Associates of Dental Arts
Dr. Gregory Kivett

Office News - Treatment Options

Missing a Tooth, No Problem! A Quick Look At Your Options

The first goal of dentistry is to protect and save your natural teeth to ensure a heathy smile. However, there may be times when, due to accident or extensive decay, you will require a tooth extraction. If you do require an extraction, do not worry you are not alone. In fact, 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. So let’s take a look at your options for replacing your missing tooth. Non-Implant Missing Tooth Replacement Options Tooth-Supported Fixed Bridge-The most common way to replace a missing tooth in the past has been with a tooth-supported fixed bridge. While a bridge is a great way to replace a...

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Dental Indicators Predict Economic Downturn

Can dental appointments give a clue to the health of the economy? According to an article in Business Weekly they may. Follow-up appointments kept, hygiene appointments, planned treatments vs actual treatment and accounts receivable all can help gauge consumer confidence and predict the direction of the economy. So where are we going? The numbers do not look good. Patients are not coming back for their regular follow-up as regularly. According to the article, this is an indicator of a lack of consumer confidence and the numbers have fallen to match the down years of 2007-2009. The difference between what patients schedule to do at their regular hygiene appointments and what is...

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International Bad Poetry Day: ADA Style

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August 18th is International Bad Poetry day. In the spirit of the day, here is our Associates of Dental Arts Poem. Enjoy!!! If you want the best do not let/ Any dentist near you mouth ‘cept Dr. Kivett/ Whether cleanings, or whitening or tooth colored fillings,/ Sedation, or ortho, or CEREC crown milling,/ LANAP surgery or implants to just name a few/ At Associates of Dental Arts, the most important person is YOU!/

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