New York, NY — According to the most recent update from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are currently 155,700 dentists employed in the U.S., a number that is expected to grow by 21 percent in the next 8 years. The BLS also expects the trend of cosmetic dental services to become increasingly popular as new technologies allow for less invasive, faster procedures. While Dr. Michael Kosdon, a dentist in New York City, says this increase in demand for aesthetic dental work will significantly improve patient results, he says the need to choose a cosmetic dentist who has undergone the proper training and continued education has never been higher.
Focusing on a wide range of services at his New York City cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Kosdon says staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in the dental field has played a pivotal role in his ability to provide patients with quality care. He says because new techniques and materials are constantly evolving, someone who has extensively trained with the newest innovations in dentistry will be able to produce the best high end dentistry and help patients get the results they are looking for. Also, Dr. Kosdon says collaborating with leading minds in the industry helps him get a fresh perspective on how to improve procedures such as porcelain veneers and enhance patient results.
“For me personally, being around other doctors has helped me acquire new techniques and new ideas,” says Dr. Kosdon. “Continued education offers the benefit of learning from other people’s successes as well as their mistakes. Any time I take a course, I learn new things to improve my practice. I’m constantly evolving and trying to be better than the day before. It also allows me to implement those new practices in a faster way than if I was just learning them on my own.”
In addition to continued education, Dr. Kosdon says patients should look for several other key characteristics in their dentist. He says one of the best ways to get a feel for the type of work a cosmetic dental practice can produce is to take a look at their website and see if their portfolio matches the type of results the patient is looking for. “Not every dentist creates the same smiles,” he says. “It is important to find a dentist who is in tune with each patient’s goals. The goal is to find someone who exhibits variety in achieving natural results.”
Dr. Kosdon says he also recommends researching extensively a dentist’s reputation as well as their qualifications. He says combined with a dedicated pursuit of continued education, these factors can help patients achieve the safest, most effective results possible. As with any dental procedure, whether it be porcelain veneers or teeth whitening in New York City, he says dedicating the proper time and effort to finding the right practice can help patients achieve a beautiful, enhanced smile and improve their self-confidence.
About Michael Kosdon, DDS
Dr. Michael Kosdon graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and completed advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and several other professional organizations. Dr. Kosdon is an Invisalign® Elite Provider and has dedicated numerous hours to advanced training through continued education opportunities such as courses and workshops.
Located at 150 E. 58th Street, 8th Floor Annex in New York, NY, Dr. Kosdon’s practice can be reached at (212) 317-1377. It can also be contacted online via the websites www.smilesofnyc.com, modernsmiles.com, or facebook.com/SmilesofNYC.