cosmetic dentist

What’s Required to be a Cosmetic Dentist?

Kingston TN

While any dentist can offer cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry, not every dentist has the credentials and extensive training necessary to be considered the best-qualified to conduct aesthetic procedures. And let’s face it: when you have someone working on your smile – one of the first things people notice when they see or meet us – you want the best of the best!

A cosmetic dentist is one who focuses on enhancing the aesthetics of your teeth and knows every possible treatment if you are unhappy with your smile. In addition to teeth-whitening procedures, dental crowns and tooth replacements, a cosmetic dentist can also straighten your teeth and may offer porcelain veneers or other restorations to correct cracks or color. Our Kingston cosmetic dentist at LakeView Dental Arts, Dr. Jamie Walmsley, shares on today’s blog exactly what goes into becoming a cosmetic dentist and why it’s important to choose one with quality credentials and training.

Formal Education

Most cosmetic dentists possess a Doctor of Dentistry Surgery (DDS) or a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree after completing an authorized, four-year dental school. As part of their education, dental students learn general dentistry, covering topics like oral pathology, anesthesia and dental surgery. Students pursuing careers in cosmetic dentistry endure additional, rigorous clinical training and academic instruction.

Dr. Walmsley is a local graduate from Midway High School and earned degrees from Hiawassee, MTSU, and The University of TN at Memphis School of Dentistry. He has undergone hundreds of hours of continuing education in cosmetic and implant dentistry and has invested in the latest technology, equipment and training to perform restorative procedures.

Continuing Education

Cosmetic dentists may decide to pursue further training through fellowships, residencies or advanced courses after completing rigorous study and training to hone their skills and gain expertise in aesthetic procedures like implant dentistry. Many dentists also attend conferences, seminars and other training in upcoming dental-industry advancements.

Dr. Walmsley continuously updates his knowledge of the most cutting-edge dental techniques, procedures and conveniences of contemporary dentistry. He offers custom cosmetic smile makeovers, porcelain dental veneers, composite and no-prep veneers, crowns, bridges, bonding, laser gum recontouring, teeth bleaching, Invisalign invisible braces and dental implants.

Why Does a Cosmetic Dentist Need So Much Education and Training?

Dentistry is a practice requiring anatomical knowledge and precision when administering treatments. Your mouth is a complex cavern that requires multiple techniques to protect and restore its health. Through significant education and training, our Harriman dentists create award-winning smiles, and our patients enjoy quality results because they chose a highly-trained and experienced dentist.

Cosmetic Dentist in Kingston, Harriman and Rockwood, TN

When you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, always research dentists you may use. Cosmetic dentists with rigorous training and continued education can provide quality services with astounding results. For more information about our cosmetic-dentistry offerings and how they can help improve your smile, call LakeView Dental Arts at (865) 376-9687, or contact us online to request an appointment at our Kingston office.

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