SERVICES AND OUR DISTINCTION
Our distinction is built on four cornerstones.
Our general dental practice focusses on managing tooth breakdown from dental decay, attrition, and erosion with preventative strategies and dental restorations.
Our most distinctive service is to identify all root causes, and provide a strategy to address and deliver outstanding, conservative restorations using cast gold and gold foil. Our training is built on many years of involvement with the RV Tucker cast gold and gold foil study club.
Our distinction is that supporting airway and breathing is a primary goal of our orthodontic care.
We also provide care in early years(age 6 and older) to help optimize growth, support improved breathing and create space for the tongue, the jaws, and the teeth.
Orthotropics is a very special area of growth guidance for children ages 6 to 9, it is to help develop forward growth and proper oral posture.
Good oral posture means nasal breathing with lips together, teeth touching lightly, and tongue resting on the “roof” of the mouth.
Implant dentistry has been a part of the Avis practice since the 1970’s, Dr. Avis has both surgically placed implants and restored them for his entire career.
His surgical approach is driven with the end in mind: implant supported crowns(teeth) that are aesthetic, functional, healthy, and hygienic.
Endodontics- root canal therapy and apical surgery using technology to assist. This includes 3-d cone beam x-rays, microscopes, and rotary instrumentation.
Oral surgery - extractions, grafting bone regenerative procedures to support maintenance of facial structure and tooth replacement.
We practice peridontics with preventative care, salivary diagnostics, treatment of periodontal disease with mechanical and chemotherapeutic interventions.
Consideration of relationship to overall health, cardio-vascular health, and interplay with both endodontic, and implant dentistry considerations.
We are all about understanding the multifactorial root causes of dental disease. We see the mouth and associated structures as indicators to overall health and well- being.
Prevention is a part of our approach to each and every service. It also includes an amazing dental hygiene department and professional consideration for the impact of lifestyle habits, nutrition, sleep, exercise and stress on our patient’s health. It includes but goes well beyond telling you to brush twice a day!
Sleep and TMD
Our education in sleep, TMJ dysfunction, and training in orthodontically re-opening extraction spaces, forward growth , non-extraction, airway minded orthodontic concepts and methods, orthotropics, and reconstructive prosthetic dentistry, and dental appliances gives us a distinctive ability to manage sleep disorders and TMJ disorders.
In addition, this work is supported by significant work with collaborative partners in: myofunctional therapy, naturopathic medicine, speech and occupational therapy, ENT and sleep medicine, and physical therapy, and osteopathic medicine.
Myfuntional therapy is training to teach our patients proper oral posture: lips together(nasal breathing), teeth lightly touching, and tongue placed to the “roof” of the mouth.
Through training and exercises patients can impact chronic and acute health challenges such as sleep disorders, non-physiologic growth, TMJ disorders, and dental bite issues.
Bale/Doneen Collaborative Partner
Bale/Doneen Collaborative Partner for the prevention of Heart Attack, Stroke, and Diabetes
We proudly share a multi-year collaboration with Dr. Gina Pritchard, DNP, and expert with the Bale/Doneen Method for the prevention of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
As inflammation causes cardio-vascular disease, our role is to rule out gum disease, root canal issues, and sleep disorders as possible root causes, and if present to help manage.
Health and lifestyle Coaching
On site collaboration with Sydney Avis, a talented coach whose eclectic training includes both eastern and western thought.
Sydney has training and certification in Ayuerveda, Wellness coaching, Yoga, and CIMT ultrasound technology. She is also the subject of a full-length documentary about sleep disorders, and executive director of The Airway Revolution Foundation.
We are proud of being a general dentist which allows us the privilege of providing care in the following areas:
Outstanding customer service based on a caring, well educated, well trained, values driven team members.
Expertise in most of the multiple specialties of dentistry. This enables comprehensive and thoughtful diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment without the need for multiple referrals or the challenges of multiple doctors involved with your care.
Patient centered Investment for you. Investment consistently over thirty three years in team, in the finest post-doctoral education and its application for our patient’s benefit, and investment in technology, equipment, materials and facility for your optimal care.
Wholistic minded approach to support our patient’s on their individualized and personal journey to improved health and well-being.