Posts Tagged ‘Tulsa’

Orthodontics Part 3: Orthognathic Surgical Treatment

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Hereditary (genetic) factors directly influence growth and development of the upper and lower jaws SEPARATELY. The skull is one bone, and the mandible (lower jaw) is an entirely separate bone, derived from a different hereditary source. Sometimes growth between the two jaws does not match due to a mismatch of these two hereditary growth factors. There can be variances in widths in growths of the jaws.

When the lower jaw is SHORT in relation to the upper jaw, relative protrusion of the upper front teeth is the result. The upper front teeth are usually in correction positions in relation to the upper jaw and face. The problem is that the lower jaw is short by comparison, and has always been short since embryonic development started. One jaw has not grown more or less than the other jaw. The relative balance between the two jaws was never correct.

When the lower jaw is too LONG in relation to the upper jaw, “underbite” is the result. If the upper jaw has not grown ENOUGH in length and width, underbite is still the result, but for a different reason.

Surgical correction of the relative imbalances of growth between the jaws is necessary to be combined with orthodontic treatment because there isn’t sufficient bone to move the teeth in one jaw enough to match the other jaw.

Usually, braces are worn for a period of twelve months prior to orthognathic surgery to adjust the teeth so they will fit together, upper and lower, when the surgical correction of the jaws is done. The braces are used to help stabilize the healing bone following surgery. Also, it is usually necessary to wear braces six to eight months following orthodontic surgery to adjust the teeth to match properly.

The next step is to visit an orthognathic surgeon, an oral surgeon who has had specialized training in surgery of the jaws. The surgeon’s office will file insurance for the recommended care. Placement of braces will follow insurance approval and/or the proper financial arrangements made for the complete treatment, surgery plus braces.

We know you have a choice when choosing a dentist or orthodontist in Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Moore, Yukon, Norman, Tulsa, Dallas, Edmond, Highland Village, and Phoenix and we thank you for making Dental Depot your partner in good oral health!

Your Friend,
Smiley O’Riley®

Oklahoma City

Friday, May 25th, 2012

We at Dental Depot are so happy that our success has taken us to such wonderful places as Tulsa, Dallas, Highland Village, Phoenix, and soon Norman. But, I would like to take a moment to praise the community that made us what we are today. In my opinion, Oklahoma City is one of the greatest cities in the nation. With everything from a very successful professional basketball team (Go Thunder!) to some of the nicest people you will ever meet, OKC has it all!

Quite often when “folks from out of town” think of Oklahoma City they come up with images of cattle drives, cowboys, and farms as far as the eye can see. Well, they’re right, to a point. Oklahoma City’s history is rich with hard working men and women who roll up their sleeves to provide livestock and agriculture to those around them and beyond. In fact, Stockyards City, opened in the heart of OKC in 1910 as a public livestock market, remains today to be the largest stocker and feeder cattle market in the world.

Although OKC still has roots deep in agriculture and livestock, it has so much more to offer. Bricktown in downtown OKC, for example, seems to encompass many of the wonderful things about the city. There is amazing food, live music, street performers, horse drawn carriages, night clubs, even a campus for the American College of Music. Also, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City puts on a fantastic Festival of the Arts every year that features visual arts, culinary arts, and performing arts.

OKC is no slouch in the business field either. As a matter of fact, a very prominent national energy leader has just finished building a brand new skyscraper to add to the already majestic downtown skyline. Also, there is another national energy powerhouse with a campus to rival most others. Both do great things for the city. Not to mention a small dental practice that came up in OKC over 30 years ago that is now in 3 states and growing every year! Thank you so much Oklahoma City for being the great place that you are. You are a home to many, and the door is always open.

If any of you out there have never been, it is worth the trip; if you have, then you know exactly what I mean.

We know you have a choice when choosing a dentist or orthodontist in Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Moore, Yukon, Norman, Tulsa, Dallas, Edmond, Highland Village, and Phoenix and we thank you for making Dental Depot your partner in good oral health!

