Is all dentistry the same? In a perfect world, perhaps, but the harsh reality is no. Believe it or not, many patients do not realize that there is a vast difference in the quality of care you can receive from dentist to dentist. The great majority of dentists sincerely want to do the right thing for their patients’ well-being. Unfortunately, not every dentist is equipped with the same education, training, knowledge, skill set, equipment, experience, natural ability, dental materials, top notch dental labs, countless hours of continuing education, and so on. The quality of the dentistry relates to so many factors. Fundamentally, quality is about how good something is. More specifically, it is about how good something is relative to how good it should be. To that end, when considering your dental needs, why settle for anything less than the best?
The landscape of dentistry today, like most things, is shifting from independent, practitioner-owned offices to corporate or group-owned practices. Shockingly, the dentist you have been seeing for years may have sold their practice to such an entity, and while you think you are getting the same care, that just may not be the case. Corporate or group-owned dental practices often do not allow the provider to choose what materials they prefer, but instead purchase cheaper goods with poorer quality in an attempt to defray costs (while increasing their profit), all the while negatively affecting patient care. Sadly, it is less about the patient and ALL about the numbers.
How can you protect yourself from poor quality dentistry? Ask the hard questions. Ask what materials are going into your mouth. Ask who makes these decisions. You might be very surprised by the answers.
Patients also want to feel assured that they are getting a good value. But what does this actually mean? Value is not assigned by the mere cost of something, but rather by the quality of what you receive. To the big business, corporate-controlled practices, this may mean spending less on “lesser” materials, while still keeping prices for services the same as a practice who uses superior quality goods. It is important to know what products will be used in your care. At Integrative Dental Specialists, Dr. Etess and his team insist on delivering you true value: the finest level of dental craftsmanship, performed meticulously with precision and passion without sacrifice. What sets Dr. Etess apart is his unmatched skill, curated over twenty-four years of world class dental practice, Ivy league education, coupled with the environment that he creates in order to deliver the best possible dental experience for you. All too often patients come with the misinformation that “this tooth could not be saved” or “I was told I am not a candidate for dental implants because I have no bone” or, “I was born with bad teeth and gums and that is that.” Dr Etess’ extensive dental training and unsurpassed, unique dental expertise makes all of the “impossible” dentistry a reality. With offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan and another on Long Island, we provide our patients one-of-a-kind, individualized care that allows for the highest level of dental treatment, personalization, and accessibility.
It is painful for us at Integrative Dental Specialists to see patients mutilate their mouths by succumbing to the fear of poor oral health and inadequate dental advice. Most teeth CAN BE SAVED! Addressing dental root canal infections, bone cavitations, cavities, gum recession and disease, implants, failing crowns and dental fillings is the TOP PRIORITY at Integrative Dental Specialists. Here is an example of just being a better dentist. When an average dentist sees a tooth that has lost gum tissue, they want to just bond it to make it look better. That’s not fixing the problem, that’s just quick patch work. Utilizing state of the art surgical protocols like The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®(PST), Dr. Etess is one of only a fraction of specialized dentists WORLDWIDE certified to lift that gum back to its proper position with an immediate esthetic and functional result with no cutting, no sutures, and practically NO discomfort. Dr. Etess has evolved PST to incorporate Platelet Rich Fibrin(PRF) in a unique proprietary manner making the results superior to his PST colleagues.
Remaining on the cutting edge of the newest dental advancements is a full-time task and a top priority for Dr. Etess. In order to provide our patients with the most sanitary environment possible, we employ ENHANCED proactive ultraviolet air and surface office disinfection protocols. Don’t assume all dentistry is the same. Dr. Etess prides himself on bringing you first-class, unmatched care. We work toward one standard, the HIGHEST standard. The time for excuses has passed. If you are looking for the finest, safest, healthiest and most predictable results to correct your dental issues, supported by the most advanced dental technology or to learn more about the best ideas in modern specialized dentistry available to you, please contact Integrative Dental Specialists to make an appointment with Dr. Etess today.
Jeffrey Etess, DMD, NMD, IBDM, graduated in the top 10% from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Etess is an IVY LEAGUE trained Certified Endodontic Specialist/Implant Surgeon with a dual degree in Dentistry and Board Certified in Naturopathic & Integrative medicine, and is trained in biomimetic cosmetic dentistry to provide a broad array of biological dentistry covering all facets of pediatric, restorative, prosthetic, surgical, endodontic, periodontal, and implant dentistry for his patients for over 23 years.
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