Why Choose Us?

Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized by the American Dental Association as a dental specialty, therefore, most general dentists will call themselves "cosmetic" dentists. This is very confusing to the public. How do you know how to select the right cosmetic dentist?

Credentials

Always check to see if the dentist is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry by going to www.aacd.com. Any dentist can become a member of the AACD but to become accredited, the dentist must undergo cosmetic dentistry education and training, pass comprehensive written and oral examinations, and present five cosmetic cases that they have completed to a panel of experts, having them pass within a strict zone of excellence. An Accredited Fellow is recognized as the highest level of competence in cosmetic dentistry by the AACD, having 50 cosmetic cases pass with the same high standards.

Dr. Arnold has earned both accreditation and Accredited Fellowship status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Expert

Select a dentist who teaches cosmetic dentistry. It is important that the dentist has completed extensive post-graduate education in cosmetic dentistry, including hands-on courses. It is even better that the dentist teaches other dentists cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Arnold is active teaching cosmetic dentistry to other dentists. He has lectured in 12 different states and authored numerous articles on cosmetic dentistry in professional journals.

Experience

Cosmetic dentistry is an art that requires experience and a critical eye. Make sure your dentist has done hundreds of smile designs and thousands of veneers. Ask to see pictures of their work.

Dr. Arnold has been doing porcelain veneers for his patients since 1989 and has completed thousands of cases. This is not a sideline for Dr. Arnold.

Laboratory

The skill of the laboratory technician (or ceramist) is critical to the success of cosmetic dentistry. Again, check to see if the ceramist is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Unique to Arnold Dental is our in-house dental laboratory with AACD-accredited ceramist Mike Morris, CDT, FAACD. Having the only accredited ceramist in Kentucky work side by side with Dr. Arnold on your smile ensures the highest-quality results. Most dentists must depend on porcelain veneers fabricated off site and often, in a different state, which makes quality assurance and time efficiency difficult.