office has refined our philosophy of care, and what we believe our
mission to be. We have transitioned from repair-oriented dentistry to
the philosophy of ideal optimal health and wellness. We want to develop
better relationships with our patients, so that we can personalize care
to the unique needs, wants and values of each individual.
years past, we spent most of our time patching, scraping, drilling, and
filling. Although we provided good repair service, it seemed something
was missing. We observed many patients who later returned with still
more gum disease and tooth decay. In spite of our diligent efforts, some
patients were not getting healthier.
learned our frustration was not due to lack of interest or dedication,
but rather a failure to focus on education, motivation, nutritional
counseling and behavior change. Dental school gave me excellent
technical training, but the training focused on repairs and mechanics!
Through course of study, we were taught about building relationships
with people and getting our patients involved in their own health care
through behavior change and nutrition. We learned convincingly that
health is directly related to active participation.
always tell me they want a healthy, pain-free, mouth, and to keep all
their teeth for life. But I also believe that people want….NO DENTISTRY!
No fillings, no crowns, no root canals, no gum surgery, no needles or
injections, and no need to come to the office every 3 months! People
want freedom from the dentist, and they would like to spend their time
and money elsewhere.
it possible to give our patients what they want…a healthy smile that
feels good, lasts a life-time, and no dentistry? First, we believe that
answer lies in education, and encouraging our patients to take
responsibility to care for themselves. We encourage our patients to
think health first, something they can give themselves, and
second responsibility is to deliver optimum ideal dental treatment to
our patients. If we can help our patients get their mouth healthy first,
then we can take the time to restore their teeth so they have the least
chance of needing repair again later. If disease is controlled, and
breakdown is stopped, treatment can often be phased over time. Our
patients can choose to restore their mouths with durable, long lasting
and aesthetic restorations, rather than making hasty repairs as they
dental offices are repair centers that focus on the short-term fix.
Patients often become frustrated and disillusioned about what dentistry
can do for them. We believe in treatment that will last many years
longer than the commonly used silver or plastic materials used for
fillings. This philosophy allows our patients to be free from repeated
patchwork dentistry. Freedom from dentistry is what we all really want.
Working together we can help our patients keep their teeth for a