What if going to the dentist was a comfortable experience, one that you actually looked forward to? Most people, if you asked them, would place a trip to the dentist somewhere near the bottom of their “preferred activities” list. That’s all changing, thanks to places like Colburn & Colburn Dentistry in Upstate South Carolina.
“We keep our patients extremely comfortable,” said Dr. Ryan Colburn, who has been practicing in the Upstate since 2003. “From massage chairs to using a pre-numbing instrument, we take great pride in giving each patient a one-of-a-kind experience.”
Dr. Ryan’s father, Dr. Harold J. Colburn, has been practicing in Spartanburg for the past 40 years. Both father and son attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and continue to lead the profession with a modern facility that places patient care and comfort at the forefront. They even offer programs to help those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford top-of-the-line dental care.
“We’ve seen massive changes in the dental profession in the past few years, so we want to make it as easy as possible for patients to come visit us. Most of our senior patients aren’t aware of it, but we accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage. We also have an in-office membership program for those without insurance and want to get their cleanings as well as a discount on other services.”
They even offer evening hours until 8 p.m. to help those with family and work obligations or some seniors who may not be able to get a ride to the office until later in the day.
Aside from a comfortable environment, Colburn Dental helps seniors with things like chronic dry mouth from medication, routine care and maintenance of worn teeth, restoring implants and fitted flex partials for those who don’t want to go with full dentures. They even have a specialized digital scanning process for taking impressions instead of the traditional method of impression tray goo.
“Our main objective is to take care of all of our patients in a way that encourages them to continue taking care of their teeth. Comfortable care is a huge part of that, from children to seniors,” Dr. Colburn said.
For more information on Colburn & Colburn Dentistry, visit www.colburndental.com or call 864-574-5297.
By James Crawford