Monday, May 25, 2015

Your Dental Tourism Dentist Wants a Panoramic X-ray. Say What? By Certified Doctors & Dentists Internationale'

PANORAMIC or tomographic x-rays are important when considering dental implants, 4 on1, oral surgery and other procedures involving the face, jaw, upper spine etc.
Dental patients considering dental travel as a solution to their dental healthcare crisis are often unaware of the importance of having a strange (well, new since 1985) x-ray referred to as a pano by dentists.

Panoramic radiographs (aka or tomographic x-ray) show an ear to ear 180 degree view of the patient’s jaws and all the teeth as well as much of the head and neck anatomy.

The machine used is different than the standard x-ray unit as the patient generally stands while the x-ray unit travels on a semi-circular track around the patient’s head.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Cosmetic Dentistry is not a recognized dental specialty according to the American Dental Association...

Patients cannot find genuine Board Certified cosmetic dentists in the US - but they exist..

By David Mandich

In the US - cosmetic dentistry is not an American Dental Association (ADA) recognized specialty and any dentist can purchase a dental whitening machine, double their prices overnight and legally call themselves a Cosmetic Dentist Specialist. Some join the various associations of cosmetic dentists in the US and hang their membership certificate on their salon wall for added credibility. 

The fact is - anyone can join some of these cosmetic dentist associations so long as they pay the membership fees.  Dental students, dental lab technicians, dental suppliers, general dentists and even the 3 Stooges would be welcome. 

Consumer protection laws in the US have not caught on to the cosmetic dentistry gimmick that many general dentists in the US use to promote themselves with.  How can they be charged with misrepresentation when cosmetic dentistry as a specialist field does not exist in the eyes of the American Dental Association?