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Every dentist has to undertake a 5-year undergraduate course at university
Different universities have different programs. Some of the top universities will provide a superior level of training and a better understanding of the treatment protocols and techniques. This gives a dentist the basic foundational knowledge.
Thereafter, the dentist is required to do a one year vocational training program whereby they work as a salaried dentist for a dental practice. As part of this program they also attend various lectures and training on additional components of dentistry. Dentistry – Top UK University Subject Tables and Rankings 2019 – Complete University Guide.
After these six years, the dentist is pretty much left to their own devices as to what other further education and learning they acquire
However, in an ever changing world of new innovations and methods in practically every field of dentistry, it is vital that a dentist remains at the forefront of such modernisations.
The General Dental Council have a specific requirement of a certain number of learning hours that a dentist and dental team must acquire over the course of every five years. There are also standards of practice that all dentists must adhere to.
The dentists that are part of the Perfect Smile Studios have all done numerous courses and learning programs in various fields of dentistry. They have all invested heavily in advanced post-graduate education which has given them the competitive edge since they have better and fuller understanding of cosmetic and other treatment procedures.
In order to do dentistry well, our dentists have acquired knowledge, skills and experience in collaborative areas such as bite (occlusion), smile designing, orthodontics, implants and cosmetic treatments.
Due to this experience in learning over the last 30-40 years our dentists have become renowned clinicians with much respect from their fellow professionals.
They have also become highly recognized in the industry and now serve on various committees and organisations.
One is the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), the largest cosmetic organization in the UK – we have at least 5 Board of Directors and 2 past and current presidents.
In order to be a member of the BACD every dentist must carry out extensive learning of a certain number of hours in specific fields of dentistry. There is also an accreditation process whereby the dentist has to demonstrate their skill and knowledge.
Thereafter, their work is reviewed and judged by their fellow peers.
We also have dentists who have been on the judging panel of various accolades and awards in the industry.
All of our dentists are also trainers, professional speakers and authors to numerous professional articles. Meet our team of dentists.
The most important skill of all that we believe to be the secret to our success is customized Treatment Planning.
Knowledge and experience is required to make sure that the treatment selected to be part of the Treatment Plan is highly compatible with the patient’s unique set of circumstances – the more compatible the better the outcome of the treatment and the chances for long lasting dentistry. Treatment Planning is a huge field of dentistry and requires a considerable amount of learning.