What is a General Dental Practitioner
The General Dental Practitioner (GDP) is a dentist or dental surgeon with recognised University qualification and registered to practise a broad range of treatment.
The GDP is the first dentist to turn to for a dental problem and is positioned to cater to the dental needs of all age groups and be the essential health care provider throughout one’s life.
How to Choose a Dentist
It is important to find someone whom you can go back to for your regular dental checks and whom you can approach whenever you encounter any oral problems.
There are many types of dentists – general dentists, cosmetic dentists, oral surgeons, root canal specialists, pediatric (children’s) dentists, gums specialists, and orthodontists (braces), just to name a few. Whether you need a specialist or a generalist depends on how complex is the treatment you need.
Here are some tips to help you find the right dentist.