At Greentree Dental, we spend more on continuing education than 95% of all other dentists. Having a dentist that is heavily invested in continuing education is critical, because the dental field is currently undergoing an “industrial revolution” of sorts. With rapid advances in technology, dentistry has become safer, less invasive, and more comfortable for patients. You might be wondering how this impacts you, the patient. Here are three benefits that our patients receive because we emphasize education so strongly at Greentree Dental:
Keeping up on the latest advancements in dental technology, we know first hand the benefits of using digital x-ray technology in our office. Digital x-rays can reduce a patient’s exposure to radiation by as much as 80%. The technology also facilitates a more collaborative visit between patient and dentist, as our dentists are able to immediately show the x-ray to patients and zoom in to point out possible problem areas.
With work, family, and social obligations, we understand that visiting the dentist isn’t always high on your priority list. And visiting the dentist more often than once a month isn’t really a convenient option for you. Our commitment to continuing education ensures that we are fully trained in the latest dental advancements that are able to save you time. For example, Greentree Dental offers CEREC technology. With CEREC, you can have crowns placed in a single visit. Without this technology, patients would be forced to wear a temporary crown for a couple weeks while your permanent crown is manufactured in an off-site lab.
The Jaw Makes a Difference!
Although the entire field of dentistry has evolved a great deal in the last 100 years, one particular branch—neuromuscular—has changed particularly rapidly. This branch of dentistry deals with misalignment of the jaw which can cause headaches, sleep apnea, cracked teeth, and severe jaw pain. Because we’re so devoted to continuing education, we can present you with the latest technological advances to care for structural problems, as well as any other dental problem you might have. Continuing education should be an important priority for every dentist. By keeping ourselves informed of the latest discoveries, technologies and methods, Greentree Dental is able to ensure substantially great dental care for our patients!