Our Philosophy.

Our Philosophy.

Do you ever wonder what your medical provider’s philosophy is? You should – it intimately effects their method of care.

Philosophies can address a number of core questions: How do we treat disease? How do we prevent disease? Will this procedure take care of the problem? Is there a way to enable the body to heal itself?

What if I told you, as your dentist, I would be happy if I never did another root canal or crown? My core philosophy is this: The best dentistry is no dentistry. That may sound like a contradiction compared to what some understand my profession to be. Yet, I have been in practice for 33 years, and this is always what I come back to.

Did you know about 80 percent of root canals can be prevented? There are so many things that, if detected early, can be treated conservatively and relatively inexpensively. How? Easy: If you need dental treatment, wouldn’t you want a restoration that not only preserves good tooth structure but also adds material that functions like a natural tooth? Of course! When your dentist is committed to providing this sort of treatment, your mouth’s health is preserved and enabled to fight off disease with its natural defenses.

I have recently recommitted to learning more advanced techniques in biomimetic dentistry – focusing on more natural and less invasive treatment methods. Biomimetic Dentistry conserves the existing tooth structure rather than just replacing it, offering a treatment option that is more sustainable and long-lasting. My practice was built on these principles, but I’m now taking the next step to improve my skills even more. I am always seeking a better way to care for patients. If our philosophies align, you might be a good fit for this practice.

2020-01-22T16:16:37+00:00May 8th, 2018|

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