At Smile Savers Dentistry You’ve Entered the No Judgement Zone: by Dr. Daniel Stewart

Posted on October 24, 2012. Filed under: dental fear, Dental Health, fear of dentist, General Dentistry, healthy teeth, Oral Health, Smile Savers Dentistry | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Daniel Stewart at Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia MarylandToo often when a new (sometimes emergency) dental patient comes in, we are told it has been two, three … maybe even up to 5 years since their last cleaning or exam. When asked why they have waited so long, the main reason given is actually a tie. They have either had a bad prior experience with another dentist … or it has been so long since their last visit that they were too embarrassed to come in, so they continued to put it off until something was wrong.

The simple fact is, that as dentists, we really do see a lot of bad teeth … all of the time. Although you may think that your teeth need a lot of work, this is not new or unusual to what we see, sometimes on a daily basis. If shame, embarrassment or even guilt are keeping you away from making an appointment with a dentist, you’ve got a lot of company. That being said, don’t let any of those issues get in the way of getting the dental help you need and deserve.

At Smile Savers Dentistry, we don’t judge, yell or lecture. Our friendly and caring Columbia, MD dental staff wants all of our patients to be healthier and happier during and after their treatment. We believe that a healthy mouth helps to make a healthy body! We will help you take care of your oral health and keep your teeth looking beautiful and feeling healthy for as long as you are a patient of ours. After visiting our dentist office, you will have a healthy mouth and you can then feel proud that you overcame something that once seemed impossible!

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )

A Word From Dental Assistant Carolyn: The Role of Dental Assistants

Posted on February 22, 2012. Filed under: Dental Assistant, Dental Health, General Dentistry, Oral Health, Smile Savers Dentistry | Tags: , , , , , , |

The dental assistant has one of the most interesting and varied jobs in the dental office. It requires good interpersonal communication skills as well as good technical skills, which are regulated by the Dental Examiners Board. She/he is often the first person you will encounter in the treatment room when you visit and will try to make you feel comfortable while you are there.

In addition to assisting the dentist during your treatment, the assistant takes X-rays, gives oral care instruction after your dental treatment, including surgery, and applies topical anesthetic and fluoride treatments. Assistants take impressions for study models, whitening kits and retainers and fabricate whitening trays, retainers and temporary crowns. Dental assistants maintain infection control and sterilization of instruments and equipment using the OSHA guidelines for dental offices. Dental assistants take continuing education classes to stay current in dental trends and to keep their skills updated.

You can expect more efficient care from your dentist when he has a good assistant working at his side. Dental assistants are an excellent resource for information regarding your personal dental care treatment and are happy to answer all of your questions. We enjoy seeing our patients each day and hope that your visit to our office will be a pleasant one.

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

  • Recent Posts

  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Meta

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: