opened our practice in 1987, young, eager, full of life and optimism.
Our vision was to develop a practice were patients, or honored
guests as we preferred, were afforded world-class restorative dentistry.
We were not content then, nor now, with average performance, but
rather we had a strong burning desire to provide the best that dentistry
"Step up discontented man
and take it!"
And so we did. This would prove to be a long but wonderful
journey. For the past 20 years we spent our time and our resources
investing heavily in the best continuing education and technologies
we could find.
A mentor once said, "In life your resources of time and
money are limited, therefore make wise use of both"
Therefore, our philosophy on choosing mentors was simple. When we
were going to train ourselves in a technique to bring back for our
patients benefit, we chose to always seek out the world-renowned
experts to train us. There are a multitude of Professional Continuing
Education choices, with varying levels of technical mastery demonstrated
by the instructors. We avoided the financially sponsored courses
that were backed by manufacturers. These always resulted in
biased information and less than optimal results. We made a conscious
decision not to waste our time with any except for the recognized
masters in a particular area. The core of this portion of our
training revolved around the L.
D. Pankey Institute. This curriculum took nearly a decade
to complete and studying under these internationally renowned masters
shorted our learning curve and these master instructors took us
places the others couldn't. The end result is we have learned techniques
and processes practiced by some of the finest operators on this
planet, and have brought them back to Delray Beach for your benefit.
This voracious desire for learning about functional, health based
reconstructive dentistry, lasted longer than a decade, at which
point the national spot light, as well as our focus, began to recognize
Cosmetic Dentistry. We took our first continuing education course
in this area with the misperception that we already knew this stuff
quite confident with our technical skills having studied so hard.
After the first formal class on Cosmetic dentistry around 1998 our
eyes were opened to the vast amount of practical and useful information
that existed in this new area effectively creating a new mountain
Anyone who knows us personally knows in our free time we love to
climb mountains. So climb we did for the next decade, as we further
strengthened the cosmetic side of our practice that was already
based on optimal health and prevention.
A highlight of this portion of our training was a year long LSU
Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum. We had the privilege of working
with a mentor over the course of an entire year, who is the only
dentist in the world who is accredited by the American Academy of
Cosmetic Dentistry as a dentist and as a laboratory technician.
He was also Pankey trained. This experience let us work side
by side with a clinician who had 40 years experience in doing this
type of dentistry at a Pankey level of excellence. This experience
transformed our capabilities in the area of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Cosmetic Dentistry continues to be a very rewarding side of our
practice because we have come to see that as we transform smiles
we are transforming lives.
With the foundation of functional oral health and prevention, coupled
with advanced cosmetic training, we were then feeling it was time
to further optimize our services for our patients. The question
we asked was
" What can we do for our patients that
will benefit them from a whole body perspective?"
" How can we provide our current services in the framework
of whole body health?"
We discovered another mountain that had been standing there
that we hadn't noticed!
This approach involving whole body heath opened up a whole new
world of possibilities for caring about our honored guests.
This whole body approach takes into account things such as : blood
work to identify cardiac risk factors related to gum inflammation,
removing silver filling in a safer fashion, natural detoxification
processes for people with diagnosed amalgam toxicity, biocompatibility
testing for dental materials, safe clean air in the office environment,
cranial sacral therapy, deep relaxation techniques, candles and
low lights along with aromatherapy to create a comfortable experience
and much, much more.
These adjunctive services focusing on Whole
Added to a foundation of Technical Mastery and Artistic Beauty,
Provide for our patients a truly unique dental experience.
The synergy of these capabilities are what has allowed us to become:
"Your partners for a comfortable dental experience."