• Mary Swift, D.D.S. | General Dentist
  • Alana Reifer, D.D.S. | General Dentist
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Dental Patient Education

A very important part of our practice philosophy is to educate our patients on their choices of treatment, as we believe an informed patient is a better patient. This applies both to procedures necessary to regain and maintain oral health as well as for cosmetic options. We have prepared this section for potential patients to become better informed, since we believe a well-informed patient will take ownership of their oral health and better understand the value of treatment options discussed with the doctor.

The following videos will briefly explain topics selected by us as those most frequently requested.  Below the videos you'll find additional topics in .pdf format that you can read and learn about. If you don't find the specific topic of interest to you, just let us know - we probably have information on it that we can direct you to.

Initial Visit

Digital Bitewing

Digital Panaromic XRay

HIPAA Notice

Oral Cancer Exam


Full Series

Insurance Information



Electric Toothbrushes


Full Mouth Debridgement


Prophylaxis Cleaning

Scaling & Root Planing



Professional Flouride

Nutrition Habits

Oral Irrigator

Oral Piercing

Peridontal Involvement

Perio Maintenance


Smokeless Tobacco

Ultrasonic Scaling

Periodic Visits


Andy's First Dental Visit

Kirby's Cool Brushing

Kirby and Sealants

Kirby Visits the Dentist

Why Brush and Floss

Kirby's First Tooth Loss

Kirby's Flossing

Kirby's Healthy Diet

Wally's Brushing Tios

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Initial Visit:

Dental Insurance
Infection Control
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Diagnosis – Bitewing X-rays
Diagnosis – Complete Series X-rays
Diagnosis – Panographic X-rays


Diagnosis - Laser
Diagnosis - Intraoral Camera
Diagnosis - Periodontal Disease
Diagnosis – Root Canal
Diagnosis – Oral Cancer Exam


Prevention – The Hygienist
Regular Exams
Diagnosis – Bad Breath
Diagnosis – Gingivitis
Diagnosis – Infectious Endocarditis
Diagnosis – Flossing
Prevention – Sealants
Prevention – Ultrasonic Scaling
Treatment – Scaling & Root Planing


Treatment – White Fillings
White Fillings advantages
Cracked Tooth
Worn Fillings
Diagnosis – Root Canal
Treatment – Ultrasonic Scaling
Why Crowns following root canal treatment?
Crown Alternatives
Diagnosis – Large cavities
Diagnosis – Bridges
All Porcelain Bridges
Bridge Care
Partial Dentures
Denture Care
Implant Placement


Goal of Cosmetics
Laser Whitening
Home Whitening
Treatment – Veneers
Orthodontic Alternatives
Treatment – Invisalign
Treatment – Crown Lengthening
Treatment – Soft Tissue Laser
Treatment – Anterior Porcelain
Treatment – Posterior Porcelain
Treatment – Power Whitening


Canker Sores
Diagnosis – Bruxism
Mouth Guards
Sensitive Teeth
Smokeless Tobacco
Heart Disease
Tongue Piercing
Toothbrush Abrasion
Wisdom Teeth