Welcome! We are a specialist office dedicated to IMPLANT DENTISTRY and PERIODONTICS with 3 decades of experience in treating gum disease, receding gumlines, and replacing missing teeth or old bridges with implants. Our goal is to help you fully understand your dental issues so that you can be confident in selecting the ideal treatment for yourself. While there are many ways to approach a given problem, we strive to give our patients options. Our preference is to give each individual the most predictable result in the least invasive manner. We do this by constantly updating our skills in the newest procedures while using biotechnology to enhance our results whenever possible. But even the best care becomes insignificant unless it is given in a caring and compassionate environment. We make every effort to achieve the most comfortable setting for each patient. "Let us help you restore what nature has removed."
Tue: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thur: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PMSame Day Emergencies OK
Bone grafting by Biotechnology April 20, 2012, 10:03 a.m.
There are many bone grafting techniques to develop sites for dental implant placement but they often require invasive procedures. Recent advances in biotechnology have not only made things more predictable but take advantage of the body’s own ability to heal itself. INFUSE is a revolutionary biotechnology product that uses a naturally occurring protein (rhBMP-2) in our body to stimulate your own cells in the area to form bone.
Computer Guided Implant Placement Aug. 24, 2011, 10:22 a.m.
Guide with ideal implant position
Implant centered in jaw
Implant position relative to adjacent teeth
Implant position relative to adjacent roots
Perioscopy Sept. 4, 2009, 1:51 a.m.
Millions of adults have or could have periodontal disease, a bacterial infection of the gums and bone around teeth, caused by commonly spread oral bacteria, different than those that cause tooth decay. Periodontal disease causes detachment of the gum from the tooth, known as “pocketing”. As it gets worse, it can cause bone loss around the roots of the teeth. If you have periodontal disease, one option is to do nothing. However, periodontal disease will not get better on its own. Besides getting worse, gum and bone infection can affect the body in general. Research is investigating systemic links between periodontal infection and increased risk of coronary artery disease, diabetes, pre-term low birth weight babies, stroke, respiratory disease, and pancreatic cancer. It seems inflammation accompanying periodontal disease may be a co-factor in the initiation of other problems. Disease-associated bacteria getting into the blood stream on a regular basis from inside the gumline complicate matters, as well. One typical treatment option is to treat periodontal disease non-surgically. Cleaning out the hard and soft bacterial deposits in the pockets and on the roots of teeth is critical to reestablishing a healthy gum attachment. Done with a variety of instruments, current technology favors using very small ultrasonically powered instruments, or “micro ultrasonics”. Many adjuncts, like antimicrobials/antibiotics, rinses, irrigators, or lasers, aimed at disinfecting the gum and bone, are useful, as cleaning plus disinfection is generally more thorough treatment than either alone. Surgical treatment, another option in the management of periodontal disease, is helpful, because visual access allows for thorough root cleaning. As appropriate, other adjuncts can be used such as bone grafts, regenerative proteins, membranes, and growth factors. Non-surgical treatment is limited by the inability of the operator to see under the gumline. But what if it were possible to see under the gumline without surgically opening the gum? Well, now with Perioscopy, it is! Perioscopy allows dentists, hygienists and periodontists to see under the gum, and, under high magnification, perform minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment technique, using micro ultrasonic instruments, comparable to many medical procedures now performed with the aid of small cameras placed into all areas of the body. The Perioscope is a long, 1mm diameter, flexible endoscope, connecting a camera and viewing screen to special Perioscopy instruments that access under the anesthetized gumline around the tooth, without cutting the gum. Additional local or systemic antimicrobials/antibiotics or other adjuncts vary to enhance the results of this micro-visual treatment. Premedicating with an over-the-counter pain medication assures very little discomfort, if any, after the numbness wears off. Thousands of patients, all over the world, have benefited from minimally invasive periodontal treatment with Perioscopy at less cost than surgical treatment. With less pocketing and bone loss, and good follow up care, patients can remain stable. In seeking out the best ways to provide treatment for our patients, using the Perioscope is helping us achieve “healing through a better vision”.
About Front Desk: The front desk staff are very friendly and responsive, an asset to making me feel well cared for!
About Hygienist: Both of “my” hygienists have been thorough, gentle and caring, excellent with their cleanings, even making sure I know the correct way to brush! Kudos for excellent work!
Hygiene time: 60”
I know this doctor: 2 years
About Front Desk: Great and helpful!
I know this doctor: 3 years
I know this doctor: 1 year
About Front Desk: Julia and Lynn (correct spelling?) have been very capable and friendly. Thank you for exceptional service.
About Hygienist: Dr.Low has such a competent, patient and kind hygienist that made me feel like family and made sure I understood everything I needed for pre and post-care.
My Experience: Oral Surgery
I know this doctor: ~3 months
I know this doctor: six months
My Experience: Dental Implants
Duration: 90 minutes
I know this doctor: 1 year
About Front Desk: Front desk was helpful.
About Hygienist: Rosa was great and a joy to be around.
I know this doctor: August 2015