Going to the dentist is not often on people’s lists of favorite things to do. However, keeping your mouth health is extremely important. One of the best ways to optimize your oral health and have a pleasant dental experience is by scheduling routine visits with an ADA® dentist.
The American Dental Association (ADA) is not-for-profit, and is the nation’s largest dental association. As a commitment to its members and the oral health of the public, the ADA works to advance the dental profession, and to provide oral health related information for dentists and patients. You’ve likely seen the “ADA Seal of Acceptance” on certain oral hygiene products, which indicates that it has been recognized by the association as being safe and effective.
If your dentist is a member of the ADA, it means s/he voluntarily agrees to abide by the ADA Code, which consists of three main components:
In short, this means that the dentist has pledged to do no harm, always do good, treat people with fairness and honestly, and respect the doctor-patient relationship. They promise to always keep the patient involved in their treatment decisions, while providing privacy and confidentiality. ADA dentists are also dedicated to being the most up-to-date with the knowledge and skills required in the field.
Dr. Leonard is a member of the ADA and strives to provide the best dental experience possible by abiding the code components above. In addition, he is a member of The Academy of General Dentistry and The American Association of Functional Orthodontics.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Leonard, call 952-443-3368.
*Information available at http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/