SHAWNEE, KANSAS (WiredPRNews.com) Shawnee dentist Dr. Alberto Castaneda recently introduced The Dental Button to his Shawnee dentistry practice.
The Dental Button is a device that sort of puts the patient in charge of their procedure by giving them the ability to stop the dentist’s drill during a procedure simply by pressing a handheld button.
“We get patients occasionally who suffer from anxiety when they come to the dentist, either because they fear pain or because they’ve had a negative experience elsewhere in the past,” said Castaneda, a Shawnee general dentist who has used The Dental Button in his practice since December with great results.
The Dental Button empowers fearful or angst-ridden patients because if they feel pain or just need to take a break, pushing the button stops the dentist’s drill. Castaneda doesn’t begin the procedure again until the patient gives the OK and he resets the system.
In the three months The Dental Button has been in his office, Castaneda has seen an interesting occurrence. Few patients bother to use it.
“There’s a great deal of benefit for the patient simply from holding that button and knowing they could push it if they needed to, Castaneda said. “It enables the patient to feel in control and that in itself helps quash anxiety for many people.”
Studies back up what Castaneda has witnessed at his Shawnee cosmetic dentistry office. When someone feels out of control in a situation, their perception of pain is heightened, said Paul Vandivort, a doctor of psychology ( http://www.stopdentalfear.com/psychologist_testimony.htm).
Castaneda said he is pleased with how The Dental Button has helped some of his most fearful patients get through their procedures more smoothly and he looks forward to its continued use at his Shawnee dental care facility.
If you would like to learn more about The Dental Button, Dr. Alberto Castaneda or you wish to schedule an appointment for a free consultation, please call (913) 268-1337, or visit his Web site: http://www.discoverdentalcare.com/.
About Dr. Alberto Castaneda
Dr. Alberto Castaneda graduated from The University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1992 and in 1994, received a certificate in advanced education in general dentistry. He trained under some of the nation’s most prominent specialists during his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Conn.
Dr. Castaneda is a certified Invisalign provider and his memberships have included: American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Orthodontics Society, Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association and Academy of General Dentistry, to name a few.
He has been named a top dentist in the Consumer’s Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Dentists.” He also has been nominated previously for Kansas City’s “Super Dentist” by Kansas City Magazine.
Dr. Castaneda entered private practice in 1994 and opened his current location at 21620 Midland Dr. In Shawnee, Kansas in 2003.
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