IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As dental health advocates work to lower the barriers to dental care among underserved populations in Idaho, four new Aspen Dental practices are scheduled to open in 2016 – making access to dental care even easier for residents in the Gem State.
Appointments are now available at the first Aspen Dental-branded practice scheduled to open in Idaho at the Idaho Falls office on July 14.
Dr. Guadalupe Gutierrez, DMD, University of Kentucky, is the lead doctor at the Idaho Falls practice.
Offices in Pocatello, Nampa and Lewiston are projected to open later this year, bringing much-needed access to affordable, quality care, including dental services that range from dentures and preventive care to general dentistry and restoration.
Together, the four office openings will provide more than $5 million in estimated economic impact to local economies in Idaho. That's based on a study conducted by Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management which indicates each new Aspen Dental-branded office benefits local community growth through investment in office construction, furniture and fixtures, jobs creation, wages and benefits, taxes, and investment in marketing and advertising.
The four new Aspen Dental-branded practices are located in Bonneville, Bannock, Canyon and Nez Perce counties, all of which have dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) as designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Aspen Dental practices offer patient-friendly programs and services that make it easier for thousands of people every day to get the dental care they need, including:
- Personalized treatment and friendly service. Each patient receives a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan designed by the dentist with long-term oral and overall health in mind. Available services include hygiene, treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, extractions, fillings, oral surgery, whitening, and crown and bridge work.
- Affordable care. Aspen Dental practices are committed to keeping prices low so that patients can get the care they need. The practice works with all insurance providers and handles the paperwork, saving patients time and hassle, and offers free new-patient exams and X-rays for patients without dental insurance. And since no one likes an unexpected bill, the practice offers a clear, detailed estimate on the cost of treatment to give patients peace of mind.
- On-site denture labs and Denture Money Back Guarantee - Every Aspen Dental practice is equipped with an on-site denture laboratory, which helps facilitate quick turnaround for denture repairs, relines or adjustments. Patients choose Aspen Dental for the seven styles of full and partial dentures and have the comfort of knowing that the supportive dentists and staff will go above and beyond to ensure proper fit and comfort of their custom-crafted dentures. Getting used to dentures takes some time, but if patients are dissatisfied with their dentures for any reason – the practice will refund the cost of the dentures when patients return them within 90 days.
- Convenient hours and location. The office will be open extended hours, including evenings and select Saturdays, so that patients can see the dentist at a time that works best for their schedule. Walk-in and emergency patients are welcome.
To make an appointment, patients can call (850) 238-3326 or 800-ASPEN DENTAL (800-277-3633), or visit www.aspendental.com.
About Aspen Dental Practices
Dentists and staff at Aspen Dental practices believe everyone has the right to quality, affordable oral health care. As one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of independent dental care providers in the U.S., local Aspen Dental practices – more than 550 of them across 33 states – offer patients a safe, welcoming and judgment-free environment to address their dental challenges. Every Aspen Dental-branded practice offers a full range of dental and denture services – including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work – allowing patients to have the peace of mind that they are taken care of and protected, so they can focus on getting the healthy mouth they deserve. In 2015, Aspen Dental-branded practices recorded more than 3.7 million patient visits and welcomed nearly 785,000 new patients.
About Aspen Dental Management Inc.
Aspen Dental Management Inc. (ADMI) is a dental support organization that provides non-clinical business support services to independently owned and operated dental practices in 33 states. This can include services and recommendations related to finding the right location, leasing, equipment, accounting and marketing. This model leaves independent, licensed practitioners free to concentrate on patient care.
To learn more about Aspen Dental practices and services, preview the Aspen Dental patient experience, get answers to general treatment questions, find a location, and schedule appointments, visit www.aspendental.com. To learn more about careers at ADMI and Aspen Dental practices, visit http://aspendentaljobs.com.
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