Welcome to our Dental Practice
Thank you for choosing Anna F. Whitmire, DMD to serve your dental needs. We are committed to our goal of providing you and your family with the best dental care. Our philosophy is focused on delivering quality dental care you can trust, educating our patients, and upholding top-notch clinical skills.
Above all, we are concerned with your comfort and health. Every member of our staff is dedicated to providing gentle dental care in a fashion that treats you with courtesy and personal concern. Every member of our staff strives to provide a supportive physical and emotional environment that reduces your anxiety while we deliver quality dental care.
Everything about our dental practice is organized and run to see that your needs and concerns are met in a caring, professional manner.
Meeting your Needs and Concerns
We take care to create an environment which allows you to relax and set aside the anxiety typically associated with dental work. To help you relax, we provide pleasant surroundings, offer staff who take a personal interest in you and work to keep you fully informed about your dental condition and what is being done by way of treatment.
In our experience, when you know what is being done and why, there are no "surprises" and this can greatly reduce your anxiety.
Your Personal Comfort
We provide quality dental care. All of our staff are well trained and highly skilled in the services they provide and take pride in seeing that each and every patient receives quality dental care.
For a given dental problem or condition, typically there is more than one means of treatment available. When provided a diagnosis of your dental condition, we always take care to point to each of the treatment options and their respective cost. Once these options and their respective cost are explained, you are free to select the methods of treatment you prefer.
Quality of Care
Range of Services
Our Family Dental Practice serves people of all ages and we always welcome new patients, including children.
We offer a form of dental care which can help you avoid tooth decay or the development of gum problems that will endanger the condition of your teeth. This care includes cleaning and dental hygiene services in conjunction with regular check-ups.
We call this our Continuing Care Program and it's designed to help you avoid major dental problems as well as to detect problems in their early stages, enabling initial treatment to address the problem at less cost.
When problems are discovered, we discuss the full range of treatment options available and their cost, and explain our recommendations to you. From there, you will select the form of treatment you prefer.
Exams and X-rays
Continuing care exams are offered and encouraged.
Services offered include:
* Pit and Fissure Sealants
* Fluoride Treatments
* Patient Education
* Home Care Instruction
* Extensive Gum Therapy
For adults and children of all ages, services offered include:
(porcelain, gold, & Cerec)
* Full or Partial Dentures
* Inlays/ Onlays
* Root Canals
Services offered include:
How Invisalign Works
Dr. Whitmire thinks that technology plays a very important role in delivering the best dental care to her patients. She keeps up with the latest technology in dentistry. Dr. Whitmire and her staff are committed to continual training and maintenance of delivering the standard of care that patients deserve.
Digital x-ray is a form of x-ray imaging where digital sensors are used instead of the traditional photographic film. Digital x-ray use less radiation than the ordinary film. It means that patients are exposed to lesser radiation when x-rays are taken. It also means less waiting time and shorter appointments. Images digitally transferred can be enhanced and aid the dentist in making diagnosis more accurate.
Cerec machine can be used to restore your tooth in one visit, eliminating the need for a second visit or a temporary crown. Cerec uses 3D camera to capture a before-and-after image of your tooth and uses computer added software to design and mill a ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer. The milled ceramic crown used to restore the tooth is stronger than the hand-layered and pressed ceramic crown made from the laboratory, thereby giving you a longer lasting restoration.
Furthermore, conservation of good tooth structure is one of its advantages. Often times a partial coverage crown can be completed versus a full coverage crown. It entails less drilling, thus lesser number of shots or local injections is necessary.
DIAGNODENT CARIES DETECTION
DIAGNODENT scans your teeth with a harmless laser light searching for hidden decay. This unique instrument provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A pen like probe glides over the tooth surface while a number scale and alarm signals the operator when there are signs of decay.
This new technology is completely safe and pain-free.
Cost of Service and Methods of Payment
For each appointment, we provide you with a description of the dental services which your exam indicates along with an estimate of the cost of such services.
We believe that quality dental care is an investment in your health that is worth every penny. As a matter of fact, we make a variety of payment methods available to our patients, work with most insurance plans, and even handle the actual submission of insurance claims to relieve you of all paperwork involved.
We offer a number of payment options including VISA, MASTERCARD . If you need to spread the total amount of your dental treatment over a number of months, we can set up a payment plan through Lending Club and Care Credit.
All patients aged 65 or older are eligible to receive a senior citizen’s discount. Seniors interested in receiving this discount need to contact our office manager.
Insurance offers a practical means of making your health care more affordable. Accordingly, we are happy to accept those insurance plans which:
Allow you to choose which dentist provide your dental care.
Make an adequate payment for the dental care given.
We encourage you to discuss your plan with our office manager, who can see if it’s a plan we accept.
SAFEGUARD YOUR SMILE
A properly fitted mouthguard is an important piece of athletic equipment. It can cushion a blow that might otherwise cause a broken tooth, and injuries to the lips, tongue , face or jaw. Mouthguards are also believed to aid in reducing the severity and incidence of concussions.
The most effective mouthguard should be comfortable, resilient and tear-resistant. and not restrict your speech or breathing. There are now a variety of mouthguards available to protect the smiles of athletes in any sport.
"Dr. Whitmire and her staff are all very friendly and did a great job. Since the moment I called to ask if they accepted my dental insurance to them signing off a form for my husband work after I got some dental work done, they helped me every step of the way with a smile. Thank you!"
"After not visiting the dentist for a few years, my teeth started giving me issues. My friend recommended Dr. Whitmire, I made an appointment after I noticed some swelling and they made sure to see me right away. I never felt pressured into getting any unnecessary work done and they developed a plan to fix all of the issues with my teeth. I have gone back several times now, every experience with Dr. Whitmire and her team has been great. They are all so nice and very professional."
"I am proud to share that Dr. Whitmire has been my dentist for the past 11 years. I was one of her first patients! Here are some reasons why I have stayed with her for so long:
1) She genuinely cares about my overall well-being and safety. My husband and two daughters are also her patients.
2)She promptly responds to my dental crises, especially when I had excruciating nerve pain. I ended up getting my first root canal and the whole procedure was surprisingly painless!
3)Hannah, her front office administrator, is an absolute gem! She is incredibly patient, reliable and does everything with a BIG smile, even when tackling insurance issues or trying to squeeze me in for an appointment! Other members of her team are also very compassionate and competent in what they do. I can go on and on about why I am such a loyal patient, but that would take up too much time! So for anyone who's reading this, my best advice is for you to call Dr. Whitmire's Office at (916) 972-1933 to experience it for yourself! In fact, I have referred several of my co-workers in the past and they are still her patients! :-)"
Availability and Dependability
Although majority of our dental care is given during regular business hours, someone is always available 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week to treat any urgent dental problem. Because emergencies happen, we feel it is very important for our patients to have 24-hour access to dental care.
5931 Stanley Ave, Suite # 2
Carmichael, California 95608
Tel. No. 916-972-1933
Fax No. 916-972-8614
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: By appointment only