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Patient Disappointed with Orthodontic Treatment by a General Dentist

June 21st, 2013

Global News of Canada recently aired a television segment featuring a young woman who received orthodontic treatment from a general dentist and feels that her teeth look worse than they did before treatment.

[caption id="attachment_437" align="alignright" width="300"] Patient who had her dentist do her
orthodontics instead of an
orthodontist.[/caption]

The segment addresses the higher level of training completed by orthodontists and includes interviews with two AAO members: Dr. Tim Dumore of Winnepeg, Manitoba and Dr. Ritchie Mah of Burnaby, British Columbia, past president of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO).

Orthodontists have 2-3 years of formal training in orthodontics and have limited their practice to orthodontics alone. (They don't fix cavities) They are tooth moving specialists.

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