Corey Jensen DDS MAGD Honors Dental Master Marc L. Montgomery

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Regardless of one’s profession, to become “A Master” is no small feat. It has been said to master a skill requires 10,000 hours of practice. Dentistry is no exception to this rule and may actually require more.

Commonly it takes graduating with honors with a 4-year Bachelors of Science Degree just to get admitted to dental school and then an additional grueling 4 years to receive a Doctor of Dental Science or DDS.

“I have heard doctors say they are never as smart as the day they graduated from dental school. In life, you don’t know what you don’t know. The longer you practice and the more you study the more you realize how complicated we human beings are and how difficult our profession is to master,” says Dr. Corey Jensen of Smile Design Dentistry.

It could be argued that the practice of dentistry is as much an art as it is a science. To become masterful it is essential to learn and understand:
* The science of disease
* The engineering of restoring teeth
* The physics of moving teeth
* The chemistry of the materials used
* The psychology of dental patients
* The fundamentals of business

All of the above are necessary while still developing the skills of an artist along the way.

To become an artist involves both developing an eye for detail and the hands of a sculptor. The dental master must understand symmetry, contours, colors, textures, and function in order to become masterful in the world of cosmetic dentistry.

Many dentists refer to themselves as “Cosmetic Dentists” but what does that really mean? Does it mean they whiten teeth or just placing veneers? To many yes, but to others like, Dr. Marc Montgomery, it goes much deeper than that. After finishing dental school and then advancing his knowledge with two years of orthodontic training, years of studying occlusion [how the bite functions] at the esteemed Pankey Institute, and 30 plus years of focused study specifically on creating beautiful smiles Dr. Montgomery has truly become “A Master”.

When evaluating a patient for cosmetic enhancement many factors must be considered including; the orthodontic alignment of the teeth, how the top teeth function with the bottom teeth, what is the condition of their oral health, how is the gumline shaped, what color teeth are most suitable for this patient, what length, shape, and width do the teeth need to be? The list of considerations goes on and on before a plan can be created. To a highly trained doctor, this evaluation will require considerable time and effort to complete.

Prior to beginning any treatment, every patient deserves to hear in detail the answers to all of these questions. They deserve to hear what the best treatment options are regardless of the specific abilities of the doctor they are meeting with. If they should choose less than the ideal treatment it is imperative that they understand the possible consequences of a more limited treatment.

Not all patients are seeking absolute perfection but those that are may find themselves needing orthodontic alignment of teeth, periodontal work to make sure the gums are in the proper position, teeth whitening, equilibration or bite adjusting, implants, crowns, and veneers. By managing bite problems and oral habits as part of the cosmetic plan the patient has a much better prognosis of maintaining their new beautiful smile over the years to come. Finding a dentist with a deep understanding of all of these topics can be difficult.

As a dentist with over 30 years of experience and a lifetime commitment to advanced learning, Dr. Jensen’s advice to all young dentists would be to learn from the best in their quest to become a master. The best education often is expensive and rarely is conveniently close to home. America’s society today is challenging dentists to do more and charge less while still consistently achieving perfection. Is this possible? Realistically, it is not! However, the dentists that become a master can offer services that others cannot; they have a happy and fulfilling career.

Becoming a master is a lifetime commitment that is recognized by various Academies’ in the field of Dentistry. As an example, Dr. Montgomery has been awarded a Fellowship Status in the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for his lifetime of hard work and excellence. Less than 100 dentists in the entire world have achieved this esteemed level. As knowledgeable and talented as he has become over his lifetime it is likely today he still says, “you don’t know what you don’t know” as he continues his quest for lifetime growth.

Corey Jensen DDS MAGD
[Master in the Academy of General Dentistry]

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Address: 3475 Plymouth Blvd #100, Plymouth, MN 55447
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Name: Corey Jensen DDS MAGD
Email: Send Email
Organization: Smile Design Dentistry
Address: 3475 Plymouth Blvd #100, Plymouth, MN 55447