Why do some patients need a dental clearance prior to heart surgery?
The way I would describe my favorite part of the job at West Park Dental is helping my patients maintain and restore their dental health. I have always worked on the administrative side--not chairside in clinical treatment of patients--and I have been here at this practice for 20 years. Being here for so many years has given me the opportunity to see generations of families come through our doors. We see parents, children, grandkids as well as ex-wives, ex-husbands and others.
One of the most interesting things that has happened is that we built and moved into a building that was adjacent to our old space, which is now our parking lot. I was here when this building was built and we moved the practice into it. Dr. Gallagher bought a house and tore it down, and while this building was being built we continued to work out of our other building nearby. It only took a weekend to move all of the supplies and equipment into the new space—which was so exciting at the time—and then we were up and running for business the following Monday. The process took a lot of coordination and the move actually went very smoothly.
When we designed the building there was a great deal of planning involved, of course, and it was our opportunity to create a smooth workflow in terms of both the clinical and front office space. We were careful to think about what we wanted the entry space and front desk area to look like, to ensure that we represented the doctors properly for the work they do.
We have been in this building for 16 years and it is a lovely space. We are dedicated to upgrading the medical equipment and painting and redoing the carpet on a regular basis to keep things fresh and appropriate for the level of service we provide to patients in the practice.
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New Patients Welcome
If you are looking for a gentle, courteous, and friendly dentist, then you've come to the right place. Our practice offers dental services for the entire family. Your oral health has a significant impact on your overall well being and our team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the best dental care possible.
The first thing most people notice about you is your smile. Advances in cosmetic dental care have made it possible for a dentist with the right training, qualifications and expertise to completely redesign your smile.
If you are missing one or more teeth, and wish to eat your favorite foods, increase your chewing ability, and improve your appearance, speech, and self-esteem, then you are a candidate for dental implants. The doctors at West Park Dental use the latest implant technology so you can smile again with confidence. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Do you find yourself waking at night gasping for breath? Are you exhausted all day long because you just can't get a good night's sleep?
'Apnea' is a Greek word meaning "without breath"; people who have apnea literally stop breathing in their sleep. A cessation of breath lasting for 10 seconds in adults, or 2 and 1/2 breath cycles in a child, is the clinical definition of sleep apnea.
To help patients who grind their teeth, the first step is to get to know the patient and learn about their lifestyle. So many people have excess stress in their lives that often leads to clenching the teeth or grinding the teeth, or both.
When a patient tells me, they want to be smart about their insurance and make sure they are choosing a company that will cover them in the best possible way, I offer my services to the patient.