Frequently Asked Questions
Everyone has them, we know. Here are just a few of the more common questions.
How often should I go to the dentist?
Twice a year exams and cleanings are sufficient for most people. Prevention is key! We will review your dental and medical history, provide an oral exam and cleaning, and suggestions for oral hygiene at home. Regular visits to the dentist are also necessary in the fight against gum disease.
What is your favorite thing about being a dentist?
I enjoy working with my staff while getting to know each patient. I have cared for young patients who eventually become adults and parents; and I continue with providing dental care for their children.
Are x-rays really necessary?
X-rays aid in identifying decay, which cannot be seen by the naked eye. They also help diagnose problems with other hard structures. Not everyone needs images every year. Frequency is based on the individual patient’s needs.
Are you involved within the community?
I am involved in community service in many ways. Preparing meals for the Ronald McDonald House is one of the many organizations that I serve. It’s a small token of support for families who are caring for their children in the hospital. Among other activities, I also help with the Open Door Mission Project Santa, reaching out and bringing the joy of Christmas to more than 6,000 children in the Omaha area.