We are a specialty periodontal and dental implant practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the periodontal health, comfortable function and esthetics of the teeth and their implant replacements. Dr. FitzPatrick employs state-of-the-art diagnostics, evidenced based therapies and procedures, and works in conjunction with your family dentist to promote healthy and beautiful smiles! We are located in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
A standard of excellence in personalized care enables us to provide the quality periodontal services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning, and use state of the art techniques and materials. All therapies and treatments are evidenced based; which means that we only render care that has strong scientific basis for value (efficacy) and safety.
Education & Prevention/ The Link Between Gum Disease and Overall Health
As a periodontal practice, we are true believers that ongoing supportive (maintenance) care and education are vital to longterm optimal periodontal health and comfortable function. We strive to provide “periodontal health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall status of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. Strong evidence suggests that there is a connection between one's periodontal health and overall well being. A review of your medical history and current medications can help us stay informed of your overall health and any illnesses that may have periodontal implications.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization practices and cross contamination prevention protocols using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Your Doctor.....Your Team.....Training & Expertise
Dr. Ward FitzPatrick has been a practicing specialist in periodontics for 27 years. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completed his residency in periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Prior to his periodontal fellowship, he completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) in the Boston Massachusetts Veterans Administration (V.A.) System. He is one of very few periodontists in our region who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (Board Certified), a national distinction that requires demonstration of competance, achievement and ongoing education far beyond the standard requirements of the specialty.
Dr. FitzPatrick is among the most experienced dental clinicians in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and is certified in Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), a minimally invasive alternative to conventional periodontal surgery. Dr. FitzPatrick holds a Clinical faculty position in the Department of Surgery at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), Pennsylvania's newest medical school located in Scranton.
To give you the best possible care and treatment outcome, Dr. Fitzpatrick is committed to continual education and learning. He and his staff attend periodontal and implant lectures, meetings and conferences to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products and the most innovative equipment that a modern periodontal office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art periodontal and implant care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps our practice stay abreast of the changes and recommendations of the profession. As your periodontal health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that Dr. FitzPatrick and his staff are a team of highly trained, experienced and skilled clinicians who are soundly qualified to manage your care.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team strives to provide you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for entrusting us to take care of your periodontal and implant needs, and look forward to working with you.
Not sure if you have periodontal disease? Need a second opinion? Have questions about dental implants? Call for an examination and consultation appointment today….. No referral necessary.
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