Thorough oral exams are important so that dental diseases can be discovered in their earliest stages possible. A comprehensive oral exam will include checks for caries (cavities), gum disease, and oral cancer. For children, it would include a growth and development examination to check for orthodontic needs.
We place a special emphasis on treating patients who are apprehensive about dental treatment. Using modern pain control techniques, including nitrous oxide and conscious sedation, fear of the dentist is now a thing of the past.
What is a board certified dentist?
The achievement of board certification is the culmination of years of rigorous study and testing in all aspects of general dentistry. The board certification process involves taking a written examination that must demonstrate knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. Then, the candidate must complete an arduous oral examination covering all specialties of dentistry and present actual cases performed by the candidate.