...the practice emphasizes an importance of the Oral-Systemic Health. Thus, to reflect the vitally important connection between dentistry and medicine, the Scottsdale Center for Dental Medicine was born.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 10, 2011
When a company is able to expand in a down economy, it is understandably big news. But when that company is in the medical field and expands despite ever-changing healthcare regulations, it becomes an even more spectacular accomplishment. Such is the case for the Scottsdale Center for Dental Medicine, which more than quadrupled its office space and added team members during its recent move and expansion.
Previously known as Via de Ventura Dental Care, based on the street of the same name, the practice emphasizes the importance of the Oral-Systemic Health. Thus, to reflect the vitally important connection between dentistry and medicine, the Scottsdale Center for Dental Medicine was born. Alexander Slepak, MD, managing partner of the center, designed the new location at 8415 N. Pima Rd., Ste. 125 from the ground up. Where they previously had 1,200 square feet, patients are now welcomed to a more than 5,000-square-foot facility, which includes three hygiene rooms, two treatment rooms, and two sedation rooms. The expansion also allowed for the addition of a dentist, front-desk team member, business director, and dental assistant.
When questioned why the center is doing so well in a struggling economic environment, Dr. Slepak credits a patient-first treatment approach and the focus on education: “The mouth is an integral part of the body; therefore, periodontal infection has to be addressed and treated as any other infectious process in a patient. It is extremely important to know if the infection is still localized (contained within the oral cavity) or there is already a systemic involvement affecting tissues and organs. Each stage of periodontal disease requires a different approach, and our treatment protocols are specifically designed for individual patients.”
The staff at the Scottsdale Center for Dental Medicine screens patients for bacterial pathogens and early detection of cancer and diabetes, as well as for genetic susceptibility to any inflammatory disease, including periodontal disease (gum disease). “The more we know about a patient’s condition, the better care we can provide,” says Dr. Slepak, a medical doctor who employs a team of highly skilled dental hygienists and works with Dr. PJ Goyal, a Scottsdale dentist.
In addition to adding square footage and staff members, the move also enabled the center to enhance its services by implementing the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment, such as lasers, Cone Beam CT scanner, CEREC system, and other innovations.
Now, most dental procedures and dental services can be completed in one office. Custom-fitted porcelain restorations, such as permanent dental crowns, can be designed, made, and seated in one visit. In addition, the center provides sedation dentistry. Patients with anxiety or dental phobia are able to receive treatment under intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia right at the center.
Even though this is a dental facility, the layout of the center was designed to provide a relaxed environment that feels comfortable and inviting.
To learn more about the Scottsdale Center for Dental Medicine or schedule a tour of the new facility, visit http://www.scottsdalecdm.com/dentist/.
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