Utilization of Other Dental Therapies
As your primary dentist, Dr. Bruno is responsible for the maintenance and the restoration of your dental form, function, esthetics and occlusion (your bite).
Sometimes it is necessary for Dr. Bruno to involve other specialists within the dental field to give you the absolute best dental care.
Dr. Bruno will create and coordinate your treatment plan, discuss and decide with you what the best approach will be, make referrals to practitioners who will be the best fit for you, and then liaise with the dental specialists, and oversee the entire treatment from start to finish.
Here are some of the types of specialists we work with:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS)
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of the face, mouth and neck.
Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. They have had extensive training with two additional years of study after dental school. As specialists they devote their time, energy and skill to helping patients care for their gums. A periodontist is one of the eight dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association.
The Endodontist examines diagnoses and treats diseases and destructive processes, including injuries and abnormalities of dental pulps and periapical tissues of the teeth. They evaluate their findings and prescribe a method of treatment to prevent loss of teeth.
An orthodontist prevents and treats mouth, teeth, and jaw problems. Using braces, retainers, and other devices, an orthodontist helps straighten a person’s teeth and correct the way the jaws line up.