SOURCE: Prairie Village Dentists

Prairie Village Dentists

February 25, 2015 15:35 ET

Prairie Village Dental Office to Participate in March Against Colon Cancer

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS--(Marketwired - February 25, 2015) - Dr. Grant Smith, a Prairie Village restorative dentist, and his staff will participate in the 5th Annual March Against Colon Cancer on March 7.

The walk, which will be held in Overland Park, will benefit the Jennifer Ireland Foundation and the Shawndra Beauchamp Turner Fund. Ireland and Turner were local residents who lost their battles with colon cancer.

The Jennifer Ireland Foundation was created to support cancer patients in Kansas and Missouri, while the Shawndra Beauchamp Turner Fund benefits colon cancer research at University of Kansas Cancer Center.

The event is near to Dr. Smith's heart because one of his patients, Turner's father, is the lead organizer.  

Walkers can pre-register for $25, and children 12 and younger can walk for free. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Oak Park Mall.  

"This walk gives us a chance to get together as a team outside of the office and support a group we have ties to," Dr. Smith said. "It's wonderful that Shawndra's fight has motivated her loved ones to help sponsor this event to help others who are or who will suffer from colon cancer."

Dr. Smith was introduced to dentistry by his father, who is the former owner of the practice. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Following his graduation, Dr. Smith completed his residency at the school's special patient care clinic. The Prairie Village dentist purchased the practice from his father and built a new location in 2013.

Dr. Smith's practice has eight dental operatories and an in-office dental laboratory for fabrication of bleach trays, bite guards and partial implants. He offers cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and preventive care in his state-of-the-art facility. The office uses a huge sterilization area with autoclaves; digital X-rays with a digital pano machine; intraoral cameras; DentalVibe to reduce pain of injections; soft-tissue laser; and Diagnodent. Individual treatments include Snap-On Smile; tray whitening; teeth whitening with Zoom! whitening; crowns; fillings; cavity risk analysis with CariFree program; fluoride varnish; mouthguards for sports; TMJ pain relief; dental implants; partial implants; denture fabrication; and periodontal treatments.

Dr. Smith uses the revolutionary system CariFree, which allows him to detect why patients are getting cavities. The information is then given to the patients so they can reverse the process before drilling or a filling is needed. Dr. Smith also has the ability to test patient's saliva for PH and bacteria levels.

Another member of the practice, Dr. Tony Hockett, received his dental degree from the University of Iowa. He seeks out continuing education courses to update his skills in technology and dentistry techniques. Dr. Hockett has a passion for treatment and diagnosis.

To find an affordable dentist in Prairie Village, visit Dr. Smith's website or call 913-214-8474.

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