DR. ROBERT STOVER

Board Certified Prosthodontist
Dr. Stover received his DDS from Northwestern University Dental School in 2000. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas in Prosthodontics for his research on cell interactions with implant surfaces, and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has published a thesis at the University of Texas, as well as articles in the Journal of Periodontology and the International Journal of Dental Research and is Board Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Stover is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the National Dental Honor Fraternity Kappa Sigma Upsilon. Dr. Stover grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He is a Christian, a husband, and a father of four children from ages four to thirteen. He enjoys his family, cooking, carpentry, camping, and backpacking.

ABOUT US

Great Dental Care Begins
with Great Dental Professionals

Our top priority at Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry is to be the one and only source for dental health care for you and your family. From the moment you walk in the front door of our office, the staff at Olympia will prove to you that this is not your typical dental practice. Dr. Robert Stover’s vision was to build an exceptional team of dedicated, caring professionals committed to your good health and great smile. Your concerns and goals are our top priority and we strive to make every aspect of your experience with us a pleasant one. Thank you for choosing us as your dental care team.

Our Office – Our Home away from Home

At Olympia Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry we are dedicated to providing truly exceptional dental care in a comfortable, caring environment. We demonstrate respect for our patients and each other by practicing the highest level of personal honesty and integrity. We understand that the dynamic between you, your family and your Olympia dentist is important. Our number one goal is to provide you with the highest quality dental care to be found anywhere, and to do so in an environment that makes you and your family feel safe and relaxed.

The Journey To A Healthy Smile

At Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a full range of oral health care services. With an emphasis on preventative services such as cleaning, polishing and the use of sealants to prevent tooth decay, we’ll get the health care of your family off to a great start. However, we are prepared to help you with any dental need you might encounter – from crowns and fillings to tooth replacement and oral surgery. Our highly trained staff will make your visit, regardless of the procedure, an easy and enjoyable experience.

MEET THE TEAM

Bonnie Ridler,
RDA

Cozette Polzin,
EFDA

Heather Smith,
Office Manager

Janelle Stover,
Lab Tech

Angela Salisbury,
RDH

Toni Lewis,
Treatment Coordinator

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution.

PROSTHODONTICS & DENTURES

Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.

IMPLANT DENTISTRY

A bridge requires two healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth, while the false tooth sits into the gap, supported by the stability of the healthy teeth.

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth down to the bone. There are two types of tooth extraction: Simple and Surgical.

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Patient  Payment

Our practice is pleased to offer Lending Club Patient Solutions. A variety of flexible plans provides low monthly payments with no money down and no payment for 3-7 weeks. You can calculate monthly payment options or you can place an application. For more information on this attractive option, just ask our team or visit lendingclub.com.

We also offer CareCredit, a part of GE Capital, that offers healthcare financing for consumers through a network of over 175,000 providers. Founded in 1987, CareCredit was initially offered to doctors to help their patients pay for new dental implant technology. Continued advancements in technology, and procedures that are often not covered or fully covered by insurance, have created new choices for care, increasing the demand for special financing options. CareCredit is a health, beauty, and wellness credit card that can be used as a payment option for certain expenses not covered by insurance or to bridge situations when desired care exceeds insurance coverage. You can even use it for co-payments and deductibles.

Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry

DR.ROBERT STOVER

3622 Ensign Rd NE, Ste D

Olympia, Washington 98506


Phone: (360) 456-1200

Email: office@olympiaprosth.com


Mon    7:30am to 4:30pm

Tues   7:30am to 4:30pm

Wed   7:30am to 4:30pm

Thur   7:30am to 4:30pm

Fri      Closed

Sat     Closed

Sun    Closed

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Bonnie Ridler

Bonnie is a friendly and caring person. Bonnie started her career in dental in 2003 as a dental assistant. Bonnie is mom to two boys and 2 college girls. She has 2 wonderful grandsons as well as her fur baby Maggie Sue, a Boxer. She loves to travel, glamping, and hiking. Bonnie spends time during the indoor months with her family, watching movies, and reading.
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Heather Smith

