Our Dental

Preventative Dentistry

  • Complete oral evaluation: review of existing conditions of the head & neck, teeth and gums; review of dental x-rays for cavities, dental infections and assessment of periodontal health.
  • Oral cancer screening: examination of the tissues of the mouth for changes in tissue color, texture, non-healing sores and tissue growth.
  • Oral hygiene instruction: review of current oral hygiene regimen and assessment if the products and techniques used are successful.
  • Non-surgical caries management: review options for the use of topical medications to stop the spread of dental cavities.

Restorative Dentistry

  • Removal of cavities from a tooth and restoration with a composite (white filling) or amalgam (silver) filling.
  • Replacement of a defective filling which has fractured or has cavities around it with a new composite or amalgam filling.
  • Coverage of a tooth with a “hat” or crown when a large amount of tooth is missing or if a tooth has a risk of fracturing. A crown may be made of gold alloy, porcelain and metal combination or porcelain only, depending on esthetics and function required by the patient.
  • Replacement of one or two teeth with a bridge.

Dentures & Partials

  • Complete dentures: recommended for patients with no remaining natural teeth. Dr. Dickie will discuss Immediate dentures vs conventional dentures and what the risks and benefits are for both procedures.
  • Removable partial denture: recommended for replacement of multiple missing teeth and supported by the remaining healthy teeth.

Root Canal Treatment

  • A treatment required when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected due to a large cavity or is damaged due to trauma. This treatment may be recommended to save the tooth instead of removing the tooth. A tooth that has been treated with a root canal may require a crown to protect it from fracturing.
  • Dr. Dickie may recommend referral to an endodontist (root canal specialist), depending on the difficulty of your case.


  • The removal of a severely infected or broken tooth.
  • Dickie may refer a complicated surgery case to an oral surgeon. Talk with her about your specific needs.


  • Used to replace missing teeth due to trauma, infection or genetics.
  • A titanium screw (root) is placed in the jawbone and once the bone has healed around the screw, a crown can be attached. The result is a natural appearing and functioning restoration.
  • Talk with Dr. Dickie about your needs and see if implant restoration is for you.