Welcome to our website. Many of our new and existing patients have asked me about my dental schooling and my post graduate work in neuromuscular, TMJ, cosmetic & sleep apnea dentistry. So I thought I’d share a bit about my training, my team and our approach to dentistry. I am an honors graduate of University of Pacific School of Dentistry and have been practicing for over 19 years in the Bay Area. I am a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). LVI is the leader in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry techniques, smile design and TMJ/Sleep Apnea treatments. I found LVI to be the ideal institute to pursue my postgraduate specialties in Cosmetic, TMJ and Apnea Dentistry as they uphold the highest levels of quality, esthetics and professionalism in the world. My team and I pride ourselves in providing dentistry above and beyond the restrictions that common dental insurance impose on quality and esthetics. I work with only the best dental labs in the United States and use only the highest quality materials for our treatments. We also take pride in the fact that we offer the latest technology available. A great example is our use of digital x-rays. We use this technology to decrease your radiation exposure by more than 80% while enabling you to view your images in high resolution on the computer next to your chair; thus including you in the diagnosis. During your visit be sure to ask us about other technology such as intra-oral cameras and computer-simulated Smile Design.
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My Three Phase Oral Health Philosophy
The Restorative Dentistry phase is evaluation and repair of your teeth. The goal is to bring your teeth back to the shape and condition they once were. To accomplish this we replace broken or leaking fillings, restore decay with crowns and bridges, fit partials and full dentures, and make minor adjustments to your bite alignment. When necessary, gum disease is treated, or root canal therapy recommended. Our belief is you can keep your smile for life.
The Preventive Dentistry phase is our goal for every patient. It involves the daily care, good nutrition, and periodic check-ups and cleanings that are the foundation of excellent dental health. Preventive dentistry may not be where we start with every patient, but it's our goal.
The Cosmetic Dentistry phase takes advantage of the latest materials and techniques that make a beautiful smile accessible to everyone. Because our restorative and preventive programs are successful, we have the luxury of considering cosmetic treatment for gaps, chips, discolored and crooked teeth or otherwise less-than-perfect smiles. Cosmetics range from tooth colored fillings to full smile make-overs. Be sure to ask for our free Smile-Simulation photo so you can see what your results will be.
Dental Implants - Many of our patients are happy to hear that they don't have to see a specialist to have dental implants placed. This includes dental implants to replace lost or broken teeth, mini dental implants to hold dentures in place, and implant retained bridges. Most of these implants can be place in just a couple visits and best of all, most dental insurance plans cover some of the dental implant costs.
TMJ and Sleep Apnea are very common in our society and treatments are continually improving. Using my neuromuscular dentistry background allows me to take a more conservative and natural approach to TMJ pain and Sleep Apnea. Using a muscle relaxing and repositioning method that has been in use for more than twenty years I find a more natural position for your jaw during the biting motion and sleeping position. I then build an orthotic or Sleep Apnea appliance for you to wear, thus avoiding TMJ surgery and CPAP machines while minimizing or eliminating jaw pain, ear pain, neck pain and improving your REM sleep.
invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth with clear, removable aligners and no metal braces. invisalign is great for adults and teenagers looking to straighten their teeth without the hassle of wires and brackets. Learn more about the cost of invisalign, how long invisalign takes and how nice your smile can be!
Performance Mouthguards - Many pro athletes started wearing performance enhancing mouthguards a couple of years ago and showed great results. The same mouthguards are now available for you, our patients. We chose the top sports guard on the market: Armourbite by Under Armour®. Performance improving mouthguards for all sports: golf, basketball, tennis, running et.c
Please feel free to click around - you will find a great deal of information about my training, my team and the services we offer. If you have any questions specific to you or your family please give me a call. I’d be happy to discuss them with you.