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What are your Patient Protection and Infection Control Methods?

Patient safety in today’s environment of infectious disease is of paramount importance. We share your concern about disease transmission. We are proud of our continuing efforts to maintain the highest level of care to protect our patients. Our standard protocol of infection control for every patient consists of the following procedures: Hand scrubbing before and […]

What Is A Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and also places and maintains dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. By choosing a specialist you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease […]

What is involved in an Implant Evaluation?

An implant evaluation can require up to one hour. If needed, dental films and study models are obtained. A Panorex radiograph is often taken to provide a greater viewing area than conventional dental films. When necessary, Dr. Cataldo will recommend a CT scan. He then uses a highly-sophisticated computer program called Simplant. Simplant allows Dr. […]

What is a Selective Exam?

When a selective exam is performed, your visit will last up to 30 minutes. Dr. Cataldo will thoroughly evaluate the area requested by your referring dentist as well as adjacent areas of your mouth which may affect his treatment recommendations. He will also perform an overall screening exam for periodontal disease. Treatment suggestions will be […]

What is Involved in a Comprehensive Exam?

For a comprehensive exam, your visit will last approximately 45 minutes. Using an interactive approach, we will review your dental history, individual concerns, and goals of treatment. We will then proceed with a comprehensive periodontal examination, which includes but is not limited to the following: TMJ (jaw joint) Oral cancer Periodontal pockets Tooth mobility Gum […]

What Can I Expect On My First Visit?

As a patient centered practice, we strongly believe in individualized care. Accordingly, we have three types of examination to meet your needs: Comprehensive Selective Implant evaluation The type of examination will depend on your needs as determined by your referring dentist. If self-referred, we will perform a comprehensive or implant examination as indicated. In all […]