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I’m glad I went the general dentistry route because if I was a specialist, that’s all I would be doing was that specialty. And what’s nice about general dentistry is you’ve got the variety. You can do a little bit here, a little bit here, and we’ve had course in all this stuff so of course, we’ve been doing it for years too, so we’re qualified at doing these things, but also, I think the staff enjoys it, too, because if I was just doing fillings all day long, I think they’d get kind of bored of that, but the fact that we can do orthodontics, we can do root canals, we can do oral surgery, we can do sedation, implants, crown and bridge, all this stuff, it just keeps it interesting.
We have a great clinical staff. Our three hygienists are excellent. I mean, I would come to any one of them. They’re very technically qualified and they do do non-surgical periodontal deep scaling and things like that, and they do a really good job at that. They’re really good at educating the patients. So they do the cleanings, the periodontal stuff, as far as general dentistry. We do fillings. We do composite fillings for fillings, we don’t do any amalgam. I mean, I’m—not that amalgam’s really a problem, but now there’s alternatives to that, so we just use the alternative.
We do make a lot of our own appliances here, too. We do space maintainers for kids, you know, when you remove a tooth and you don’t want things shifting around, we’ll do that. I mean, the staff is real good at that and you’ll see we’re doing some silver soldering and things like that. We make our own mouth guards, all just things that … it keeps it interesting.