NoBull Dental will be your personal hiring manager by interviewing dental candidates, diving deep into dentists’ backgrounds, and finding you your ideal dentist on your behalf based on your needs and values. The final candidate we deliver to you will be the dentist that is best suited for you. NoBull Dental is a trusted, transparent company that knows what to look for in dentists because we are dentists. Do you really know your dentist?
Let’s talk about dentists for a minute.
How does a dentist choose a dentist? They do not rely on online reviews. They will leverage their years of experience and network to find a provider who best fits their needs. Why should you settle for anything less?
Is your smile the same as anyone else's? No! So don't let just anyone work on your teeth.
Not all dentists are equally talented and trained. As industry experts, NoBull Dental has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Dentists have a few tricks they use when marketing themselves to new patients. Subjective reviews and “Best of” magazines are ways they try to win over the patient’s trust.
We have rigorous standards in place that help us find the best dentist for your unique needs.
How We Evaluate Our Dentists
Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Some dentists do the bare minimum, while others truly invest themselves in their careers and the profession. Arguably, dentists who accrue more continuing education (CE) hours are more committed to learning and providing the best care for their patients. It is not uncommon for more experienced dentists to have fewer hours of continuing education (CE) due to the diminishing returns on education these experienced dentists would receive.
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) / American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Status
These dentists have high numbers of continuing education (CE) hours and have passed rigorous standards that differentiate them from others. These dentists set themselves apart because of their commitment to education, training, their patients, and their profession.
Keep in mind that a great dentist can come from a lower-ranked school and a poor dentist can come from a top-ranked school.
Years in Practice
However, experienced dentists usually have more procedural repetitions and a wider experience base. Their chairside manner can be measured by the experience of their patients.
Dentists who have committed a significant amount of time and money into training at these higher education institutions are committed to their profession and may provide a higher standard of care.
Better technology – and being properly trained in how to use it – enables a dentist to see a patient’s problem more clearly. Modern technology may also provide a safer and more comfortable experience for the patient.
General dentists can perform some specialty procedures, like extractions and root canal therapy. A general dentist may offer a specialty procedure because he has extensive experience and training in a particular treatment — though some general dentists may offer a specialty procedure because of extra time in their schedule.
If a doctor can treat a patient immediately, it makes financial sense to the doctor and is convenient for the patient. The best of intentions but could potentially produce a substandard result.
It is not uncommon for the standard of care of a specialist to be higher than that of a general dentist. General dentists who lack advanced training in some procedures, or simply believe the patient would be better served by a specialist, often refer patients to specialists.
Dental specialists include:
- Dentofacial orthopedists
- Pedodontists (children’s dentists)
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
Note that cosmetic dentists and implant dentists are not deemed, specialists. Any dentist can perform both or either treatment. Prosthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons are the specialists usually referred to for implant placement.