CHOOSING A COSMETIC DENTIST

Dr. Villadiego is an accredited cosmetic dentist and member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.”

When your smile looks great, feels great, and works perfectly, you’re naturally inclined to have a more youthful appearance.

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Wondering how to choose a cosmetic dentist? Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic influx of “cosmetic dentists” into the field so much so that in the industry, being a “cosmetic dentist” is almost a cliché . . . passé’. Why? Because these days, any general/family dentist who does things as simple as whitening teeth, can claim to be a cosmetic dentist.

Unlike many other medical specialists, dentists are not required to have any advanced education or training to practice cosmetic dentistry. In fact, the requirements for practicing Cosmetic Dentistry vary from state to state. As a result, some cosmetic dentists may not have undergone any advanced training.

A Guide To Help You Find A Cosmetic Dentist

The confusion to find a cosmetic dentist has grown out of the American Dental Association’s choice not to consider cosmetic dentistry as an approved ADA specialty like oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, and so on. Additionally, there is no professionally required course of study

that dentists must complete before being allowed to advertise themselves as cosmetic dentists! For this reason, selecting a cosmetic dentist can be a difficult and confusing process. To make things easier, we offer some tips we believe will help the selection process.

Tips On The Selection Process

Selecting a cosmetic dentist can be a difficult and confusing process. However, if you want to achieve the results you desire, choosing the right cosmetic dentist is crucial! So, take your time when considering any cosmetic dental procedure. Then, set your goals and determine the best options available for achieving them.

Check for Credentials

Search for a dentist who has post-graduate education and training in cosmetic or restorative dentistry from a reputable institution. Next, check to see if they have a membership in professional associations, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The AACD website is an excellent information source for reliable answers to cosmetic dental questions. In addition to this, you can easily locate an accredited member.

Why This Matters

Accredited Members of the AACD have completed extensive advanced training and education in cosmetic dentistry, and have successfully passed the rigorous Accreditation Board Examination. These credentialed members have demonstrated a very high level of clinical excellence and ability in cosmetic dentistry.

Experience & Training

Excellent cosmetic dentistry requires the utmost attention to detail. So, make sure the dentist listens to what you want and has a clear vision of what is possible. This can only be achieved through experience and training. So, if you are considering a smile makeover, you should ask exactly how many smile designs the dentist has completed.

FinallyAsk to See Before & After Photos & Videos

To verify the experience of the cosmetic dentist, ask to view before and after photos of cosmetic dentistry that have actually been performed by that dentist. That’s because many dentists display commercially available photos and albums that show the possibilities for cosmetic dentistry. For this reason, you want to make sure you are seeing actual work by the dentist you are considering. In addition to this, make sure that the photos you look at are also cases similar to yours. You might even ask to speak to one or more of his or her patients, or see their reviews.

Smile Makeovers By Dr. Villadiego

Smiles brought back to life: patients with life changing transformations. You will see cases of worn down teeth rebuilt back to their original size and shape. In fact, there are several examples of old, fading and stained teeth brought back to their dazzling white. From bonding and porcelain veneers to all porcelain crowns and dental implants, Dr. Villadiego Cosmetic Dentist creates beautiful, functional smiles that will last for years.

Patient George Smile Makeover Before and After Photos
Dental Patient Eva Smile Makeover Before and After Photos
Dental Patient Ellodee Smile Makeover Before and After Photos
Dental Patient Eleanor Smile Makeover Before and After Photos
Dental Patient Dave Smile Makeover Before and After Photos
BUD Smile Design Before and After Photo
Dental Patient Barbara Smile Makeover Before and After Photos
Dental Patient Mardie Smile Makeover Before and After Photos
Dental Patient Satterfield Smile Makeover Before and After Photos

Get Your Confidence Back & Start Smiling Again in Just 3 Steps

Get Your Confidence Back & Start Smiling Again in Just 3 Steps

1. Schedule Appointment

We get to know you, listen to your questions or concerns, and determine with you the best plan of action for your specific goals.

