Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA
Are you looking to improve the appearance of your teeth through cosmetic dentistry? Maybe you are showing symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, and need the services of a neuromuscular dentist in Poway. Not every dentist is qualified to perform dental services using a neuromuscular approach, which is considered a specialization of the dental field that requires education beyond dental school. The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global) is considered the finest teaching facility for post-graduate dental study. Dr. Nicol Cook has studied at LVI Global, earning the designation of Fellow. Read on to understand how seeing a dentist who has trained at LVI Global can make a big difference in the quality of care you receive.
What does it mean to be an LVI Fellow?
Any dentist who receives this designation has completed several studies on both the clinical skills and knowledge needed to care for the patient. This instruction is received by participating in the LVI Core Series. Any dentist who is named as an LVI Fellow must complete and pass a comprehensive exam reviewing the skills and techniques from the Core Series.
The Las Vegas Institute is renowned around the world for teaching the latest principles and techniques of both cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. A practitioner of neuromuscular dentistry has extensive, specialized training focusing on improving the alignment of the bite and jaw. This education also makes a neuromuscular dentist the ideal practitioner to make a correct diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorder.
The principles of neuromuscular dentistry also can be applied to other aspects of dental science; a cosmetic dentist, for example, can benefit from cross training in the neuromuscular discipline because it allows for restorations to be fabricated according to neuromuscular dimensions, maintaining or even improving the alignment of your bite. These restorations allow for improved function as well as form and will last longer because they were made according to neuromuscular dimensions. A dentist who is up to speed on the latest principles of neuromuscular dentistry also has the ability to treat underlying issues that may be compromising your dental health by approaching the problem and considering how the muscles, joints, and ligaments of the mouth affect oral health.
LVI-trained dentists learn the importance of having a personal touch
You are unique from any other person in the world. Your smile is unique, too. Dentistry is not a “one size fits all” field, and the dentists trained at LVI Global are grounded in the philosophy that individualized treatment is of the utmost importance. At Smiles by Dr. Cook, you will have a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific health history and treatment goals. Dr. Cook is happy to address any concerns you have at any stage of treatment.
LVI Trained Dentist in Poway
The best dentists in the field continue to pursue new learning opportunities, even after decades of actually practicing. Dr. Cook is one of those dentists who has made a commitment to lifelong education in order to continue providing the highest level of care to her patients. If you’ve not been seen by a dentist who is an LVI Fellow like Dr. Cook, we think you will recognize and appreciate the difference. To schedule an appointment, please call (858) 673-0141 or contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today. We welcome patients of Poway and Rancho Bernardo, California.