Our approach is unlike treatment in other clinics. Here you will be seen by various practitioners to reach the optimum level of oral health care. Each of our team undertakes and accomplishes their part to successfully achieve your treatment goals.
Dentistry ~ Dr. Arthur Lyford is qualified in and enjoys many aspects of dentistry including:
- Complex Prosthodontics (Crowns, Bridgework, Removable Partial Dentures, Complete Dentures)
- Implant Restoration
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Rehabilitation
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Therapy
- Children’s Dentistry
- Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)
- Limited Periodontal and Oral Surgery Therapy
Dr. Lyford is also trained in Anxiolysis or Relaxation Dentistry and is a member of the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS) as well as American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA).
Dental Hygiene ~ Our registered dental hygienists will perform your oral prophylaxis treatment. They are skilled in taking and updating accurate medical histories to ensure a safe dental visit. Because they work as a team careful notes and considerations are taken enabling each of our hygienists to completely continue support of your treatment. They are highly trained in oral examination techniques and practice the latest in preventive therapy including oral cancer screening at each dental hygiene visit. They are accomplished in non-surgical periodontal therapy and they work hard to ensure that your visit is both relaxing and informative. As co-therapists with Dr. Lyford they gather diagnostic information and formulate a treatment plan specific to your needs.
Our hygienists also have various certifications:
- Advanced Cardio Life Support
- Sealant Placement
- Administering Nitrous Oxide
- Delivery of Local Antimicrobials
- Administering Local Anesthesia
Dr. Lyford provides all funding for continuing education courses and encourages his hygiene team to remain focused, challenged, and excited about their profession.
Expanded Duty Dental Assistants ~ Some tasks that may have been accomplished for you in the past by a dentist will be completed by our qualified and experienced dental assistants. You will find their expertise to be outstanding and their clinical activities will help to keep your costs down.
Laboratory Technicians Assistants ~ In many prosthodontic and cosmetic procedures dental laboratory technicians will be present in the clinical environment. Allowing them to partner during your treatment adds to better quality and keeps costs down.
Referral to Specialists ~ Although Dr. Lyford provides the majority of periodontal (gum and bone therapy), oral surgical and endodontic therapies in his practice he may refer you to his select cadre of specialists for more complex procedures. After completion you will return to us for continuing care and necessary therapy.