David F. Cooley, D.D.S. Portage, MI
Welcome! We appreciate you selecting our dental office to serve your dental needs. Our goal is to provide compassionate, quality care, using the safest and most advanced dental techniques, so that you may achieve optimal health throughout your lifetime.
Our entire staff operates as a team and we take great pride in each members training and capabilities. All staff members are certified in CPR and are current on OSHA training for your safety as well as theirs. Our clinical staff has extensive training in their fields of specialty. This web site provides you with an introduction to our health care staff and in addition, provides office hours, insurance services, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office and other useful information.
We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we’ve included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with dentistry and dental diagnoses and treatments. We also invite you to e-mail or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any question.
David F. Cooley, D.D.S. and staff
Dental Practice Overview
What I have learned from experience
Nothing is more important and beautiful than a healthy mouth. Sometimes I feel we have lost sight of that on our current never ending quest for the perfect cosmetic smile. An aesthetic or cosmetic smile is easily obtained with the advances in dental materials: however, healthy gum tissue, a sound functioning bite that is free of sensitive teeth and headaches, fresh breath and dental comfort and confidence come from a partnership with your dentist and staff and the time and care they offer you.
We consider our patients total health when caring for their oral health. This includes considerations for the medications you are taking, systemic diseases you may have acquired, medical treatments that may have been experienced such as chemotherapy or radiation and your level of dental anxiety that may create a fear of dental treatment. We know the importance of regular dental maintenance not just for healthy gums and supporting bone but for the opportunity to screen the tongue and throat for oral cancer which has increased by over 30% in the past 10 years even in the younger population due to acid reflux, alcohol use and the human papillomavirus.
What I’ve learned is to concentrate on the overall health of my patients to insure they have a beautiful and healthy smile that lasts a life time.