Biomimetic Dentistry

Biomimetic Dentistry2018-03-27T17:20:04+00:00

Just recently I have been reminded that I am not as young as I think I look. We have been making many improvements in our office over the past year and a half, and I guess to some it looks like, I’m getting ready to retire?  The answer to that question is a big NO, but I have decided that if this is the last half of my career, I should focus on the things that I love to do. Anyone that knows me or has been a patient of mine, knows that one of my main priorities for my patients is to preserve tooth structure. I recently attended a conference (Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry), where this is the main focus. Even though this has been an emphasis of my practice for over 20  years, I was exposed to some things that helped me to see that I can do even better. I have made a commitment to invest, focus and expand my knowledge and experience in biomimetic dentistry.  Oh—–you might be asking, what is biomimetic dentistry?  Its basically using adhesive techniques to mimic life, or the natural tooth. What are the benefits? : Conserve tooth structure; no more conventional crowns; many times root canals can be avoided; in the long run, the cost for dental treatment is less——Who wouldn’t want that? I have no idea. Why doesn’t every dentist practice this way?  I can’t answer that, but I do know that these techniques do take more time, and are more complicated.  To me, this is the only way to do dentistry. I encourage you to Google, biomimetic dentistry. Come by our office to discuss this or pick up a brochure on it. If you are interested in any way how you could save your teeth and avoid crowns or root canals, please let us know.

Dear Patients:

Our office continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation in conjunction with local, state and federal health authorities. We have always followed very strict protocols of heat sterilization and disinfection in this office. Protection of our patients as well as ourselves has always been our top priority. Please rest assured that we will continue to take all precautionary measures to make sure this is a safe place for you and your family when it comes to your health.

We are aware of the World Health Organization’s designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic and are continuing to review all elements in addition to regular communication with the McLennan County Public Health Department and the Texas Department of State Health Services, to better support our shared efforts to ensure the health and safety of our community. As we continue to address this rapidly evolving situation, we want to encourage you to remain informed through credible sources like the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Center for Disease Control.

You can reduce your risk of infection if you:

1. Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
2. Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with flexed elbow or a tissue and dispose of it.
3. Avoid close contact (3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

Texas Department of State Health Services – www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronoavirus
Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.hmtl

Sincerely,

Mark McCall, DDS and Staff