Not all dentists can – or should – be specialists. In fact, when it comes to keeping your family’s smiles healthy and strong for life, you probably want to stick with general dentists like Masters Family Dentistry. Unlike what some people think, when it comes to dentistry, the term “general” is not synonymous with basic. Instead, general indicates a broad range of treatment instead of one, specific specialty. General dentists are highly trained in most areas of dentistry and can offer everything you need including:
And if you rely on our Clinton Township dental office , you even receive the benefits of an on-site, newly remodeled lab for same-day denture relines and repairs.
When a dental procedure such as advanced periodontal care or bone grafting is needed, your general dentist will connect you with a top notch specialist to make sure you get the necessary treatment.
Beyond the Norm –– The Academy of General Dentistry
When looking for a general dentist, it is always a good idea to research their affiliations. Many top general dentists are affiliated with The Academy of General Dentistry. The Academy of General Dentistry, also known as AGD, is the second largest dental association in the United States and includes over 37,000 general dentists from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the only association exclusively representing the needs and interests of general dentists. Both Dr. Alex and Dr. Sophia are members of AGD.
Becoming an AGD Member
Members of the AGD are among the most highly educated dentists in the country. To achieve membership status, general dentists must participate in at least 75 hours of continuing education every three years. And yet, according to AGD surveys, many members average more than 40 hours a year – almost three times the amount required!
How Your Dentist’s AGD Membership Benefits You
Because AGD dentists are so highly trained, you can count on a variety of advanced diagnostic and treatment choices to meet your needs. In addition, the AGD offers a tremendous support network, not only to your dentist, but also to you. Check out the AGD’s consumer website,
www.KnowYourTeeth.com, to search more than 300 oral health topics. You can even post a
dental question. Even better, if you have any questions about general dentistry or your family’s oral health, call Dr. Alex or Sophia Masters at our Clinton Township dental office today!
Not all dentists can – or should – be specialists. In fact, when it comes to keeping your family’s smiles healthy and strong for life, you probably want to stick with general dentists like Masters Family Dentistry. Unlike what some people think, when it comes to dentistry, the term “general”… Read More…