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  • 440 Points

    4949 Pleasant Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 360 Points

    5918 Ashworth Road
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 340 Points

    1454 30th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 280 Points

    6000 University Avenue Suite 430
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 260 Points

    6800 Lake Drive Suite 290
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 250 Points

    4090 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 230 Points

    2829 Westown Parkway Suite 115
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Dr. Steffany  Mohan, Owner
    200 Points

    Dentists
    1089 Jordan Creek Parkway,
    Suite 100
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • James Hourigan, DDS 180 Points

    Lakeview Family Dental Dr DDS
    6000 University Avenue Suite 430
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 170 Points

    4090 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • BJ Foust, DDS 90 Points

    Foust Family Dental Care
    475 South 50th Street Suite 300
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • 80 Points

    1701 22nd Street Suite 101
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 80 Points

    4150 Westown Parkway Suite 301
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Robert Foust, DDS 70 Points

    Foust Family Dental Care
    475 South 50th Street Suite 300
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • 60 Points

    4100 University Avenue
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 60 Points

    1701 22nd Street Suite 101
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 50 Points

    1200 35th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 50 Points

    2501 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 30 Points

    3700 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 30 Points

    2001 Westown Parkway Suite 207
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • 30 Points

    1225 Jordan Creek Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 30 Points

    1300 37th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 30 Points

    1701 22nd Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 20 Points

    2501 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 20 Points

    1450 28th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 20 Points

    3700 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 20 Points

    1225 Jordan Creek Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 20 Points

    1720 28th Street Suite C
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 10 Points

    5000 Ep True Parkway Suite B
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • 10 Points

    1450 28th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 10 Points

    3700 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 10 Points

    1450 28th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 10 Points

    1454 30th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 10 Points

    701 13th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • 10 Points

    275 50th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • 1454 30th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 7029 Vista
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 800 South 50th Street Suite 105
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • 4090 Westown Parkway Suite A5
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 2501 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 4201 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 7029 Vista Drive
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • 1903 Ep True Parkway Suite 301
    West Des Moines, IA 50265

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