2. Get Treatment

From teeth whitening to whole smile makeovers, we offer the best cosmetic dentistry options for whatever you wish to address.

3. Enjoy The Results

After your treatments are complete, you will have a smile that is healthier, more functional and beautiful giving you the confidence you deserve.

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June 1, 2024.
When it came to my dental cosmetic procedure it was a long journey for me before I found the best dentist. Dr. Bernie Villadiego is that perfect dentist I was looking for. I came all the way from the East Coast for my procedure. Dr. Bernie was easy to reach by phone, text, and e-mail. He has friendly personality without high ego and listens to his patient without pushing for unnecessary services. He had organized all his staff for my visit and in 4 days I received an exceptional result I was looking for months in other states and even countries. Special thank you, to his ceramist Hanjing, who has an artistic talent in creating beautiful veneers. I was able to see her in person at Dr. Bernie's office and she came to my final appointment personally and made sure that I got what I wanted - a perfect natural looking smile! It is very rare when a patient can speak with the ceramist directly right at the dentist's office. Everyone in the office was professional and responsive to my needs. Thank you again, Dr. Bernie for your professionalism and kindness.
Gia Marson
Gia Marson
May 30, 2024.
Finally found the best. This dental office is a perfect combination of expert dentistry, transparent billing, and warmth.They work with insurance and care about creating beautiful smiles too.
Presley
Presley
May 28, 2024.
Dr.Villadiego is professional, charismatic, kind, highly knowledgeable in his field and loves what he does. I have been a patient since 1995 and I have referred family members to him because his work is impeccable! He always listens to his patients and never jumps the gun to rush into any solutions. I absolutely love Dr.Villadiego!
Synthia J.
Synthia J.
May 26, 2024.
I went to see Dr. Bernie, because I was grinding my teeth at night, which resulted in cracking teeth and root canals. Additionally, I was waking up every morning with headaches and severe pain, radiating to the back of my head, neck, and shoulders. I was fitted for an orthotic to align my jaw into its proper position and help with the headaches. Dr. Bernie recommended trigger point injections to relieve muscle tension, headaches, and pain that radiated to my arm. I had two injections and noticed over the course of a few weeks that my pain had subsided, and eventually, I experienced complete relief of my pain. The radiating pain in my neck and shoulder has disappeared, and I can now turn my head to the left, which I could not do before. I currently wear the orthotic at night to keep my jaw in proper position. I am no longer waking up with headaches, and the pain has not returned. I now sleep better and wake up well rested!!
Mary-carmen Jacobson
Mary-carmen Jacobson
May 15, 2024.
Lovely staff, kind and corteous and Dr Bernie is wonderful, through and kind. My new favorite office.
Troy Rosen
Troy Rosen
May 9, 2024.
10/10 just a great experience. The staff was professional and friendly. I am having jaw issues and they explained everything to me and made me feel so much better. If you need a dentist or a great TMJ expert call these guys!
Sakina Jamali
Sakina Jamali
April 26, 2024.
Dr Villadiego is an excellent dentist with attention to detail! He pays extra attention to TMJ and has a lot of experience in managing it with bite adjustments and new therapies. He is passionate about his work.
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Fullbright Lightmode
April 24, 2024.
Good dentist. Go there for teeth cleaning. Also just learned that the toothbrush don't affect receding gums? I've been told that toothbrush thing by dentists b4. Weird. Went again. Still good.
Teresa Fisher
Teresa Fisher
April 19, 2024.
My husband and I have been going to Doctor Bernie's office since they opened in Chatsworth CA back in the early 90s. We appreciate Dr Bernie's expertise and knowledge. Thr hygienist and staff are always pleasant and friendly and knowledgeable. Our two boys grew up going there. Even though the office moved to Calabasas during the pandemic, we keep making the trip over through Box Canyon. It is a fun winding scenic drive. The new office is beautiful! I have referred several friends over 30 years ago and they too, are still seeing Dr Bernie. It is a matter of trust! Thank you Dr Bernie and office, for providing such excellent care of us, all these years!