Should Ask Questions – Questions You Should Ask Every Dentist

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Why do treatment plans between dentists vary so much?

Every 3-5 years an article or program will come out showing how dentists across Canada or within the province differ in their approach to dental care and treatment plans. In most cases these reports legitimately show the disparity between treatment modalities offered by dentists to their patients. Headlines like “entrepreneurial dentist” and “Dr. Google” do little to enhance our professional reputation.

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What is smile design?

Smile design is a term that has become popular in recent years. It is used to simply describe the process your dentist goes through to design restorations that make your teeth look good in your face. However, the phrase smile design does not do justice to the skill and expertise required to properly take all design variables into consideration.

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Is my dentist qualified and licensed to practice dentistry?

Recently there has been coverage in the media concerning the fraudulent practice of dentistry in Burnaby British Columbia. Patients had been treated for years by a person with no licence to practice dentistry in B.C. His clinic was found to have inadequate infection control and sterilization equipment placing people treated by him at risk for infection.

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