Did you know that there is a difference between a regular Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist? Maybe you didn’t know, but that’s okay as 90% of our clients are also surprised to hear that CosMediSmile only partners with Cosmetic Dentists to perform Dental Veneers and Crowns. So what exactly is the difference between them?

General Dentists

In order to become a qualified Dentist, 4 years of study at minimum is required to obtain a University Degree. Dentists are qualified to provide preventative and interventional care relating to oral hygiene. Be it a toothache, decay, cavities or gum concerns, a general dentist is the best person to consult.

Dentists are permitted to perform Dental Veneers and Crowns, however without the additional training that focuses solely on the cosmetic side of dentistry, we choose to only partner with Cosmetic Dentists. This ensures the highest quality results whilst maintaining our primary focus always on client safety and care.


A Cosmetic Dentist is qualified to do everything a General Dentist can do, but has completed additional training in dental aesthetics. Their role is to help improve your teeth or smile through Veneers, Implants, bridges or Crowns. Both types of Dentists can give you treatment, just with alternative approaches. There should be a combination of good oral hygiene and aesthetics when it comes to your dream smile.

The specialisation that Cosmetic Dentists have in Veneers and Crowns can reassure you that you are in the best hands for your procedure.

Contact us

If you’re interested in dental Veneers or any other dental treatment at our Clinics on the Gold Coast, Melbourne or in Thailand, please fill out our Online Assessment Form and we can organise a FREE Cosmetic Dentistry recommendation.