What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is the American Dental Association (ADA) recognized specialty dedicated to esthetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry. Prosthodontists comprise an elite group of highly trained restorative dentists. Only 4000 out of the 150,000+ dentists in the country are prosthodontists.
After receiving a DMD/DDS degree from a standard four year dental school, prosthodontists complete an addition three-year, full-time post-doctoral program. This rigorous residency program imparts the in-depth knowledge and clinical skills required to support the finest quality restorative practice. Prosthodontists are considered experts in diagnosis and treatment planning, dental esthetics, prosthesis design, occlusion (bite/function), and dental material science. In addition, they work closely with dental technologists and laboratories and are capable of seamless collaboration with other dental and medical specialists. The prosthodontist brings highly specialized restorative skills to a multi-disciplinary “whole patient” approach to patient carer