We feel patient education is very important and recognize that the best treatment option differs from one individual to the next. Our goal is that you are completely informed concerning your condition, your options for treatment, and any treatment to be performed. We encourage you to voice any questions you may have.
We fully adhere to professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization, and radiation control. Our staff are likewise knowledgeable on the latest techniques.
We know that preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV, herpes, hepatitis and even the cold virus is critical.
We use barrier techniques such as disposable masks and gloves and replace them with every patient. Each piece of fixed operatory equipment is disinfected with antibacterial/antiviral solution prior to every clinical procedure. Sterile water delivery systems are utilized. We use autoclave sterilization for all instruments prior to dental examination and treatment. You can be assured that our staff have been specifically trained on sterilization procedures and their importance.
Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) are required to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We require this with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might require pre-medication.
Post Treatment Instructions
After treatment, home care and medication instructions will be thoroughly explained. For your convenience, you will also be given printed instructions. Of course, we are always available for questions after treatment.
We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during dental procedures.
Comfort Control Syringe
In the past, injections of dental anesthesia by others may have been uncomfortable. We recognize this and take extra care when preparing a patient for anesthetic. We use a topical anesthetic on your gums first to desensitize them and then use a computer driven system, to administer the injection very slowly and precisely to create a truly comfortable experience.
Low Radiation Digital X-Rays
Digital X-Rays are taken with very low radiation and have more flexibility in terms of rendition. They are also more convenient when planning treatment with your restorative dentist.
You may have seen a magnifier lenses in a jewelry store when the jeweler was closely examining a diamond. Dental magnifier lenses are made for periodontists to view your teeth and gums in minute detail during periodontal procedures. Dr. Philip Fava uses magnifier lenses in many procedures to ensure more precise treatment.