Your Friend,
Smiley O’Riley®

The Clown Conductor

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Hi everyone, it’s your friend Smiley O’Riley! I want to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about what it is that I actually do. I have the best job in the world! I get to hang out with kids in the Dental Depots! Along with office visits I also participate in parades, appear at health fairs, make balloons at the Oklahoma State Fair, appear in commercials, and anything else needing the face of Dental Depot. All of the duties I have mentioned so far are very important, but it all takes a back seat to the main job of Smiley O’Riley, which is community outreach. Our communities have been so good to us; we like to give back whenever we can. I have the great pleasure of getting to go to the local elementary schools, churches, and daycares to teach and remind the kiddos about good dental hygiene. In my 30 minute show I use fun, silliness, and group interaction to talk about things like brushing at least twice a day, flossing every day, and trying to eat as healthy as possible. Another huge part of the outreach is the goodie bag that we provide for every student who attends my show; which includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, fun games, and a coupon for a
free spin brush!

You can also see me on my YouTube channel “DentalDepot1978” and learn how to make some of the balloon art that I make for the kids.

If you would like to book an appearance for your school, church, daycare, or other community event you can simply see the Smiley request form on http://www.dentaldepot.net/?page_id=205
or just call James, Troy, or Ron at 405-945-8941.

We know you have a choice when choosing a dentist or orthodontist in Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Moore, Yukon, Norman, Tulsa, Dallas, Edmond, Highland Village, and Phoenix and we thank you for making Dental Depot your partner in good oral health!

Your Friend,

Smiley O’Riley®

 

Dental Depot’s Newest Station is Now Caring for the Community of Tulsa

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Dental Depot is proud to announce the opening of our newest location, the Sheridan station, which is conveniently located at 2145 South Sheridan here in Tulsa. Just come to the corner of 21ST and Sheridan and look for the beautiful clock tower with the train weather vane on the southeast corner and follow it to great dental care. We are privileged to have to the opportunity to now serve the great city of Tulsa.

Dental Depot is a modern dental office designed around the look and feel of a 19TH century train depot. We will be providing Tulsa the same patient centered focus that has made us successful for over 35 years. Dental Depot currently consists of seven practices in the Oklahoma City metro area, two in the Dallas area and one in Phoenix, with more on the way. Adults and children alike will enjoy the great care of our wonderful staff and doctors, while also being enthralled by our unique indoor trains, antique railroad décor and the unbelievable replica steam engine outside the office that was crafted by our own in-house artisans!

We are also excited to have Dr. Stephen Knox joining the Tulsa team. Dr. Knox has been with Dental Depot for two years at our original office on 23RD Street in Oklahoma City. Dr. Knox is eager to be returning to Tulsa, having grown up there while attending Marquette Elementary and Bishop Kelly High School. Dr. Knox completed his undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University and then went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry. Dr. Knox is joined by his wife Jeni and their two sons, Riley and Ryker.

To schedule an appointment or to get more information about the Dental Depot of Tulsa, please feel free to call (918) 832-1123 anytime or visit www.dentaldepot.net.

Dr. Knox Is Moving To Tulsa!!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Have you heard the latest?

Our beloved Dr. Knox from the location on NW 23rd in Oklahoma City has made the decision to move to Tulsa to head up our new office there!

Dr. Knox is originally from Tulsa and attended Marquette elementary and Bishop Kelley High School.  He and his wife Jeni are very excited to be moving back to Tulsa with their two boys, where they enjoy going to the park, the aquarium and the zoo.

Dr. Knox has been practicing dentistry for the past two years at Dental Depot.  He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and is a member of the OKU National Dental Honor Society.

We are so very excited to have Dr. Knox on the team in Tulsa.  We know all of our new patients in Tulsa will absolutely love him.

At Dental Depot, we know you have a choice when choosing a dentist in Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Moore, Yukon, Tulsa (Very Soon!), Dallas, Edmond, Highland Village, and Phoenix and we appreciate you allowing Dental Depot to be your dentist!

If you’re in Tulsa, call or go online now to schedule an appointment.  We’d love to see you!

Have You Heard…We’re Tulsa Bound!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Our newest Dental Depot location will be opening in Tulsa on May 9th at 2145 S. Sheridan.

We are currently taking appointments for patients in the Tulsa area.  You can call 918-832-1123 or log on to www.dentaldepot.net to request an appointment.

At Dental Depot, we know you have a choice when choosing a dentist in Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Moore, Yukon, Tulsa (Very Soon!), Dallas, Edmond, Highland Village, and Phoenix and we appreciate you allowing Dental Depot to be your dentist!

If you’re in Tulsa, call or go online now to schedule an appointment.  We’d love to see you!