As a lifetime learner, drawing upon the experiences of other dentists is one way to enhance the services I provide my patients.
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset according to a recent survey from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Additionally, 74% of survey participants believe a person’s smile greatly impacts their chance for success. Dr. Mark Kleive says these statistics show cause for the extreme increase in cosmetic procedures at his Asheville, NC cosmetic dentistry practice and across the U. S. over the past 5 years: since 2006, teeth whitening procedures have increased by 300%, and porcelain veneers by 250%.
As more patients undergo cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening, or multi-phase dental procedures, such as Invisalign® and full mouth restoration, Dr. Kleive believes research is the best tool patients can use to ensure quality service and satisfying outcomes. “Patients who research procedures and providers in advance are more likely to be participants in the dental treatment experience. When patients are engaged and invested in making decisions with their treatment, everyone benefits.”
As he urges patients to stay informed, Dr. Kleive says continuing education also plays an integral role in the continued success of any dental practice. As the AACD study highlights, more patients are undergoing cosmetic dental procedures because they believe their smile is important, both in their social and professional lives. Dr. Kleive says continuing education better equips him and his team with the latest technological advancements in the dental industry.
“As a lifetime learner, drawing upon the experiences of other dentists is one way to enhance the services I provide my patients. By attending and teaching courses at post-graduate institutions, such as the Pankey Institute, I get practical and applicable knowledge, which can be immediately implemented.”
About Mark Kleive, DDS, PA
Dr. Mark Kleive earned his dental degree, with distinction, from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is a visiting faculty member of the Pankey Institute, which is the premier facility for post-graduate continuing dental education. Dr. Kleive is also a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Mark Kleive’s cosmetic dentistry practice is located at 3176 US 70 Highway, Black Mountain, NC 28711. The practice can be reached at (828) 669-2974, or found online at blackmountaindentist.com or facebook.com/RenewingSmiles.