Dental Guide: Rose Dental Group
Rose Dental GroupBy LAUREN BOLADO Photography by TYLER LACKEY
Rose Dental Group is committed to maintaining your oral health. With three convenient locations, extended hours on weekdays and Saturdays, and highly skilled and dedicated doctors, Rose Dental Group can assist you with many oral health issues or concerns.
Dr. Sergio Escobar and Dr. Rollin Sarradet opened the premier dental practice, Rose Dental Group, in 1995. The name Rose was used to combine first two letters of each of the co-owner’s first names. The goal for Dr. Escobar and Dr. Sarradet was to provide excellent dental care to the people of Austin while enriching the community through volunteering and community events.
As a practice, Rose Dental believes that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. Focused on “dental health care,” rather than “disease care,” each exam is thorough – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, enhanced oral cancer screenings and taking x-rays when necessary.
”What sets us apart is our commitment to the patient, and to the community. We believe that generosity and interpersonal relationships allow us to provide excellent dental service,” said Dr. Escobar, co-owner of Rose Dental Group. Rose Dental doctors and employees believe in giving back to their community by partnering with different non-profit organizations and volunteering every month.
Dentists with a Heart is an annual non-profit event that Rose Dental provides for the community. For one day, they provide free dentistry to the community, providing services to over 100 people including cleanings, exams and palliative care. The next event is scheduled for July 20, 2013 at the Northwest Austin location on Angus Rd. For more information on Dentists with a Heart, visit www.rosedental.net or call 512-795-9643.
Rose Dental Group has developed a set of beliefs, values and commitments from their constitution, which builds a foundation to guide the practice and employees to a higher standard of care. Included in the constitution are key values such as discipline and integrity, innovation and of course, southern hospitality.
“We treat everyone as if they are a guest in our house,” said Dr. Escobar.
At Rose Dental Group you can leave all your dental fears at the door. They offer each patient a comfort menu which includes cozy warm blankets, neck pillows, warm towelettes and earphones to ease any anxiety patients may experience and provide the best possible experience.
In a review on Demandforce, a platform for consumers to review companies and businesses, an unidentified patient said, “I have been coming to Rose Dental group for 20 years, I would guess. I have moved from Austin to Belton and continued to come back home to Rose Dental. Now we are retiring in Montgomery, Tx and I am still driving to Rose Dental, a 3 hour drive. Their excellence and commitment to patients is superb.”
With 14 dentists and one oral surgeon, in the three locations, Rose Dental Group has a doctor for all of your dental needs. From pediatric dentistry to Endodontics to oral and maxillofacial surgery, Rose Dental Group has the experience and skills for your long term dental care needs.
The structure of the practice includes a Doctor Care Team for each doctor. Each team consists of a doctor, 2 hygienist, 2 dental assistants, a treatment coordinator and front desk liaison, providing individualized, high quality service.
VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening is a truly remarkable procedure available at Rose Dental. The early cancer detection capabilities of this tool can save numerous lives.
“This technology allows us to detect oral cancer much earlier. Early detection is critical in oral cancer, or any cancer, to increase survivability and a complete resolution of the cancer,” says Dr. Sarradet, co-owner of Rose Dental Group.
It is widely believed that only heavy smokers and drinkers over the age of 50 are likely to get oral cancer, but recent studies have shown this belief to be inaccurate. Actually, about 25 percent of diagnosed oral cancer patients are young and abstain from both these practices.
Oral cancer is often deemed the “forgotten disease,” because it kills more people than testicular cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of the brain each year, although it is publicized much less than the others. Each year, over 30,000 Americans contract oral cancer, and only 57% of these people will live for more than five years without treatment. The best way to survive oral cancer is to catch it early on and start a treatment process.
One of the biggest difficulties in diagnosing oral cancer is that its symptoms look similar to symptoms of less serious problems. The VELscope® System affords the dentist important insight as to what is happening beneath the surface. Healthy areas beneath the surface of the soft tissue show up green, and the problem areas become much darker. A biopsy of the concerning area is then taken and tested for cancerous cells.
The VELscope® is a great tool in the early recognition of cancer, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment. For more information about VELscope® please contact Rose Dental Group.
Another procedure available to Rose Dental is the revolutionary procedure called CEREC®. This procedure is a noninvasive, economical alternative for people who need ceramic restorations. The restorations produced by CEREC® are proven to last for over 5 years, but recent research indicates that most CEREC®-created restorations last for more than 10 years.
“This technology creates the restoration unlike before when restorations were made by hand, which has increased precision, accuracy and reduced the number of patient visits required. We know patients have busy schedules, so using a one day procedure such as this is very helpful,” Dr. Sarradet explains.
The first step in the procedure is to prepare the tooth. The dentist removes all tooth decay. Next, an impression is made using a covering of titanium dust. This dust allows the camera to take a highly detailed picture of the tooth. The image is transposed onto the computer screen, allowing the dentist to view the tooth from every angle and design the final restoration.
Within 15 minutes, the full crown, onlay, overlay, or veneer is complete. The restoration is made of compressed, rather than laboratory-layered, porcelain, which enhances strength and durability. The quality of the results is the same as the laboratory-generated restoration, but a great deal of time and money is saved.
Many people desire a brighter, whiter smile. Surface stains can result from poor brushing technique, food residue, coffee or tea, tobacco use, etc. Rose Dental has many options to correct this very common concern.
“Teeth whitening is one of the easiest, least invasive treatments available today,” Dr. Sarradet says, “no irreversible changes are done to your teeth.”
Rose Dental offers an innovative treatment called Zoom!® among its many whitening options.
Zoom!® is a bleaching process that lightens the dentin and enamel of the teeth. The active ingredient in Zoom!® is a hydrogen peroxide component (25%) in the gel. When hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, the peroxide component breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles. It is these bubbles that eliminate yellowing and staining. As with any whitening system, the post-treatment results can vary according to the degree of staining and the condition of the teeth.
A consultation with the dentist prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results Zoom!® can provide in specific instances. Zoom!® is only applied to healthy teeth and gums. If tooth decay or gum disease is an issue, these need to be controlled before the bleaching treatment is performed.
Extended hours have been added to the South Austin location to provide all comprehensive dental needs, including urgent care to Austinites in the evenings and weekends. The office is open on Mondays from 8 am to 5 pm, Tuesday thru Friday from 8 am to 10 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm. Call 512-288-4447 or visit their website at www.rosedental.net/ for more information.