Welcome to our practice website. We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health. At Innovative Periodontics & Dental Implants, your personal health, the health of your teeth, along with appearance of your smile are our top priorities. Please utilize this website as a resource. It will help you better understand your course of treatment and answer any questions related to periodontal therapy. We have found that patients who know the most tend to do the best.
Drs. Jay Uemura, Jim Simonds and Philip Vassilopoulos are specialists in periodontics and implantology. We specialize in both conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth.
We are committed to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patient’s comfort is an extremely important part of quality dental care. This comfort should be felt throughout your experience with us including the respect we show you through our communications together, how you are treated in our clinical areas, and how we care for you after treatment is completed through our periodontal maintenance program.
Drs. Jay Uemura, Jim Simonds and Philip Vassilopoulos believe that your right to choose a dentist is an important freedom. We work closely with your dentist, but a referral by a dentist is not required to visit our office. We also welcome referrals from patients and friends of the practice.
We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals. They ensure that the patient’s surgical and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. To assist this, we are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to help provide solutions leading to your better health. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions regarding your care, or call us at 707-525-0555. Our fax number is 707-525-0665.
What Is A Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontal (perio = around, dontal = teeth) tissues include the gums (gingiva), the bone socket that holds teeth in place, the fine ligament between the teeth and bone, and the very surface layer of the teeth into which the ligament attaches (cementum). Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and periodontal (gum) recession . Wherever possible, we want to help you save your teeth.
The American Dental Association recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including three years of additional education beyond dental school.
By choosing a specialist you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs. In addition, Drs. Jay Uemura, Jim Simonds and Philip Vassilopoulos and can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.