The dentist on the advantages of minimally invasive treatment
Trust in the dentist is at the basis of effective treatment. Dr Magdalena Stoyanova knows this principle well and successfully applies it in her practice. In her office you will find strict application of safety protocols, high professionalism in treatment of dental diseases, modern solutions in aesthetic dentistry, aim for minimally invasive intervention – and a friendly attitude. Dr Stoyanova tells more.
What measures do you take to provide safe conditions to your patients during the Covid-19 epidemic?
As dentists our main responsibility and care is protection of the health of both our patients and of the clinic's team.
Covid-19 is yet another challenge that we, dentists, have to face. Working in a risk environment is routine for us. This is why we are much more prepared to provide safe work conditions.
At the clinic, work is performed in accordance with all anti-epidemic rules for disinfection. Individual PPE of the highest class is used. Visits are planned in advance in accordance with the time needed to sterilise rooms after each patient. We use for this UVC sterilisation lamps that are proven to effectively fight against all types of viral and bacterial infections, Covid-19 included.
Sparing and minimally invasive treatment of defects is among your priorities. What are the most common defects you treat? What solutions do you use?
First and foremost, regular prophylaxis is crucial for us to identify and diagnose problems as early as possible. This allows us to treat them with minimal invasion.
Regular check ups allow us to find caries in their earlier stage and to treat the tooth with minimal filing and without unnecessary removal of healthy tissues.
Bonding technique is a method for aesthetic restoration in which healthy tissues are not removed. It is successfully used for correction of defects in the teeth's structure, shape or colour, and also for correction of small gaps (diastemas and tremes).
We use facets to successfully correct one or more defects, usually in frontal teeth, without or with minimal filing.
Fiber bridge is another innovative solution in the field of prosthetic dental medicine. It allows the restoration of one or more missing teeth, without filing the neighbouring teeth.
How a young specialist as you successfully wins her patients' trust?
A leading principle in my practice is an individual approach to each patient who has contacted me and seeks solution for a problem.
Regardless of whether it is an almost invisible defect in a tooth, an aesthetic problem such as diastemata and tremata (gaps), changes of positions, or a number of more significant defects like a missing tooth or teeth. We need first a clear concept on what result we want to achieve. On this basis we prepare a treatment plan and discuss it with the patient. Only then we start realisation.
Trust is something that is created during the work process and takes years to appear. I invest a lot of my time in explaining each stage of the treatment process as I believe that being informed and having additional knowledge calm the patient. This is a leading principle not only in our profession.
What is the most challenging case in your practice?
For me this is always the case I am yet to meet. On the other hand, challenges are routine in our profession. We have tight deadlines, we run against time and we try to do our best for our patients.
That is why for me each successful case and each patient who has left my office with a smile on their face is a sign that I have met what is expected from me as a physician. And this is what we all should aim at.