Happy New Year! • January/February 2011 • YouTube.com/DrIrfanAtchaDDS
The Center for Implants, Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry 890 Richard Rd., Suite A Dyer, IN 46311
Your team from left to right: Dr. Atcha, Jenn, Judi and Frances. Below (l to r): Tony, Lesley and Beverly.
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From Dr. Atcha Dear Friends, Happy New Year! Good bye 2010, welcome 2011! It is a new year and why not start it off right? Many resolve to eat better and get healthy for the New Year, but having teeth go hand-in-hand with these goals! Don’t let another year go by without the teeth and the smile you have been wanting and looking for so you can chew and smile again. Not only will you be better off and happy, but everyone around you will be happy as well. Lately there has been a lot of buzz about Clear Choice and Eon Clinics emerging in the Chicago-land area. Buyers beware! I have done my research on these facilities and personally have gone to each one of them to see how they operate in comparison to my Center and the difference is significant! For instance, the employee and the doctor turnover ratio in these centers across the nation is astounding. Our Center is not affiliated with other centers.
We are personally owned. We treat patients with kindness, compassion and respect. Here at my Center we like to think of our employees as family and our patients as well, and that’s not just a slogan. Most of my staff has been with me since I opened my practice! Also, these places are not full service dental facilities like my Center. They will complete your care without regard for you after your care is completed. They have no followup with you and do not have full-time hygienists on staff to care for you. My patient’s long term care and hygiene are to be closely monitored to ensure the successful outcome of their care. Since these corporate owned centers have a standardized (or “cookie cutter”) approach to all of their patients, your care can be significantly inflated or compromised. They have the same approach to treatment and costs and do not consider the full spectrum of how each cont. on p. 2
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patient’s case can be completely different from the next. Here at the center we make a customized care plan for you and let you know your options to treatment. No two people’s care is the same, it is as different as an individual’s fingerprint. We do what is necessary and best long term for our patients. When thinking about going to any other facility, please be careful. I am inviting you to the Center for Implants, Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry to see how we are different from any dental practice and other implant centers you have ever experienced. Call us today and don’t let another year go by without the chewing and smiling confidence you want and deserve! To your smile, Dr. Ivan Atcha
Dental Implant Seminar a Big Success! WOW!
We had EVERYONE — all 50-plus people — attend our Miracle of Dental Implant seminar/open house/wine ’n cheese event on January 12. Everyone was very captivated and there was so much excitement, interest and energy during the entire three hours of 6 to 9 pm. We have everyone booked for consults in the upcoming weeks! We took complimentary 3D dental scans and Dr. Atcha gave a short lecture on the benefits of implants.
Team Goings-On Jenn – Looking forward to March. We are taking my parents to see Reba McEntire and George Strait for their 31st wedding anniversary. Also, our little nephew has started walking, and it’s so much fun to watch him learn and grow. Here at the office we are very busy with surgeries and helping people get back to smiling and chewing. We will also be planning another open house to meet new people that may need our help. Judi – We all had a blast at our family reunion. Hayden and Madison truly enjoyed playing with their cousins. We were blessed to have about two weeks with the grandparents and the girls are still talking about all the fun they had with them. Here at the Center we just had an Open House for our community and the turnout was outstanding! It was great meeting so many great people from the community and we are able to help give them back the beautiful smile they deserve. Frances – Here at the Center we are having a great start to the New Year. We were able to help so many patients last year smile and enjoy life again! My personal goal is to help twice as many people this year as we did last year. At home, I am still busy wedding planning and now we are house hunting. 2011 will be the year of positive changes! Beverly – Hi, my name is Beverly. I am a dental assistant and I assist Dr. Atcha with his surgeries. I’ve been in the dental industry for 21 years. I love spending my free time with my grandbabies and doing missionary work. I currently attend GCU working towards my bachelor’s in Christian Studies. Here’s some food for thought: “Never let anyone be a priority in your life when you’re just an option in theirs.” Lesley – Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Lesley. I’ve been a dental hygienist at Dyer Family Dentistry for almost four years now. I love spending time with my friends and family and traveling. I rang in 2011 in New York City and had a great time. I can’t wait for warm weather and for the cold and snow to be over! I look forward to seeing my patients every few months and catching up with what’s been going on in their lives. And, of course, helping them keep their smile healthy and beautiful.
Due to Popular Demand — Dates for Future Seminars Friday, March 18, 2011
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No Bone? No Problem. Dr. Atcha Has the Solution! At our Center we see patients from all over the U.S. that have been told that they have no bone left in their upper jaw from wearing upper dentures for over 15 years. Wearing a denture for over 15-plus years causes the bone in both jaws to shrink, and specifically in the upper jaw. To rebuild bone back a second surgical site like the hip is used as donor site for advanced bone transplants prior to dental implant placements. However, this method is very aggressive and creates tremendous downtime and cost to the patient as it is done in a hospital-based setting. Thanks to Dr. Atcha’s advanced training in Zygomatic (long) Implants Surgical and Prosthetic protocol aspects, this specialized surgery will allow patients who previously were not able to wear implant-supported teeth on the upper jaw due to lack of supportive bone, to do so without multiple and expensive bone enhancing surgeries, which sometimes included grafting bone from the patient’s
Medical Update For those headed into a physical examination at their medical doctor’s office in the New Year, you can help “fill in the blank” with two items that are very important to your overall health and help alert myself and Lesley the hygienist for changes that may be warranted in our office related to your care with us. When your physician draws blood for the normal “panel” of results, request that he include the following: #1: “High sensitivity C-reactive protein” and #2: “a1c hemoglobin.” The first can provide signs of whether you are more at risk for a sudden heart attack as well as a higher likelihood of stroke. The latter is a more accurate way of looking at how our bodies deal with the daily routines of processing carbohydrates (sugars)
hip. The nature of this revolutionary procedure also improves healing and reduces post surgical discomfort. Dr. Atcha has been performing the Zygomatic implant procedure alongside with the revolutionary All-On-4 dental implants procedure to give his patients rock solid teeth so they can chew and smile again sooner rather than later without hip/bone grafting. This is a very specialized and highly complex procedure to perform and is ONLY being performed by a handful of clinicians like Dr. Atcha across the U.S. In the northwest Indiana region, Dr. Atcha is the FIRST one and the ONLY dental implant specialist that performs the Zygomatic (long) implant procedure in his center. If you have been turned away because you were told that you are not a good candidate for dental implants, or you need hip bone grafting or sinus grafting, then call us today as we can help!
and the damaging effects higher sugars have on us in general. While a1c is often thought of as something just for diabetic patients, it can help you take action before diabetes has already presented and also serves as an early warning system for cardiac “events.” From a dental standpoint, unhealthy gums can impact and increase both of these numbers which means the focus in our office becomes making sure dental problems aren’t increasing these markers of risk and endangering your whole health. For those with a history of certain types of gum problems, you are likely to have us recommend an anti-inflammatory that helps eliminate dental disease as a factor for general health. [By the way, if your physician doesn’t think these tests are important, please notify us so we can help refer you to someone staying on top of the current science!]
Good News! Because you are important to Dr. Atcha and the whole team!
Q U O T E S
“I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” Bill Watterson
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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” Edith Sitwell
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