What is General Dentistry?
(General Dentistry is one of nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.) A general dentist is your primary dental care provider. Alpharetta dentist, Dr. Robert Woods, works with his patients to diagnose, treat and prevent oral diseases to help promote oral health. Rather than just specializing in one particular area, a general dentist is able to provide a wide range of services such as tooth cleaning, restorative care, dentures, crowns, inlays, implants, orthodontics, cosmetic procedures and more.
In addition to treating oral health problems as they arise, Dr. Woods can provide preventive care to help protect you from periodontal disease and decay. In general, poor oral health is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for poor overall health. Studies show a correlation between gum disease and major health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
Training for General Dentists
In the United States, a general dentist will have attended one of sixty dental schools and must have passed a specialized Dental Admission Test before training to become a General Dentist. Upon getting licensed, a general dentist may be a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). A general dentist must also pass a licensing examination in order to be authorized to practice in any state, including Alpharetta, GA.
While there is some confusion between the differences of a DMD and a DDS degree, both require your general dentist to have completed the same rigorous training and passed the same licensing examinations. A general dentist with a DMD simply went to a different school than a general dentist with a DDS. The training and expertise conferred by the two degrees is exactly the same.
If you live in Alpharetta, Atlanta or the surrounding area and have a dental emergency, we are here to help right now. Call us at 770-551-0808
Our office can meet all your general dentistry needs here in the Alpharetta area. Let us help you prevent oral health issues and keep your smile healthy.
The Best Technology
The key to better oral health and treatment is being able to diagnose problems early on and treat them effectively. We have the latest technology in our office including 3D Imaging.