Not every cosmetic dentist has the same level of knowledge, experience, and training. When researching a cosmetic dentist in your area, you should take care to examine their background and credentials. Dentists who are members in certain professional organizations indicate that they are not only taking an active role in the dental community, but that they are continuously advancing their knowledge and staying on top of innovations and new technology.
AACD-Accredited Cosmetic Dentists
Cosmetic dentists who are accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) have completed an extensive written examination, oral examination, and clinical case examination. The AACD will only accredit a cosmetic dentist if they:
- Have passed every examination
- Are dedicated to continuing education
- Produce exceptional work in the field of cosmetic dentistry
- Adhere to essential cosmetic dentistry protocols
Dr. Chung is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry
Because general dentistry is such an essential foundation for cosmetic dentistry treatments, it is also in your best interest to determine whether or not the cosmetic dentist you are considering has fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Fellowship in the AGD indicates that a dentist has completed at least 500 hours of approved continuing education, the AGD examination, and has been an active member for at least three years.
Dr. Chung is a fellow of the AGD. You can trust him to approach your smile holistically, paying attention to the beauty, health, and function of your smile all at the same time.
The Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies
Dr. Chung has also graduated from the Las Vegas Institute (LVI), a prestigious dental school where many cosmetic dentists continue their education and stay abreast of technological advancements in dentistry. If a dentist is affiliated with LVI, this means that they have been trained in advanced skills, and are held to an extremely high aesthetic standard of dental care.
Your smile is an investment: make sure it is given the highest quality care by choosing the right cosmetic dentist.
If you have further questions about the cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, or general dentistry services that Dr. Chung provides, please contact Softouch Dental Care today to schedule a personal consultation by calling 703-319-6990. Softouch Dental Care serves Oakton, Reston, Tysons Corner, Herndon, Arlington, Fairfax, Washington D.C., and patients throughout Northern Virginia.