Walden Dental - Advanced Technology
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A conversation with Dr. David Frank from Walden Dental
This being the 3rd Anniversary of Walden Dental, Dr Frank talks on how he set up his practice and the progress the practice has made over the years.
Looking for a Modern Dentist?
Hey everyone. I’m Dr. Frank from Walden Dental and I have a question for you. What should you expect from a modern dentist? Well I’m here to tell you it’s all about technology, it’s about technology that makes your dental appointment seamless, easy same-day and on time. You should never have to worry about having anything that comes in and out of your mouth anymore. Whether it be with a temporary or a permanent solution, it should be done precise, it should be done looking just like your natural teeth. You should never have to worry about any metals showing around your gum line. You shouldn’t have to worry about anything that looks black. You shouldn’t have to worry about anything that screams 1984 with having all of those silver fillings that were originally placed. You should feel confident, when you walk out of that door you know that you’ve got the best material at the best office possible, it should seem cutting-edge, the technology should work so smooth you question how could you go anywhere else, and more importantly, how did they ever do dentistry before. We want to keep as much of your tooth as possible and because of the way that we utilize all the different types of ceramics, and all of
their strengths, you may forget which tooth was actually worked on because they all look so naturally beautiful. With our technology we do porcelain crowns, porcelain onlays, porcelain veneers. Guess what? No metal it’s so fantastic in the way that we’re able to get things to look so naturally beautiful, your teeth look like they’ve never had any dentistry, and it’s just mimicking what you’ve always wanted from the get-go. The best part about our technology is it actually makes it even easier to use and it doesn’t have to be as costly so many patients have held back for one reason out there or they’ve been afraid of saying, boy this office probably won’t accept my insurance. I’ve got great news for you. We more likely than not do we accept over 20 different insurances. Please don’t let that hold you back from taking a look at what modern technology is without the fear of saying, oh that’s probably out of my price range. So I’m hoping all that information kind of helps you to understand a little bit more about Walden dental. To find out more from us, please give us a call or better yet, you can even text at (512) 337-8560, or take a look at our website because you can even online schedule. How easy is that at waldendental.com, Take care live well and smile.
What do you do when your tooth gets knocked out?
Hey! I’m Dr. Frank at Walden Dental. What do you do when your tooth gets knocked out?
Number 1: Don’t panic. You want to look for that tooth and you want to get it cleaned off as quickly as possible. So stop what you’re doing, assess what’s happened and find that tooth
Number 2: Rinse the tooth. The best way to rinse it is with something called Hank’s Balance Salt Solution, but if you don’t have that and you’ve got a wet mouth place the tooth directly back in your mouth
Number 3: Find the right orientation for how that tooth can literally be placed back in if it got totally knocked out. If you can hold in there and you can get it back in your mouth comfortably within the first twenty minutes of it being knocked out that is the best chance that you have to keep your tooth. There would be some other dental treatment that would be necessary, but boy, anytime we can keep what is God’s given natural body part – meaning your tooth – all the better.
The Final Step: Call your dentist. You wanna be able to let your dentist know what has happened. The dentist is probably gonna want to see you in the office. We want to make sure, is the tooth placed in the right position? Is the tooth still available to be used for long term? And what do we need to do to help secure that tooth in the mouth? Sometimes it will be like with temporary braces, so to speak. We want to use your other teeth that are surrounding the one that just got knocked out to hold that in a proper position and we want to give that tooth a chance to heal and tell your jawbone, “Please re-grow back on this tooth”.
So hopefully some of this information helps. To find out more, please take a look at our website at www.waldendentaltx.com, or give us a call or text at 512-337-8560.
Take care, live well, and smile.
COVID-19 Dental Emergencies
Your Dental COVID-19 Questions ANSWERED!
My name is David Frank and I am a dentist and owner of Walden Dental in northwest Austin in Cedar Park.
Q: With the current discussion around states reopening, what should people know about seeing their dentist?
Dr. Frank: As states like Texas are beginning to reopen, there’s a lot of questions and concerns about whether or not its appropriate to see your dentist. And with the rollout we need to be very cautious and pragmatic about how we are seeing our patients and making sure that we are staying to the most up to date centers of disease control, or “CDC”, guidelines. Such things as using face shields using N95 or other level 3 type masks, being very cautious about aerosols using portable aerosol suction devices are going to be the new norm. Patients are going to be looking for expectations on making sure that an office is safe and clean and dentistry needs to follow suit and I see no problem and no trouble why Texas dentists can’t hit that mark and really be able to set the standard for other states to soon follow suit.
Q: Do you think that by reopening, the curve will continue to flatten, or should we expect another round of infections across the population?
Dr. Frank: There’s ample reason and concern about whether or not the curve is truly coming down with COVID-19. And as a dentist we have to be very cautious still about how we are rolling back to normal routine care. A unique feature in dentistry is that we are obligated to take blood pressure and other vital screenings for every patient during their dental visits regardless of what the appointment is for. The reason for that is that we often know folks are more likely to come to their dental appointment than they would for a medical appointment. An interesting feature of that is could we somehow, as dentists, also help participate with being able to screen patients being able to conduct certain entry level tests to identify what other folks, who are asymptomatic, could be carrying to help our national figures get even more under control and help our nation do everything it can to not bring another resurgent back in August or September as some predict.
Q: As a health care provider, what is your biggest concern about the COVID-19 virus?
