We are a dental practice devoted to preserving your dental health and restoring your mouth to its full function. We achieve results using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
What is a Periodontist
A Periodontist is a dental specialist who is an expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the gum and bone that are caused by bacteria. In addition, Periodontists treat gum recession and place dental implants. Approximately 75 percent of all Americans have some form of periodontal disease, known by many as gum disease. If left untreated, these usually painless diseases can result in tooth loss.
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings and flossing are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on preserving and maintianing your teeth, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Your First Visit Is Important and Informative
The first visit is an opportunity for you to learn about us, and for us to become more familiar with you and your needs. We will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth and gums. After the exam, you will be fully informed of our findings and recommended treatment options. Adequate time will be available for you to ask questions. We strive to keep you informed every step of the way.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
State of the Art Care
Like other areas of medicine and dentistry, Periodontics is advancing at an extraordinary rate. We can correct conditions today that were not treatable less than ten years ago. For example, regenerative techniques exist to help restore lost bone. Plastic surgical procedures may permit coverage of receded roots. Dental implants may be placed when teeth are lost. We pride ourselves on taking advanced training in the field of Periodontics and implants. Dr. Heinzelmann atttends between 50 and 100 hours each year in continuing education courses.
We Treat You Gently
Our goal is to render periodintal care without fear, pain, or anxiety. Local anesthesia (Novacain) is used to block sensations, allowing treatment to be performed comfortably. Dr. Heinzelmann is fully trained in the use of nitrous oxide which can be used to help relax an anxious patient.
Fees and Payments
Before you begin treatment an estimate will be given. We make every effort to keep down the cost of your dental care. Our front desk personnel will help you develop a payment plan that is mutually acceptable. We ask that all our patients take care of the fees for the initial visit and maintenance visits. The office accepts checks and VISA, MASTERCARD AND AMERICAN EXPRESS cards.
The percentage of coverage depends upon the specific insurance plan. Different carriers have different fee schedules. An insurance company may have a reduced fee schedule for dental services that may be less than the actual charges, resulting in lower coverage for you. We have no control over this situation. The level of reimbursement is a direct result of the plan selected by your employer. No insurance company will pay 100% of dental costs. As a courtesy to our patients, we will process any insurance forms. We do our best to evalute your plan to help detemine your available benefits.
We always welcome referrals from our patients and can accommodate special needs by prior arrangements.
Our office hours are by appointment only.
We're Part of Your Dental Treatment Team
In the event you were referred by your general dentist or another specialist, we will work closely with them. We will remain in contact with your dentist throughout your treatment, as well as after it is completed.
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special infividuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!