Dr. Bruce Houghton

Dentistry is one-half science and one-half art, and the artist makes the difference!

Dr. Houghton is so enthusiastic about smile design in dentistry because he has discovered the perfect combination of artistry and science. Blending his artistry skills with modern dentistry, he is excited to bring smile design to you.

Since Smile Design is not taught in dental school, it requires a great deal of specific post-graduate training. There are varying degrees of training ranging from home study, classroom, and classroom combined with clinical treatment. All of the post-graduate training Dr. Houghton has completed has included hands on courses with real patients. Futhermore, since the ADA will not call Cosmetic Dentistry a specialty, any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist regardless of their education. We've spent more time in cosmetic dental courses over the last 15 years than time spent in dental school. It is paramount that we are able to create a beautiful, elegant smile that looks as if you were born with it!

To guarantee the finest quality, natural looking dentistry, we pursued the highest standard in training. After all, our patients deserve the finest that dentistry has to offer! Our dentistry requires artistic ability, and Dr. Houghton has developed his own artistry through years of artistic refinement.

Dr. Houghton is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Approximately 3% of practicing dentists achieve this fellowship. In addition to passing a required exam, dentists earn this fellowship by completing a required number of continuing education courses.

We at Perfect Smiles are enthusiastic about what we do partly because of the amount of training and continuing education we take on a yearly basis. New Hampshire dentists are required to take 40 credit hours of continuing education bi-annually for licensure, but we take approximately five times that amount which is roughly 100+ credit hours yearly, or 200+ hours bi-annually.

These are just some of the certificates and degrees Dr. Houghton has earned:


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Dr. Houghton also attends, or has attended in the past, yearly educational and training conferences taught by:

Dr. Houghton is a current member, or has been a member, of the following organizations:

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