We treat fear in this office very seriously. From our business staff to Dr. Hartman, every team member in our practice is dedicated to making your comfort their priority. We'll address any apprehension you may be experiencing concerning your dental treatment, as well as take every measure possible to ensure a comfortable, pain-free experience.
You are in Control. We want you to let us know how you're feeling. If you want to stop treatment at any time, simply raise your hand. If you need to take a short break, we'll even leave the room if you prefer. And we'll do so as often as you like.
- Painless Injections:
Prior to numbing, a gel anesthetic is gently swabbed on with a Q-tip. The gel which comes in eight flavors ranging from Pina Colada to bubble gum, offers a wide range of choices for both
adults and children.
- The Wand:
THE WAND is the most patient-comfort oriented development to enter the dental marketplace in decades. Whether injections make you nervous or not, THE WAND helps us provide a more effective anesthetic delivery. You're more comfortable throughout the procedure and we may be able to use new techniques so you won't experience the lingering numbness of your tongue, lips and face. THE WAND is an excellent example of our efforts to bring you the latest dental technology and to help all of our patients have a pleasant, positive visit to our office.
- Nitrous Oxide and Premedication:
For those who need a little extra help relaxing, Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is available, as well as premedication with anti-anxiety medications. When the folks treating you go beyond understanding - when they can empathize with your emotional reaction to dentistry- together we can accomplish anything!
- Infection Control:
We take no risks with your health. In addition to cleaning and sterilizing all instruments routinely as recommended by the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control, we sterilize all handpieces (drills) with a state-of-the-art sterilization unit specifically designed for this purpose. In addition, we are linked to an outside service which monitors the effectiveness of our dual sterilizers. Finally, all clinical staff members were masks, gloves and glasses. We strictly observe all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines