Our goal is to treat our patients with respect, dignity, and understanding. We use a gentle approach to dental treatment, listening carefully to your wants and wishes. We provide a comprehensive level of treatment, first by diagnosing the exact nature of your dental problem or need, and then by providing the best solution- one that is long-lasting, as well as affordable. We want your dental treatment to be beautiful, giving you the best possible smile, as well as being functional and durable.We participate with most major dental insurance companies: this results in lower out-of-pocket expense for our patients. Our office will file your insurance claim for you at no charge, saving you a great deal of time and effort. Our staff is very knowledgeable in the area of dental insurance, and can answer any questions you may have about your level of coverage, and how much expense you will incur with major treatment, etc. Our goal is to help your dollars s-t-r-e-t-c-h.Many of our patients have no dental insurance, a situation we call “private pay”. We have options available to help you finance your treatment. We want dental treatment to be affordable for you. Margaret will be happy to review options that are available to help you afford your treatment.We know that the thought of having dental treatment can make a person become anxious and worried: Many people will suffer with the pain of a toothache and let their dental needs wait, because they can’t get past their fears. Some patients report that they have had a traumatic experience that has made it difficult for them to have dental care. Many are looking to find a dentist near them that will listen to their concerns, and help them to be comfortable during treatment.I can assure you that my staff and I are well aware that dental treatment can make a person anxious, so we work very hard to help you to be comfortable and relaxed while you are at the office, and to answer any questions that you may have. We have treated a wide spectrum of individuals with different personality types, and find it especially rewarding when we can help someone conquer their fears. Call our office to schedule a consultation- don’t delay- we want to be your new dentist.We provide a variety of dental services in our office, using modern methods to provide comprehensive treatment to you.We have incorporated computerized record-keeping, which helps us organize and easily access your dental record, and to transmit data, if needed, to other providers and specialists.We also utilize digital dental x-ray units, which expose an image utilizing a fraction of the radiation dose formerly used with film-based systems. Digital dental x-rays represent a major advance over the previous technology, and help us to diagnose dental disease in its early stages, when it is more easily treated.Our dental hygiene department works actively to help you maintain smile in the best possible condition, especially as it relates to your periodontal health. We provide a variety of preventive services, including the placement of sealants for children.Do you need a filling? We use tooth colored composite, bonded restorations, for beauty and strength. We also utilize amalgam (“silver”) as needed.Our office provides root canal treatments for front teeth, as well as for the back teeth, including premolars and molars. We may be able to save you from a trip to the endodontic specialist.Many teeth need crowns to help stabilize them, and keep them from fracturing. We provide esthetic and functional crowns, including all-ceramic crowns, which are unsurpassed in their natural appearance.We provide dentures, whether replacing an entire dentition with complete dentures, or by replacing only a few teeth with partial dentures. Denture stabilization with mini-implants is a relatively new technique that can help stabilize your denture, so that it is more retentive.The replacement of missing teeth with dental implants can be a very satisfying procedure , since implants have a very high success rate, and can help restore your ability to chew, as well as improve your appearance.We provide oral surgery services, principally in the area of dental extractions, including the removal of “wisdom teeth”.These services are described in greater detail in other places on the website. Feel free to contact the office for more information.