that if we do the right things in the right way, we can achieve a healthy mouth which enhances our overall health. How we do that is by discovering how healthy a patient wishes to be, determining his/her current state of health, and finally creating a path so that the patient will get what he/she wants. We are a health-centered, holistically-inclined general practice of dentistry!
A Dental Archetype
An original idea, a classic model, a standard, a paradigm.
We’re a holistically and biologically oriented, health-centered, patient-centered practice of dentistry. Holistic because we believe that the health of the mouth and our overall health cannot be separated. Biologic because we continually strive to find new and better ways to help individuals get and stay healthy, always seeking materials and techniques that are as biocompatible as possible while at the same time providing for durability, longevity, and conservatism. We must never forget that preserving the chewing system is paramount if we are going to be able to choose the foods we eat based on their nutritional value as opposed to only those foods that we can chew.
Health-centered because we work with a known model of health. We know what a healthy mouth looks like and to the degree our patients want to be healthy, we help them get there. The good news is we don’t have to be perfect. We just have to move toward wellness, beginning with stopping the mouth from deteriorating. Unlike traditional medicine today where symptoms are treated with little regard for their cause, we are as interested in the cause of the problem as we are in repairing the problem.
Patient-centered because we designed this practice with our patients’ best interest in mind. We continually live in the question of what kind of practice would we like our families to enter and receive care given what we know today. What has worked best for over 40 years is to put the patient first, then the team, and then the doctor, knowing full well that the doctor can never win until the patients and team members win first. We understand that this is counter-cultural but it has proven the only way for everyone to win.