The World Health Organization defines General Dentistry as “the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth”.
According to Wikipedia :
A dentist is a healthcare professional qualified to practice dentistry after graduating with a degree of either Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Bachelor of Dentistry (BDent), Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc), or Bachelor of Dental Surgery/Chirurgiae (BDS) or (BChD) or equivalent.
In most western countries, to become a qualified dentist one must usually complete at least 4 years of postgraduate study. Generally, 2 years of clinical experience working with patients in an educational setting are required.
If you have a need for family or cosmetic dentistry in the Alexandria area, please give our practice a call. We are Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, and our family dentistry office is located at:
8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria, VA 22306
We practice family dentistry in the city of Alexandria. We provide family dentistry services to the greater Mt. Vernon area, which includes general dentistry services for anyone in the cities of Springfield, Washington DC or Annandale.
Give us a call at 703-360-5881 to schedule a dentistry appointment in Alexandria, or to ask questions about our general and cosmetic dentistry practices such as teeth whitening or dental veneers.