Starting the beginning of September, we are welcoming a board-eligible endodontist, Dr. Young Okeke to our Providence Dental Spa team. Dr. Young is one of the leading endodontists in Middle Georgia, so we are excited to have his services available for our patients. He will be seeing patients on Tuesdays only for the time being. Having an endodontist will add expertise for managing more complex dental concerns, root canals, etc. We are excited to continue to deliver the best dental care at Providence Dental Spa.

Getting to Know Endodontic Treatment:

What is an Endodontist?—If you have a heart problem, you will probably be referred by your general practitioner to a specialist, such as a cardiologist. An endodontist is a specialist for dentistry. Although general dentists have training in endodontic procedures, their studies center on being prepared for a spectrum of dentistry concerns so they can care for the typical patients. Endodontic care is focused on significant damage or extensive root problems primarily.

How Will Having an Endodontist on Staff be Beneficial?—Generally seeing a specialist is a hassle which includes filling out more paperwork, waiting a long time for an appointment, and traveling to an unfamiliar office. When you have a serious dental issue, you do not need to wait around or endure the discomfort of going to a new office. The familiar faces of Providence Dental Spa will be with you along the way and you are only meeting a new dentist, not a whole new practice.

All About Dr. Okeke:

Dr. Young Okeke has extensive dental experience and a track record of continual growth. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Columbia University. Afterward, he joined the United States Navy in 2013 where he served aboard the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Theodore. During his time of service, he treated patients through general dentistry measures, including advanced treatment planning, endodontic procedures, CAD/CAM dentistry, and fixed prosthodontics (crowns, veneers, and implant restorations). Dr. Okeke completed his service with distinction in 2014. Adding to his qualifications, he returned for continued education at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, earning his Certificate in Endodontics & Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD). Dr. Okeke is a skilled and enthusiastic endodontist who can be trusted with even the most complex dental problems.

If you are experiencing an issue, reach out to Providence Dental Spa today! We can help you get the comfortable and professional care you need.