Plaza of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Joseph Goodman, D.D.S D.M.D.
Prosthodontics, also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry, is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. Due to extensive training, prosthodontists are required to treat complex cases, full-mouth rehabilitation, TMJ-related disorders, congenital disorders, and sleep apnea by planning and fabricating various prostheses.
A completely satisfying smile makeover requires years of hands-on experience and know-how. Every patient is different and unique. As such, the dentist must be trained extensively in the field of Gnathology full-mouth occlusion (bite) analysis, centric relation and the TMJ. Due to Dr. Goodman’s education in Germany in prosthodontics (reconstructive, restorative and implant dentistry),he is able to master complicated and difficult cases of partial and full-mouth reconstruction, placements of the most beautiful, “natural-looking” or “Hollywood-type” veneers. Dr. Goodman has had postgraduate training at the department of Prosthodontics in Germany. Furthermore, at UCLA he earned an “Advanced Education in General Dentistry” (AEGD), and at USC he participated in an “Advanced Prosthodontics” program in 1999.
Inlays and Onlays