Dr. Janet Hatcher Rice DDS, PC is a dental spa practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using state-of-the-art procedures that will result in a beautiful, long lasting smile!
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to lifelong dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing and flouride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. Numerous studies have linked dental health to heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Dental health is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross-contamination processes which exceed standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We use state-of-the-art sterilization equipment to meet the highest standards. Our sterilizers are constantly tested with biological indicators to assure sterility.
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident in the knowledge that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves on providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients with compassion is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Request an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!
What is Spa Dentistry?
Spa Dentistry has been around for several years. In fact, its roots can be traced back to 1978 to the Holistic Dental movement. Holistic Dentists were focused on treating the “whole person” and not just the teeth. But for many, the delivery of care stayed the same. It was still drill and fill in the presence of glaring overhead lights, medicinal smells, harsh sounds and cold rooms. Dr. Janet Hatcher Rice's personal journey in dentistry began early, at the knee of her father. But after years of dentistry, first as a hygienist and later as a dentist, she knew that if she was to be fulfilled professionally, she would need to venture out on her own path. It was during her quest for wellness in alternative places that the idea of a different way to practice dentistry evolved.
Spa Dentistry began as an idea about incorporating advancements in dental technology and techniques into a spa atmosphere centered on the individual. Providing dental care is personal and intimate. We touch people physically and we need to make patients feel comfortable, safe and understood.
From the moment you walk into this practice, your senses are awakened with aromatic smells, sounds of soft music, muted lighting and muffled sounds. We offer a beverage, a warm neck wrap, a blanket, lip balm and dark glasses. After researching the options, Dr. Janet Hatcher Rice came up with products and services that complimented her laser and cosmetic practice. The concept is still evolving but now she looks forward to working in an office that reflects her personality, her interests and those of her patients creating an atomsphere that is conducive to sharing and awareness.
Thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs. We look forward to serving you.