Bringing your smile plan to life
We love doing preventative diagnostics and services. Dr. Vence treats some complex oral conditions, but he does general dentistry too! From his unique perspective, Dr. Vence can work with you on preventing the development of complex problems.
Our New Patient examination is designed to help you understand the current health of your mouth, know how different conditions may effect your oral health overtime, and what you may do overtime to stabilize your oral health for a lifetime.
Implants came to North America in 1981 by professor Per-Ingvar Branemark. In 1983, six satellite training centers began training oral surgeons and periodontists in implant surgery. One of these was UCLA. Dr. Vence did a hospital residency at The VA- Wadsworth/ UCLA in 1985 and was one of the first General Dentists to be trained in Implant Surgery.
As a dentist treating complex cases, Dr Vence encounters Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) and the ravages of Bruxism which is grinding or clenching of teeth. In 1986, Dr. Vence did a mini TMD residency at UCLA. To protect the dentition, Dr. Vence understands the importance of force management for the TMJ, teeth, restorations and implants.
Dr. Vence’s artistic eye and scientific mind allows him to visualize the most Esthetic and Functional outcome utilizing the least amount of restorative dentistry possible for enduring results. Knowing and executing the basics well and setting up cases to make it easy for the technician allows Dr. Vence to obtain terrific outcomes.
Dr. Vence believes in making treatment as easy to execute as possible and do it as well as possible. Treating the true cause or causes of an oral condition results in less visits to the dentist, less costs, more enduring results and less maintenance over a lifetime. This requires Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy (IDT).