Patient Concerns

Patient Concerns

Patient Education

We feel patient education is very important and know that the best  treatment option differs from one individual to the next. Our goal is to fully inform you concerning your condition, your options for treatment, and any treatment to be performed. We encourage you to voice any questions you may have regarding your condition and treatment.

Patient Safety

We fully adhere to professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization, and radiation control. Our staff are likewise knowledgeable on the latest techniques.

Sterilization

We know that preventing the spread of infectious diseases is critical.

We use barrier techniques such as disposable masks and gloves and replace them with every patient. Each piece of fixed operatory equipment is disinfected with antibacterial/antiviral solution prior to every clinical procedure. We use autoclave sterilization for all instruments prior to dental examination and treatment. You can be assured that our staff have been specifically trained on sterilization procedures and their importance.

Pre-medication

Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) are required to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We require this with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might require pre-medication.

Post Treatment Instructions

After treatment, home care and medication instructions will be thoroughly explained. For your convenience, you will also be given printed instructions. Of course, we are always available for questions after treatment.

Patient Comfort

We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during dental procedures.

Operatory chair

CT ScannerSpecial Equipment

We continually integrate proven technologies into our practice. Below is an introduction to some of the advanced equipment we use:

CT Scans (Cone Beam)
CT scanning is an X-ray imaging technique that has become the new standard in surgical planning. It can image both hard and soft tissues, and creates precise 3-D models of the structures. We employ the Cone Beam Scans to more accurately diagnose and treat many conditions, decrease discomfort and reduce healing time after treatment. Click here for more information.

SimPlant™
SimPlant™ is computer 3-D imaging software that enhances the overall success of your dental implant. This 3-D imaging gives us a more complete picture of the quality and quantity of your bone support making it possible for us to better determine the ideal location for your dental implant.
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Computerized Charting
Digital charting is a efficient means of tracking a patient’s dental history.  It also provides high-quality visual aids for patients to view changes in their dental health.  Rather than relying on general charts and models, Drs. Jirsa and Walker can explain the diagnosis and treatment options using specific information.

Low Radiation Digital X-Rays
Digital X-Rays are taken with very low radiation and have more flexibility in terms of rendition. They are also more convenient when planning treatment with your general dentist.

Magnification Lenses
You may have seen a magnification lenses in a jewelry store when the jeweler was closely examining a diamond. Dental magnification lenses are made for periodontists to view your teeth and gums in minute detail during periodontal procedures. Drs. Jirsa and Walker use magnification lenses to ensure more precise treatment.

Piezosurgical Osteotome
Pieziosurgery utilizes controlled three-dimensional ultrasonic vibration to precisely shape bone, but not soft tissues.  This technique is ideal for delicate procedures, such as periodontal surgery, bone augmentation, sinus grafts and ridge augmentation.  It allows for more precision, faster healing, and less invasion.