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Find a dentist in Norfolk, VA to help improve your teeth and smile, or cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and orthodontics.

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  • David Pate 80 Points
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    David Pate

    David Pate DDS OFC
    Distance: 16.99 mi
    303 35th Street
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • C. Gary Clatyon, D.D.S., M.S., Dentist
    750 Points

    C. Gary Clatyon, D.D.S., M.S., Dentist

    C. Gary Clayton, D.D.S., M.S.
    327 West 21st Street
    Norfolk, VA 23517
  • Jonathan Wong, DMD
    520 Points

    Jonathan Wong, DMD

    Coastal Pediatric Dental & Anesthesia
    6161 Kempsville Circle
    # 345
    Norfolk, VA 23502
  • 220 Points

    O'Berry Vernon E Jr DDS

    708 Medical Tower
    Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Murray Spain 100 Points

    Murray Spain

    Dr. Murray Spain, Jr., DMD, PC
    1216 Granby St
    Norfolk, VA 23510
  • 60 Points

    Cote Carmen A DDS

    7913 Azalea Garden Road
    Norfolk, VA 23518
  • jamesena graham 60 Points

    jamesena graham

    Dr Murray Spain Jr DMD Mph Pc
    1216 Granby Street
    Norfolk, VA 23510
  • 50 Points

    Lapetina John B Jr DDS

    9601 Granby Street
    Norfolk, VA 23503
  • 40 Points

    Hamlin Christopher Dr Dentist

    1806 Hampton Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23517
  • 30 Points

    Howell Robert W DDS

    110 Kingsley Lane
    Norfolk, VA 23505

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