SPRINGFIELD, MO (WiredPRNews.com) — October 25, 2009, Springfield, MO dental practice Barnett-Davis Dental Group is urging its patients and anyone else in the community to prevent serious oral complications by scheduling regular dental exams.
As an incentive to promote preventive dental care, Barnett-Davis Dental Group is currently running a special incentive to new patients that will reduce their cost for an initial exam by $25.
“Patients don’t realize the facets of care that go into a routine preventive checkup,” said Dr. Tracy Davis of the Barnett-Davis Dental Group. “They’re not just cleanings. We’ll check for anything ranging from oral cancer to gum diseases to cavities and fractured teeth.”
The Springfield MO Cosmetic dentistry practice is re-enforcing its focus on prevention to avoid serious complications and more expensive procedures.
“Many problems start out small,” said Dr. Marc Barnett, “but like a crack in a house’s foundation, small oral problems can become major ones in a hurry or over time. A small cavity left untreated could soon turn into a larger problem that could require root canal therapy and a crown. We encourage our patients to treat problems while they are small. Not only is this less complicated for our patients, it is much less expensive in the long run.”
Many ailments that are checked for during cleanings can be easily treated when caught in the early stages. But, if left untreated, problems like gum disease and oral cancer can quickly ruin the health of the mouth, and even create problems in other areas of the body.
“It’s not only the check-ups and professional cleanings that help our patients,” said Springfield MO dentist Dr. Kelly Barnett. “It’s also the advice and discussions that we have with our patients during appointments that really enable our patients to stay healthy. Regular dental exams are a patient’s best form of insurance. We strive to find small problems before they get larger, more involved, and more expensive. Prevention really is the secret to long-term dental and overall health.”
To learn more about the benefits of dental cleanings and preventive checkups and our other services such as Springfield MO Dental Implants,Springfield MO Dental Crowns and Springfield MO Cosmetic Dental, visit the Web site of the Springfield, MO dentistry practice Barnett-Davis Dental Group at: www.barnettdavisdental.com, or call 417-581-3600 to schedule an appointment.
About the Doctors at Barnett-Davis Dental Group
Drs. Marc and Kelly Barnett have practiced dentistry in Ozark since 1984. Kelly graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Kansas and Marc graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Jewell College. They both graduated “with distinction” (in the top 10 percent) from the University of Missouri Dental School in Kansas City.
After graduating, Kelly taught as a professor of clinical dentistry in Kansas City and Marc took extra training in a General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City.
Kelly served as the first female president of the Greater Springfield Dental Society and has been a delegate to the Missouri Dental Association. She is vice president of the Board of the OTC hygiene and dental assisting school. Marc serves on the Children’s Smile Center board in Ozark to treat under-privileged children.
Family ties and small town values brought Marc and Kelly to the Ozarks in 1984. Marc practiced dentistry in Nixa and Kelly maintained a solo practice in Ozark for 17 years. In the fall of 2001, they combined their efforts and expertise into one modern, high-tech dental office in Ozark.
Marc and Kelly live in Ozark with their children, Tish and Burke.
Originally from Conway, Missouri, Dr. Tracy Davis moved to the Springfield area in 2004 to be closer to family. She graduated “with distinction” from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City. Tracy has received national recognition as a dental researcher.
Tracy and her husband, Matthew, have been married since 1997. They live in Ozark with their four children: Ethan; twins Elijah and Isabella; and Owen.
Tracy loves working with children and knows how to make them feel comfortable at the Ozark dental office.
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