the dire need for credentialing in cosmetic dentistry ...