Heather is a friendly, passionate person that is always ready to help. Heather started her career in dental in 2001 as a dental assistant and has transitioned to the front office. Heather is mom to two very active boys Cooper (Bob as some of the staff like to call him) and Parker as well as her fur baby Chloe, a German Sheppard. She loves to travel and play outdoors whether it is camping, riding quads, or hiking. Heather spends time during the indoor months with her family, baking, coloring (she really has the Crayola 150 color telescoping carousel) and watching football in Crimson and Grey as she is a Cougar by marriage.
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Toni Lewis

Toni has been a dental assistant since 2001. She has an easy going attitude and a bright smile that will put anyone at ease. Family and fun are very important to her. You’ll find her spending all of her time away from the office with her husband and two kids. She is an avid indoor tent / blanket fort builder and she spends sunny days outdoors swimming, camping, or hiking.
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Kelly Green

Kelly is committed to serving her patients with a patient first attitude and a desire to make every visit as pleasant as possible. Kelly has been in dentistry since 1996. She began her career as a dental assistant and returned to school to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Dental Hygiene and then her Bachelors of Dental Hygiene. Kelly has 2 teenage boys, 1 dog, and 1 cat. When the weather is warm she enjoys spending time at the coast, riding her motorcycle and watching her sons play baseball.
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Janelle Stover

Janelle – Lab Tech

Janelle handles the bookkeeping for Dr. Stover’s office, and she enjoys her time in the office learning different aspects of dental practice management since the Spring of 2015. Janelle assists with the front office needs and does some of the in house lab work.  Janelle has her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and four children- Lindsey, Elizabeth, William and Adina.  She  enjoys entertaining—typically a house full of kids.

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Cozette Polzin

Cozette Polzin – EFDA

Cozette has been a dental assistant for 16 years. She has been a licensed EFDA since 2010. Cozette started teaching the EFDA program at SPSCC 3 years ago. Cozette has 2 kids that keep her very busy. Her family love’s camping and spending time outdoors. She has 2 dogs that also love camping too.

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Make Your Smile The Best It Can Be At Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a full range of cosmetic dental services. We are the Olympia dentist that is prepared to help you with any dental need you might encounter – from crowns and fillings to tooth replacement and oral surgery. Our highly trained staff will make your visit, regardless of the procedure, an easy and enjoyable experience.

Anterior Esthetic Bridge 1

In this case, the patient was missing one front tooth and had teeth so worn down that they no longer showed in his smile.   We replaced his missing tooth with a strong porcelain bridge that “bridged the gap” of the missing tooth. Then, working with the patient and photos of his old smile, we restored the worn away teeth back to their original length and esthetics.

Anterior Esthetic Bridge 2

This patient chose us as his Olympia dentist to work on his smile that had two missing front teeth which had been replaced in a foreign country years ago. Gold crowns were placed on the lateral incisors and they had decayed. The decay and failed bridge was removed and a beautiful porcelain bridge was used to restore his smile and the health of the teeth and gums.

Anterior Esthetic Cleft Palate

Patients with cleft palates often have a difficult time because the defects cause a lack of teeth and the bone to support them. This leads to challenges in replacing the missing teeth and restoring the smile. As a leading Olympia dentist, Dr. Stover reviewed the case and chose to do bone grafts and implants to give the patient a smile that she had hoped for the past 18 years!

Anterior Implant Tooth Replacement

Dr. Robert Stover, a leading Olympia dentist, chose to repair a missing canine using an implant. The broken tooth was extracted and bone grafting put place and the patient was given an esthetic temporary tooth during the healing process, and then a permanent porcelain crown was placed to restore the smile to beauty and function.

