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What is a General Dentist, Featuring Dr. Ted Byers of Flagstaff Dental in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona

A general dentist is where someone will go if they have a toothache or need to get their teeth cleaned.  Dr. Ted Byers of Flagstaff Dental in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona says that a general dentist is like a "quarterback of all the seven specialties of dentistry and is the first point of contact."

Usually, a dentist will have a dental hygienist to clean a patient's teeth but will do fillings, oral surgery, root canals and crown and bridge work.  Dr. Byers says that general dentists typically like a variety of work and that is why he chose general dentistry.  He enjoys oral surgery and implants the most, being somewhat of a "computer geek," and gets to use the cad cam technology in his office when making implants for his patients.

To find a general dentist that's right for you, Dr. Byers says it is best to ask for a referral from someone else who has had positive experience, such as if the office was clean and if the staff was friendly.  As patients really don't have an idea of what good dentistry is, Dr. Byers says they judge dentistry not necessarily on things that are dental-related.

Dr. Ted Byers is a dentist in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona with Flagstaff Dental.  He is also a leading dental expert with the Arizona Dental Directory, part of the Dentist News Network.

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    He appreciates oral surgery and inserts the most, being to some degree a computer nerd and gets the opportunity to utilize the scoundrel cam innovation in his office when making inserts for his patients.
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I like how you mention that the best way to find a general dentist that's right for you is to ask for a referral from someone else who has had a positive experience. I remember my neighbors talking about how much they loved their dentist. I bet if I talked to them about what they liked and didn't like about their dentist, it would cut down the amount of time my wife and I would spend researching dentists.

November 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFinn Stewart

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