According to an article in “The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association,” cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty. Since by its nature, dentistry’s goal is to improve the appearance and function of teeth, calling yourself a cosmetic dentist doesn’t mean anything and can even be considered as unethical because it’s just used as a way to maket your services to patients. Whether you’re a general dentist, orthodontist or periodontist, your main goal is to improve the appearance, function and health of your patient’s teeth – so there shouldn’t be a distinction.
Do you agree to this? Do you think that dentists shouldn’t refer to themselves as cosmetic dentists just because they only provide whitening, tooth reshaping, bonding, dental bridges, veneers, gum lift and bite reclamation?