Dr John Patterson is excited to now offer patients a new way of tooth restoration with CEREC. CEREC tooth restoration uses the proven technologies of CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing) to incorporate a camera, computer and milling machine into one instrument. Our CEREC dentist will use a special camera to take a picture of your damaged tooth, so there's no need for uncomfortable molds or temporaries. The picture is transferred to a color computer screen where we use CAD technology to design and CAM technology to automatically create it. Then we'll bond the custom designed piece to the surface of your old tooth. Learn More...
Sleep and Sedation Dentistry
Studies show that 35% of the population avoids the dentist due to fear. Sedation dentistry provides a safe and comfortable way for a patient to obtain the dental care they need and want.
IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry)
What makes Dr. John Patterson’s office so unique…
Oral Conscious Sedation
With Oral Sedation, patients take one pill one hour prior to their appointment, allowing them to walk into the office completely relaxed and often rather sleepy. As a result of his extensive sedation training, Dr. John Patterson and his caring staff are able to evaluate you and see if another dose is required, allowing the patient to become more sedated as needed or desired. The majority of dentists do not possess the license to give the patient this second dose, which is often required. Because you will be completely monitored with the latest monitoring equipment, this type of sedation is completely safe. As a side note, if there was an emergency, Dr. John Patterson and his staff are able to respond quickly, reversing the drug’s effects in moments if needed. As with IV sedation, the patient usually has very limited memory of the appointment and is typically asleep as well. Read more