John Asano, DDS - Office News - Comprehensive Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry in Glendale
Our office recently added a CEREC CAD/CAM machine to provide often same day conventional and implant crowns to our patients. This unit intraorally scans the teeth and transmits the design to a milling unit to produce the crown without use of impressions or temporaries.
The addition of Phillips ZOOM Whitening system gives patients a single visit option to significantly lighten their teeth. This in office procedure elimnates the need for bleaching trays, provides immediate results and minimal post treatment sensitivity.
Dr. Asano has just completed an intensive three full days of continuing education at Spear Institute which advances knowledge in complete
and esthetic dentistry. This information will enhance our ability to identify and treat not only routine, but also complex restorative dental cases
while creating beautiful results. Specialists, including orthodontists and surgeons participated to provide critical feedback on numerous cases.
Dr. Asano , who is committed to perpetually improving patient care, has spent over 100 hours on continuing education this year
(well above the minimum 25hrs per year).
In response to patients suffering from loose and ill fitting dentures, we can offer Geneva 2000 Smile Design Dentures.
These dentures are both esthetic and provide greater stability for those patients who are unable to have implants.
Dr. Asano has specific training to sculpt these dentures in conjunction with a specialized laboratory. The result will
significantly improve chewing function while displaying a natural appearance.
One of the study groups that I am involved with is the Academy for Excellence in Dentistry (AED), which was originally started in the
1960's by a core of Japanese American dentists and whose mission is to continually advance our knowledge and expertise in the various fields of
dentistry. We typically hold six meetings yearly, and invite experts to lecture on topics such as the latest metal free crown materials, 3D imaging and implants.
In addition, the AED provides yearly scholarships to dental students from UCLA & USC based on need and accomplishments in honor of
our founding member, Dr. Yoshio Yamaguchi, a prosthodontist who attended and taught at both dental schools.
This month's meeting, "Minimally Invasive Dentistry" provided our group with knowledge and practical experience using the portable
intraoral dental laser. To that end we will soon incorporate this recent technology into our practice utilizing the Sapphire Diode laser.
MAY 3-5TH, 2012
Our office attended the yearly California Dental Association conference held in Anaheim. We listened to seminars dealing with the current use of
Antibiotics, Drug Addiction and Abuse, Burning Mouth Syndrome, and Medical Conditions affecting Dental treatment. We also viewed courses on Esthetics, Technology and Environmental Management.
In addition, we evaluated recent products and equipment to improve patient care such as LED lighting and new bonded filling materials.
It was also a chance to catch up with colleagues and friends.