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12 2017 HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY FEBRUARY 2017 | THE VALLEY BREEZE When I look back on my 27 years in Dentistry, I can' t help but smile. It sounds like a pun, but the reality is, I have loved every minute of my work. As a second generation dentist, I have been around the Dental profession for my entire life. My dad, Dr. Bernard Ward, taught me everything I needed to know about what it means to be a professional. Not only did he set high standards for himself, but he made sure all of his children learned the meaning of hard work and perseverance. Over the years, my career has had one guiding principle: Never stop learning! For the first 10 years, I worked hard to become more proficient in all basic techniques I learned at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where I have also had the privilege of teaching for the last 5 years. Since then, my focus has been on expanding my ability to provide patients with the most modern options and better overall dental care. Part of that process involved integrating new technologies into the everyday care and treatment of my patients. From low-dose digital radiographs to intra-oral cameras that help patients see exactly what we see, technology has become an invaluable resource for our diagnostic capabilities. Guided implant surgery Exact, easy, less painful Although my love for providing aesthetic smile makeovers is well established, I realized a number of years ago, that I could help more patients by learning to place and restore implants in my office. It just made sense that if a patient needed to replace a tooth, or teeth, they would prefer that I handle the entire process from treatment plan to finished restoration in one place. What separates our office from others is the investment we have made in the technology that makes implant placement safer, easier, and less painful. Our office has had a 3-D Cone beam Cat Scan for more than 3 years. Dental Cat Scans use significantly less radiation than their medical counterparts and provide a much more targeted field of view. With this cutting-edge equipment, we have been able to place hundreds of implants without fear of unintended trauma to surrounding delicate tissues, with the aid of a surgical stent called M-Guide. Guided implant surgery is the future of dental implantology. If you want the safest, quickest and least invasive options for implant placements, be sure to ask for guided surgery. Today, the future of dental care is bright thanks to the amazing new technologies available to our patients. If you think we can help you in any phase of your dental treatment, please don' t hesitate to give our office a call at (401) 762-2422. Dr. Dave Ward now offering most modern, safe implant technology Sponsored Story "Dental Cat Scans use significantly less radiation than their medical counterparts and provide a much more targeted field of view. With this cutting-edge equipment, (at left) we have been able to place hundreds of implants without fear of unintended trauma to surrounding delicate tissues, with the aid of a surgical stent called M-Guide." — Dr. Dave Ward D r. D a vid J. W a rd d r d a ve wa rd .c om 46 0 S o. M a in S t., W oon s oc k e t, RI 02895 (401) 76 2-2422 • 27 Years in practice • Faculty, Aesthetic Advantage Program, New York City, teaching dentists from around the world in Smile Design & Veneers • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Volunteer Faculty • Member, R.I. Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (Associate Fellow), R.I. Oral Health Foundation Board of Directors, Pierre Fauchard Academy (Dental Honor Society). FEB-02-2017-HEALTH.indd 12 1/20/17 11:11 AM

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