Hi, everyone, I am Dr. Don Kang.
It is a great honor to have a chance to share my idea in the service I can do the best.
Since my graduation from dental school in 1999 I have come across again and again a group of the same problems (the severity is showing a wide range of difference from patient to patient, though.) in oral conditions in the most of adult patients’ mouths. I detected them, diagnosed them, treated them, and prevented them. This cycle comes in again and at the same time I see a big wave of frustration in each patient during the exam time.
The problem will not disappear. But the way we manage it can be re-viewed in a different perspective slightly apart from the current main stream dentistry and the result of dealing with the same old problems can be much more (cost) effective and better in quality.
So I started to see the whole thing as myself “a patient”. I want to keep my teeth, gums in good health as long as possible. Period. Everybody agrees. It’s just like I want to keep my health, my house, my car in good shape as long as possible. There is always a painstaking part for it but it got to be minimal and manageable and beautiful.
I have dug into the prevention area continuously in journals, webs, and clinically. I picked several facts and knowledges from historically accumulated vast amount of information for oral care for my patients and myself.
We can minimize unnecessary future dental visits except regular check up and cleaning, except cosmetic needs, in Big Three Categories
- By keeping teeth clean from food debris, bacteria, staining
- By saving gums, teeth, TMJ (temporo-mandibular joints) from wear and tear, abrasion, grinding, cracking
- By keeping teeth in their good position from moving, like grinding, clenching, pressure from tongue, lips, not using retainer after braces.
Through several years of my studies and observations I come to a reasonable conclusion that I can help my frustrated patients get the strong repetitive education, build up their hygiene skill and stand up themselves with minimal help or recall visit from me afterwards.
This is my idea that I would like to share with you.
I could share more things in detail for each of your special condition and wants.
Thank you for your precious time.