Welcome to the website of Fredericksburg Periodontics & Implant Services, Dr. James Culberson’s periodontal practice. Dr. Culberson and his staff congratulate you on taking this step toward better dental health. Indeed, at Fredericksburg Periodontics and Implant Services, not only are we concerned about the health, appearance and function of you teeth and their supporting structures, we are ultimately concerned with your general health and well being. We strive to address these concerns through performance of state of the art, research-supported periodontal and dental implant therapies.
Since 1988, Dr. Culberson has worked closely as a periodontal specialist with family dentists and other dental or medical specialists in the Fredericksburg and surrounding area. Many patients consult with Dr. Culberson upon referral from these other health care providers, but such a referral by another dentist or health care provider is not required. Self-referrals are welcome, as well as a referrals from other patients and friends of the practice.
Dr. Culberson is very proud of his staff, which is comprised of experienced, dedicated and caring professionals. They strive to ensure that the patient’s treatment and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
What Is A Periodontist?
Dr. Culberson is certified by the American Board of Periodontology to specialize in diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases, as well as maintenance of your periodontal health. Periodontal diseases are a collection of conditions that can affect your teeth and their supporting structures, such as the gums and underlying bone. Some of these conditions are gingivitis, chronic or acute periodontitis (inflammatory bone loss around the teeth), gum recession or overgrowth, as well as oral manifestations of various systemic (whole body) disorders.
The American Dental Association recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including three years of additional education beyond dental school.
There is currently no nationally recognized implant specialty and no implant certification board that is recognized by the American Dental Association.
By choosing a periodontal specialist you will benefit from care provided by a team focused on the latest research-supported procedures for diagnosing, treating periodontal disease and maintaining periodontal health. This focus also includes provision of dental implant services, as well as various therapies provided in tandem with your family dentist to achieve cosmetic dental goals, and thus, the smile you desire.
Patient Education & Preventive Care
As a periodontal practice, we are true believers that preventive care and patient education are the keys to long-term dental health. Ample research verifies that for the majority of patients, compliance with suggested periodontal maintenance therapy and meticulous daily plaque control techniques are vital components in long-term periodontal and overall dental health. Although these oral hygiene techniques may seem simple and basic to you, we have found it helpful to review these with you and to ask you about any questions or difficulties you may be having during dental cleaning appointments.
In other words, we strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care.” Not only are we focused on the health of your teeth and gums, we’re also concerned about your overall health. We focus on thorough exams – reviewing past medical history, current drug regimens, checking blood pressure, checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, obtaining radiographs when necessary and other pertinent subjects.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern periodontal practice can utilize to provide state-of-the-art care.
A Positive Experience
As essential element in building a foundation of trust is treating the patient as an individual human being. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits. Our staff works to provide a relaxing and positive experience and will be happy to discuss with you various techniques that we employ to make your experience a more pleasant one.
Our ultimate goal is to provide the best treatment experience possible for you. We are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to help provide solutions leading to your better health. Please utilize this website as a resource to help you better understand the nature and scope of periodontal and dental implant care. Don’t hesitate to call, fax or email us: Phone Fredericksburg Periodontist Phone Number 540-548-2605, FAX (540)-540-548-2606.