By Lynette Carrington
Quality dental care and patient service are just two of the points of pride at 1st Scottsdale Dental, where Dr. Ghassan Sroujieh, DDS, and Dr. Marjan Nejad, DMD, provide full dental services for a wide range of patients, utilizing state-of-the technology, digital X-rays and intraoral cameras.
“Dr. Najad provides all the cosmetic and the general dentistry, and I do all the dental surgeries and implants,” Sroujieh said, explaining his scope of work includes fixed bridges as well as removable dentures over implants. “The fixed would be the bridge, which is screwed in over an implant and not removable. You just brush and clean it. The removable implant is just like dentures, but there is the implant in the mouth,” he said, noting the attachment to the implant keeps it secure so it does not move while in the mouth.
Dentures are also available through 1st Scottsdale Dental, but whenever possible, implants are recommended for the comfort and convenience they provide.
“Patients are able to eat much better with implants. When someone eats with regular dentures, the dentures move—there is the adhesive they have to deal with, and they might swallow it. And then there is the issue that then cannot eat everything. They have to watch what they eat with dentures,” said Sroujieh, adding that with either fixed or removable implants, patients experience greater comfort.
“Sometimes if someone has bad teeth and we can’t save them, we will remove all the teeth at the same appointment, put in the implants and affix the bridge all at the same time,” Sroujieh said. Everything is mapped out on a computer beforehand and then we just transfer all that work to the mouth,”
General dentistry services include routine cleaning and digital X-rays, fillings, crowns, root canals, extractions, partials, treatment for periodontal disease and cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental procedures include veneers, Lumineers, bonding, in-office teeth whitening, take-home teeth-whitening kits and Invisalign.
Most of the practice’s patients come from referrals. “We treat our patients here like family,” said Sroujieh, who is an associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
1st Scottsdale Dental is at 10301 N. Hayden Road, Suite 110, south of Shea Boulevard. Most PPO dental plans are accepted. Call 480-922-5555 or visit www.1stscottsdaledental.com for information.
Dr. Sroujieh has additional offices at 4330 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite B18, Glendale, and 10220 W. Bell Road, Sun City. More: 623-972-4444.