Most say that general dentistry is the foundation of any great dental practice. When utilized appropriately, general dentistry can help promote long-term dental health success as well as give patients the tools they need to maintain it. From routine dental cleanings to root canal treatments, the building blocks of general dentistry are rooted in creating and maintaining healthy, stable smiles.
At Plantation Road Dental Care, Dr. Melanie Andrews and team offer a complete range of general dentistry services to help maintain or improve the health and quality of your natural teeth. Our goal is to help our patients understand their risks, learn more about preventive dentistry, and discover the best way to care for their smile between regular visits. Patient education can help patients make more informed decisions regarding their oral health as well as promote a healthier smile.
Choosing An American General Dentistry Fellow (FAGD)
Dr. Andrews is committed to continuous education and is currently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), pursuing Mastership. AGD Fellow is a prestigious honor that means Dr. Andrews has dedicated time to expand her clinical knowledge and apply that to her practice to ensure patients receive high-quality dental care. As a team, it is imperative that we undergo continuous training to ensure we are offering our patients the best solutions that dentistry has to offer.
What does that mean for you and your family? Earning Fellowship takes commitment to dental continuing education (CE) beyond graduation. Only about 6 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Fellows. A FAGD dentist is committed to providing exceptional dental care, and you can rest assured that they care about staying current on the latest methods and best practices in dentistry. AGD Fellows practice these methods in a classroom setting multiple times a year — not every dentist does this.
To become an AGD Fellow, a dentist must:
- Complete over 500 credit hours of CE.
- Earn 350 of those 500 credits in live courses.
- Pass an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams.
General Dental Care in Destrehan, LA
At Plantation Road Dental Care we offer a full range of general dental care services for patients of all ages. We work with each of our patients to provide the most appropriate solution for their smile. We provide anything from routine dental cleanings and dental fillings to oral cancer screenings and treatment for gum disease. Our team is highly trained to deliver personalized dental care patients require to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. We understand that some patients may exhibit signs of dental fear, so we work closely with them to ensure their visit is stress-free, comfortable, and informative. We also offer a full range of sedation options for patients with severe dental anxiety.
The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
We encourage both children and adults to visit our office at least twice a year for routine dental visits. During a routine dental visit, allow our team to exam the teeth and gums for any signs of dysfunction. For certain dental concerns are caught early, patients may be able to bypass potential complex dental issues. Our team will discuss the solutions best suited for your smile. Preventive dental care visits also give patients an opportunity to ask any questions they may have about their dental health.
General Dental Care Services Include:
- Dental Fillings
- Root Canal
- Family Dentistry
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Emergency Dentistry
- Sedation Dentistry
- Tooth Extractions
Schedule An Appointment
Finding ways to keep the teeth and gums healthy is essential to achieving long-term dental health success. Plantation Road Dental Care offers a complete range of general dentistry services for patients of all ages. Our Destrehan dentist office is fully equipped with the technology and staff needed to transform patient smiles. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call (985) 231-2770 or request an appointment online.