[Question] ||| "Do I need a referral from my general dentist to see an Orthodontist for treatment?"
[Answer] ||| "No. Your choice of an Orthodontist is the same that you make in choosing your dentist. The orthodontist should be an individual that has a wealth of experience in his or her field, communicates well with you and any other healthcare providers that involve your individual dental concerns and is approachable for you to ask any questions that you may have. Your treatment is a team approach between you, your orthodontist, your dentist and any other specialists involved. As such, your orthodontist should have the experience to understand and communicate your over-all dental needs with you and the rest of the treatment team. In additions, be sure to ask about the orthodontists credentials; not all have the same degree of training and expertise. Take your time, ask questions of the orthodontist and his staff and feel comfortable with your decision before embarking on that new smile!"
[ABOUT THE EXPERT] ||| Dr. Ken Danyluk | Team Orthodontics, P.C.
Dr. Ken Danyluk maintains a private practice in Ahwatukee. He is a Board Certified Orthodontist in the United Sates and Canada and holds the additional distinction of being a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. In addition to being a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, he is the past Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of the Undergraduate Orthodontic program at the University of Manitoba and is an internationally published author.
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