Advanced Periodontics, Dental Implants & Laser Therapy in Winchester
We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health. Please utilize this website as a resource. It will help you better understand your course of treatment and answer many questions related to periodontal therapy.
Our office is dedicated to improving the lives of others by restoring optimal dental health for all of our patients. We offer the most advanced treatments available in state-of-the-art facilities, with comfort, compassion, and convenience. We strive to make your visits with us as pleasant as possible. We have many years of experience in implants, treatment of advanced periodontal disease, periodontal plastic surgery procedures, and oral medicine.
What Sets Us Apart?
We are all Board Certified
All three periodontists within our practice are Board Certified through the American Board of Periodontology. All periodontists complete a three-year surgical residency, but not all take an additional year to challenge the Boards. This is a rigorous process in which a written test is taken to see if you are qualified to challenge the oral boards. The oral boards are a three-hour exam, given by the leaders in the field of Periodontics. Each Board examiner goes through a rigorous process in which they are selected by their peers across the country and must be nominated by a Program Director from a Periodontal Residency Program. These are the best of the best. They will not compromise the integrity of our specialty by passing any applicant who has not obtained the level of knowledge to treat patients to the highest standard of care. All three Periodontists within our practice have taken this additional step and are Board Certified and have continued to maintain these credentials by re-certifying with the American Board of Periodontology every 6 years.
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Collectively, all three Periodontists have served the Army for 47 years. Together we’ve accepted 15 different duty assignments, and served in the capacity of general dentists, Periodontists, infection control officers, sedation officers, laser safety officers, Implant Board Chairman, Credentials chairman, Officers-In-Charge of general dentistry and specialty clinics, Officer-In-Charge of missions to Central America, Assistant Program Directors in the US Army’s Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, DENTAC Deputy Commanders, and Commanders of Dental Clinic Commands.
We are all Educators in Periodontics
Together all three periodontists served for a total of 14 years in the education of over 80 periodontal residents. All served as Assistant Program Directors in the US Army’s Advanced Program in Periodontics for a total of 11 years and Dr. Coleman served for 3 years as the Periodontal educator in the Veterans Administration’s Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry. In order to be considered for a position in education within the Army or the VA, one must not only be a masterful clinician but also have the ability to incorporate the most current knowledge and research into their own practice and then present it to new residents on a level that is not only obtainable but understandable. We know periodontics because we’ve taught periodontics.
We know what it means to serve
In addition to our Army service and our dedication to education, all have volunteered time to those unable to obtain dental care. We all came from humble beginnings and don’t forget that for a moment. We have taken time away from our families to serve in the Virginia and Texas’ Mission of Mercy projects, free dental clinics all throughout the state of Virginia, and in dental missions to Kenya, Panama, Honduras, and Romania. However, our daily service is to those who are placed within our path right in our office. We treat you as we would our family. We want the best for you as a family member would. That doesn’t always mean the most expensive treatment. Sometimes that simply means the most honest treatment and that’s what we provide. Honest, reliable, compassionate care.
When it comes to picking a periodontist, we know that you have options. Personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care is our number one priority. Here are just a few things that make our practice unique: From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of professionals who take your oral health very seriously. Using state-of-the-art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you will notice that everything is clean, comfortable, and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and comfort are our priority.
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown.
Another recent development in periodontal treatment is the use of a laser to regenerate tissue. Utilizing the body's own natural ability to "heal itself", we utilize the PerioLase® for the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). Performed without a scalpel and sutures, LANAP® creates an environment for regeneration of the tissues around your teeth (gum, bone, cementum, ligament) that are lost due to periodontal disease. The laser is then used to agitate the healthy tissue, encouraging it to reattach to the bone.