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General Dentistry

Staten Island General Dentistry What is ‘ General Dentistry ‘? Here are a couple definitions, found from around the web:

The World Health Organization defines General Dentistry as “the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth”.

According to Wikipedia :

A dentist is a healthcare professional qualified to practice dentistry after graduating with a degree of either Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Bachelor of Dentistry (BDent), Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc), or Bachelor of Dental Surgery/Chirurgiae (BDS) or (BChD) or equivalent.

In most western countries, to become a qualified dentist one must usually complete at least 4 years of postgraduate study. Generally, 2 years of clinical experience working with patients in an educational setting are required.

If you have a need for General Dentistry in the Staten Island area, please give our practice a call. We are Staten Island Dental Care, and our general dentistry office is located at:

1520 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10314

Dr. Fred Hecht is a general dentist in the city of Staten Island. We provide general dentistry services to the greater Staten Island area, which includes general dentistry services for anyone in the cities of Brooklyn, Manhattan or Bayonne.

Give us a call at (347) 695-4370 to schedule a general dentistry appointment in Staten Island, or to ask questions about general dentistry.

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