Why Choose ADA Member Dentist?

YOUR SMILE IS AN expression of who you are. It’s how we all greet a friend, celebrate life’s joyful moments, and make someone’s day a little brighter. We know how important your smile is to you and those around you. That’s why Dr. Steven Davidowitz is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), so we can always provide our patients with the best and most up-to-date dental care!

What Is The ADA?

The American Dental Association was founded in 1859. It is a not-for-profit association which serves as the leading source of vital information about oral health for both dentists and their patients. The mission of the ADA is to improve the population’s oral health safely and with evidence backed research.

Through the ADA Seal of Acceptance Program, the association holds hundreds of consumer oral health products to the highest standards so that patients everywhere can trust in the effectiveness of their toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and more. Because Dr. Steven Davidowitz is an ADA member, you can trust that all dental treatment performed at our practice meets the highest standards of quality and ethics.

What Does Being An ADA Member Mean For Our Patients?

Membership in the American Dental Association (ADA) demonstrates a commitment to continuing education and to the ethical standards of the profession. When you choose an ADA member dentist, you’re choosing a dentist who has access to a wealth of up-to-date information and resources, and has agreed to follow the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and made a professional promise to put your health and well-being first.

For 150 years, the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Conduct have served as the foundation to which all dental professionals are expected to adhere. Known as “the ADA Code,” members voluntarily agree to abide as a condition of membership, committing to high ethical standards of conduct.

Here’s a breakdown of the 5 pledges dentists make in the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.

Respect a Patient’s Wants and Needs

The dentist has a duty to respect the patient’s rights to self-determination and confidentiality. This principle expresses the concept that professionals have a duty to treat the patient according to the patient’s desires, within the bounds of accepted treatment, and to protect the patient’s confidentiality. Under this principle, the dentist’s primary obligations include involving patients in treatment decisions in a meaningful way, with due consideration being given to the patient’s needs, desires and abilities, and safeguarding the patient’s privacy.

Do No Harm

The dentist has a duty to refrain from harming the patient. This principle expresses the concept that professionals have a duty to protect the patient from harm. Under this principle, the dentist’s primary obligations include keeping knowledge and skills current, knowing one’s own limitations and when to refer to a specialist or other professional, and knowing when and under what circumstances delegation of patient care to auxiliaries is appropriate.

Do Good

The dentist has a duty to promote the patient’s welfare. This principle expresses the concept that professionals have a duty to act for the benefit of others. Under this principle, the dentist’s primary obligation is service to the patient and the public-at-large. The most important aspect of this obligation is the competent and timely delivery of dental care within the bounds of clinical circumstances presented by the patient, with due consideration being given to the needs, desires and values of the patient.

Be Fair

The dentist has a duty to treat people fairly. This principle expresses the concept that professionals have a duty to be fair in their dealings with patients, colleagues and society. Under this principle, the dentist’s primary obligations include dealing with people justly and delivering dental care without prejudice. In its broadest sense, this principle expresses the concept that the dental profession should actively seek allies throughout society on specific activities that will help improve access to care for all.

Be Truthful

The dentist has a duty to communicate truthfully. This principle expresses the concept that professionals have a duty to be honest and trustworthy in their dealings with people. Under this principle, the dentist’s primary obligations include respecting the position of trust inherent in the dentist-patient relationship, communicating truthfully and without deception, and maintaining intellectual integrity.

Be Truthful

The dentist has a duty to communicate truthfully. This principle expresses the concept that professionals have a duty to be honest and trustworthy in their dealings with people. Under this principle, the dentist’s primary obligations include respecting the position of trust inherent in the dentist-patient relationship, communicating truthfully and without deception, and maintaining intellectual integrity.

We Go The Extra Mile For Our Patients

Our number one priority is our patients’ safety and satisfaction. We’re always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we are providing the best care to every single person who comes into our office!

As an ADA member, Dr. Steven Davidowitz is constantly improving his skills and learning how to better serve you. Why? Because you deserve the healthy smile of your dreams, and we’re here to make that dream a reality!

Thank you for choosing our practice!

Why Straighten Teeth with Invisalign Clear Aligners?

To many it may seem like the benefits of having straighter teeth are purely cosmetic in nature. And those cosmetic benefits certainly do exist! Studies have shown that people tend to perceive someone with straight aligned teeth as wealthier, happier, and more dateable than someone with crooked teeth. But there are plenty of other very important benefits as well.

Consequences from Crooked Teeth

There are many different ways misaligned, crowded, or crooked teeth can negatively impact a person’s health and quality of life. Let us take a look at a few of the big ones.

Difficult To Clean

When teeth overlap each other in ways they aren’t meant to, they can be much harder to clean with standard brushing and flossing than with straighter teeth. If teeth aren’t getting cleaned as effectively, then they become more vulnerable to tooth decay (cavities) as well as gum swelling (gingivitis), gum loss (recession) and even gum disease.

Impede Clear Speech

Underbites, severe overbites, and other teeth alignment problems can interfere with a person’s ability to speak clearly, leading to lisps, spitting when talking and other distortions in articulation of speach.

Interfere With Healthy Digestion

Chewing is a critical part of the digestion process. Our saliva begins to break food down on a chemical level while our teeth break it apart into more manageable pieces. Misaligned teeth and bite can make it difficult or even impossible to chew food well enough, which forces the rest of the digestive system to pick up the slack. This can lead to a number of unpleasant GI consequences, and it can even make it harder to lose weight!

Can Interfere With Healthy Breathing

If your teeth don’t fit comfortably together, you might keep them apart instead of closing your jaws when resting. This can lead to mouth breathing, which has many negative health effects. The two most connected to oral health concerns are chronic bad breath and dry mouth.

Can Cause Jaw Problems

If there’s something wrong with your bite, that can result in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Symptoms include a clicking jaw joint with nuscle jaw pain, and frequent headaches.

Do Your Teeth Need Straightening?

Having aligned teeth eliminates or greatly reduces all of these problems. This, paired with the cosmetic advantages and the boost in confidence, makes Clear Aligner treatment (ie. Invisalign) a very worthwhile investment. If you think you could benefit from Invisalign treatment, our practice offers both Invisalign and Accelerated Invisalign options. Dr. Steven Davidowitz has been given the title of an Invisalign Elite Provider designating him as a leader in Clear Aligner Therapy in the country! In the meantime, keep brushing, flossing, and scheduling your regular dental appointments!
You deserve the best for your teeth!