COVID-19 is in the news everywhere, rest assured we are closely monitoring this evolving situation. We’re reaching out to assure you that you are safe at our dental office.
We already, as a daily practice, follow universal precaution protocols of infection control. Safety of our patients and staff is always our number one focus. Our high standards ensure that your safety is never compromised.
We are taking additional measures to protect all our patients and team with the following additional protocols:
• In compliance with the recommendations for public health, anyone with a cough or fever will not be allowed in the building and should stay home.
•Anyone who has recently traveled or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive or is suspected of having COVID-19....We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
• Upon entering our office, you will be asked to sanitize your hands. Pre-appointment temperatures will be scanned with a no touch thermometer and pre-treatment mouth rinse will be used as well.
You can be assured safety measures will continue to evolve as more information develops.
Stay healthy, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritiously, and get plenty of sleep.
We look forward to serving you.
-The staff at Elkin Family Dentistry.
Elkin Family Dentistry was started in July, 1995 by Dr. Chad M. Elkin when he took over the practice from Dr. Richard Bartlett. Dr. Chad practiced solo for 3 years while Dr. Carrie Ann finished dental school at the University of Iowa, which is where they met. The doctors were married the day after Dr. Carrie Ann graduated and they have been practicing together ever since. After almost 15 years, they out grew their space and the time came to make the decision to expand. This was a long process which involved searching for the right location, designing the office lay out, construction and moving into the new building.
The new office at 2500 Bobcat Way became a reality in December, 2015. This could not have happened without the wonderful teamwork at Elkin Family Dentistry. Our team consists of both Drs. Chad and Carrie Ann, two Hygienists, Leesa and Lena, two Dental Assistants, Becky and Julie, and our Office Manager, Leslie who has been with the practice since 1996. Come see us! We welcome new patients and look forward to meeting you and taking care of your dental health! We are wheelchair accessible, have 7 treatment rooms, and see patients of all ages.
Our mission is to provide exceptional dental care in a caring and compassionate environment. You deserve the very best care we can provide and you will always be treated as a member of our family. We will do our best each visit to make your experience as pleasant and rewarding as possible. Welcome to your new dental home!
Preventive services are just what they sound like. We help prevent future dental problems caused by tooth wear, decay or gum disease (periodontitis). These services include cleanings, sealants, fluoride application, night guards and sports mouth guards.
These services include whitening, re-contouring, crowns, veneers, implants and bridges. Whether it is a limited improvement or overall cosmetic improvement, the patient’s desires help dictate the treatment plan.
We have been using digital scanning technology for crowns, veneers and bridges since January 2019. We have recently added the Primescan from Dentsply Sirona. Scanning technology replaces the physical impression (which is the tray and an elastic material that has to be in the mouth for minutes while it sets). The scanner is moved around the tooth and gum tissue for 3 different views then the computer collects the necessary information for fabrication of the crown, veneer or bridge. The final restoration is 3D milled out of a solid block of material (zirconia or lithium disilicate). We also provide gold crowns utilizing the scanner. The superior accuracy of digital dentistry is very impressive and has been rewarding for us. We look forward to sharing this technology with you.
This is what is most commonly referred to as “fillings”. These are restorations that are placed into teeth after decay is removed. We restore teeth with tooth colored filling material called composite.
This is an overall rebuilding process to regain lost tooth structure from wear or from actual loss of teeth. Some of these types of cases require a “team approach” by working with some of our local dental specialists, i.e. Periodontist, Orthodontist, Oral Surgeon or Endodontist.
SCALING/ROOT PLANING (DEEP CLEANINGS)
SPORTS MOUTH GUARDS
COSMETIC FILLINGS (COMPOSITES)
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
WHAT TO EXPECT
Adult Initial Exam
This appointment is an opportunity for you to get to know us. You will first meet the Doctor and discuss your concerns ; for example: missing, broken or crowded teeth, difficulty in chewing, etc. A full mouth series of x-rays will be done followed by a complete oral exam by the doctor. If treatment is needed, a treatment plan will be made and sequenced. What type of cleaning you will need will be determined at the end of this appointment and it will be scheduled.
Child Initial Exam
This appointment is an opportunity for your child to have a positive start at our dental office. Depending on the age of the child, a panoramic x-ray and bite wing x-rays could be made along with a full oral exam, followed by a cleaning and fluoride application. Any treatment concerns will be treatment planned and sequenced and discussed with the parent/guardian.
Baby Initial Exam
This is an opportunity for parents to ask the doctor about home care, diet, erupting teeth concerns, etc. Generally a limited exam is done with the help of the parent while the child is on his or her lap.
Dr. Carrie Ann Elkin
Dr. Chad Elkin
Dental Office Manager
"I just want to say thank you again for all the wonderful care and compassion you have shown me over the years. You really have made a difference and for that I am grateful!"
“Really good group of people-you all just click.”
“Dear Dr. Chad, Thank you so much for the wonderful work you have done for us and for your kind and gentle ways.”
Sandee and Jim M.
"Congrats on your new office! It's just beautiful! You all deserve it! Thanks for taking such good care of us."
Lynn & Pat B.
"We have come a long way with my teeth and I thank you for your careful and caring dedication. I would also like to thank you and your great staff for taking care of me and my teeth these past 20 years."