To Our Family of Patients:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming state-of-the-art periodontal care for our patients. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. Our staff is using the highest level of PPE available and our providers and staff are taking extraordinary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We have made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. 

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask Covid 19 screening questions. You can find the screening questionnaire here and risk aknowledgement form here. Once you arrive for your scheduled appointment, please call the office (843)571-0853 and remain in your car. A temperature will be taken as an additional screening measure. 
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will see it throughout the office for your use as needed.
  • We clean and disinfect all non-operatory touch points on a systematic basis.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the office at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (843)571-0853 or request an appointment here

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, friends, and neighbors.

Sincerely,

Chris, Ed, Daulton, and Team


We specialize in dental implants along with treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. Using the latest technology, we work in conjunction with your general dentist to provide you with the best overall dental care. Our experienced staff works together as a team to give you exceptional quality treatment in a comfortable, professional environment.

Dental implants are artificial roots that are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. They are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reasons. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the surrounding structures to the teeth. It is often silent, meaning symptoms, particularly pain, may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease. However, you should still be on the lookout for the signs and symptoms of the disease.

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We try our best everyday to meet or exceed the expectations of our patients. Being able to help people is what makes our job so rewarding. 
It is always nice to let your care providers know if they have done an outstanding job or if there is something you are unhappy about. Good communication is the key to a positive relationship with your care provider. 
We invite you to please send a quick email, note or fill out a comment card at the office to let us know how we are doing. 
We may post your comment, but we will always leave out your name (unless you request we show your name). 
The photo accompanying this blog is of an actual note received in the mail from a patient. Needless to say, this brightened everyone's day! 

"I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the outstanding care and wonderful visit that I had at your office! I'm very happy to have had the pleasure of a perio eval with the best in Charleston! Thank You for your time, generosity, and expertise. We love working with your office and I'm happy to be in your care."
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This is all great news, but I'm sure you are wondering how this could possibly happen simply by taking care of your oral health and treating your gum disease. 
Gum disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacteria. This bacteria causes an inflammatory response in the body to get rid of it. Unfortunatley, this inflammation is not just localized to your mouth- your whole system is affected. According to an article in News Medical, studies indicate that heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis may all be connected to gum disease, with inflammation being the common factor. 
The study in the attached article shows that by treating gum disease , the walls of the arteries become less inflamed and begin to thin. This thinning increases blood flow and reduces the risk of a blockage. 

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140628/Non-surgical-gum-disease-treatment-reduces-thickness-of-wall-of-arteries.aspx
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