How can you choose a good 'cosmetic dentist'?
To begin with, as discussed in the book, there is not a recognized specialty in cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry. Any dentist may call him/herself a 'cosmetic dentist' and it simply implies the doctor has an interest in promoting services that are appearance related. While some situations can be treated appropriately with porcelain veneers, it is important to know when other choices may be better. Check out some of the author's insider tips on this website.
The author is currently looking at the role of dental associations in their level of responsibility related to harm that has occurred to patients participating in training programs where malpractice insurance was invalid. This put both the patient and the dentist at serious risk. The dental association may have failed to protect the public from activities that it knew were risky.