Meet the Doctor
Doctor Emmanuel Puddicombe, originally from Scotland, has lived in Rochester, NY since 1999. He received his dental degree from the Kiev Medial Institute (now he National Medical University) in Kiev, Ukraine. He then completed his certificate program in Oral Surgery. He has Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester and completed the General Practice Residency program at Strong Medical Hospital in Rochester, which includes hundreds of hours of postgraduate course in dentistry. He has recently completed the continuum at The Nash Institute for Dental Learning in Charlotte, NC lead by world renowned dentist Dr. Ross Nash.
Your First Visit
As part of your first, we will teach you the best way to keep your mouth healthy. We will review your brushing and flossing techniques, discuss good dietary habits, and may suggest additional tools to help keep your mouth clean. Keeping your teeth lean is important is the most important thing you can do to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.
We screen for early detection of oral problems
General Screening – Current research indicates that problems with your mouth can affect your overall health. Conversely, the opposite is also true. It is important to detect dental problems early so that your mouth and your entire body remain healthy.
Periodontal Therapy – Periodontal (gum) disease affects three out of four adults at some time in their lives. It does not necessarily hurt or provide discomfort enough and you may not know you have it until an advanced stage. Consistent, regular dental visits are essential for detecting periodontal disease at an early stage, before the gums and the supporting bone are irreparably damaged. We will screen your mouth for signs of periodontal disease every time you visit our office for an oral examination or prophylaxis (teeth cleaning).
Cancer Screening – During your exam, we will also screen for pre-cancerous changes in your oral tissues, head, and neck. Cancer detected at an early stage can be more successfully treated. We will check your head, neck, and oral tissues for lumps, masses, growths, red or white patches, and recurring sore areas.
Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) may be necessary as a part of your exam. Among other things, dental radiographs can help to assess tooth decay and periodontal disease. In children, radiographs are also used to evaluate growth and development of the mouth.