Dental Patient Education

We believe in educating patients about their options to achieve a top-notch smile – a smile that looks as good as it feels and contributes to increased self-esteem and improved overall health. Studies show a definitive link between oral health and overall health complications, including osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and more. Caring for your smile now through quality dental care is an effective strategy to safeguard long-term wellbeing and life live to the fullest.

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Answers to FAQs

How does Dr. Barney look out for the safety of his patients?

Everyone benefits from rigorous safety protocols: you, the dentist, and our team. The cornerstone of a safe dental practice is the element of trust. Feel free to discuss the topic of safety with Dr. Barney and receive straightforward answers.

We follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration(OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Our safety measures include:

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment between each patient use
  • Disposable materials

We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat, and pressure, to sterilize all reusable equipment. The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care and the more comfortable you’ll feel. If you have questions, please call.

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Do you accept referrals?

Yes! We welcome referrals from patients, medical doctors, specialists, and other general dentists. Referrals are an indication of trust and respect, and we value the opportunity to extend quality service and personalized dentistry to those who desire top-of-the-line care.

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What is neuromuscular dentistry?

Neuromuscular dentistry is the art and science of creating whole-mouth harmony. A neuromuscular dentist assesses the relationship between each element of the chewing system and strives to create balance. When teeth, jaws, nerves, and muscles work together, patients experience healthy, pain-free function. If you experience headaches or unexplained facial, neck, jaw, or shoulder pain, call for a complimentary neuromuscular consultation. Dr. Barney offers non-surgical treatment to eliminate discomfort and put patients on the road to wellness.

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My spouse snores. Can you help?

Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition that affects slumber as well as overall health.Dr. Barney evaluates patients for sleep apnea and offers non-surgical treatment in the form of a custom-fitted oral appliance called a nightguard. This comfortable, easy-to-use device eliminates sleep apnea and the snoring that often accompanies it. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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Does your office use lasers?

Yes. As a modern, progressive practice, we’ve eliminated some of the dreaded, invasive tools – like drills – and replaced them with lasers. State-of-the-art laser dentistry allows Dr. Barney to form a variety of procedures more comfortably and efficiently than ever before. Lasers seal and sterilize as they go, so you won’t need stitches, and recovery time is minimal. Call today to see if your dental procedure can be performed with lasers.