SOURCE: Santa Fe Dental

Santa Fe Dental

September 30, 2014 23:18 ET

Edmond Dental Clinic Adds Experienced Dental Assistant to Professional Staff

EDMOND, OK--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - Dr. Mark Allen, who provides some of the best cosmetic dentistry in the Edmond, Okla., area, has hired a new dental assistant at his practice, Santa Fe Dental.

The dental assistant, Sharon, began working at the dental practice this summer and has closely assisted Dr. Allen and his patients. The Edmond clinic's dental assistants are certified in radiology and sterilization and directly assist dentists to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care during every visit.

"Sharon has many years of experience in the dental field, so it will be a smooth transition for our patients, who will continue to receive the care and professionalism they have come to expect from our staff," said Dr. Allen, whose quality general and cosmetic dentistry Edmond, OK residents have depended on for years.

Santa Fe Dental offers cleanings, examinations, fillings, gum disease treatment, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, implants for dentures, partial dentures, oral sedation, orthodontics, Invisalign, Zoom whitening and Snap-on-Smiles. The practice has eight operatories, panoramic and cephalometric imaging, goop-free impressions with the Lava Chairside scanner, soft-tissue lasers, advanced cavity detection system and a milling machine for in-office same-day crowns. The dental clinic also offers TMJ diagnosis and treatment. TMJ can cause pain or discomfort, neck pain, jaw popping, jaw clicking, restricted jaw movement and frequent headaches and migraines. Santa Fe Dental can provide a number of TMJ treatments, including mouthguards, restoration and orthodontics.     

Dr. Allen, an Oklahoma City native, has been in practice for more than 30 years.He earned his bachelor's degree in American history and chemistry from Williams College and then earned his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He has advanced training in Invisalign, conscious oral sedation, Lumineers and implantology and is currently enrolled in the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry's two-year mentorship program that develops advanced cosmetic concepts.

Dr. Allen and the Santa Fe Dental staff contribute to the community by participating in D-Dent and The National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. The practice has received the Super Service Award from Angie's List, and Dr. Allen has been named the Volunteer of the Year by Rest Day Shelter by being the local dentist for the homeless.

Dr. Allen's partner at Santa Fe Dental is Dr. Michael Hansen, a Scottsdale, Ariz., native who graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in biology and then Ohio State University School of Dentistry in 2004. He holds affiliations and certifications in Lumineers, Invisalign, conscious sedation and implantology and is a member of the American Dental Association and Oklahoma Dental Association.

Earlier this year, Santa Fe Dental, 519 S. Santa Fe Ave., began offering Saturday hours, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the practice is open as early as 7 a.m. on weekdays. To find an affordable dentist or to view the cost of Invisalign at Santa Fe Dental, visit the website at or call 405-757-2030.

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