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Donald W. Davison, DDS   FAGD

50 Tom Miller Rd., Plattsburgh, NY 12901

(518) 561-6123     davisondds.com

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What is best for your family?

You have many choices for your family dentist.  A smaller solo practice, or a larger group?  What about specialized care?  Convenience?  Insurance participation? There is a lot to consider. 

Philosophy

My practice philosophy is to treat your family, the same way I would my own. Preventive care is best, and when treatment is needed, less is better than more.  I am conservative in my treatment recommendations.

Staff                        

I have a great staff and I think you will like them too!  I have been fortunate to have little turnover.  Since my office staff is so small,  you can rest easy that you will see familiar faces at each visit.  Children especially benefit from this continuity.  

Specialized Care 

As your family's "general dentist", I often refer procedures that can be done by specialists.  Plattsburgh and the Champlain Valley have excellent dental specialists.  Probably someone in your family has been treated by one.  Examples are orthodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, periodontists, pedodontists, and prosthodontists.  As your family dentist, I will work with the various specialists to make sure you get the best treatment. 

It is a little less convenient for the patient to be referred.  And for routine general dentistry it is not needed.  But modern dentistry has gotten so complex that it has become more and more specialized. Medicine is that way too wouldn't you agree?  

When referred, you will be treated by someone who is an expert in that field, does treatment in that one area very well, and has the technical equipment and expertise to handle complications. So you get the benefits of a small practice like mine, and still get the best expert available for your dental situation! 

Knowledgeable

Even though I do refer many specialized procedures, I have certainly kept up in the field of general dentistry.  I have over 1,400 hours of continuing education credits, and met the requirements for the designation "Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry".   Even scored 99 on their exam!

Affordable care

I am a provider for several insurance plans.  Even during times when we have had to stop taking new patients, I have continued to participate.  And yes, I currently take Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus.  So when you are choosing an office, you won't be able to really compare fees easily, but ask them if your family were on one of the above state programs, would you still be welcome?   

Sterilization

Of course we practice proper sterilization, and use disposables as much as possible. We do routine third party "spore testing" to be sure our sterilization is effective.  Spore testing is the same way hospitals test their sterilization.

Comfort and Privacy

We have operatories that are regular rooms, not just partitions in a large bay where you can hear multiple patients and the ongoing treatment.  I only have 3 treatment rooms, and they are each separate and not in view of each other.  

Digital x-rays

We have digital x-rays1.  This reduces the patient's exposure a great deal. However, the radiation dose from all dental x-rays (film or digital) is inconsequential2.  

We do the insurance work for you

Insurance claims are all submitted by us.  All you have to do is bring in a signed form with your part filled in, at your first visit.  We will create and submit all claims from then on.  We can do this for all insurances, whether we are a participating provider or not.  

Good citizens

I think the best example of this is  service to our many handicapped patients that would have a difficult time finding dental treatment because they have Medicaid coverage.  This is a day in and day out community service, not an isolated, one day a year event.   I also feel pretty good about having served for 24 years in the Air Force and the Vermont Air National Guard.
 


  






   
                          Member American Dental Association, New York State Dental Society, Fourth District Dental Society, Adirondack Dental Society, North Country Chamber of Commerce.