SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA- It’s said that the best student never stops learning. We think that phrase is applicable to dentists, too.

September marked three years since Dr. Robert Walley gained membership in the Seattle Study Club, the country’s premier network of dental study clubs. It was Dr. Walley’s commitment to providing cutting-edge dental care that drove him to join.

“I truly enjoy teaching and learning from my colleagues in the dental profession,” says San Francisco dentist Dr. Walley. “That’s the remarkable thing about dentistry- there’s always more to learn.”

That’s quite the statement, considering Dr. Walley has more than 40 years of experience providing comprehensive dentistry services.  

The SSC is composed of more than 250 clubs worldwide. They aim to redefine the meaning of ideal “continuing education” for dentists through peer-based learning. Rather than limiting education to stagnant lectures and words, the SSC provides an outlet for esteemed professionals to share valuable clinical skills through real case studies and personal knowledge derived from experience.

Various symposiums, meetings and other events centered on “bridging the gap” between dental specialties and advancing knowledge are held every year.

“My patients benefit from my membership,” says Dr. Walley. “That’s my favorite part.”

Dr. Walley uses the expertise gained from the SSC and years of practicing to supply our patients with unsurpassed dental care. Our wide range of services includes general and preventive dentistry, crowns, bridges and cosmetic solutions such as veneers, Zoom! teeth whitening and Invisalign. During treatment, Dr. Walley takes great care to make sure the patient is comfortable and the optimal outcome is achieved.

Be assured- with a dentist so committed to providing the latest techniques in the industry, you’ll receive the absolute best dental care possible. Please contact us today to discover more about our services and how we can help you achieve your dental health goals. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA- A recent survey states more than 75 percent of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease, ranging from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. Do you know if you’re
at risk?

Dr. Robert Walley and our team of skilled hygienists here at our San Francisco dental practice are equipped to provide revolutionary OralDNA testing. This easy test exposes the bacteria that trigger gum disease so we can more effectively diagnose and treat you. 

Periodontal disease is known as the silent disease because it doesn’t always exhibit symptoms a patient will notice until it reaches advanced stages. If undetected, patients eventually may experience painful swelling, bleeding and sensitivity. In some cases, tooth loss is inevitable. There’s a growing body of evidence that suggests advanced gum disease (periodontitis) contributes to cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia and certain types of cancer.

With the information provided by OralDNA testing, Dr. Walley can thwart the progression of gum disease before such consequences become a reality.

What It Is

OralDNA saliva testing eliminates the guesswork by giving insight on the specific bacteria lurking around your gums. It’s an efficient and noninvasive way for us to determine your individual risk factors for gum disease. By knowing exactly what and how much periopathogenic bacteria exists in your mouth, we can more accurately diagnose you.

“An accurate diagnosis will accelerate treatment, since we know the specific bacteria that threaten your health,” says Dr. Walley. “OralDNA allows us to completely customize your periodontal care.”

There are 13 strains of periopathogenic bacteria known to trigger gum disease. OralDNA testing alerts us to their existence, which allows us to promptly address the issue and avoid the need for future extensive treatment. Bacteria associated with oral HPV can also be identified through this quick and simple test.

How It Works

Saliva diagnostics are convenient and fast. Here’s how the saliva sample is collected:

  •  Patient swishes a saline solution
  • After 30 seconds, solution is spit into a funneled collection tube
  • The tube is sealed and sent to an OralDNA lab for DNA-PCR analysis
  • Email is sent to Dr. Walley when test results are available

OralDNA sends a detailed report to Dr. Walley of the high, moderate and low risk pathogens residing in your mouth. With this information, we can prescribe a treatment that’s perfectly suited to your immune system and periodontal health needs.

If you’d like to learn more about OralDNA testing, please contact us for a complimentary consultation. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA- A recent survey states more than 75 percent of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease, ranging from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. Do you know if you’re at risk?

Dr. Robert Walley and our team of skilled hygienists here at our San Francisco dental practice are equipped to provide revolutionary OralDNA testing. This easy test exposes the bacteria that trigger gum disease so we can more effectively diagnose and treat you.

Periodontal disease is known as the silent disease because it doesn’t always exhibit symptoms a patient will notice until it reaches advanced stages. If undetected, patients eventually may experience painful swelling, bleeding and sensitivity. In some cases, tooth loss is inevitable. There’s a growing body of evidence that suggests advanced gum disease (periodontitis) contributes to cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia and certain types of cancer.

With the information provided by OralDNA testing, Dr. Walley can thwart the progression of gum disease before such consequences become a reality.

What It Is

OralDNA saliva testing eliminates the guesswork by giving insight on the specific bacteria lurking around your gums. It’s an efficient and noninvasive way for us to determine your individual risk factors for gum disease. By knowing exactly what and how much periopathogenic bacteria exists in your mouth, we can more accurately diagnose you.

“An accurate diagnosis will accelerate treatment, since we know the specific bacteria that threaten your health,” says Dr. Walley. “OralDNA allows us to completely customize your periodontal care.”

There are 13 strains of periopathogenic bacteria known to trigger gum disease. OralDNA testing alerts us to their existence, which allows us to promptly address the issue and avoid the need for future extensive treatment. Bacteria associated with oral HPV can also be identified through this quick and simple test.

How It Works

Saliva diagnostics are convenient and fast. Here’s how the saliva sample is collected:

Patient swishes a saline solution

After 30 seconds, solution is spit into a funneled collection tube

The tube is sealed and sent to an OralDNA lab for DNA-PCR analysis

Email is sent to Dr. Walley when test results are available

OralDNA sends a detailed report to Dr. Walley of the high, moderate and low risk pathogens residing in your mouth. With this information, we can prescribe a treatment that’s perfectly suited to your immune system and periodontal health needs.

If you’d like to learn more about OralDNA testing, please contact us for a complimentary consultation.

 

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