Anterior Implant and Left Central Incisor

As a leading Olympia dentist, Dr. Stover knows that implants are a great way to replace teeth that have been lost from trauma or cavities. In this case, an implant was placed in the missing space, and a crown was placed to match the color of the natural teeth. Note the bonded filling on the left tooth in the “after photo”—the esthetics of porcelain far outshines even traditional bonded restorations, giving you a beautiful smile!

Anterior Porcelain Veneer

When natural teeth are broken down, discolored, or decayed, veneers can be used to restore and replace teeth back to their beautiful, strong form. Veneers go over the enamel, allowing your Olympia dentist to remove the least amount of natural tooth structure possible. When teeth are too broken down, a strong porcelain crown can be used to support the remaining natural tooth and restore it to it’s original beauty and form. When the original tooth is discolored, or there are gaps in the smile, veneers (or crowns) can correct the esthetics and improve the looks of your smile. A prosthodontist has special training to provide a level of care, esthetics, and quality beyond the skills of a general dentist.

Finished Esthetic Smile

In this case, several old crowns with poor color match and spacing were carefully replaced with strong porcelain crowns and veneers, custom made to the patients specifications. As a leading Olympia dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. Stover has the extra training in cosmetic dentistry required to design the teeth and bite before starting the procedure, then allowing him to make changes to the shape, color, and form during the temporary stage, and finally to guide the lab with the design to end up with a perfect smile for the patient. No restorations are final cemented until you are absolutely thrilled with the result! This case was highlighted in a national publication!

Full Mouth Reconstruction 2

As a leading Olympia dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. Robert Stover uses implants in conjunction with porcelain crowns and veneers to artfully replace missing teeth, reposition malpositioned teeth esthetically, and correct color and size discrepancies in a healthy, beautiful way.

Porcelain Fillings – Procedure Steps

Porcelain veneers can be used to replace failed old silver fillings. When carefully engineered by an experienced Olympia dentist and prosthodontist like Dr. Robert Stover, they provide a strong, beautiful way to restore the form and function of the tooth. In this case, a very large, old silver filling was removed and carefully vacuumed out of the mouth (picture 1). Then, porcelain is carefully fabricated in the lab to perfectly fit the patients tooth. Porcelain made in the lab is stronger and typically fits more accurately than “one visit crowns” made in the dental office. A careful, accurate fit is what is necessary to keep the tooth healthy for the long term. The porcelain filling is carefully fit back into the patients tooth, and then cemented into place (picture 6) making a beautiful, strong, non-metallic restoration (picture 7).

Implant Dentures 1

As a leading Olympia dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. Stover uses implant dentures as the closest replacement for missing teeth. In the case of this patient, all upper teeth were missing, and implants were used to support teeth for a beautiful, lifelike replacement. The teeth “lock” onto this bar, making them extremely secure, solid, and functional. The palate is NOT covered, as it is in a typical, conventional denture. This denture is implant supported, meaning it does not actually press on the gums. And, the esthetics of the new smile can be exceptional!

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures allow the most affordable, comfortable replacement for upper teeth. They achieve their support by careful pressure on the gums and palate, and are held in place by a suction caused by an exact fit to the upper jaw. When carefully made by a prosthodontist, all details are optimized, meaning the denture is carefully molded, pressure is only placed on areas that best support the bite, and as many appointments as necessary are made to make sure that the esthetics of your new smile are exactly what you want them to be. We can match your new teeth exactly to what your old smile looked like, or correct things that have always bothered you. We work with you to let YOU “custom design” your new smile!

Teeth Whitening

At Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry, we know that brushing andflossing are vital to your long-term oral health, and doing these everyday helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. But over time, even if your teeth, gums and mouth are healthy, you may notice that your smile has lost its sparkle and your teeth are looking more yellow than they used to. The most common response to the question of what people would like to improve about their smile was “whiter teeth”. Caffeine, cigarettes, and aging can cause even the healthiest smile to become discolored. And one of the easiest ways to overcome this discoloration is to have your teeth whitened.The art of whitening dentistry involves options ranging from in-house bleaching, laser whitening, to at-home bleaching products. With this form of dentistry becoming increasingly popular, Dr. Stover knows the long-lasting effects to be a positive experience.

