Our dental practice is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
A high standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatments and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
At Rutherford Family Dentistry, we focus not only on treatment, but prevention. We can cerainly get your teeth and gums healthy and repair any damage, just like any dental office can. But we go a step further and show you how to avoid dental problems before they become problems. We start with a very through examination. Most of our patients say they’ve never had such an extensive examination of their gums or teeth. We examine your bite, how your teeth come together, we look for oral cancer, gum disease, signs of wear on the teeth and in short, any problem that you may encounter at a later date. We want to head off problems and make your teeth and gums healthier so you will be spending less time in the dental chair!
Digital X-rays: Provide quality images with much less radiation than conventional x-rays and you see your results immediately!
The Laser ScBober Finds Ultrasmall Cavities Years Earlier: If you are like most of us, you’ve had the dentist find a cavity, place a rather large filling, and wonder why the filling is so large if the cavity wasn’t there just six months before. The answer is that the cavity was there six months before – it just wasn’t big enough to show on X-rays, and it wasn’t visible to the dentist yet. The laser scBober finds ultrasmall cavities years earlier, when the cavity can be repaired with a small invisible bonded filling.
Intra-Oral Camera: This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine.
As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control is also very important to us and we meet or exceed the standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
When you visit us, our first goal is to establish a feeling of trust. Our job is to listen to you, respect you, educate you and not judge your decisions. Dr. Simpson understands you might be anxious about the process of receiving dental care. She makes it a point to carefully explain your proposed treatment plan and unhurriedly answer all of your questions. Only then will she take your gently through your treatment. Modern dentistry has many techniques, local anesthetics and relaxation methods to increase your comfort. The more involved you are in making your dental health decisions, the less room there is for fear and uncertainty.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.