Hospital dentistry is a valuable option for patients who cannot be seen in a traditional setting. For the month of April, we are featuring the hospital dentistry aspect of our practice. Dr. McIntyre has been providing dental care in a hospital setting for 27 years.
Why hospital dentistry?
We recognize that a trip to the dentist can produce mild anxiety in even the most confident of patients, and we strive to make your dental experience with us as comfortable as possible. However, there are some situations where seeing a patient in the office is not possible or safe. The reasons for this vary, from high-anxiety to special needs.
We are committed to producing the highest quality care for every individual. We believe that everyone deserves the good health that quality dental care provides. That’s why our practice offers hospital dentistry when the patient’s needs merit additional care.
Hospital Dentistry vs. In-Office Sedation
Some dental practices may offer in-office sedation as a viable treatment option. These dentists have undergone training to obtain their Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. These additional qualifications or continuing education to carry out more complex treatments such as sedation, oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental.
We believe hospital dentistry is the best route of care for patients who are medically compromised or may have special needs. These patients often have complex medical and dental situations, and treating them in-office, even under sedation, poses risks and provides less support in the event that their medical situation degrades during the procedure. If you have questions about you or your charge’s particular situation and what setting is most appropriate, call or visit us. We are always happy to provide a consultation to assess and determine the right setting.
Why choose us for hospital dentistry?
Not all dentists are certified to practice in the hospital. All dentists in the United States undergo at least three years of undergraduate studies, and nearly all complete a bachelor’s degree. This schooling is followed by four years of dental school to qualify as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Beyond that, Dr. McIntyre maintains good standing with two area hospitals, Penrose St-Francis and McKee Medical Center.
Because our office has 27 years of experience in hospital dentistry, we have the resources and savvy to help you navigate the process. We regularly work with local and national agencies to help patients find the funding and resources they need to complete dental treatment in the hospital. We will help guide you through the process and ensure that you are able to make informed and timely decisions for yourself or your loved one needing hospital dental care.
Finding out that you or your loved one needs special accomodations to complete dental treatment can be overwhelming. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. For more information, or to speak to our Hospital Coordinator, Elaine Williams, contact us today.