Founded in 2018 by Dr Liliya Dodovska, Dent Leaders has quickly become an established partner to children and adults seeking modern, professional dental care
In Dent Leaders the latest generation of technologies share space with individual approach and professional expertise and dedication in all major fields of dentistry: implantology, endodontics, periodontology, prosthetics and, importantly, children dentistry.
We met with Dr Liliya Dodovska and Dr Dayana Ilova to learn more about what makes Dent Leaders special.
Why is orthodontic treatment of children important?
Dr Dayana Ilova: Dent Leaders is dedicated to kids' dental health. Orthodontic deformity prophylaxis is as important as caries prophylaxis and treatment of dental tissue. Many orthodontic deformities manifest at an early age and should be treated as soon as they are diagnosed. The faster the reaction, the better the results will be. In some cases, however, early orthodontic treatment is not needed as deformities will self-correct as the child's jaws and teeth grow. This is why each case should be evaluated by an experienced professional. They will be able to provide proper evaluation and the best treatment, to prepare a plan and to inform the parents. Timely treatment is crucial for achieving lasting and stable results.
There is nothing better than having well-aligned, natural teeth even if their shape is not perfect. It is important both because of the aesthetics and of hygiene. Crooked, overlapping teeth cause constant gum inflammation and impede proper cleaning. With time periodontitis will develop. Moreover, a significant part of teeth and jaw deformities affect the condition of the lower jaw joint. This is painful and unpleasant and is hard to treat, particularly in adults. Treatment of orthodontic deformities in adults is harder, takes longer, and the results are uncertain. Sometimes tooth extraction is needed.
This is why we ask all parents to take their children to a professional and to pay attention to their kids' teeth alignment.
Why did you decide to implement the Scorpion Dental Optima therapeutic complex in Dent Leaders?
Dr Liliya Dodovska: In our clinic we aim to provide our patients with complex diagnosis and treatment at one place so that they do not waste time. Scorpion Dental Optima is a Bulgarian invention that covers several functions important for differential diagnosis of certain conditions. For example, whether a tooth is alive or not and which tooth exactly causes the particular problem. Scorpion Dental Optima also has a low-energy laser that improves bone regeneration and reduces pain, for example in the temporomandibular joint and after tooth extraction. Scorpion Dental Optima also has a latest generation of apex locator that allows precise endodontic treatment ensuring us that we have treated the entire root canal. The equipment also has iontophoresis, a somewhat forgotten, but still crucial physiotherapeutic procedure that in some cases is the only solution to prevent tooth loss.
The equipment allows us to be better informed and to offer more wholesome help to our patients.
Why did you choose to work with AquaCare cleaning equipment?
LD: AquaCare is currently one of the most advanced and best technologies available on the market. It provides more than impeccable cleaning and teeth polishing. It can also be used for perfect polishing after tartar removal, for tooth preparation before orthodontic treatment with braces, and for minimally invasive cavity preparation in children. It combines many functions and provides excellent periodontal results after cleaning and polishing, and before orthodontic treatment.
DI: In orthodontic treatment it can also be used for cleaning of unglued braces and traces of glue on the teeth.
What is the most important thing the patient should be aware of before implant treatment?
LD: Proper and adequate consultation with a professional is a must. Sadly, many people come and ask for implant treatment when their cases would be better treated in the classical way. Preliminary preparation and consultation are the most important thing as each case is different. Individual approach is the way to successful treatment, with or without implants.
DI: In Dent Leaders we carefully plan each implantation case with the dental technicians that we partner with. This is crucial. It affects not only the surgical preparation of the implantation, but also the planning of the construction that will be placed over the implants. One or several perfectly placed implants can be completely compromised by badly planned over implant construction. This is why we work in close cooperation with the dental laboratory and the technicians.
What should we know about periodontitis and how can Dent Leaders help?
DI: We should not talk about perfectly aligned teeth, but about optimally aligned ones. When we say "a Hollywood smile" we all imagine this shiny thing, but in most cases it has been created in the dental lab. Our goal is to align the teeth in the best possible way to maintain the best possible dental hygiene. This is what is really important.
LD: We take care of the patient's hygiene in the dental office with regular visits and cleaning. However, the patient should also be responsible and maintain excellent hygiene at home as well. Frequent visits to the dentist are a must for patients with problematic periodontitis. One or two visits in a year are not enough, such patients should come to the office each 3 or 4 months. The inflammation process should be kept under control, otherwise a tooth might be lost in a month.
We, at Dent Leaders, use in our practice both AquaCare and a laser that stops periodontitis development.
What is the latest news in Dent Leaders?
DI: Keeping in line with the philosophy to provide complex treatment at one place, Dent Leaders has recently acquired small sector X-ray equipment. This allows us to do X-rays while the patient is in the dentist chair. We are able to see small sections of their mouth in detail. This is invaluable when we want to examine what causes the particular condition, in root canal treatment and in other cases that ask for small sector X-ray imagery.
LD: We use control X-rays also during implantation.
DI: Our equipment is the latest generation, with optimised dose of radiation. We use it very carefully, but it is completely safe even for small children.
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