The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Cosmetic Dentists

Cosmetic Dentistry elicits images of celebrities and Kim Kardasian’s smile. Doesn’t it? People want to look attractive to others. And that requires an attractive smile. A smile that often is either improved or completely created by a highly skilled cosmetic dentist.

At Gentle Dental Care in Plainville, CT we are experts at smile makeovers. Our expertise with Porcelain Veneers, all porcelain crowns, CT teeth whitening, smile analysis and a keen eye for tooth color, shape and size blend to give you the smile you deserve.

Smile Makeovers are an art and science. Smile makeovers require the diligent efforts of a skilled cosmetic dentist.

Dr. Thomas Peltzer is the best cosmetic dentist in CT because he has obtained additional training and certifications from major cosmetic dentistry organizations such as:

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • The American Society of Dental Aesthetics
  • The Scottsdale Center for Dentistry

There are 8 habits or traits that highly effective cosmetic dentists possess.

1. Effective cosmetic dentists are prolific

At Gentle Dental Care in Plainville, we provide Cosmetic Dentistry to dozens of                 patients every week. We are continually whitening smiles in CT, designing smiles with porcelain veneers and providing smile makeovers.

Many times we utilize our expertise with Sedation Dentistry to help achieve total comfort for our precious patient.

Yes. You can have your smile improved while also benefiting from sedation dentistry.

Being in high demand and practicing many cosmetic dentistry treatments greatly improves the quality of our cosmetic dentistry. I continue to learn from every patient we help. That’s part of the definition of a “professional”….continual learning is essential.

2.Effective cosmetic dentists are efficient

Smile Makeovers require many skills. My ability to chose among the various options of materials, techniques and listen intently to our patient’s feedback as to exactly what each individual patient desires is critical.

We plan the entire treatment sequence from start to finish before starting treatment. That provides our roadmap to success. This eliminates surprises along the way and increases efficiency and quality of my cosmetic dentistry.

Patients want their smile enhanced in an expeditious manner.

Coordination of the treatments with the cosmetic dental laboratory, in advance of the case, is essential. This helps ensure your cosmetic dental treatment will be as beautiful ass you want it to be.

Consultation with the master lab technician prior to starting treatment helps ensure that every member of the dental cosmetic team is working towards the same great result.

3. Effective cosmetic dentists are analytical

Highly skilled cosmetic dentists don’t practice or live in a bubble.

Our entire office team always stays up to date with advanced courses in the many aspects of quality cosmetic treatment.

I take courses with many major international organizations such as The Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and The American Society of Dental Aesthetics.

I understand that each patient seeking cosmetic dentistry is unique. I listen to my patient’s desires and goals and seek to provide them with the smile they want.

4. Effective cosmetic dentists are lifelong learners

I’ve written to this important issue previously. Some dentists practice the exact same way they have for years.

We are constantly analyzing the profession for new and better treatment techniques all the time.

I am continually evolving, analyzing and studying from the masters of the dental profession. Such continual learning on my part has not gone unnoticed.

I personally invest in hundreds of hours of dental continuing education every year.

This continual learning and refinement benefits our valued patients to achieve the best dentistry possible.

5. Effective cosmetic dentists are focused and consistent

Skilled cosmetic dentists select areas of expertise and emphasize those skills. They do not advertise themselves as being an expert at everything. Remember- focus and discipline are the keys to a highly talented cosmetic dentist.

I plan time regularly to study, learn new techniques in cosmetic dentistry and remain at the top of  my profession.

We are in regular contact with other cosmetic dentistry experts throughout the country to teach and mutually share ideas and new information to advance our professional skills.

6. Effective cosmetic dentists plan ahead

Skilled cosmetic dentists know what they are doing  before treatment begins and know exactly how their efforts will result in a great smile. We have a master plan and we stick to it. Our patient’s valued input and approval along the way is essential.

Yes, we adapt based on feedback, but always to perfect our vision  of a smile makeover and what is best for our individual patient.

Each patient is unique and the successful cosmetic dentist is skilled at many different techniques to provide the best smile makeover.

7. Effective cosmetic dentists are persistent

Top cosmetic dentists understand that perfect results are not achieved overnight. Real proficiency rarely happens quickly. Years of dental cosmetic experience are essential to becoming a great cosmetic dentist.

Time is on our side. To be the best cosmetic dentist takes consistency, hard work, serious study and lots of persistence. As the best cosmetic dentist, we consistently perfect our skill and knowledge and never stop learning.

8. Effective cosmetic dentists are self-starters

To be excellent at cosmetic dentistry, I need to manage my time efficiently. I need to plan which specific cosmetic dentistry education programs I should attend. I need to network and learn from others. I also need to teach others so that they can learn from my experience.

At Gentle Dental Care in Plainville, CT, we often have other dentists visit us to learn from us. Word spreads and the self-discipline I have practiced to achieve our top position as Connecticut’s Cosmetic Dentist can be shared with other self-starters from across the nation.

Visit us at or Call 860-747-5711

About Dr. Thomas J. Peltzer, DMD

Dr. Peltzer is a Sedation Dental Specialist serving patients throughout the state of CT, MA, RI and NY.
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