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About our Practice

Welcome to the periodontal practice of Dr. Mark Dougherty. Our goal is to provide you with excellent diagnostics and to render superior periodontal treatment. We understand the importance of customer service and will always strive to exceed your expectations as we work with you towards our mutual goal of your overall dental health. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.


Working With your Dentist

Your dentist has referred you to our office for treatment of your periodontal needs. It is important, however, to continue to see your dentist on a regular basis for x-rays, restorative examination, and general dental needs. Your consistency in doing so will play an important role in minimizing the effects of dental disease. Because we recognize the value of good communication between doctors, we commit to working with your dentist during your treatment, keeping him/her informed of your progress.



Education & Prevention

As a practice, we truly believe that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”; that’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.  Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.



Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).



Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques and the latest products to provide state-of-the-art periodontal care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.



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 can feel about their dental visits, and we know that we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!