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Chapel Hill Dental Care - Joseph G. Marcius, D.D.S

Joseph G Marcius, D.D.S.

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Top 10 Critical Things You Should Know
Before You Select a Sedation Dentist

Dr. Joseph G. Marcius has been providing IV Sedation Dental care to his patients for 25 years. He has had advanced training in this area and treats patients with many different types of dental needs, from simple cleanings to complex care.

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in the future of your smile. And, like any investment, you'll want to do a little research before making a final decision. These guidelines can help you choose the practitioner who's right for you.

  1. Investigate the doctor's training.

    Most dental schools offer limited sedation training. Check that your dentist completed post-graduate training in sedation dentistry. Some types of sedation (for example, IV sedation or pediatric sedation) require advanced training and certification. In addition, the best sedation dentists regularly attend continuing education classes to stay up-to-date. Dr. Marcius has been providing IV Sedation for 25 years. He recertifies in patient monitoring, pharmacology and Advanced Cardiac Life Support on a regular basis.

  2. Check the doctor's credentials.

    Unlike other dental specialties , cosmetic dentistry is not recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as a specialty. However, cosmetic dentists can receive advanced education from Universities and Dental Training Institutes.The dentist should also be licensed through the state dental board.

  3. Investigate the doctor's training.

    The best cosmetic dentistry practitioners didn't just go to dental school; they also completed extensive post-graduate training programs that focus specifically on issues of cosmetic dentistry. In addition, the best dentists regularly attend continuing education classes to stay up-to-date on new procedures and materials.

  4. Start with a consultation.

    Going in for a consultation is a great way to learn more about a dentist and dental practice. Consultations are generally inexpensive, and are sometimes even offered for free. Talk to the dentist before you commit to anything. Remember, it's your job to make an educated decision.

  5. Look for smile design experience.

    Cosmetic dentistry is as much art as it is science. In general, the more smiles a dentist has designed, the better that dentist's work will be. Smile design is about more than just your teeth; the dentist should also consider your lips, gum line, mouth shape and facial structure. Ask to see the final portraits of the dentist's actual patients. Visit our portrait studio where we gift portrait sessions to our cosmetic dental patients.

  6. Communication is key.

    It's essential that you be able to talk to your dentist - and that your dentist will listen to you! There's a lot of dialogue that needs to go into an individual long-term treatment plan. If you feel bullied, pressured, or rushed, then that's probably not the right dentist for you.

  7. Look at before and after photos.

    Take a look at the dentist's portfolio before you make up your mind. Pay specific attention to cases that are similar to yours. Make sure that the photos are of actual work done by the dentist, not just stock photos. We proudly display after portraits of our patients throughout the office.

  8. A good lab technician is a valuable asset.

    The dentist might decide on the treatment plan, but it's the lab technician who'll actually fabricate the porcelain veneers or crowns that will be gracing your new smile. Great dentists are proud of their lab technicians and the materials they use. I have been working with the same Ceramist for 25 years. This allows us to obtain predictable results for our patients beautiful smiles.

  9. Educate yourself on the various forms of sedation.

    Who you are and what you need done will determine which type of sedation dentistry is right for you. The more sedated you are, the greater the risks can be, and the more training a dentist needs to have. Sedation methods include inhalation anesthesia, which you may know as "laughing gas"; oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a sedative pill; intravenous sedation, where you're hooked up to an IV by a dentist with advanced training; and general anesthesia, which requires a trained anesthesiologist.

  10. Make sure your informed consent is truly informed.

    Prior to sedation, you'll be asked to review and sign an Informed Consent form. This will explain details about the procedure and associated risks. Your dentist should be more than willing to take the time to review the form with you and address any concerns you may have.

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"We know that selecting a sedation dentist is not easy. I want you to know that you can call me personally with any questions or concerns."

1690 Brittain Road

Akron, Ohio 44310

Appt Tel: (330) 633-7141

www.akronsedationdentist.com

Directions

Chapel Hill Dental Care is conveniently located in Northeast Akron one block south of Chapel Hill Mall on Brittain Rd.