Will Whitening Work on All Your Teeth Equally?

That answer is no. So it’s important that you consult with Dr. Stover before choosing a course of treatment to whiten your teeth, since not all tooth whitening products work the same, and may not correct all types of discoloration. Dr. Stover can tell you that in most cases, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, while brown colored teeth may not respond as well, and if your teeth have gray coloring, whitening may not work at all. Also,whitening wont work on crowns, fillings, caps, or veneers. Tooth injury or some medications and also impact the effectiveness of whitening.

Single Anterior Crown

A cracked and decayed left front tooth was repaired with an all porcelain crown. All the decay was removed and the tooth was cleaned, sealed, and bonded. A temporary crown was placed and the patient was given the opportunity to “custom design” her new smile by giving her feedback on the look and shape of the temporary and those changes were applied to the final crown. Since the patient only wished to address one tooth, the final porcelain incorporated the unique natural staining of the adjacent natural tooth to blend perfectly into her smile and restore health and esthetics.

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GENERAL DENTISTRY

Every Aspect of Dental Care is Provided at Olympia At Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a full range of general dentistry health care services. With an emphasis on preventative services such as cleaning, polishing and the use of sealants to prevent tooth decay, we’ll get the health care of your family off to a great start. Our highly trained staff will make your visit, regardless of the procedure, an easy and enjoyable experience.

Anterior Esthetic Bridge

In this case, our patient was missing one front tooth and had teeth so worn down that they no longer showed in his smile. We replaced his teeth his missing tooth with a strong porcelain bridge that “bridged the gap” of the missing tooth. Then, working with the patient and photos of his old smile, we restored the worn away teeth back to their original length and esthetics.

Anterior Porcelain Veneer

When natural teeth are broken down, discolored, or decayed, veneers can to used to restore and replace teeth back to a beautiful, strong form. Veneers go over the enamel, allowing the most minimal removal of natural tooth structure possible. When teeth are too broken down, a strong porcelain crown can be used to support the remaining natural tooth and restore it to it’s original beauty and form. When the original tooth is discolored, or there are gaps in the smile, veneers (or crowns) can correct the esthetics and improve the looks of your smile. A prosthodontist has special training to provide a level of care, esthetics, and quality beyond the skills of a general dentist.

Porcelain Fillings – Procedure Steps

Porcelain veneers can be used to replace failed old silver fillings. When carefully engineered by a prosthodontist, they provide a strong, beautiful way to restore the form and function of the tooth. In this case, a very large, old silver filling is removed and carefully vacuumed out of the mouth (picture 1). Then, porcelain is carefully fabricated in the lab to perfectly fit your tooth. Porcelain made in the lab is stronger and typically fits more accurately than “one visit crowns” made in the dental office. A careful, accurate fit is what is necessary to keep your tooth healthy for the long term. The porcelain filling is carefully fit back to your tooth, and then cemented into place (picture 6) making a beautiful, strong, non-metallic restoration.

Traditional Cosmetic Dentures

Traditional dentures allow the most affordable, comfortable replacement for upper teeth. They achieve their support by careful pressure on the gums and palate, and are held in place by a suction caused by an exact fit to the upper jaw. When carefully made by an experienced Olympia dentist and prosthodontist like Dr. Robert Stover, all details are optimized, meaning the denture is carefully molded, pressure is only placed on areas that best support the bite, and as many appointments as necessary are made to make sure that the esthetics of your new smile are exactly what you want them to be. We can match your new teeth exactly to what your old smile looked like, or correct things that have always bothered you. We work with you to let YOU “custom design” your new smile!

