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Dental Health Nirvana

Dental Health Nirvana

It’s Achieved Through the Four Tees

How would the concept of “Dental Health Nirvana” be described? It’s achieved through the “Four Tees.” Dr. Allman and our team first invest TIME into the relationship with the patient. The TRANSPARENCY of Dr. Allman’s explanations makes the patient more confident that he/she has indeed chosen their dentist wisely, and has the TRUST that Dr. Allman will do nothing but the best for them. The patient is ready to hear the TRUTH about what is going on in their mouth and what is the best plan of treatment to satisfy their wants and desires, and to correct clinical conditions that can cause harm.

To learn more about our approach to Dental Health Nirvana, call (404) 341-4434. You can also request an appointment online.

The Four Tees

  • Time

    Dr. Allman takes time to understand the patient's dental concerns & desires. Moreover, he implements a scheduling philosophy that values his patient's time.

  • Transparency

    Dr. Allman establishes an open dialogue between patients, which helps patients understand all aspects of their dental health. In return, patients are able to make sound decisions about their dental health.

  • Trust

    Once Dr. Allman establishes time and transparency, the patient can trust his expert advice about their oral health. Dr. Allman also keeps preventative procedures in mind, to reduce the risk of future health concerns.

  • Truth

    Truth is the treatment plan that Dr. Allman develops, which addresses the patient's needs and wants. This plan will include high-quality procedures, which will be properly completed over time.

The Results of Dental Health Nirvana

The ultimate goal of a dentist-patient relationship is for the dentist to use his utmost care, skill, and judgement to assess a patient’s clinical dental needs and to understand how the patient’s dental wants and desires affect their life. After that, it is possible to treat the patient’s needs and wants and desires according to a mutually agreed upon treatment plan.

Good teeth are the result of the treatment activities of this dentist-patient relationship, but it includes much more than just the teeth themselves. The desired outcomes of Dental Health Nirvana are:

  • A happy patient with a great smile and well-functioning upper and lower dental arches, contacting and gliding in harmony in each of the 14 pairs of teeth.
  • Any repairs or restorations made to the teeth are comfortable, durable and long-lasting.
  • Supporting tissues of the teeth are healthy—not just in the mouth, but also contributing to the health of the entire body.
  • The two TMJ’s are stable, and the muscles that control the movements of the jaw as it moves under the skull are relaxed.
  • The issue of sleep-disordered breathing has been diagnosed and treated with an oral appliance, if appropriate. Sleep disordered breathing can interfere with one’s quality of life (or those intimate with that person). It is also a major cause of cardiac episodes that can end a life.

So, to achieve Dental Health Nirvana, Dr. Allman cannot just look at the teeth. or at your smile. or at that one tooth broke off two months ago and still doesn’t hurt. Dr. Allman must take a global view of what is happening in your mouth—and how what he sees contributes to problems that may be affecting other parts of your body. He also needs to see how your wants and desires for your mouth fit in to the overall picture of your own Dental Health Nirvana.

The Dental Health Pyramid

Imagine a PYRAMID with four sides. The pyramid is a naturally strong shape. Think of this pyramid as the tangible representation of Dental Health Nirvana. Each side of the pyramid describes which of Dr. Allman’s services will contribute to the theme of that side of the pyramid.

For more information on the dental health pyramid, or to schedule an appointment with our Buckhead and Greater Atlanta dentist, call (404) 341-4434. You can also request a consultation online

The Four Sides of The Dental Health Pyramid:

  1. Joint Based Dentistry: Harmony in Function, Predictability of Outcomes
  2. Saving Teeth and Replacing Teeth: Classic Dentistry Performed with Modern Techniques and Materials
  3. A Healthy Mouth: The Starting Point for Overall Whole-Body Health
  4. A Great Smile is Your Front Door to Welcome the World: Services that Dr. Allman can offer to get that great smile for you

Real Patients, Real Testimonials

  • Up-to-Date Methods

    “Scott was able to fix my crown and correct my bite without braces! He used creative, out-of-the-box thinking with modern, up-to-date methods.”

    - Emily & John
  • Respect, Fairness & Friendship

    “If I would have to describe Dr. Scott's practice in one word, I believe that the most appropriate one I can find is Family. Well since the moment I first walked in his office and presented the extended dental problems I had I was treated with respect, fair”

    - Andrei
  • Expertly Guided Me Through the Process

    “Dr. Allman to the rescue! He patiently discussed my issues with me, worked out a treatment plan with plenty of options for me to consider—both short term and long term—then expertly guided me through the process.”

    - Mary
  • Worth Every Penny

    “Everyone is an expert. I highly recommend Dr. Allman. My teeth have never been cleaner or healthier. They even made them Hollywood white after I quit smoking. Worth the drive. And worth every penny.”

    - Kelsey
  • Great Chair Side Manner

    “I have been going to Dr Allman for all of my dental care for as long as I can remember. He has a great chair side manner, he's affable, humorous, and humane. He explains precisely what needs to be done and offers options for different levels of care.”

    - Jack
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