Smile! You're in good hands. We would like to welcome you to our green dental office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain your happy, healthy smile. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive dental care. We can collaborate with your primary care provider to coordinate your care as important oral health issues are identified during our exams such as Periodontal disease and their effects on Diabetes, Pregnancy, Respiratory infections and Cardiovascular disease.
Throughout our website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, the procedures we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options.
We made changes to Green our practice by reducing paper usage and by using electronic means to communicate with our patients. We recycle paper to minimize paper usage. We reuse and refill toners and recycle our ink cartridges. We cut down on Styrofoam use by using mugs, plates and silverware. We reuse boxes, other shipping and packaging materials to make sure local cardboard is recycled. We fixed our faucets to cut down on water usage and installed low flow toilets. We use CFL compact fluroescent light bulbs which last longer, produce less heat and reduce greenhouse gases. We have high quality interior air for a healthy practice as fresh air can help minimize illness and increases general comfort using an efficient HVAC system.
Mercury Safe Practice The good news is that there are several available alternatives to amalgam fillings. We use tooth colored instead of silver amalgam restorations which reduce mercury and other heavy metals into the water system. We use the safest and highest quality of white hybrid resin composite to enhance your smile to replace those harmful mercury fillings.
Surgical Loupes- Dr. Silva and our Hygienist, Ashley always work in microscopic surgical loupes for a more precise result. This allows Doc to see at a magnified level enabling him to spot and remove decay that would otherwise not be seen with the naked eye. It also enables Doc to get a microscopic seal on crowns, helping to avoid leakage, future decay, root canals and tooth loss.
Laser Bacterial Reduction-We have an effective treatment that help us control the periodontal infection in your mouth! Laser is used together with scaling and root planing to significantly reduce the depth of the infected pockets and prevent the progression of periodontal disease. The laser decontamination process is painless and normally takes 5-10 minutes.
We use Digital billing, echarting and digital x-rays which eliminate toxic x-ray development chemicals, and reduce radiation exposure by 90%. We have the latest digital technology including intraoral camera, laser caries detector and digital x-rays. Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients.
Your referrals are most welcome and are appreciated. We look forward to seeing you! "YOUR HAPPY HEALTHY SMILE IS IMPORTANT TO US!"
of Sonora, CA. We make beautiful smiles a reality. Quality dental care provided by Dentist Richard E. Silva and staff at our beautiful CA office. Providing a wide array of dental procedures including Bonding/White Fillings, Bridges, Crowns, Hygiene/Periodontal Health, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Dental Implants, Dentures/Partial Dentures, Extractions, Root Canal (Endodontics), Inlays/Onlays, Post Op Instructions, Cosmetic Dentist, Teeth Whitening, Dental Hygiene, Dental Implants, Same Day Dental Emergency, Dental Insurance, Children's Dentist and many other services. All of this available in our convenient Dentist office in Sonora, CA. Also Proudly Serving: Modesto, CA, Groveland, Ca, Jamestown, CA, Angel Camp, CA, Murphy's, CA