Are you a BIG CHICKEN?
Or a LITTLE CHICKEN?
"Catering To Cowards Since 1982"
Friendly and Compassionate Care
We'll try to greet you by name when you come in. We'll help you fill out your health questionnaire and submit your insurance forms for you. We'll gladly answer any of your questions about treatment or costs. And our hygienists, assistants, and doctor will be gentle as they render your dental care.
Nitrous oxide (relaxing) gas is a safe and effective way for patients to relax and feel comfortable during treatment. All of our rooms are have nitrous oxide available (even the hygiene rooms) and there is never an extra charge for using it. There are few contraindications (mainly pregnancy) and you can safely drive yourself home afterwards. We routinely use relaxing gas with almost all child patients and any adults who request it. Again, there is never an extra charge for this courtesy.
Many patients elect to use our iPods with stereo headphones and listen to radio, recorded music, comedians, or stories (for children). This can be a pleasant distraction and makes the time pass more quickly. It is not uncommon for us to have patients fall asleep during treatment.
Advanced digital panographic X-rays For our patients with small mouths or a strong gag reflex, we can often take x-rays without putting anything in your mouth using our extraoral scanning x-ray machine.
Exceptional Topical and Computerized Anesthetics
We have exceptional topical anesthetics (which numb specific areas by simply rubbing a medicated gel over them) and computerized anesthetics to comfortably "put to sleep" those areas of your mouth which are most sensitive. Dr. Rowland's numbing technique is so comfortable that many times children never realize they got "a shot." We'll never ask you to "tough it out" or "hang in there" during treatment. If anything is ever uncomfortable, we'll stop and fix it.
For your added comfort we have chiropractic pillows and cushions that can be tucked behind sore necks and backs or under knees. We provide safety glasses (tinted to block out light) as well as cozy blankets for patients who request them. We are committed to making your visit as comfortable and relaxing as possible.