Dental Implant Institute offers Sleep DentistryA beautiful smile is important for oral health and confidence. But many people are apprehensive of going to the dentist which prevents them from receiving good oral health and either keeping or improving their great smile. Dr. Gregory Greenwood, DMD, PharmD, MaCSD, recently joined the Dental Implant Institute. With over seven years of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Greenwood specializes in sleep dentistry and implant dentistry. He also specializes in innovative and minimally invasive dental treatments including cosmetic gum grafting, oral cancer screening and implant complication management, and “5 in 1” implant procedures.
“As a super general dentist, I am happy to practice sleep dentistry at this world famous institute,” he said. “I also handle all of the general dentistry needs of the office. I work very closely with Dr. Cha.”
Sleep dentistry is a new technique to assist patients that have anxiety about dental treatment. Dental sedation alleviates the discomfort and distress that certain patients may feel during treatment. Dr. Greenwood offers three types of sleep dentistry: gas, oral and IV. Dr. Greenwood and his team administer varying levels of sedation to help relax the patient both before and during the dental procedures. With sedation dentistry, there is no longer a reason to feel anxious about visiting the dentist.
Sleep dentistry can help those who are apprehensive about visiting the dentist …
Sleep dentistry can help those who are apprehensive about visiting the dentist to preserve a healthy smile since several treatments can be performed at once with no pain including regular cleanings, deep cleanings, dental implants and restorations treatments. There is also a feeling of comfort and safety when visiting the institute with Dr. Greenwood.
“I was trained in pharmacy first and worked in pharmacology and pain management. After I decided to become a dentist, I could combine pharmacy with dentistry.”
Dr. Greenwood received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Xavier University and Dental Medicine Doctorate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a diplomat of the International Academy of Dental Implantology, a member of the Nevada Dental Association and also an active member of the American Dental Association. In addition to private practice, Dr. Greenwood serves as a clinical preceptor for UNLV-SDM implant externship.
Originally from New Orleans; Dr. Greenwood said he is bringing a bit of home to Southern Nevada. However, he really enjoys Las Vegas. “So many people from around the world come here and it makes it such a wonderful melting pot of cultural diversity.” Dr. Greenwood also helped establish Louisiana Dental Centers in the greater New Orleans area post-Katrina.
Dr. Greenwood has lectured both nationally and internationally as has spoken to symposiums regarding latest trends in oral, IM, IN, and IV conscious sedation. He also volunteers oversees to share his dental skills.
Ultimately, Dr. Greenwood believes in preventive dentistry. “Come for a checkup every six months and I will help you keep good dental health.”
The Dental Implant Institute features doctors who have over 40 years of combined experience, and have placed over 40,000 dental implants. For more information, visit diiworld.com.