Where Has Dr. Souther Been?

We mentioned on our Facebook page that we would reveal where Dr. Souther has been. As you know, we recently welcomed her to our practice. Just as she got settled into our offices though, we sent her on the road to attend dental training seminars in Las Vegas and Jacksonville. Find out more about her travels here.

We strive to keep up to date on the latest technology and techniques in dentistry so we can provide cutting-edge dental care for our patients. Dr. Souther was happy to take the opportunity, and we look forward to sharing what she has learned with you at your next visit.

First stop, Dr. Souther attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the world’s premier post-graduate dental education center, where she spent her time training on advanced dentistry techniques. Exciting and rewarding were the two words Dr. Souther used to describe her experience at LVI. What stood out the most was the deep dive into advanced understanding of sleep apnea and how we as dentists can help those who suffer with sleep disorders. It’s remarkable how we can help improve the lives of patients, and we only know how to do this by staying on top of current treatments.

Next stop, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics in Jacksonville. What does facial esthetics have to do with dentistry, you ask? Quite a lot! They complement cosmetic dental treatments and help treat temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and migraine symptoms. For example, Botox has a clinical use, such as retraining facial muscles affected by dental problems. Dr. Souther couldn’t be more excited to provide patients with an added level of service and expertise that she gained from this course.

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we regularly invest in continuing education and training because we care about our patients and delivering the best outcomes possible. Ask us how we incorporate our continuing education and training into our dental services at your next visit. There’s so much we can do to help you have a healthy and beautiful smile. We look forward to seeing you soon.

What Is LVI?

Have you ever noticed any of our framed training certificates around the office and wondered what they are for? They are certificates awarded when we complete important training courses in dental education and processes. Please read on to see how these sessions benefit you and why we think LVI is so special!

The LVI Philosophy

We recently returned from training in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). We have attended many of their training sessions over the years. We find their philosophy and training enables us to bring you the most advanced treatment methods and cutting-edge technology in dentistry.

The LVI emphasizes that the body is a system that works together — problems in one area can and do affect other areas — and they provide training that uses this knowledge to bring better treatment to patients. Your teeth, gums, tongue, and muscles in the face, jaw, and neck need to be in proper balance so your teeth will close together correctly and your oral system can work properly. It may be difficult to believe, but a misaligned bite can cause pain in your jaws, neck, and ears, in addition to causing headaches. I understand how the system works together so I can diagnose your oral problems and create a treatment plan that will resolve the issues, not create new issues.

Our Trips to Las Vegas Bring YOU the Jackpot

We have made many trips to study in Las Vegas at LVI over the years. The knowledge we have accumulated and continue to build upon flows directly into your dental care. We use state-of-the-art radiology equipment to obtain x-rays and will analyze your bite with myotronics — state-of-the-art devices for evaluation and treatment of the muscular and physiological aspects of the orofacial area and their impact on occlusion. Our advanced equipment helps me identify problems in your oral cavity, head, and neck that cause referred pain in other parts of your body. I can then create the best treatments to treat the cause and clear up the associated symptoms.

It is our mission to provide you the best quality dental care available. But the latest technology can only be used for diagnosis and treatment when you are in the office in our chair. When was your last checkup? Call us to set up an appointment today.

All the best,
Dr. Britt

What Happens In Vegas, Doesn’t Stay In Vegas

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The tourism board of Las Vegas has built an entire promotional campaign around keeping your Vegas adventures a secret. The campaign slogan, “What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas” has become a commonly used American idiom. At Dentistry By Angela Britt, we have a different opinion; we can’t wait to share everything that happened in Vegas with our patients – because when we go, it is to study at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).

The Value Of the LVI

Anything that can add value to the care, treatment, and overall experience of our patients has value to us. This is why we believe it is important to continue learning about dentistry. The Las Vegas Institute provides Dr. Britt with unparallelled information and education that allows her to provide our patients with the most advanced technologies and methods available.

The LVI Is Different

The Las Vegas Institute believes that your teeth are just one piece of a comprehensive health puzzle, so treating the whole patient is emphasized. For example, a misaligned bite may seem to be a simple orthodontic problem – until you realize that it is also causing you to experience neck pain, ear pain, and headaches, as well. Dentists like Dr. Britt who study at the LVI learn exactly how dentistry fits into the whole health picture; better yet, they learn how to use it to treat health concerns that, at first blush, don’t appear to be related at all to the teeth, gums, or jaw.

The Benefits For YOU

Because Dr. Britt has studied at the LVI for years, she is able to offer patients state-of-the art treatments and therapies to heal the whole person. If your neck aches and hand numbness are the result of a jaw disorder, trips to the chiropractor or neurologist could be a thing of the past. Dr. Britt can create a dental appliance that will ease your discomfort and provide long-term relief. She can also use cutting edge technology such as myotronics to evaluate your bite or digital radiography for low-radiation, high-resolution x-rays – all to make your experience at our office more comfortable.

The bottom line is, we believe in the Las Vegas Institute because we have seen first-hand how it benefits our patients. To learn how Dr. Britt can share her knowledge and experience with you, contact our office to schedule an appointment, because with us, what happens in Vegas, doesn’t stay in Vegas.