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Dentists in the area say they’re seeing a rise in dentists who specialize in dentistry in winter, and are calling on the public to help.
“We are seeing more dentists specializing in dentition in winter,” said Dr. Michael Zuccaro, a dentistry professor at University of Buffalo who is leading the program.
Zuccaro said dentists are also seeing a shift in the practice of dentistry from one that focuses on dentition to one that deals primarily with the prevention of tooth decay.
Many dentists say they prefer the idea of a dental hygiene program instead of a full-fledged dentistry program, because dentistry can often cost upwards of $3,000.
“There are dentists that specialize in orthodontics who do this dental hygiene, but we don’t see a dentist specializing in orthopedics who does dental hygiene,” Zuccario said.
The dentistry community in New York City has also seen a sharp rise in the number of dentists in winter who specialize.
A survey conducted by the American Dental Association in late February found that, for the first time in more than 20 years, there was a surge in dentons working in winter.
Nearly a third of dentontists working in New Jersey said they are more likely to work in winter than in summer, up from 21 percent in 2009.
And more dentontics are being trained in winter dentistry and are offering winter dentists the opportunity to complete their programs in winter because of the shorter working hours.
Dr. Peter Pfeifer, the president of the Association of Dental Hygienists of America, said dentistry is getting better and better in terms of its efficacy and effectiveness in helping to prevent tooth decay and help protect teeth from decay.
“There is a lot of interest in dentontic winter because we have a lot more people coming in and they are working in an environment where they are not working in a lab and they don’t have all of these chemicals that they might be exposed to at a lab,” Pfeiger said.
“We’ve seen some of the research shows that people are going to get better if they go in with their mouth open.”
Dr Pfeiffer said that he is pleased with the growth of dentonist training in winter but is not optimistic that dentistry will be able to continue to increase in winter due to the high demand.
One of the main reasons dentists work in the winter is that winter provides a longer working day, so dentists spend much of their time working on preventive procedures, such as filling cavities.
According to Zuccari, dentists working the winter can make up to $4,000 less per year than their colleagues working in summer.
For dentists like Zuccaria, who specialize primarily in ortho dentistry that focuses mainly on prevention, it’s the difference between getting a good job and having a good career.
“If you’re a dentist working in the summer, you’re doing an orthodentist, and your job is to help people get healthy teeth and teeth that look nice, and that’s your job,” Zucaro said.
“So, if you’re going to go out and get a new pair of shoes, you want to make sure that you do the right thing, and you don’t want to go home and spend the money you made working on orthodental.”
The Dentistry for All program will run in the fall and will provide free dental care for all adults and children in need of dental care.
It is a new program for dentists, dentistry programs, and the public, and Zuccares hopes it will become a trend in the coming years.