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OZARK, MO, September 29, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Extending her services at the Barnett-Davis Dental Group, Ozark, MO dentist Dr. Tracy Davis now provides mini dental implant options for her patients. Dr. Davis is now the second practitioner at the Ozark practice providing this service to patients, with Dr. Marc Barnett providing mini dental implants since April 2009.
"Having two doctors with the ability to implement mini implants affords our practice great depth and flexibility," said Ozark, MO dental implants expert Dr. Marc Barnett. "With both of us available for the procedure, our patients won't have to wait if one of us is out of town or if a patient needs immediate treatment."
Mini dental implants are narrow implants especially beneficial in replacing small teeth that are missing and also for instantly stabilizing lower jaw dentures. Traditional implants require a long period of healing time before chewing pressure can be applied and are more invasive to place. Mini dental implants, however, can withstand pressure immediately; are less costly; involve quicker and fewer visits; and have less healing time. In some cases, traditional implants may still be preferred notes Dr. Davis. To determine the best method of treatment, the Barnett-Davis Dental Group offers a free cosmetic consultation appointment.
"Though not every patient is a viable candidate for mini dental implants, the benefits of the procedure are immense," said Dr. Davis. "The best thing we can provide our patients as a practice is options, and mini dental implants are a great option for many prosthetic dental procedures. Imagine the benefits of having an implant placed and the custom crown cemented in the same visit!"
Dr. Davis attended the advanced seminar at the Mini Dental Implant Training Centre in Orlando, FL. According to the organization, their seminar brings together the top trainers in mini dental implants from around the world to instruct in mini dental implant placement protocol; treatment planning and case selection; on-stage denture stabilization; immediate implants and crowns; and full arch reconstruction with mini dental implants.
Dr. Tracy Davis is one of three general dentists at the Barnett-Davis Dental Group, an Ozark dentistry practice. Along with Drs. Marc and Kelly Barnett, Dr. Davis provides all aspects of general dentistry including: restorative, endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, laser-assisted dentistry, tooth-whitening, and cosmetic dentistry to their community. Also, the practice has received several awards from dental and residential communities for their dental services.
If you would like more information about mini implants or the other services performed at Barnett-Davis Dental Group's Ozark, MO dentistry practice, please visit their Web site: http://www.barnettdavisdental.com/, or call (417) 581-3600 for a free consultation.
About the Doctors at Barnett-Davis Dental Group
Drs. Marc and Kelly Barnett have practiced dentistry in Ozark since 1984. Kelly graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Kansas and Marc graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Jewell College. They both graduated "with distinction" (in the top 10 percent) from the University of Missouri Dental School in Kansas City.
After graduating, Kelly taught as a professor of clinical dentistry in Kansas City and Marc took extra training in a General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City.
Kelly served as the first female president of the Greater Springfield Dental Society and has been a delegate to the Missouri Dental Association. She is vice president of the Board of the OTC hygiene and dental assisting school. Marc serves on the Children's Smile Center board in Ozark to treat under-privileged children.
Family ties and small town values brought Marc and Kelly to the Ozarks in 1984. Marc practiced dentistry in Nixa and Kelly maintained a solo practice in Ozark for 17 years. In the fall of 2001, they combined their efforts and expertise into one modern, high-tech dental office in Ozark.
Marc and Kelly live in Ozark with their children, Tish and Burke.
Originally from Conway, Missouri, Dr. Tracy Davis moved to the Springfield area in 2004 to be closer to family. She graduated "with distinction" from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City. Tracy has received national recognition as a dental researcher.
Tracy and her husband, Matthew, have been married since 1997. They live in Ozark with their four children: Ethan; twins Elijah and Isabella; and Owen.
Tracy loves working with children and knows how to make them feel comfortable at the Ozark dental office.
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