Patient-First Care

When you visit Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, you’ll quickly discover that we are not your ordinary dental practice. We pride ourselves on paying extraordinary attention to your comfort and spending time with you, one-on-one. You will receive a thorough exam and we’ll explain everything in plain English to make sure you really understand what’s going on in your mouth. We believe our patients deserve the best dental care, and it’s precisely this commitment to the highest quality that sets us apart. We call it our Patient-First Care.

Our staff has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge. They have been hand-picked for the team because they are at the top of their field. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry by taking, on average, more than 50 hours of continuing education courses each year. When you receive treatment, you can be sure it meets the highest standards. We don’t cut corners on materials or laboratories and we make sure that whatever we do for you, it is conservative, predictable and long lasting. After experiencing care in our office, you’ll understand why our patients say, “You have never been to a dentist like this before.”

Get To Know Our Office

Our state-of-the-art facility was designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our goal is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable, like visiting a friend’s home. Our first-class service includes complimentary bottled water, warm fleece blankets and wifi headphones to listen to music or watch TV during your treatment. Our digital technology, meanwhile, will make your dental treatment faster, safer, and more comfortable.

New patients are greeted by our one of our patient concierges and can relax in a serene setting while filling out new patient questionnaires on a laptop computer or surfing the net via our complimentary Wi-Fi network. They can also learn more about our office and about the procedures we perform via our interactive patient education theater.

Our new patient concierge will perform a complimentary insurance benefits check, review your treatment plan, and make financial arrangements to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

You’ll start here if you come in for a new patient cleaning and exam on your first visit. One of our talented hygienists will review your medical and dental history, take a full series of digital x-rays and digital photographs so that we can show you with complete detail what is going on in your mouth. In addition, you will receive a bite analysis, a full periodontal screening, a laser cavity screening, and an oral cancer screening as part of your comprehensive exam. We’ll finish with a precision ultrasonic cleaning and tooth polish to leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean — all while you watch a movie or TV on a pair of our personal video glasses.

When it’s time for your cosmetic, implant or reconstructive treatment to start, you’ll be in this suite. Our primary concern is to make sure you are comfortable, so we’ll pamper you with warm fleece blankets and personal video glasses to view a DVD or satellite TV. Or, relax with one of our iPods loaded with all kinds of soothing music. If you still don’t feel relaxed, we can arrange for conscious sedation to melt away all of your worries about having dental work done.

Ready to have your teeth whitened? In a little over an hour, we can take your dull, stained or discolored teeth and transform them into a brilliant shade of white with the ever-popular ZOOM! whitening procedure. Under the care of one of our whitening therapists, you can relax and watch a movie while we do all the work. By the time your movie is over, this painless procedure will have totally transformed your smile.

Ready for a straighter smile, but don’t want to wear braces? We can make your wish come true. Dr. Harrell will analyze your bite, along with the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth and map out a plan to straighten your smile with Invisalign. After a few simple impressions and photographs, we can show you a virtual 3-D movie detailing exactly how your teeth can be moved into perfect alignment. Best of all, we can get you started in as little as an hour.

Here, you’ll receive a state-of-the-art digital panoramic X-ray. This X-ray aids in our oral cancer screening by showing the full jaw structure in incredible detail. It also helps us determine the placement of dental implants. A digital x-ray is available for viewing instantly and reduces your radiation exposure by more than 50% over conventional x-rays.

For your comfort and safety, our office adheres to the strictest standards for instrument sterilization. We continually train our staff and have our office inspected to meet current OSHA guidelines. Your health and safety are our primary concern, so we use hospital-grade sterilization equipment and protocols. Please ask us for a tour of this area. We are proud to show you how we keep you safe.

If you are interested in a smile makeover, this will be your first stop, where you will have a detailed series of digital photographs taken. With these, we can generate a digital smile preview of what your new smile could look like. You will have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Harrell and take a look at your smile up close on a 50-inch monitor to make sure we address your every concern and build you the smile of your dreams. You will receive an email after your consultation with the findings from your smile analysis and a copy of your digital smile preview.