This practice was established in 1988. It is a multidisciplinary practice with emphasis on periodontal and restorative procedures. Endodontic, oral surgery and implant procedures are also performed, but a significant amount of endo and oral surgery procedures are referred to specialists in the area. A practitioner who enjoys doing endo and surgery would have the potential to significantly increase the income of the practice by keeping more of these procedures ‘in house’. The office has a reputation for providing high quality care and is highly regarded in the area.
The practice is currently housed in an 1800 square foot brick building which is free standing and was built in 1997. The building has ample parking and is located on a very busy ‘high visibility’ street with other businesses and a school athletic complex. The office currently has four functioning operatories with space to provide a fifth. A full unfinished basement is currently used for storage but has ample room to be finished and used as a lounge or educational area. The basement provides for easy access to equipment such as an air compressor and vacuum pump. An unfinished bathroom is also located in the basement for convenience. An attractive waiting area is located upstairs along with a lab and a kitchen for staff use. The full potential of this facility has yet to be developed .
The current owner works 3-4 days per week with one dental assistant , 2 hygienists , and a front desk person. The office is fully computerized with up-to-date terminals in each op and a new server. The office is equipped with digital x-ray and a CBCT/panorex unit. The 3-D capability of the panorex unit is great for endodontic and implant diagnosis and planning.
The current staff is very competent and has been well educated to assist the Dr. with diagnosis and case presentation. The office treats a variety of private pay, traditional and managed care insurance patients with the majority being private pay. All recare patients are pre-appointed at the completion of their current visit and all insurance claims are filed electronically.
The practice is located in a ‘family town’ with good schools and an attractive and well maintained downtown area. All required services are present within town as it is the county seat and hub for business in the county. The location of town provides for an easy relaxed lifestyle with the attractions of St. Louis no more than an hour away. There is also easy interstate access if a trip to Chicago is desired.