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IMPLANT DENTISTRY

Dentures, Bridges or Individual Teeth Are More Stable with Implants At Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a full range of implant dentistry services. Our highly trained staff will make your visit, regardless of the procedure, an easy and enjoyable experience. We are your Olympia dentist of choice!

Anterior Implant and Left Central Incisor

Implants are a great way to replace teeth that have been lost from trauma or cavities. In this case, Olympia dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. Robert Stover, chose an implant was placed in the missing space, and a crown placed to match the color of the natural teeth. Note the bonded filling on the left tooth in the “after photo”—the esthetics of porcelain far outshines even traditional bonded restorations, giving the patient a beautiful smile!

Finished Esthetic Smile

In this case, several old crowns with poor color match and spacing were carefully replaced with strong porcelain crowns and veneers, custom made to the patients specifications. As a leading Olympia dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. Stover has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and designs the replacement teeth and bite before starting, then makes changes to the shape, color, and form during the temporary stage, and finally to guide the lab with the design to end up at your perfect smile. No restorations are final cemented until you are absolutely thrilled with the result! This case was highlighted in a national publication!

Posterior Implants

Implants are a good option to replace posterior teeth. Clockwise from top left, two implants have been placed where teeth are missing. Although some of the gums and bone have been lost through the years (upper right), carefully made, strong porcelain crowns are made to replace the teeth are restore the bite in a beautiful way!

Implant Dentures 1

As a leading Olympia dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. Stover uses implant dentures as the closest replacement for missing teeth. In the case of this patient, all upper teeth were missing, and implants were used to support teeth for a beautiful, lifelike replacement. The teeth “lock” onto this bar, making them extremely secure, solid, and functional. The palate is NOT covered, as it is in a typical, conventional denture. This denture is implant supported, meaning it does not actually press on the gums. And, the esthetics of the new smile can be exceptional

Implant Dentures 2

As a highly trained Olympia dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. Stover has extensive experience using implant dentures that can be held in place by implants with the bite supported by the gums. Here again, all upper teeth were replaced. This denture “snaps” onto 5 implants, making it very secure and functional. Support for the bite is achieved through careful, even pressure on the gums, and the palate is NOT covered, as it is in traditional, conventional dentures. Again, it forms a beautiful lifelike replacement!

Upper and Lower Implants

Upper and lower teeth that have failed due to gum disease or cavities can be replaced by dentures held in place by implants. In this case, a conventional upper denture (held in place by it’s careful fit to the upper jaw and across the palate) is matched to a lower denture that is held in place by two implants. This provides one of the most affordable, comfortable, and successful solutions to replacing your teeth. As your Olympia dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. Stover has had more than 3 years of extra training with implants and dentures, so you can be confident that the fit is accurate, the denture is not too big, the implants are working correctly, and the esthetics of your smile are exactly what YOU want them to be.

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PROSTHODONTICS & DENTURES

Gain Better Oral Health, a Beautiful Smile, and a Youthful Appearance At Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a full range of prosthodontic and denture services. Our highly trained staff will make your visit, regardless of the procedure, an easy and enjoyable experience.

Implant Dentures 1

Implant dentures can be used as the closest replacement for missing teeth. Here all upper teeth were missing, and implants were used to support teeth for a beautiful, lifelike replacement. The teeth “lock” onto this bar, making them extremely secure, solid, and functional. The palate is NOT covered, as it is in a typical, conventional denture. This denture is implant supported, meaning it does not actually press on the gums. And, the esthetics of the new smile can be exceptional!

Implant Dentures 2

Implant dentures can also be held in place by implants with the bite supported by the gums. Here again, all upper teeth were replaced. This denture “snaps” onto 5 implants, making it very secure and functional. Support for the bite is achieved through careful, even pressure on the gums, and the palate is NOT covered, as it is in traditional, conventional dentures. Again, it forms a beautiful lifelike replacement!

