When selecting your dental care provider, it is important to know and understand the dentist's practice philosophy. Below is the Gallery 32 Dental Arts philosophy by which we practice and aim to serve our patients:
- PREVENTION – "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." It is important to realize that tooth decay is a preventable disease. Because of this, we believe that prevention is and should be the foundation for all healthy smiles. This should include routine checkups, professional cleanings, and early detection and management of issues that may arise before they get out of hand.
- CONSERVATION – Although advances in dental implants have made big strides towards replacing missing teeth, we feel that there is simply nothing that can fully match the functionality of your natural teeth. Therefore, it is of great importance to us that we help our patients maintain their natural teeth to the best of their ability.
- EDUCATION – As health care providers, we feel that our chief duty is to educate our patients so that they become knowledgeable of the status of their health and the options available to maintain it. Only after a patient is well informed can they make important decisions regarding the health care they receive. We are here to be your partner in the process and guide you to your goal of a healthy lifestyle.
We would like to stress that in today's tough economic times, many patients make important decisions regarding their health solely based on cost. Though the cost of treatment is important, we feel it is more crucial to talk with your dental care provider and learn their practice philosophy. A patient focused practitioner should be able to educate you on findings and options that are available to you, so that when you leave, you feel confident in the choices that you have made regarding your care.