What is the difference between a specialty dentist and a family dentist?
Sometimes the word “dentist” is all you need to know when speaking of your dental needs. Other times, you will need to see a specialist. For example, if you need to have an issue with a tooth or an area of the mouth that requires special testing or treatment a specialist may need to be involved.
A specialist in dentistry is a master of a specific field in dentistry. After receiving a dental degree, a general dentist can choose to specialize through additional schooling. Depending on the field, specializing may require two to six years beyond the four years required for a general dental license.
Family (general) practitioners accept patients of any age and gender. Family dentistry is not necessary referred to any specific area of dentistry. It focuses on education and dental prevention considering costs and a wide array of treatments.
At My Family Dentistry we realize that family dental costs can be high, especially if you don’t have the right knowledge about preventative dentistry. We’ll educate you on the latest preventive techniques that you can practice, so when you come in you can smile with confidence during your checkups!
Dr. Wesley Mullins takes time to learn about every member of your family in detail because dental problems can occur during different times of our lives. We will create a plan for dental health in our office and at your home to ensure proper oral care and savings for all family members.
Call us today to make an appointment and we will ensure that every member of your family will have a confident smile and healthy teeth!
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