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Sedation Dentistry in Coplay, PA

June 19, 2016

Filed under: Sedation Dentistry — Tags: , , , — S. John salivonchik @ 9:14 pm

Sedated female patientDr. Salivonchik and his staff won’t deny that some patients would rather not see us. However, we also won’t deny these patients their right to have a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. If you’re hesitant or even fearful of coming to the dentist, then please speak to anyone of us about sedation dentistry. With sedation dentistry, Coplay and the surrounding communities are able to safely relax during any dental procedure, so we can provide the dental care you need.


Your Allentown Dentist

July 7, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-177720514It’s never easy to decide on a new medical or dental practice. Whether you’re new in town, are looking for a new practice because your dentist retired, or you’re unhappy with your current practice for any reason, Consider visiting Dr. John Salivonchik’s convenient Allentown, PA practice today. Dr. Salivonchik offers a full range of dental health care, but his goal is to help people maintain their natural smile for life. Meeting his goal starts with preventive dentistry checkups that go beyond just the surface level examinations and cleanings. Call to schedule your checkup today.

A Memorably Relaxing Visit with IV Sedation

April 5, 2013

IV sedation is one of the comfort services Dr. Salivonchik offers to his patients from Coplay and beyond. It’s designed to help patients who are nervous about seeking care because they have a fear of the dentist. This is a common condition that sometimes has roots in the patient’s past. In other cases, it may stem from the fact that a patient doesn’t respond well to local anesthetics or might have trouble sitting comfortable in a dental chair.

Using IV sedation, Dr. Salivonchik can create memorably relaxed visits that feel as if they’ve only taken a moment to complete. To ensure that you’re comfortable, our Coplay dental team will match your dosage with the intensity of your discomfort or anxiety. We’ll also keep your safety firmly in mind by monitoring your blood pressure and breathing during your appointment.

Why else should you consider IV sedation with Dr. Salivonchik? Because it allows us to complete more work for you in a single visit. That, in turn, decreases the number of visits required to help you reclaim your oral health.

Would you like to learn more about IV sedation and how it works? Dr. Salivonchik would be happy to talk with you during a special consultation visit. We can talk to you about the sedation process, explain what you have to do to prepare, and talk about what you can expect during your procedure.

Call us today to reserve an appointment. We’re located in Lehigh Valley and offer our services to Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and beyond.

Customer Service

March 16, 2010

Filed under: Dental Services — Tags: , — S. John salivonchik @ 3:43 pm

It used to be that comforts in a dental office were few and far between. Thankfully, that
has changed. Gone is the cold, sterile environment with drills buzzing in the background,
muffled only by perhaps some elevator music. We now have televisions with DVD players
in our treatment rooms, and have since 1998. This provides a distraction to patients and
improves their overall comfort and well being. Perhaps more importantly, we provide
almost painless dentistry by providing Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), IV sedation and
the Wand. The Wand is an instrument that allows for comfortable novacaine administration,
and is usually painless. Patients love it. Another huge step forward, is that we can eliminate
the many appointments necessary for a crown. We provide CAD-CAM crowns that can
complete the job in just one visit. Amazingly, teeth can be moved without braces through
a system called Invisalign. As you can see, dentistry has ultimately become less painful
and more predictable, with a greater emphasis on patient comfort.

Oddly, some dental practices have taken patient services in a bizarre direction (i.e.
providing pedicures, paraffin waxes, fresh baked bread and cookies). This can
confuse the question of what you really want from your dentist. Great customer service
is a term overused today. It means different things to different people. My team
interprets customer service as doing exactly what we say we are going to do, and
treating patients with the caring, honesty and consistency with which we would like
to be treated.

I am concerned that some of these over-the-top ideas, often promoted by “institutes
and marketing groups could be perceived by the general population as a lack of sincere
focus in dentistry as a whole. In my practice, we focus everything we have on providing
the best dental care and attention to detail as possible, Ultimately, I believe quality of
care and service is best expressed by demonstrating it- rather than just saying it, or
pretending to be something we are not (i.e. a spa or bakery).