08-02-2011

Dental House Calls – Senior Dental Patients in the Bay Area

One of the best-kept secrets in my practice is that for decades we have been providing dental house calls.  Most house calls are to visit seniors who have health, mobility, or transportation issues. What kind of dental treatment can we provide during a house call? Dental Exams Diagnostic Photographs X-rays…

05-06-2011

Understanding Dental Phobia

My wife and I had a lovely dinner last Saturday night at the home of another local dentist who specializes in root canals. During the course of the conversation, I asked him how it was going with the sedation aspect of his dental practice. I was surprised to find out…

02-02-2010

“If I had known it was this easy, I would have done it years ago!”

We provide sedation dentistry in our Piedmont office for patients in Piedmont, Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I am constantly amazed at how wonderful sedation dentistry is.  A great new patient of ours came in recently with a chipped wisdom…

12-12-2009

Sedation Cosmetic Dentist San Francisco, Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Alameda, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, Moraga, Kensington

Patients always appreciate a comfortable, painless, experience at the dentist.  Whether you need emergency procedures, such as composite white fillings, crowns, root canals or extractions, to relieve toothache pain; or if you want elective cosmetic dentistry such as a smile makeover, porcelain veneers, Emax crowns, Empress Veneers, Da Vinci veneers,…

11-18-2008

Do Cosmetic Dentists Do “Regular Dentistry?” Yes!

50% of our cases are porcelain veneer cases. But the other 50% is general dentistry, including oral conscious sedation for phobic patients, TMJ treatment, full mouth rehabilitation–including cases of collapsed vertical dimension, Invisalign, athletic mouth guards, whitening, crowns, bridges, non-surgical perio treatment, extractions, root canals, partial dentures, and implants. And…

08-11-2008

Team Profile–Leah

Leah Partible, RDH, has been with us for 4 wonderful years. Her reputation with our patients is outstanding. Leah is friendly, gentle, meticulous, observant, and compassionate. She frequently diagnoses problems at the earliest stage, when they are easiest to treat. Our patients frequently comment, “That’s the best cleaning I’ve ever…

04-20-2008

Comfort in Dentistry

No matter how much progress the dental profession makes, some things don’t change–a lot of patients HATE the dentist. While dentist are excited about new porcelains, laser treatments for gum disease, and implants, patients are worried about the same old things–they hate the shot, they hate the “drill,” and they’re…

06-12-2007

How Will I Be Sedated For My Dental Appointment?

Many of my adult dental patients tell me that they have avoided important dental work because they had painful or scary experiences at the dentist when they were younger. Some people avoid the dentist because they gag easily or have had bad experiences getting numb; others may feel out of…

05-08-2007

Sedation Dentistry Without the Needle

In my cosmetic dentistry practice we are fortunate to be able to help people that have been avoiding the dentist for years. Some of these patients want to be sedated for their visits, but they are even afraid of the IV needles that are sometimes used to make them sleepy.…