The Dental Specialties at StarBrite Dental - What Do They All Mean?

  • By StarBrite Dental
  • 06 Apr, 2015
We often find that, because dentistry has so many specialized words, patients can get confused about what type of treatment they need. They hear the complicated-sounding dental words and tend to tune out. This is unfortunate because then they don’t understand the treatment they need to stay healthy. One of our goals is to help demystify dentistry. We believe that an educated patient makes better choices and, ultimately, has healthier teeth. Because of this, we’re going to help you understand the basics of the different types of dentists and dental specialists at Starbrite Dental. These each are trained in a different “dental specialty.” Even if you’ve seen one of these specialists yourself, you might not have known what makes each specialty unique. Dentistry is really the same as the medical field, where doctors get additional education for different areas of specializations like delivering babies, performing surgery or treating your heart. It’s the same in dentistry. The good thing about this specialization is that you get the best care for your health problem by seeing a dentist who specializes in that one aspect of dentistry. You normally get better treatment when you see a dental specialist who is an expert in treating your exact problem which is why StarBrite Dentaloffers specific specialties services Here are the different types of dentists you might encounter at StarBrite Dentaland an easy explanation for each:


An endodontist has special training and experience treating the live inner part of the tooth and the nerve inside each one. In order to save a tooth, it is occasionally necessary to do what’s called a “root canal.” In some cases this can be a touchy procedure. If you need a root canal, it is far better to go to an endodontist with specialist training so that you make sure you get the best result. Dr. Ali Eghtesadi is our in-office endodontist and delivers some of the best Root Canal services in the Greater Rockville area.

Oral Surgeon

These are very highly trained dental specialists. They’re called in to treat injuries to the face, jaw or mouth. They are qualified to treat tumors or cysts of the jaw and excise cancerous growths.. They would also address complex tooth extractions such as impacted wisdom teeth, and due to their expertise even simple extractions have little to no complications. And on the function, and even cosmetic aspect of dentistry they have the technical expertise to not only place implants, but place them with such procedures as adding bone so that implants have less of a tendency to fail and can truly last a lifetime.
And while those are the specialties, there are also areas of service that StarBrite Dentaloffers which should be noted due to the extensive expertise of the senior dentist and owner, Dr. Maryam Seifi.

Invisalign Dentist Provider

Invisalign deals with problems related to your “bite” (which is the way your teeth are aligned). Your teeth are supposed to come together in a certain way. This can be ruined by things like a misaligned jaw or teeth which are missing or crowded. Invisalign straightens the teeth and corrects the bite through the use of braces, transparent aligners, rubber bands, wires and retainers. Dr. Maryam Seifi has delivered hundreds of Invisalign cases and has been consistently ranked on the Invisalign website as one of the top General Dentist provider of Invisalign in the Greater Rockville area, including Washington, DC and Northern VA.

Cosmetic Dentist

While not technically one of the “dental specialties,” cosmetic dentists are worth mentioning. This type of dentist gets special training in the many different techniques available to improve the appearance of one’s smile. Invisalign, porcelain veneers, crowns, whitening are all different services which can greatly enhance a person’s life by providing a beautiful smile and a better self-image. A good cosmetic specialist isn’t just a regular dentist; they view your smile as an artist would, using color and shape to ensure the most beautiful, natural-looking smile possible. Dr. Maryam Seifi has completed thousands of restorative procedures having worked for over 25 years in the aesthetics of cosmetic dentistry beginning with the pioneers in porcelain veneers.
At StarBrite Dental, the office of Dr. Seifi, our dentists are specially trained and experienced in providing endodontics, oral surgery and cosmetic procedures, as well as all types of family dentistry needs. By including these specialties and areas of expertise in our services, we can provide you with whatever services you need—all in one location. We realize that dentistry can be confusing at times. If you have any questions about what type of dental specialist you need, or want answers about dentistry in general, give us a call. If you’re new to our office, we’ll even do a free consultation to let you know what’s right for you. You can reach us at (301) 770-1070 . References:

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