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Family Dentist vs. General Dentist

Family Dentist vs. General Dentist

When you’re looking for a dentist, we hope you’ll stop by and see your Green Bay family dentists here at Oral Health Associates! There are plenty of choices when you’re looking for a Green Bay dentist and there are many different titles that a dentist can have (general, family, pediatric, cosmetic, etc.), which can make it confusing for you to pick the one that’s right for you. We certainly don’t blame you if you’re confused on whether to visit a family dentist or a general dentist; many people (even plenty of our patients!) don’t really know what the difference is between the two. Having said that, allow us to enlighten you on the differences!

About General Dentists

The aim of a general dentist is to help you attain a healthier smile. To accomplish this goal, general dentists offer a great selection of dental services. Just a sample of these services include:

  • Dental Exams
  • Professional Teeth Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Periodontics
  • Teeth Whitening

Your general dentist has all of the tools and techniques needed to give you a healthier smile and will also have an extensive education and training to make sure that your treatment is effective and efficient.

About Family Dentists

Now that we’ve explained what a general dentist can do for you, we’d like to explain what services Green Bay family dentists such as ourselves at Oral Health Associates can provide for you:

Everything you’ll find at a general dentist!

That’s right – family dentists offer the same efficient services that you’ll find at a general dentist. They’re just as extensively trained as general dentists and they require the same undergraduate degree and completion of dental school.

The main benefit of going to a family dentist over a general dentist though is because a family dentist specializes in providing dental care and treatments for patients of all ages. Many general dentists won’t take care of your child’s dental needs just as many pediatric dentists won’t take care of the dental needs of adults. This means that a family who visits a general dentist may need to visit multiple dentists to get their children treated when it would just be so much more convenient to visit one Green Bay dentist.

Like all Green Bay family dentists, we at Oral Health Associates will take care of patients of all ages, from young to old, which means that you’ll only need to visit one dentist instead of bouncing around to many. We’ll teach toddlers about proper brushing techniques just as we’d show an elderly patient all about how to effectively clean his or her dentures. We focus on creating positive dental experiences for every single member of the family as we help each and every one of you attain a healthier smile!

Come Visit Your Green Bay Family Dentist!

If you’re interested in coming to visit your trusted Green Bay family dentist here at Oral Health Associates, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us. You can do so by giving us a call at (920) 437-3376 or by filling out our Request an Appointment! form. We hope to see you soon and help provide a healthier smile for everyone in your family!

Dr. Adam Koch, D.D.S.

About the Author

Dr. Adam Koch, D.D.S.

Dr. Adam Koch is proud to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a third-generation family dentist in Green Bay. He received his undergraduate from the University of Northern Iowa and earned his board certification and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr. Koch is also a member of the advisory board for the NWTC Dental Hygiene Program. View Dr. Koch full bio>>

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