Welcome!

News Feed Item

New York State Dentist Uses a Spectrum of Techniques to Calm Patient Fears

Dr. Colin Morton Uses Nitrous Oxide, Anti-Anxiety Medication, Topical Anesthetics, and a Comfortable Office Environment to Help Patients Feel at Ease During Treatments and Earn Their Trust for Future Care

BALLSTON LAKE, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/13 -- Dr. Colin Morton, a cosmetic dentist, seeks to help patients maintain healthy teeth to boost their confidence and give them an overall sense of well-being. In response to the commonality of patient anxiety surrounding dental treatments, Dr. Morton has devoted much of his time and energy to creating a comfortable and trusting atmosphere at his private practice.

One of Dr. Morton's recent dental implant patients, due to anxiety, had not visited a dentist in over five years. This patient had inherited poor dental hygiene habits from her father and had lost about half of her teeth by the age of 28. When she visited Dr. Morton's office, she had signs of decay on all of her remaining teeth and needed to restore her smile for an upcoming wedding.

According to the Ballston Lake dentist, patients fall into a cycle of not visiting the dentist out of fear, developing dental issues due to a lack of regular maintenance cleanings, and then fear of going to the dentist even more so because they know they now have serious complications to address. "The natural human emotion is to avoid fear," says Dr. Morton. Even though he admits it seems unlikely that one of his 28-year-old patients would have such serious dental problems, he notes that the combination of inadequate care at home, very sporadic professional dental care, and dental anxieties lead to the necessity of dental implants and tooth reconstruction for this particular patient.

Dr. Morton believes his role is to help patients restore their lives back to normal, which he says can be an especially important service for young people with so much of their lives ahead of them. In order to ease patient fear and anxiety, there are several methods available at Dr. Morton's Ballston Lake dentistry practice -- many from which his recent 28-year-old dental implant patient benefited greatly -- including:

  • Providing anti-anxiety medication before treatment
  • Employing nitrous oxide to help ease fear during treatment
  • Administering topical anesthetic prior to injections to reduce or eliminate discomfort
  • Using a blanket to create a cozy atmosphere
  • Playing a movie during treatment for visual and audio distraction

The number one technique Dr. Morton uses to calm his nervous patients is to treat them with the utmost care and compassion. He says he strives to build trust so that patients with anxiety will feel comfortable returning to the practice to complete their dental treatments. In regard to his recent dental implant patient, Dr. Morton said, "I think we were the first dentist office she trusted enough to comprehensively follow through a treatment plan and achieve a state of good oral health." In addition to dental implants, Dr. Morton also performed cosmetic bonding procedures and crown work for this patient to fully restore her teeth and give her a smile she could be proud of at her upcoming wedding.

Honest and open communication is the key component to Dr. Morton's treatment methodology. He always encourages his cosmetic dentistry patients to express any concerns so that he can address their needs or break up treatment sessions. Dr. Morton says his patients have an understanding that he cares about what is going on, not only with their health and the end results, but also with the comfort of their experience at his practice. While he notes many dentists are concerned about working through their list of patients, Dr. Morton adds that he treats his patients as he would like to be treated in order to ease patient fears and create trusting relationships.

About Colin Morton, DDS

Dr. Colin Morton is an experienced dentist practicing in the Ballston Lake - Saratoga Springs, NY area. His dental practice offers a full range of cosmetic and restorative dental services including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and more. Dr. Morton is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Morton and his Ballston Lake dentistry practice, visit colinmortondds.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Dr. Colin Morton
One Rosell Drive
Ballston Lake, NY 12019
(518) 877-8687

Rosemont Media
Email Contact
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
"We are a monitoring company. We work with Salesforce, BBC, and quite a few other big logos. We basically provide monitoring for them, structure for their cloud services and we fit into the DevOps world" explained David Gildeh, Co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Int\ernational Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their ...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the de...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley which will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools, organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product and solutions marketing...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy named "Bronze Sponsor" of 21st International Cloud Expo which will take place October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud com...