What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontist are specialists in caring for adult patients who want a higher level of routine care, have high expectations, desire improvements in the appearance of their smile, or who need more involved dental problems expertly treated.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty concerned with restoring and maintaining oral health, function, comfort, and appearance by treatment of natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth with artificial substitutes.
This includes routine adult dental care as well as sophisticated reconstructive or rehabilitative therapy for adults with dental caries, bite problems, jaw joint difficulties, complex oral problems, or chronic pain and discomfort.
Restorations or replacement teeth may be permanently attached (fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, and implant dentistry), or removable from the mouth (full dentures, overdentures, partial dentures, or "plates"). While some prosthodontists limit their clinical practice to either fixed or removable treatments, others (like Dr. Fox) offer expertise in both types of treatment.
This is a sub discipline of prosthodontics emphasizing advanced care for patients who have prosthodontic problems complicated by the presence of periodontal (gum or jawbone) diseases. Dr. Fox is one of the few prosthodontists with advanced university training in this special area of patient care who is also university trained as a fully qualified specialist in periodontics.
In addition to other honors and awards, Dr. Fox has attained membership in the prestigious American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP).
This is the highest recognition for dentists who have made exceptional contributions to advancing the specialty through teaching, publication, and superior patient care.
The AAFP only invites a small number of doctors to apply for membership. It thoroughly evaluates each applicant's professional practice, credentials, reputation, integrity, accomplishments, publications, and contributions to the field. Only the best are accepted.
This level of accomplishment requires a special combination of outstanding clinical expertise, talent, educational achievement followed by years of additional disciplined study, high ethical standards, exceptional service, and a devotion to excellence in patient care.
These qualities characterize the special, personal service Dr. Fox has provided to discerning people from all walks of life (including many other dentists) in over two decades of clinical practice.