Benefits for Patients
If you are looking for a dentist to help you deal with TMJ symptoms, there are several reasons why you should choose a dentist with these certifications. A dentist with certifications like Dr. Berry provides evidence of:
- Education about the conditions
- Experience working with patients
- Effective treatment of patients
All of which may help you get better results from your treatment.
TMJ is often called “the great imposter” because it can be easily misdiagnosed or overlooked because the diversity of symptoms leads to confusion with other conditions. Just a quick glance at the list of conditions covered in the MS course shows you how many closely related conditions could underlie your experience of orofacial pain. Being able to distinguish these conditions and achieve a positive diagnosis leads to successful treatment.
Experience Teaches, Too
In addition to getting a detailed education, there are some lessons that only experience can teach. Demonstrating that a dentist has worked with numerous cases of orofacial pain helps you know that they have already learned many of these lessons, which will help them hone in on proper diagnosis and treatment protocols.
Effective Treatment Is the Goal
Of course, everyone’s goal in this is ensuring that orofacial pain patients get effective treatment for their conditions. These certification programs both include evidence that a dentist can successfully treat patients experiencing orofacial pain.
Any dentist can say they successfully treat these conditions. Dr. Berry has presented his cases to the scrutiny of multiple educated professionals. They scrutinized his evidence, second-guessed his diagnoses, and questioned his treatment protocols. Finally, they agreed that Dr. Berry did successfully treat these cases.
As any investment commercial will tell you, past performance is no guarantee of future returns, but who would you rather work with: a dentist who has demonstrated that they can successfully treat orofacial pain, or a dentist who offers little more than their word as proof they can help?