Welcome to Contemporary Dentistry
At Contemporary Dentistry, our first step is to listen to you. We want to hear what you have to say about your oral health. This goes beyond just describing your symptoms. We want to know how you feel, physically and emotionally. That’s because we believe in holistic, patient-centered dentistry. We treat every patient as a whole person, and utilize treatment techniques and approaches that benefit your whole health, not just your dental health.
Dentistry with a heart is more than just the name of our website, it’s our approach to how we treat our patients and how we practice. View our video to learn more about our patient-centered approach and our practice with dentists Dr. Arlene Messer and Dr. Anna Belous.
We Understand You Might Have Fears
Most dental patients have some level of anxiety. That’s why we include a dental fear screening questionnaire for every new patient. Even if you’re the grin and bear it kind (or, more appropriately, the bare your grin kind), we encourage you to answer the questions honestly so we can help you be comfortable.
Many people think that the only way to deal with dental anxiety is sedation dentistry. We offer sedation dentistry, but we also understand that there are many relaxation strategies short of sedation. If we know the sources of your anxiety, we can help by customizing your treatment.
Of course, we have designed our office to be a superbly relaxing environment, but if there are particular amenities that can make your experience more relaxing, let us know. We can also change communication. If hearing more details helps you relax, we can explain everything minutely. If details make you nervous, we can explain the procedure generally. We can do your procedure quickly, if that’s best, or take our time if that helps you relax.
And we offer natural alternatives to many traditional dental techniques, which can help alleviate anxieties about chemical exposure, toxicity, and other concerns you may have.
We want to do whatever we can to help you feel relaxed during your visit to our office.
We Know You Have Goals
We want to hear your history with your smile, what kinds of experiences you have had that have impacted your oral health and wellbeing. And we want to know the current state of your smile, what symptoms and feelings you experience on a daily basis. But we also want to know about the smile you envision for yourself ten, fifteen, twenty years or more in the future.
Your goals might be modest, like “I want to keep my teeth for as long as possible.” You might say, “I want to chew comfortably.” Or you might say, “I want to make my smile beautiful.” We are comfortable dealing with something that’s a “someday” wish, or we can help you formulate a concrete plan.
We want you to be happy with your smile today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.
Who is Contemporary Dentistry
We Believe We Can Help
Compassion is our guiding principle, but we have equipped ourselves with the best training and technology to ensure we are able to provide quality care as well as compassionate care. Our dentists are continually striving to keep current with the latest developments in dentistry so that we can offer our patients services that improve their quality of care, and their overall experience. They have received training with some of the most well-respected dentists in the world, and they have been certified to provide such treatments as dental implants and Invisalign. We even work with a periodontist so your dental implants are being placed by a specialist, which can improve your odds of a successful procedure.
And it’s not just our dentists who are well-trained. We often travel to training as an office so that all our support staff receives the same level of quality training as the dentist. This also helps us work together in harmony so your dental care is always handled with optimal efficiency and precision.
If you would like to learn more about Contemporary Dentistry, please (585) 244-3337 or email us today for an appointment with one of our dentists.