Our standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. We aim to see our patients within five minutes of their scheduled appointment time. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We have annual “checkups” by an expert in dental office compliance, and are proud to be on Tom Terry’s list of “Exceptional Dental Offices” (see http://www.tomterryseminars.com/).
Some of the EXTRA steps that we take to insure the safety of our patients:
- Each dental unit has continuous disinfection in the water source, and we test our waterlines quarterly to insure safety
- We use a Medical grade Class B steam sterilizer, which utilized a vacuum pump to ensure maximum effectiveness
- Sterilization strips are inserted into each instrument cassette to verify steam penetration
- Sterilized instruments are stored in their dated, sealed packets until they are used
- All instruments used in the mouth are either steam sterilized or disposable
- We attach a back-flow device to our saliva ejectors to prevent any cross-contamination from the suction
- In addition to office locks and an alarm, we store our server computer behind a locked metal gate
- Digital radiographs decrease exposure to radiation by 70% compared to film
We have incorporated a number of methods to contact our office. While we always try to answer your phone calls promptly, patients can also contact us through our website or via email or text messages. We use a system called Revenue Well to remind patients of upcoming appointments and to provide a secure messaging portal for email and texts, as well as to encourage patient reviews and feedback. Our scheduling and records are electronic, which facilitates quick communication with our patients and referring dentists.
Education and Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.