What is prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is a dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. It pertains to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues.
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.
At Clear Prosthodontics, We are very loyal to our referring partners. We know the reasons why dental professional are reluctant to refer their patients to specialists. Whether it is the perceived loss of revenue, the fear of losing the patient long term, or even their initial care being disparaged by the dental specialist.
We believe that your patient is YOUR patient. We are proud to be a part of the patient care continuum for those needing a greater degree of prosthodontics expertise, but we also know how import you are to their long term oral health.
We are so committed to our referring partners, that we have created the “Clear Communication Promise.”
“Clear Communication Promise”
1. We will communicate clearly, openly and frequently with our referring dental offices regarding the status and progress of YOUR dental patients.
2. Your dental patients are YOUR patients. We welcome collaboration with our dental partners and will do our part in handling the prosthodontic component of the care continuum — But the patient is yours.
3. We will never speak disparagingly of a referring dentist, nor of previous dental work performed by a referring dentist. We honor our collaborative partners and work to enhance the treatment provided and the dentist/patient relationship.
4. We will always refer back dental patients to the referring dental practice for continued treatment, or for newly-discovered dental issues that might come to light during the course of our treatment.
5. We will partner with our referring dental practices to both celebrate and market patient success stories. We will acknowledge partnering to achieve successful outcomes and the benefits of the collaborative relationship.
If you are interested in exploring a referring/reciprocal relationship, we’d love to talk. Whether in our office or yours, or grabbing a cup a coffee, lets talk about how we can collaborate to great a win/win/win for ourselves and our patients.