PDS-supported dentists are committed to providing patient-centric oral health care
IRVINE, CALIF. March 5, 2021 – Leading DSO Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) recognizes National Dentist’s Day. National Dentist’s Day, an annual awareness event that takes place March 6th, provides an opportunity for patients to show their appreciation for their dentists. As they strive to be the provider of choice in the markets they serve, PDS-supported dentists are committed to providing patient-centric oral healthcare using advanced, proven technology. These clinical treatment tools are at the forefront of oral and whole-body health care and include CEREC® CAD/CAM same-day dentistry, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital X-rays, soft tissue diode lasers, salivary diagnostics, and the VELscope® oral screening system which to help detect oral cancers. PDS patients are also offered integrated dental specialties under one roof, such as endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, dental hygiene, and pediatric dentistry.
Furthermore, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PDS-supported dentists have been on the front lines of their communities, providing emergency and essential dental care for patients. With a patient in the U.S. visiting a hospital emergency room for dental conditions every 14 seconds, PDS-supported dental practices have provided much needed relief for emergency rooms across the nation by staying open to treat dental emergencies in dental offices.
“I chose dentistry as a way to make a difference in my community,” said Dr. Don Parker, PDS-supported Owner Dentist of Sundance Dental Group and Orthodontics in Buckeye, Arizona. “It’s a privilege treating patients and being able to improve not only their oral health, but their whole-body health. During these unprecedented times, it’s important to reinforce the critical role dentists play within the healthcare system.”
The dentists supported by PDS are committed to bringing awareness to their patients about the link between oral health and whole-body health - what PDS and its supported practices call the Mouth-Body Connection®. Research shows that harmful bacteria and inflammation in the mouth can indicate and even cause systemic conditions throughout the body. Maladies of the mouth, including periodontal disease, may be linked with other medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, oral cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.