Why you might choose us to be your dentist.

  • Our practice has been here, in Salt Lake, for over 35 years.
  • We are trained in all aspects of dentistry and have advanced training in cosmetic, sedation, emergency, and implant dentistry.
  • We work on a team of some great specialists. When referring to a specialist, we will help to make the appointment and make sure that costs and dental insurance benefits are coordinated.
  • We're active members of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the Utah Dental Association, and a few others. We are continuing education junkies and stay current with the most current and effective dental treatments.
  • We provide 24/7 Emergency Dental Care for our patients.
  • We offer sedation dentistry and many other amenities to ensure your comfort.
  • We have a soft tissue (gum) laser and a laser for detecting cavities. We don't yet have a laser for drilling a tooth. Currently we don't believe that technology would allow us to deliver better results. Maybe someday it will. We also use digital x-rays, electronic patient records, and the latest techniques and materials.
  • We review costs prior to treatment and discuss possible payments. We want your dental care to be affordable . If something ends up being more complex than anticipated, we will let you know prior to proceeding or include it in the costs. We don't like surprises. Our treatment estimates are guaranteed. Once we tell you what your portion will be, it will never be more. Sometimes it's less.

How to choose a dentist. Things to consider when choosing a dentist.

Choosing a dentist can be as stressful for some as actually going to the dentist. This article is courtesy of a consumer website. We think it provides some good ideas when selecting a dentist. We'd also suggest to ask a friend or relative or the local branch of the Academy of General Dentistry for a recommendation.
  •  Find out how long the dental practice has been in operation.
  • Ask about the extent of the dentist's training and the clinical experience in performing the specific procedure you require. For example, not all dentists are trained in specific cosmetic dentistry procedures. In addition, certain procedures, such as a veneer, may serve both an aesthetic and functional need. A procedure that satisfies both needs might be the better option when compared with a standard functional restoration offering no esthetic benefit, but you will need to investigate which dentists have the training and experience to perform the procedure that best meets your needs.
  • If the dentist does not perform certain procedures, ask about his referral process.
  • Before committing yourself to a dentist, identify all the procedure options that would solve your cosmetic dental concern. Ask about the pros and cons of each option.
  • Ask about the types of professional dental societies the dentist participates in. Some societies require dentists to take continuing education classes to keep them up-to-date on the latest procedures and technological advances in the field. The Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry are societies that require their members to complete ongoing continuing education.
  • Ask about the type of emergency care offered. For example, is the dentist available after hours and on weekends?
  • Inquire about patient comforts, such as pre-medication or nitrous oxide, and amenities such as music or heating pads.
  • Inquire about the use of dental lasers as an alternative to traditional dental tools such as tooth drilling and scalpels.
  • If your needs include cosmetic dentistry procedures, ask to see before-and-after photos of the dentist's previous patients. Bring a photo of the result you would like to see or a picture of yourself before the need for cosmetic dentistry to help set a reasonable expectation for your procedure's outcome.
  • Determine dental costs prior to treatment. Dental cost totals should include procedure fees, anesthesia fees, and facility fees. If you have dental insurance, chances are good that there will be some benefit coverage applicable to procedures such as preventative dental care (professional cleanings and exams) and amalgam fillings (the traditional metal fillings). Less coverage may be available for composite fillings (which have an enamel-like finish) and restorative dental work such as bridges and crowns. Coverage for orthodontia varies among dental insurance plans. Your out-of-pocket costs are typically determined at the initial consultation.
  • Is the dentist's office located nearby? This could be important if your procedures require frequent or multiple visits.
  • Is the dental team friendly and courteous? You may not want to see a dentist long term if you don't feel comfortable with the dentist's team.