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Dr. Joe D’Angelo and Dr. Ashley Olson, of D’Angelo Olson La Jolla Dentistry, are celebrating their new partnership this week. Dr. D’Angelo, a La Jolla dentist since 1990, is now teamed with Dr. Olson, who joined his office two years ago.
“She’s a wonderful addition to the practice, and I have great respect for her clinical skills and her ability to communicate with patients and help them feel comfortable,” D’Angelo said. “We share the same philosophy regarding patient care; we want to provide the highest quality dentistry and strive to be diligent in our diagnostics and planning and impeccable in our workmanship.”
Dr. Olson shares his enthusiasm for their practice. “We work extremely well together and we’re excited to continue growing the practice by reaching more patients and improving their lives through our dentistry,” she said.
D’Angelo Olson La Jolla Dentistry recently acquired new high-tech dentistry equipment. Their new iTero digital 3D scanner is being used to take impressions for Invisalign, crowns and veneers.
“The new scanner helps provide exceptional accuracy of fit in the restorations we provide for our patients,” D’Angelo said. “The patients love the goop-free approach and are amazed by the technology as they watch the three-dimensional image of their teeth and mouth reconstructed on the computer monitor.”
La Jolla Dentistry is also using new lasers to aid the treatment of bleeding gums and periodontal disease. The lasers help to reduce bacteria and stimulate the tissue in an effort to treat gum disease. The lasers are also used to reduce the discomfort associated with cold sores, canker sores and sensitive teeth.
Dr. D’Angelo is one of a few local dentists who provide all of the services needed for patients to receive dental implants without the need to be shuttled from office to office. He received his surgical and prosthetic implant training through MISCH Institute, enabling him to provide preparation, placement and the aesthetic restoration of implants for La Jolla office patients.
Providing implant services with safety and accuracy is of utmost importance at the practice. To ensure this, they have a dental CT imaging unit called an i-CAT, which provides detailed three-dimensional images of the bone and surrounding areas. This imagery along with digital planning software allows for virtual planning with a thorough understanding of dimensions and important anatomy. To further ensure safety, Dr. D’Angelo uses a Piezosurgery unit, which can prepare an area for implants without drilling if needed. This can be especially important near certain anatomical structures.
• D’Angelo Olson La Jolla Dentistry is at 1111 Torrey Pines Road, No. 101, La Jolla. Appointments can be made at (858) 459-6224 or joethedentist.com
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