Dentistry at Pelham Pointe

Experience the Magic of GLO Whitening!

Looking to whiten your smile this holiday season?  Introducing our new professional grade in-office whitening system– GLO!  It is the only whitening system that uses controlled warming heat in a universal closed system mouthpiece.

A GLO whitening treatment only takes about an hour.  Your teeth will be isolated and the whitening agent is then applied.  The mouthpiece is inserted for your first 8 minute session.  No impressions.  No trays.  No messy strips.  Once complete, we rinse and re-apply the whitening agent for another 8 minute session.  We can do this up to 4 times in one session.   All for $325!  Call us at 864-271-6705 schedule an appointment for an evaluation to see if GLO is right for you!

Check it out at GLOSCIENCEPRO.

 

 

October is…

October is National Dental Hygiene Month!  Come celebrate with us!

We care not only about your dental health but your overall health as well– and the two are DEFINITELY correlated!  You really can’t have one without the other.

Our hygienists, Shera Davis, RDH and Kathy Terrell, RDH, have been dedicated to this practice for over 30 years.  I know I am biased –but they are really just amazing.  Our new patients always comment that they’ve never had such a gentle yet thorough hygiene visit like they’ve had with Kathy or Shera.  Kathy and Shera are always working with our patients to help them reach their optimal dental health.

Thanks for reading!  Until next time…

Dr. Jill Colson Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

How Can Our Technology Benefit You?

After months of research, we are excited to introduce a new piece of technology into our practice–CAD/CAM.  We can now use our computer aided design/computer aided milling to provide crowns, bridges, veneers, and occlusal appliances (bite guards) for our patients.

Amann Girrbach, an Austrian-German company that produces the software and milling machine, was founded in 1936.  The machine is widely used in dental laboratories across the US and in over 90 countries worldwide.  We are one of the few dental practices that have this laboratory based product in a clinical setting.  The machine is the benchmark in terms of the range of indications and materials. The 5-axis milling unit combines wet and dry processing in one unit and enables us to fabricate products almost completely in-house.

Thanks for reading!  Until next time…

Drs. Jill and Chad Colson

 

 

Celebrating Shera Davis, RDH

Dental Hygenist Shera

Dental Hygienist: Shera Davis, RDH

May 31, 2017 is a special day for us and for our hygienist, Shera Davis.  It marks 35 years that Shera has been treating patients in this practice.

Dr. Chad and I both feel it is a tremendous honor and privilege to work with Shera.  That seems like such an understatement.  It is hard to put into words what Shera means to us, this practice and her patients.  I suppose it is best explained by the love and respect Shera’s colleagues and patients have for her.

Shera loves being a hygienist.  And I can tell you– she is an absolutely AMAZING clinician.  A hygiene visit with Shera is one that just can’t be compared.  She is dedicated to her profession in every way.  She is always researching new products and new techniques to improve the lives of her patients.  She has been honored by her colleagues through out the state by being selected as Hygienist of the Year.

We love you, Shera!  Thank you!  Congratulations!

-Dr. Jill

The Latest Addition To Our Digital Workflow: Digital Impressions

We are introducing our new digital scanner!

Our scanner allows us to capture precise true color, 2D and 3D digital images of teeth.   No more gagging or waiting for goopy impression material to set!

This scanner will integrate with our digital workflow of planning implants as well as fabricating crowns, bridges, Clear Correct aligners, occlusal guards, and other appliances.

Tags: , , , , ,

Precise Implant Placement with 3D Imaging and Custom Surgical Guides

Dr. Chad Colson, a fellow in the International Congress
of Oral Implantologists, has successfully placed and
restored over 300 dental implants since 2008.

By utilizing our 3D imaging device and treatment planning
software, Dr. Colson plans and performs the
implant surgical procedure in virtual reality based upon
the ideal placement of the eventual restoration (i.e.
crown or bridge). From this virtual model, he fabricates
a custom surgical guide that directs the implant
placement in the mouth to the precise location in which
it was virtually planned.
The guided-surgical technique results in a minimally invasive
surgery, a faster recovery time, and a better
final restoration for the implant. This precision cannot
be replicated by traditional surgical techniques.
Implants will integrate or “bond” to bone regardless of
their orientation or position; an improper orientation/
position of a dental implant can be a restorative
nightmare for the dentist. Dr. Colson eliminates this
problem through the guided-surgical technique and
produces unequivocal results.

Thanks for reading–until next time…

Tags: , , , , , , ,

A Comparison of Digital Radiographs: What It Means For You

OUR BITEWINGS

OTHER BITEWINGS

The above images are both considered bitewing radiographs that a patient would receive at a routine dental hygiene visit.  Do they  look the same to you?  Which would you prefer?  The radiograph that shows all of your tooth? Or just 1/3- 1/2 of your tooth?  What if I told you the larger image that shows more of your tooth has significantly less radiation exposure than the smaller image?  

The larger image is from our Planmeca Promax imaging machine.  Here is why is it better…

1 Better patient acceptance.  No sensor goes in the mouth so there are no issues with gagging or discomfort.

2 Faster.  The image on the top takes less than a minute, while the other takes 5-10 minutes.

3 More diagnostic.  There is a greater field of view.  You can’t diagnose any issues if you can’t see them.

4 Less radiation exposure.  The image on the top has FIVE times less radiation than the image on the bottom.

The image on the top was taken in 2015 and the image on the bottom was taken in 2014.  Because the larger image shows a greater field of view,  we were able to diagnose an abscess (see arrow pointing to dark areas) that would have been missed if an image such as the one on the bottom was made.  The patient was completely asymptomatic and unaware of any infection.  The infection was able to be treated and resolved before the patient experienced the painful effects of a potentially life threatening infection.

Thanks for reading!

Dr. Jill Colson

Happy New Year!

screen-shot-2016-12-31-at-1-21-53-pm

Dr. Chad and I would like to thank our patients for the time we have shared together in 2016.  Be it in our office, on Facebook, participating in one of our fun competitions, or bringing us snacks to enjoy–thank you.   It means the world to us!

We’d also like to recognize our wonderful team.  Shera, Kathy, Natalie, Becky, Hayley and Jordan support our patients in all aspects of dental health and support us, personally, as clinicians.  It is a pleasure and a blessing to work with such extraordinary people.

We are looking forward to 2017!  We have plans in motion for a new and exciting project.  Stay tuned–we can’t wait to share!

Happy New Year,

Drs. Jill and Chad Colson

Tags: , , , ,

Decisions…

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-3-08-04-pm

As the end of the year approaches,  you or someone you know may be changing or losing their existing dental insurance.

We realize the cost of dental care is a concern for many people.  For this reason, we offer the Dentistry at Pelham Pointe Dental Savings Plan.  Unlike traditional dental insurance, this is an in-house dental savings plan without monthly premiums, yearly maximums, deductibles, missing tooth clauses or waiting periods.  If you have recently lost your dental insurance, never had dental insurance, or haven’t been pleased with your dental coverage, this may be the right choice for you.

Contact us for more information or to sign up and start saving today!

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,