Welcome << Why Choose Us?
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little "extra", and that's our office! We are dedicated to providing gentle and compassionate care, warm and friendly service, and we strive to give you the best experience you've ever had in a dental office.
Starting with the warm welcome you will receive whenever you visit us, to the personalized friendly care you'll receive, we believe that you'll start to feel like part of our extended family in no time at all. This way, we hope that each patient will enjoy their visits in a comfortable environment with a "home away from home" experience.
Dr. Sousa firmly believes in the importance of continuing education, both for himself and his staff. Clinical TEAM members have all been certified through the orthodontic expanded duties curriculum offered by the NH Tech Dental Assistants program. We believe that keeping abreast of the newest technological advances is essential to our commitment to provide quality care. Doctor Sousa, clinical assistants and business personnel attend numerous courses each year in order to gain more expertise in their field.
We believe that clinical knowledge must be balanced with friendly, personalized care. Dr. Sousa will diagnose and explain your orthodontic needs, see you at every visit, and ensure that your treatment proceeds as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Dr. Sousa is always available to answer questions and there is always a doctor on-call for emergency situations.
We believe in the TEAM approach utilizing extensive communication between themselves, parents, patients and patients' restorative dentists. This team approach leads, time after time to the best treatment process possible for each individual patient.
We also believe each patient's position on the team is very important! Your interest and compliance make our job and your experience a more pleasant one, and YOU will reap the benefits. Read how in this article.
We make every effort to stay on the cutting edge of the technologies we use in our practice. SCO has utilized digital radiology since 2000 and now embraces the latest 3-dimensional technology in our diagnostic process. All of our x-ray needs are provided by Advanced Digital Imaging, which uses the latest volumetric cone beam cat-scan technology (CBCT) to provide superior diagnostic images in a 3-D format. This technology provides for superior images at a lower effective radiation dosage than traditional 2-D imaging. It also provides imagery that can be useful in identifying other issues that are not readily diagnosed with 2-D x-rays such as airway issues, sinus problems, TMJ involvement or other pathology. All our scans are read by board certified Maxillofacial Radiologists for a complete and thorough evaluation. As a result we are able to make necessary referrals to outside practitioners - both dental and medical - and make the patient's scan and radiology report available as needed.
We are proud of our commitment to technology. From our automated voice system for appointment confirmations to the state-of-the-art computer network to track treatment progress, appointments and financial information, advanced technology is a major tool SCO uses to achieve our goal of being the best in all we do. Our site will soon become even more patient friendly adding an interactive capability that will allow access to appointment information, financial history, payment online as well as online submission of all patient information forms. To serve you more efficiently we are transitioning to a paperless office as completely as possible. Having your e-mail address on file will allow us to communicate with you more efficiently. And don't worry about privacy issues because we do not share any information without your expressed authorization.
From helping you select a payment plan to submitting insurance claims for you, our administrative team is here to guide you through all the financial aspects of orthodontic treatment. Read the details here.
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