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By drallinson
June 08, 2011
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The Doctor’s and Staff at Kirksville Dental Group are so excited to announce two new services in our practice.

We have a number of patients in our office utilizing PerioProtect perio trays. Perio trays require medication, periodontal gel and/or antibiotics. In the past you had to go through a mail order pharmacy, Dakota Pharmacy, to receive periodontal gel. We are excited to announce perio gel is now over the counter and can be purchased in our office for a lower cost.

We are also pleased to announce we are now able to send reminders for appointments via text message and e-mail. If we have your information on file (cell ph one number and e-mail address) we are able to send you a message reminding you of your appointment a week prior and a few hours prior to your appointment. Call our office at 660-665-1901 today to update your information. We have already had a number of patients express how excited they are about this new system.   


By drallinson
June 08, 2011
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Have you ever wondered who the person behind the mask cleaning (scaling) your teeth is? At Kirksville Dental Group it is important that our patients receive a proper cleaning from our Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). RDH’s are licensed health professionals who have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene program, passed a national written examination, and a state clinical examination. They also are required to stay up to date in their field through continue education courses.

So why is it important that a Registered Dental Hygienist cleans my teeth and not my dentist? Dentist can clean teeth but that is not their specialty. Registered Dental Hygienists are in the specialty of cleaning teeth. You wouldn’t want a general surgeon to perform open heart surgery, would you? While they are able to, you would rather have someone who specializes in that area and performs that type of surgery on a regular basis.

Just remember that your RDH plays a vital role in your overall oral health. We have three Registered Dental Hygienist on staff to give our patients the quality of care they deserve. If you have any questions regarding what your RDH can do for you contact our office at 660-665-1901.  

 

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