Local gyms and health-food stores are packed now that the holidays are over, and a new year has begun. There also is no better time to schedule a dental appointment.
“January is that time for resolutions,” says Paul Matlock, DDS, of Matlock Dental Care in Lee’s Summit. “Most people in some form or another resolve to take better care of themselves throughout the year. Why not start with dental health?”
Just as eyes are the window to the soul, he says, the mouth is the window to the body.
“We can tell a lot about what is happening with a patient’s general health just by doing a simple oral exam,” Matlock says. “Combine that with the personal relationship that we build, along with mutual trust, and we can potentially identify serious general health problems.”
Matlock has been caring for local families for more than two decades, and his practice has grown to include three full-time hygienists, two full-time dental assistants and three full-time administrators.
“We provide comprehensive, patient-driven dental care that includes gum disease treatments, dental implants and all forms of cosmetic treatment and advanced and complex restorative cases,” he says. “We also provide dental sleep medicine for patients with sleep apnea, as well as treatment for TMJ disorders.”
Part of the Community
Matlock Dental has enjoyed the same steady growth as the community it serves.
“Lee’s Summit is a wonderful place to live and work,” Matlock says. “I have been privileged to be able to serve this community for so long. This is the place that my wife, Amy, and I chose to raise our three children. I enjoy running into patients at the grocery store or the gym, or just walking around downtown Lee’s Summit and being able to interact and socialize.”
Along with the city’s growth has come an influx of new dental practices. Matlock Dental keeps its momentum going by combining cutting-edge technology with old-fashioned care.
“We treat everyone who walks through that door as a family member,” Matlock says. “By establishing that rapport, I can better serve the specific needs of every patient. No two patients are alike—thus, no two treatments are ever alike. I utilize the latest in dental technology to provide exquisite care in the most comfortable manner possible. I also strive to provide care in a timely manner, realizing that people are quite busy and have schedules as well that must be respected.”
Technology has taken away much of the fear that many patients once had of visiting the dentist. Paying for dental services, however, remains a concern for many people.
“This is why I have put together a dental savings plan that addresses all these concerns,” he says. “The Focused on You Dental Savings Plan is an alternative way to provide the utmost in preventive care for a low annual fee. This plan provides for all preventive services for a full year without waiting periods, claims to file or calendar exclusions. Members of this plan also receive a 25 percent discount off all fees for any work that may be needed throughout the year.”
An affordable checkup with a dentist who cares is a great way to get 2020 off to a healthy start.
“From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you are in a safe, comfortable environment with people who care for you,” Matlock says. “We are fully focused on providing the utmost and exquisite care that is unmatched anywhere else. We want people to look forward to coming to see us as much as we enjoy visiting with you. We are honored and privileged to serve you as members of the same community.”