All over town people keep asking, “What is going on at Jones Family Dental?” Well maybe not everybody, maybe just a few people. Okay maybe not even a few people other than our wonderful patients that have endured two weeks of limited appointments and construction. Well even if you’re not asking, I’ll tell you….First of all, we are so excited to announce that we have completed our patient centered total office renovation! Much thanks for the help of numerous skilled professionals that allowed us to realize our vision of a practice that was representative of the quality of care that we provide. Here is a list of each of the businesses that teamed up to finish our project. First, I want to offer a big thank you to our interior designers Laurel and Jennifer from Twist Home Design for being so creative and fun. Next thank you to Kistler-Small-White architects, with Ray and Sierra helping us execute the plans of our vision. Last but certainly not least the people that made the rubber hit the road, our General Contractor S&B James Construction Management Company, Corey Robbins, New Horizons Woodworks, Harrington Construction, Fashion Floors, Curtius-Huntley Plumbing, Kogap Electrical, Alejandro Salcedo General Carpenter. As well, I would like to thank Ashland Holistic Health, Gilded Rogue, and The Ashland Independent Film Festival, my suite neighbors, for being so patient with the numerous vehicles in the parking lot and the construction noise that they endured with understanding and support.
I’m a dentist and although I am very excited about our new equipment and all the technical details associated with the technology that we have incorporated, I am aware enough to realize that most of you probably have other things that you may be slightly more interested in, so let me just summarize some of the changes that we have made that will certainly improve our quality of care, and equally important, your patient experience. We essentially evaluated the entire office using the training and research that we have invested in and from the patient perspective asked ourselves what we would like if we were the patient and then executed that vision with a friendly, creative, modern, and responsible focus. We created a treatment facility with an esthetic, amenities, procedural techniques, and technology that we would want if we were the patients.
Here’s what we have done. First if you like a clean and modern office you will enjoy the “Eames styling.” Although we wanted a clean professional space we also wanted people to feel comfortable and welcomed so we included a refreshment bar and entertainment. We have improved our digital imaging with the most advanced and sensitive digital sensors on the market allowing us to see decay and pathology at its earliest stage, saving tooth structure and reducing risks of further complications. We have included high definition monitors and intra-oral cameras to allow you to see exactly what we see. Gone are the days of inefficient drawings, descriptions, or the inadequate yet common, “Take my word for it!” Speaking of patient education we also have procedural video education in the operatory that will explain procedures, risks, and complications allowing all of our patients to be informed partners in the decision process. We have taken our office paperless with an easy and simple check in kiosk and digital appointment reminders. We continue to offer same-day, digital impression, all ceramic crowns, nitrous, oral conscious sedation, alpha stim-relaxation technology (which I wrote about in the May issue of the LocalsGuide,) The Wand single tooth anesthesia device, Invisalign clear aligner orthodontic therapy (the most advanced clear aligner therapy on the market,) Laser cancer and decay diagnostic devices, and so much more. Although all of this technology is great it is secondary to the care and concern that you will receive from people who simply care and treat you like family.
Now for the fun stuff! When we accomplish great things it gives us an excuse to celebrate and that is why we are having an open house/grand re-opening celebration coordinated with the June 6th art walk starting at 4pm and continuing on to 7 pm. We will have the wonderful folks at Grizzly Peak Winery come out to provide a no host bar to sample some their fantastic local wines. Although it will be a no host bar, we want to sponsor the first 40 pours. Did I mention that we will have Rogue Creamery Cheese there as well? We will have other refreshments, raffles and prizes for all.
We love to support our schools and the local arts and we have a chance to do both. The Ashland School District music program is adding an elementary string program but as is the case with education today they are in need of resources to fund the program. We have the honor of having a group of very talented high school musicians who have volunteered to perform the music entertainment throughout the event with proceeds from the pour and performance going to the Ashland Schools Foundation which will be used to fund the elementary string program. Grizzly Peak Winery is donating all the proceeds from the event to the Ashland Schools Foundation. We will have Virginia and Al, the owners, actually there for the pouring.
All are welcome, but especially if you are on the Art Walk please come by as we are conveniently located in the Railroad District. Our location is easy to find (we share a parking lot with ACE hardware) and includes parking if you want to begin your walk at our facility. We look forward to seeing you there – Jones Family Dental – 325 A St., Suite 2 in Ashland.