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures allow the most affordable, comfortable replacement for upper teeth. They achieve their support by careful pressure on the gums and palate, and are held in place by a suction caused by an exact fit to the upper jaw. When carefully made by a prosthodontist, all details are optimized, meaning the denture is carefully molded, pressure is only placed on areas that best support the bite, and as many appointments as necessary are made to make sure that the esthetics of your new smile are exactly what you want them to be. We can match your new teeth exactly to what your old smile looked like, or correct things that have always bothered you. We work with you to let YOU “custom design” your new smile!

Upper and Lower Implant Dentures

Upper and lower teeth that have failed due to gum disease or cavities can be replaced by dentures held in place by implants. In this case, a conventional upper denture (held in place by it’s careful fit to the upper jaw and across the palate) is matched to a lower denture that is held in place by two implants. This provides one of the most affordable, comfortable, and successful solutions to replacing your teeth. A prosthodontist has had 3 or more years of extra training to make sure the fit is accurate, the denture is not too big, the implants are working correctly, and the esthetics of your smile are exactly what YOU want them to be.

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Financial and Payment Information

Once a treatment plan has been presented and treatment options have been chosen by you, a copy of your customized treatment plan along with the estimated insurance benefits and your out of pocket expenses will be calculated and explained to you. You will received a copy of this treatment plan and will have the opportunity to have your insurance and financial questions answered. If you should need additional assistance in paying your portion of the treatment costs, we do offer financing through Care Credit and Lending Club that can fit almost any budget. 

We strongly believe that everyone deserves quality dental care and should not feel that you have to compromise your treatment due to financial limitations. Our office managers will work with you to be able to finance the treatment you desire.

It is our commitment to provide the highest quality of care to all of our patients and to provide options that make this care affordable. To keep rising health care costs down it is our policy to collect payment at time of service.

We have 3 methods of payment

Cash or Check Payments

We offer a 5% discount for all balances paid in full with cash or check. A $65.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks.

Credit Cards

We gladly accept payments made with VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover cards, and Debit cards. No discount can be given for credit/debit card transactions.

Dental Insurance Claims

Because we understand that dental insurance plays a role in helping many people defray some of the costs of dental care, we would like to share with you the following information about dental insurance.

 Our responsibility is to provide you with the treatment that best meets your needs, not to try to match your care to insurance plan limitations.

 Dental insurance plans do not correspond to individual patient needs, and as such, many routine and necessary dental services are not covered, even though you may need those services.

 In spite of what your plan says, we’ve found that many plans actually pay less than what you might expect.

 The benefits your plan pays are largely determined by how much your employer pays in premiums for the plan. The less they paid for the plan, the less you’ll receive.

 We are happy to submit your claims for you and help you receive the maximum benefits due to you, but please understand that we cannot accept responsibility for collecting an insurance claim, or for negotiating disputed claims.

Before your appointment time we will provide you with your “estimated” insurance benefit(s) and “estimated” patient portion owed. The non-covered balance is due at the appointment. The office does not usually bill patients for the outstanding balance because this usually takes care of the full amount owed. Thank you for your cooperation.

We are preferred providers for the following insurance plans: Delta Dental (PPO and Premier)

If your plan is not on this list it is very likely that we will still be able to process it for you. We accept most plans. If you have any questions, our office manager, Heather, is well versed in these matters and will be glad to assist you.

Cancellation Fee

We are committed to seeing our patients on time and respecting of their time. Late cancellation, failed appointments and late arrivals are disruptive to our schedule and other patients. In order to maintain our schedule we request 48 hours notice for cancellations and rescheduling of appointments. A $60.00 fee per appointed hour and will be charged to a patient’s account.

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Angela Salisbury

Angela has been in dentistry since 2000. The patients are the best part of her job and she truly loves getting to know each one of them. Angela is happily married with a son Etham and daughter Locklyn.  She has a tea cup Chihuahua named Pita and an albino corn snake named Hector. Her family enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, just being outside in the sunshine. In her spare time she loves to bake and spend time with her family.

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