Our practice is uniquely different from any dental practice you have ever experienced. Not simply because of pleasant surroundings nor because of the highly skilled professional staff, nor even because of the high quality technical work we do.
Our practice is different because our mission is different. In today’s world you are offered many choices as to how dental health care will be delivered to you, the patient. You can choose an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization), a PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) or a CAP Program (A Capitation System). In all these health delivery systems, you the patient do not have a choice with regard to your treatment plan, you are not free to choose the dentist who attends to you, and you normally do not develop a significant relationship with either the dentist or the staff.
Our practice represents the 2-3% of dentists in the United States who have made a commitment to practice in a free environment. You are free to choose us or not. We are free to choose the best treatment plan that is consistent with your needs, wants and values. This is no idle, passive statement because we do not believe patients involved with HMO’s PPO’s, and capitation systems are free. Normally, they receive substandard treatment that does not involve the patient as part of the solution. The patient becomes the object of cure rather than participating in the preventive and curative phases of treatment.
We have centered our practice around prevention and health as opposed to one that simply emphasizes emergency and repair care. The supporting gum tissue and bone are just as vital as the teeth themselves, Unfortunately, only lip service is normally paid to this important area, and prevention is often misunderstood and inadequately stressed.
The best way to protect and maintain the crucial supporting structures for life is to have a qualified hygienist clean your teeth regularly, at which time preventive procedures can be implemented to protect your dental health. While responsibility for returning for periodic preventive treatment lies with you, we will provide an ongoing program of health maintenance with you.
We recognize that emergencies do occur. Patients in our practice family will be provided with a 24 hour telephone number that will allow you to reach us at any time of the day or night. We provide special status for you or any family member who has been seen in the previous year in our practice.