Dental Services in Hawthorne, Nutley & Surrounding Areas

Family vs. General Dentistry

How Rauzman & Pallotta Commits to Your Family’s Dental Needs

When considering which dentist is right for you and your family, you might find yourself confused about the terms “general dentist” and “family dentist.” Our team at Rauzman & Pallotta is here to walk you through the differences and guide you through our offerings in order to help you make the best decision.

What is a family dentist?

A family dentist usually refers to a practice that addresses oral health throughout every stage of life. For our patients at Rauzman & Pallotta, this means we are able to handle your family’s needs throughout their lives, from initial checkups to restorative services and emergency care. Those who have children might benefit from specifically seeking a family dentist because of the special needs children have surrounding dental care. Family dentists like Rauzman & Pallotta are effective at preventing complications from developing because we are able to grow familiar with each patient’s journey. You can rest assured that our dental treatments are safe and effective, and we will take precautions that make the experience more comfortable for the whole family.

The services we offer to our patients as a family dentistry practice, many of whom are lifelong patients, include:

What is a general dentist?

The term general dentist covers many of the same areas as the term family dentist. Rather than focusing on a specific area, such as providing care throughout the span of a patient’s life, general dentists consider themselves primary providers of dental care to a nonspecific age group. The American Dental Association recognizes 9 specialties of dentistry for both family dentists and general dentists. These areas are:

  • Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial pathology
  • Endodontics
  • Public health dentistry
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology

Start Your Family Dentistry Journey with Rauzman & Pallotta

No matter what stage of life you and your family are in, the dedicated team at Rauzman & Pallotta is here to lead you to success in all aspects of your oral health. Whether you need to restore your oral hygiene or simply maintain your oral health as it is, we will make sure you receive top-quality care that creates a healthy, beautiful smile to last a lifetime.

To learn more about how we can improve your oral health through family dentistry, call us today at (973) 427-4201 or contact us online.