Welcome to Our Practice!

Welcome to our website, and congratulations on taking this step toward better dental health! We are very happy to have you as a patient and aim to give you kind, caring and courteous attention. Although many patients are referred for specialty care by their dentists you do not need a referral to see Dr. Dean.

Dr. Dean is a Periodontist, a dental specialist treating:

  • Periodontal Disease: Problems of the gum and bone supporting the teeth. Sometimes called Pyorrhea, this can cause loosening of the teeth, gum recession and bleeding gums. Frequently there are no symptoms, and only a thorough periodontal examination can detect Periodontal Disease. The formation of pockets between the gum and the tooth is often the tip-off to dentists and hygienists that a problem is starting. Only a periodontal exam where the dentist uses a probe can detect pocketing.
  • TMJ: Frequently causes pain and headaches around the face and jaw. Often patients complain of pain when chewing. Sufferers can experience stiff jaw muscles, pain and clicking in the jaw joint and ear, or a change in their bite. 
  • Dental Implants: Missing teeth can now be replaced with implants which take the place of the missing root of the tooth. Dr. Dean places the implant in the jawbone. After a period of three to six months, your family dentist, working together with Dr. Dean, will be able to use the implants to provide you with new crowns and bridges for your missing teeth. Loose dentures can be made tight by placing implants beneath the denture that allow a snap in attachment to be added.
  • Crown Lengthening: Sometimes when your teeth are too short or a cavity occurs under the gum, your dentist may ask for this procedure before he makes a new crown for your tooth. This procedure can save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted.

Dr. Dean and the staff strive to make your visits as comfortable and as pleasant as possible. Dr. Dean strongly believes that his patients' comfort is an important part of quality dental care.  Dr. Dean works closely with your referring dentist, but a referral by a dentist is not required for a visit to his office. He welcomes referrals from patients and friends of the practice. Please feel free to call us at (860) 449-1643 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.