Tenets of Treatment
Standards of Excellence
The primary goal of our dental practice is restoring and enhancing your natural smile in a welcoming environment. We will select from a wide range of procedures the treatment that will best result in a beautiful and long-lasting smile. We will deliver a high standard of personalized dental care custom suited to your individual needs. We will provide comprehensive treatment planning that allows the patient to participate in the decision making regarding treatment. We will use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal clinical dental health.
Health and Hygiene
It has often been said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Prevention is the key to good oral health as well as good overall health. As a practice, we stress the importance of excellent homecare: brushing regularly after meals, flossing daily, and the use of a non-alcohol based fluoridated mouthwash. These are the main integral components to any preventive maintenance regimen. In addition, we encourage regular interval professional prophylaxis (routine dental cleaning) along with a thorough intra-oral exam. This allows us to evaluate the overall health of your teeth and gums, perform oral cancer screening exams, and take x-rays when necessary. In our younger patients, sealants help prevent tooth decay in newly erupted adult molars and premolars. During your visit, we routinely will review your medical history, which will help us stay informed of your overall health. We will also update the roster of medications you are presently taking to assess if these medications or medical conditions are impacting your dental health. We believe good oral health is a key ingredient in good overall health.
Sterilization and Safety
Infection Control is extremely important in our office to both our patients and our staff. We adhere to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by The American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our multiple high-pressurized steam sterilizers are computer tested daily and spore tested weekly by an independent Bioscience company to ensure optimal sterilization conditions exist at all times. Every member of our staff is OSHA Safety Trained annually in all matters related to job and patient safety, as well as fire safety with a tested Fire evacuation plan. Our staff is also Advanced CPR certified, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certified, with a defibrillator present on site. This extensive staff training provides both our staff and patients with the comfort of knowing we believe in uncompromising safety.
In our practice, we take great pride in ourselves for having been chosen by you to provide the dental care you need to maintain a healthy smile. We feel the best way to maintain our pride and your confidence is by continuing to improve our skills and knowledge to give you the best possible treatment and results. We are forever committed to continuing education and learning. We attend Dental Conventions, meetings, lectures, and participate in “hands-on” clinical training as part of that continuing commitment to knowledge and excellence. This allows us to stay current with the newest techniques, the newest technology, the newest products and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide the highest standard of care available. We are also Board Certified (NERB) members of organized Dentistry: The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and The American Dental Association (ADA) which via their journals and publications, keep us up to date on all aspects of the profession. As true dental professionals, we think you should be confident in the knowledge that we are highly trained and skilled clinicians.
Your Dental Experience
When you visit our office, you as well as your teeth are our top priority. Our dental relationship begins with you the patient. We build upon that cornerstone by taking the time necessary to listen to your needs, concerns and requests. Together, we can then determine what the proper treatment might be, and render this service in accordance with your individual needs and desires. Your case should be as individual as you are. We also understand how anxious and uneasy patients can feel in regards to dental treatment. We are committed as a team to make your dental visits and overall dental experience as stress-free and uneventful as professionally possible. Our desire is to provide you with excellent dental care, personalized professional service that will make your dental experience a memorably positive one.