Houston Dentistry Volume 5 Issue 1 - Page 8

munication open and help provide dynamic , responsive service . Clear communication between offices helps ensure a high level of patient satisfaction as well . Referring dentists are provided with immediate access to the specialists whenever needed via cell phone , and receive reports immediately following the patient ’ s appointment . In select cases , a root canal can be completed in the morning and the patient can return to the general dentist for a crown the same day .
Dr . Nikhil Reddy ( right ) joined Contemporary Endodontics in 2018 and became a partner in 2020 with the opening of the Pearland office . Dr . Wan and Dr . Reddy work well together as they share complementary philosophies and goals .
make informed decisions about the quantity and quality of bone that will guide treatment and ensure a predictable result .”
The practice tailors services to the needs of each referring office with wide-ranging options that are flexible . “ We try to offer as many options as there are personalities ,” says Dr . Wan . “ One dentist may prefer to receive paper reports via the mail , and we are happy to customize the mode of communication to match that preference . For doctors who are more comfortable with new technology , we can email digital x-rays and reports and provide notifications in real time .
A staff member who serves as a dedicated liaison reaches out to connect with referring offices every day to keep the lines of com-
Dr . Reddy joined the practice as an associate in early 2018 , working in the Galleria and Cypress locations . He became a partner in 2020 with the opening of the Pearland location . “ Dr . Reddy ’ s clinical compatibility , as well as his shared values and goals made him a perfect choice to join Contemporary Endodontics . We have complementary philosophies and work well together .” As it should , he understands that we , Contemporary Endodontics , are an extension of the referring general practice and it is important to maintain that cohesion . With nine doctors in the group , someone is always available to support referring dentists who encounter an unexpected problem during treatment , such as a broken instrument , calcified canal , iatrogenic perforation , or difficulties in anesthesia .
Since the emergence of COVID-19 , Contemporary Endodontics has added pre-screening and temperature checks to the universal precautions that have always been in place . As an extra layer of protection , sanitizing technologies with proven effectiveness have been incorporated , including HEPA filters that provide constant air purification and powerful UV-C lights that safely disinfect surfaces at the end of the day when the office is unoccupied . The office uses a device that creates disinfectant solution by using electrolysis to produce hypochlorous acid ( HOCl ) with water and salt . The solution kills bacteria and viruses on
With advanced onsite CBCT technology , the doctors at Contemporary Endodontics can accurately visualize the anatomy and lesion in three dimensions to evaluate the treatment area .
Since the emergence of Covid-19 , Contemporary Endodontics has added sanitizing technologies including HEPA filters for constant air purification and powerful UV-C lights that safely disinfect surfaces at the end of the day when the office is unoccupied .
Photos by Dana Strange , Phlox Photography
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