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  • Distance: 13.55 mi
    4201 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Distance: 13.55 mi
    5000 Ep True Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Clinton Timmerman, DDS 170 Points

    Heritage Creek Dental
    Distance: 13.69 mi
    11088 Hickman Road
    Clive, IA 50325
  • 10 Points

    Distance: 13.69 mi
    2375 Berkshire Parkway
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    12119 Stratford Drive
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    1890 Northwest 150th Court
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    2375 Berkshire Parkway
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    14226 Wildwood
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    12119 Stratford Drive
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    8565 Harbach Boulevard Suite 104
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    2375 Berkshire Parkway
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    8450 Hickman Road Suite 19
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    8555 Harbach Boulevard
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    1601 Northwest 114th Street Suite 351
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    1250 Northwest 142nd Street
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    1601 Northwest 114th
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 13.69 mi
    12119 Stratford Drive
    Clive, IA 50325
  • Distance: 16.07 mi
    1326 Sunset Drive
    Norwalk, IA 50211
  • Distance: 16.07 mi
    1101 Chatham Avenue
    Norwalk, IA 50211
  • Distance: 16.07 mi
    1101 Chatham Avenue
    Norwalk, IA 50211
  • Distance: 16.07 mi
    2521 Sunset Dr Suite #2
    Norwalk, IA 50211
  • Distance: 16.07 mi
    1101 Chatham Avenue
    Norwalk, IA 50211
  • 190 Points

    Distance: 17.11 mi
    309 South Main Street
    Grimes, IA 50111
  • Distance: 17.11 mi
    5502 Miehe Drive
    Grimes, IA 50111
  • Distance: 17.11 mi
    1541 South 3rd Street Suite 300
    Grimes, IA 50111
  • Distance: 17.11 mi
    12001 Northwest 58th Avenue
    Grimes, IA 50111
  • Distance: 17.11 mi
    309 South Main Street
    Grimes, IA 50111
  • Distance: 17.11 mi
    309 South Main Street
    Grimes, IA 50111
  • Distance: 17.11 mi
    309 South Main Street
    Grimes, IA 50111
  • Distance: 18.71 mi
    Highway 69 Main Avenue
    Huxley, IA 50124
  • Distance: 18.71 mi
    602 North Main Avenue
    Huxley, IA 50124
  • Distance: 19.54 mi
    600 Linn Street
    Slater, IA 50244
  • 70 Points

    Distance: 20.34 mi
    215 West Ashland Avenue
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • 70 Points

    Distance: 20.34 mi
    221 West Ashland Avenue
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    204 South Howard Street
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    212 North Buxton Street
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    200 North B Street
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    212 North Buxton Street
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    108 Buxton Place
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    201 East Salem Avenue
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    401 West Ashland Avenue
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    212 North Buxton Street
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    204 South Howard Street
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Distance: 20.34 mi
    212 North Buxton Street
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • 30 Points

    Distance: 21.83 mi
    238 Highway 6
    Waukee, IA 50263
  • 30 Points

    Distance: 21.83 mi
    550 Southeast University Avenue
    Waukee, IA 50263
  • 10 Points

    Distance: 21.83 mi
    550 Southeast University Avenue
    Waukee, IA 50263
  • Distance: 21.83 mi
    550 Southeast University Avenue
    Waukee, IA 50263
  • Distance: 21.83 mi
    85 North Warrior Lane
    Waukee, IA 50263
  • Distance: 21.83 mi
    85 North Warrior Lane
    Waukee, IA 50263

Dentist Info

Dentist Summary:
Dentistry is the practice of taking care of teeth and gums. There are several specializations of dentistry such as oral surgery or periodontics. Dentists provide services such as general cleanings, cavity fillings and tooth caps.

Dentist FAQs:
What is a

Dentist

?
A Dentist is a health care professional qualified to practice dentistry, which is the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth.

General Dentistry is the only non-specialty field of Dentistry thereby, a general Dentist typically does not focus on any particular discipline within dentistry, and instead provides basic care within a variety of disciplines.

However, a general Dentist can, and often does, further his training in one or more specialty areas (such as surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, etc.). As a result, there can be a great deal of variation between the level of skill in different disciplines from dentist to dentist, however all dentists must achieve a certain degree of skill in various disciplines in order to graduate from dental school and earn licensure.

A General Dentist, unlike a specialist, can choose which services he will provide and which he will refer to specialists. If a general Dentist falls into the majority, he will perform restorative, prosthetic, routine endodontic therapy, routine periodontal therapy, and simple exodontia, as well as performing examinations. A general Dentist falling into the minority might feel comfortable treating more complex cases, as well as placing implants and extracting third molars (among many other procedures frequently referred to specialists).

What type of education or degrees does a Dentist need?
In most western countries, to become a qualified Dentist one must usually complete a minimum of 4 years of postgraduate study. Generally, 2 years of clinical experience working with patients in an educational setting are required to become a Dentist. One is considered a dentist and 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.

How often should I visit a Dentist?
It is recommended to visit the Dentist twice a year for a general cleaning and check-up.

How old does my child need to be to visit a Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children first see the Dentist six months after their first tooth and no later than one year of age.

How do I find a Dentist in my city and state?
The Wellness.com directory will help you locate a Dentist in your local area. Select Dentist from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate a Dentist in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need a Dentist in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of Dentists in your city and state.


Dentist Related Terms:
porcelain veneers, bridges, crowns, teeth cleaning, braces, orthodontics, Brite Smile, dental implants, restorative dentistry, teeth whitening, laminate, smile enhancement, cosmetic reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, stained teeth, non-metal ceramic crowns, metal free fillings, bonding technologies