Dentists in Santa Barbara

In this article, we’re going to be covering two primary topics, Dentists in Santa Barbara and Orthodontists in Santa Barbara.

We feel the best way to do that is to give you a list of resources that we personally use ourselves when learning more about modern developments.

Think of this article as a grouping of unbiased information in which you need not rely on just us as your primary source of information.

1. The American Dental Association.  This is the leading association for dentists in the US.  Their primary focus is to educate the public about issues related to dental health, as well as to advocate for its members.

2. The California Dental Association.  This organization is very similar to the ADA, only on a State level.  One job of the CDA is to provide a legal resource for dentists as both health care providers, and as employers.  

3. The Dental Board of California.  This board is the regulatory body that governs Dentists, Hygienists, and other licensed dental-related professions in CA.  Rules regarding the practice of Dentistry are determined and published by the Dental Board.  Complaints about individual dental professionals may be made to this board.

Orthodontists in Santa Barbara

Now that you’ve gotten up to speed on some of the very best dental informational resources it’s time to delve deeper into the world of Orthodontics.

A good way to think of Orthodontics is how you might think a doctor compares to a specific type of surgeon. While a general practice doctor is still a doctor, that doesn’t necessarily qualify them to be a heart surgeon.

This concept works the same way for Orthodontics.

At Wright & Feusier Orthodontics, we are practice specializing in moving teeth and improving facial balance with braces, Invisalign, and other methods.

1. The American Association of Orthodontists.  Just as the ADA is the advocate for (and information resource about) Dentists and Dentistry, the AAO is the primary resource in the US about Orthodontists and Orthodontic treatment.  Their website can provide the names and contact info for most orthodontists practicing in the country.  Information about orthodontics may be obtained through the AAO as well.

2. The California Association of Orthodontists.  As with the AAO, the CAO is the primary informational resource about orthodontists and orthodontics in the State of California.  

3. The American Board of Orthodontics.  The ABO regulates the board certification (and eligibility) of orthodontists in the US.  Rigorous testing of orthodontists is provided by this board.  A list of orthodontists who are either board certified or board eligible may be obtained on their website.