Dr. Frank: Dentistry is all about prevention and it’s really important that we stress as soon as safely possible we get back to that routine care so that we don’t have to continue to worry about, “Are there other forms of dental infections, that, also could be asymptomatic, brewing to really damping and really kind of hamper our patients to have appropriate and timely care.
How dentistry can help flatten the curve
Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Frank at Walden Dental. And I want to give you a little degree of normalcy during this uncertain time and more importantly give you some of the points to be aware of whether or not you should call your dentist, routine dental care – we can probably hold off, but here are a few factors of don’t wait.
We don’t want you inundating hospitals as far as having toothaches or abscess formations where we can take care of that right here. A tooth cracks! And a filling comes out – call your dentist. Feeling a swelling that went from a small knot that’s starting to expand in size – call your dentist. Waking up at night with dental-related pain – call your dentist. Having something hot, cold, or trying to chew and now it’s throbbing for more than just a few seconds – call your dentist. Taking Advil and Tylenol for some minor toothache that’s turning into being not so minor and Advil and Tylenol is not relieving that pain – call your dentist.
We’re here to help, call us again at 512-337-8560 and you can even text that number. Furthermore, take a look at our website for updates and how to best manage your dental concerns to determine, “Should I be calling?” at waldendentaltx.com.
Stay safe, be well, and, if you can through this time, smile.
Dental emergency during Covid-19?
Hey everyone! Its Dr. Frank at Walden Dental and there are a lot of changes going on this past week alone within Austin and Cedar Park – we’re here to help. All of the emergencies that are coming through, we have been so blessed to be able to leverage our technology to be able to get an emergency tooth problem fixed in one day. Our patients have expressed so much gratitude thinking, “I didn’t know where I was going to be able to turn, I was so worried that I was going to have to have a temporary, or I was told I wasn’t able to be seen because my tooth problem was going to require multiple weeks out at a laboratory that wasn’t even open. We can get things fixed in one day, we can get you back out there to be with your family, staying safe, worry-free that any tooth-related problem is not going to exacerbate a very uncertain time.
Take care, say safe, and, if you can, smile.
A Whiter Smile During Quarantine, and How to Handle Dental Emergencies
Our COVID-19 Defense
Our Covid Defense
Hey! It’s Dr. Frank at Walden Dental and we’re bringing the fight to Covid like you’ve never seen before. We just recently released the next ammunition at Covid with an antimicrobial, long-lasting, hospital-grade, disinfectant.
We’re taking this disease seriously and although it’s still the invisible enemy, we’re going to win this war all the while keeping you and your family safe. Dentistry is essential. Dentistry is essential for your overall health and with this added Armamentarium to our wheel house here at Walden Dental we’re going to make sure we keep it that way for months to come until a vaccine is in place. And thank you to Dis.In.Fx for coming to Walden Dental in a quick and timely fashion to make sure we’re staying safe.
If you don’t have a dentist that has this type of technology and isn’t adding those other value-added services on your safety then you may want to give Walden Dental a shot. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Take a look at our website and give us a call at 512-337-8560.
Take care. Live well. Let’s beat Covid! And smile.
Our Covid-19 Protocol to Protect You
Hey! Its Dr. Frank at Walden Dental. As far as the questionnaire that we’re asking our patients over the phone and while they’re here in office we’ll ask, “Do you have a fever or above normal temperature? Do you have a dry cough? Do you have a runny nose? Do you have a soar throat? Have you been in contact with anyone who may test positive for COVID-19?”
Once we have all of your necessary paperwork we’ll start your visit with one minute of rinsing out with Peridex or an anti-microbial mouth rinse in order to disinfect everything before we begin our examination. A part of our everyday protocol to, not only keep ourselves healthy but, also, disinfect the office and keep us as optimally clean as possible is actually using virucidal wipes. Which, of late, have become extremely important to helping us maintain the level of infection control necessary to give you that added security of knowing that you’re coming to a safe place.
Check out our website at waldendentaltx.com. It’ll have a lot more information through CDC guidelines of other precautions that you can take to make sure that any out of the home visits are safe and secure. Give us a call or text at 512-37-8560.
Take care, be safe, and, if you can, smile.
The MOST-REVIEWED Dentist in Austin!
Hey! It’s Dr. Frank at Walden Dental and I’ve just got one important thing to say: Thank you!
Thank you so much to all of our patients who have spread the word about Walden Dental’s experience. We are the highest reviewed office at five stars with over 700 in Austin Texas. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for telling your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers, and your family that Walden Dental is the best.
Take care, live well and smile.
Patients' Review Our Safety
Hey! It’s Dr. Frank from Walden Dental. Covid’s back. And the Rona sadness unfortunately for Texas along with California and Arizona we’re feeling it pretty hard, but as Texans and Austinites I think we’re ready.
It’s serious, but I’m so thankful that our government is giving us a chance. A chance not only for ourselves as a community, but especially as a small business to show how we can handle these increased numbers and help to make sure it’s not increasing that much more. And it’s not about what I’m doing or saying on the camera, it’s what our patients are experiencing and are willing to share online through their reviews of Walden Dental specifically mentioning our Covid protocols and making them feel that much more safe.
Taylor Sandy wrote, “Everything was clean, they took my temp when I came in and took extra precautions due to covid”. Melissa Martinez also, last week, wrote, “I would definitely recommend them and will be back for future visits. Thank you Walden team for your hard work and staying within COVID-19 compliance”. See, it’s not just us, others are also experiencing first hand that Walden Dental Difference. Your safety and your health is our priority. Not only do we want to keep your mouth healthy and strong, we want to keep you as a person healthy and strong.
Be well, stay safe, and smile.