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WHY CHOOSE US?

We are here to help and collaborate with our patients to understand how their dental health and general health are closely connected.  Research has shown that periodontal (gum) disease has increased correlations to many conditions such as cardiovascular disease; Heart Attack and StrokesRheumatoid Arthritis; pancreatic cancer;  COPD and respiratory diseases; Diabetes; and Alzheimer’s Disease .  Our practice will stay up-to-date with  research to be a part of your overall wellness team in addition to other medical providers. 

Healthy teeth and mouth will help improve your quality of life so you can enjoy food, better sleep, and increased self confidence.  Prevention is a key element of our philosophy.  We will utilize modern technologies and proven techniques to help prevent, diagnose and treat dental issues that you may have. We will explain to you your treatment options and potential outcomes so you can make an informed decision.

 

Dr. Su-Wen Chang, DDS

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Dr. Chang graduated from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He went on to complete the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

During dental school, Dr. Chang was on staff for USC mobile dental clinic which traveled to serve different regions in California. After graduating with honors, he was a Clinical Instructor at USC School of Dentistry and served as a Research Fellow at USC/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and UCLA School of Dentistry.  Dr. Chang's peer-reviewed article has been cited by various dental and public health researchers in the United States and the world.

He obtained a Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a Mentor for CEREC Doctors. His continuing education interests are in implantology, oral-systemic health connections, and restorative esthetics.

Dental Licensure

-Arizona, British Columbia, and Ontario

American Heart Association CPR/BLS First Aid Certified

Memberships and Organizations

-American Dental Association

-Arizona Dental Association

-Southern Arizona Dental Society

-Academy of General Dentistry- Fellowship-eligible

-International Congress of Oral Implantologists- Fellow

-Academy of Osseointegration

-CEREC Doctors- Mentor

-Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP)

-Global Institute of Dental Education

-SPEAR Education

Publication

Teledentistry in rural California: a USC initiative

Carmen, C.D.A., CRFDA, EFDA
Operations Manager

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Carmen graduated from dental assistant school with honors. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a minor in Global Health from Arizona State University. While at ASU Carmen was on the Dean’s List. Currently she is working to complete a Master of Public Health from George Washington University.

Carmen has been with our office for over 20 years. She is well versed in both the administrative and clinical aspects of dentistry. She has earned all certifications available to dental assistants in the state of Arizona and is a nationally Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Restorative Function Dental Assistant.

As our Office Manager, Carmen oversees the overall operations of the practice. Her continuing education interest are in infection control, dental restorations, and dental insurance billing.

Arizona Certifications

-Radiation Health and Safety Certified

-Coronal Polish Certified

-Expanded Function Dental Assistant

 

National Certifications through the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB)

-Certified Dental Assistant

-Certified Restorative Function Dental Assistant

 

American Heart Association CPR/BLS First Aid Certified

 

Memberships and Organizations

-American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM)

-American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)

-Arizona Dental Association (AZDA)

-Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP)

-American Public Health Association (APHA)

OUR SERVICES

Regular Dental Cleaning
This type of cleaning is for patients with healthy gums and have no active advanced gum disease(beyond gingivitis). Plaque and food debris are removed with either hand instrument and/or ultrasonic scaler, then your teeth will be polished with polishing paste and finished with hand flossing. Professional fluoride treatment is also indicated to protect teeth from decay. Most common recall frequency is every 6 months and 3 to 4-month recalls for patients who prefer more frequent preventative care.
Gum Disease Treatment

 

Gingivitis is a mild and reversible form of gum disease and can be treated with improved and proper home and professional care. When gum disease advances past gingivitis, it enters into a stage called periodontitis which is NOT reversible and requires more extensive treatment as well as frequent maintenance visits to stabilize this disease.
The first step in treatment is scaling and root planing which is commonly called deep cleaning. It is crucial for patients to keep up the follow-up periodontal maintenance appointment at 3 to 4-month intervals.

Composite Fillings and Bondings

 

We do not use any silver filling(amalgam) in our office. We only use tooth-colored material for composite fillings, anterior and posterior, to restore cavities, small to medium size tooth fracture and many other applicable uses. The composite materials blend in beautifully with your tooth color and are long-lasting when properly maintained.

CEREC Crowns

 

By utilizing CAD/CAM technology, our office is able to deliver natural-looking all-porcelain crown(s) in just one single visit. Traditional way of making a crown requires two to three appointments and you may need to be numbed each time; a temporary crown and an impression done in the first visit, then in 2-3 weeks, you will go back and get the final crown(s). CEREC eliminates all those extra steps and appointments!

Esthetic Solutions / Smile Makeover

 

Dr. Chang is experienced in designing naturally pleasing restorations to enhance your smile. Your desirable outcome will always be heard and considered in the careful planning. Pre-operative diagnostic models and wax-ups are done in collaboration with competent lab technicians to ensure positive results.

Bridge

 

A bridge is a prosthesis which we utilize the adjacent teeth to the area of the missing tooth as support and make essentially crowns that are connected together to restore the tooth-missing area. This has worked well as long as you maintain the dental and gum health of the supporting teeth.

Implants

 

Implants are medical grade titanium posts that integrates with jaw bone that act as artificial roots for crowns and bridges or anchors for full and partial dentures. Implants have shown its applications in areas where anatomical and tooth supports are lacking. The advantages of single implants over bridges supported by natural teeth are

1) no need to remove natural tooth structure on adjacent teeth and

2) ease of maintenance. Implants along with customized attachments help stabilize dentures and improve function.

Oral Surgery

 

Dr. Chang is proficient in various types of oral surgery procedures including simple, surgical, wisdom tooth(third molar) extractions and basic pathology diagnosis and treatment.

Children's Dentistry

 

We love taking care of children. A positive experience for children in childhood will ensure better dental health into their adulthood. American Dental Association recommends that kids start seeing a dentist at the age of 1 to establish a “dental home”. This way, kids will get used to coming to the dentist and thus lessen their anxiety. We work with parents to develop customized plans to ensure their children’s dental health.

Invisalign

 

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.
Learn more about Invisalign at www.invisalign.com.

 

CONTACT US
520-748-8186

Our Address

Plaza at Williams Centre

5340 E. Broadway 

Suite 150

Tucson, AZ 85711

Business Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday: 8am-1pm; 2pm-5pm

Thursday: 9am-1pm; 2pm-6pm

Friday: 8am-1pm

Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Closed