Dental care is vital to the overall health of you and your family. Our gentle, caring expertise forms the foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
We are committed to serving you in the most pleasant and professional atmosphere possible. Our office procedures are designed for your comfort and safety. We are proud of our caring staff members who are dedicated to making your visit a positive experience. Our personal goal is for you to enjoy the benefits of good oral health and appreciate our efforts of quality dental care.
To learn more about our office and what to expect as a patient, visit the pages below or feel free to contact us. We look forward to partnering with you in the care of your teeth for a lifetime.
Your First Visit
During your first visit, we will take the time to get to know you and your health. We will take the necessary X-rays and examine teeth for decay and gum/bone disease. We will also evaluate the soft tissues for cancer and the alignment of existing teeth. Patients needing more extensive treatment may require a separate consultation appointment.
At or before your first visit you will receive a Health History Form to complete (please use the Pediatric Health History Form for children under 18). To save time at your first appointment, we encourage our new patients to complete this form ahead of time and bring it with you to our office.
We want you to be comfortable in our care. Our dentists and hygienists provide a relaxed and positive atmosphere. We use advanced technology when it can offer increased comfort and more exact results. Patients are always informed before we start a procedure, so you’ll be confident knowing what to expect and why it’s needed.
For your added comfort in the office, we offer:
• Medication/sedation techniques • Single tooth anesthesia (STA) • Nitrous oxide (at no charge)
• Audio headphones and a large selection of CDs • TV with satellite dish
For kids, we offer diversions and fun rewards, which may include:
• Sunglasses (to block the overhead light) • TV with movies or cartoons • Hand mirrors (to see what is happening to their teeth)
• A prize from the “Treasure Chest” • Balloons • A new toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
Message from Dr. Northway
We continue to be increasingly impressed with the options ‘cosmetic dentistry’ offers our patients. Research in this area exploded during the ‘90s, forever changing the materials, techniques and durability of the procedures we now perform. Gone are the porcelain-over-metal crowns with their black gum lines and unnatural eggshell white look. In their place we have all-porcelain bonded restorations of unmatched beauty.
As a result, although every case is unique, we are now able to design smiles to correct virtually any problem our patients may have. Today there is no need to be troubled with yellowed, stained or chipped teeth. Misaligned, crowded or open spaces can usually be corrected in days.
Cosmetic dentistry has moved from the optional treatment it was years ago to the forefront of the profession. Combining the benefits of aesthetic beauty with conservative removal of tooth structure, we can achieve dramatic results that are both functional and long-lasting. We encourage you not to underestimate the impact a smile enhancement may have on your social, business and personal lives.
We are extremely proud of the level of care we provide our family of patients. Should you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Tom Northway, DDS
A child’s first visit to the dentist will influence his or her oral health, possibly for the rest of his or her life. It is very important to us that this is a positive experience. The first appointment, or “happy visit,” should occur between the ages of two and three. We accept new patients from three years old and up. Our patients come to us from all different backgrounds, expectations and priorities, and we try hard to provide them with service that makes them most comfortable.