This week is National Prosthodontists Awareness Week! National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW) is a yearly initiative from the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP) to spread the word about the speciality and remind patients and referring doctors what sets us apart. Gallery57Dental’s very own Dr. Samantha Rawdin is the current chair of the NPAW committee for the American College of Prosthodontists and here she shares some insight into the types of patients who would benefit from prosthodontic care:
Prosthodontists undergo an additional 3 years of training after dental school to specialize in complex restoration and rehabilitation of broken, missing or malformed teeth. We are taught to look at the big picture and can treat everything from fillings and crowns to comprehensive full mouth rehabilitations and smile makeovers. Oftentimes, patients with specific presentations aren’t even aware of the advantages that seeing a prosthodontist can have– or let alone that our speciality even exists! This NPAW, I helped put together a campaign through the ACP to highlight the types of patients that would benefit from treatment by a prosthodontist.
Accidents happen! If you are involved in an accident that results in damage to your teeth, a prosthodontist should be involved to restore your smile from the start of treatment. Prosthodontists can work with medical professionals to treat damage due to accidents, creating the most efficient and effective treatment plans possible. #NPAW2023 #Prosthodontics