Superior oral health requires a focus on achieving perfect patient results. Great thought and planning goes into your treatment management.
Staying current through Continuing Education Classes enables us to introduce products and services that are proven and on the cutting edge of dentistry.
We are passionate about the quality of dentistry and products we provide; we have genuine concern for our patients' well being.
Building Patient Relationships
We are relentless in delivering quality dental care; our success is measured by patient satisfaction, repeat visits and patient referrals.
Respect for the Whole Person
We value each other and our patients, and treat every person we work with as a true partner in maintaining overall health and satisfaction.
What’s New at Jakubas Dental Clinic...
In keeping with our commitment to our patients’ overall good health, we switched to digital x-rays in 2007. Using digital x-rays, we’ve reduced radiation exposure by 80 percent. Digital x-rays require no film or chemicals to process and produce an almost instantaneous image that can be further diagnosed with color contrast. While digital x-rays cost a bit more, we believe the benefits outweigh the slight increase in cost to our patients.
VELscope by Sapphire Early Oral Cancer Detection
We are now offering VELscope by Sapphire, a cancer-detecting system recently approved by the FDA. Using VELscope, Dr. Jakubas or one of her hygienist can screen a patient’s mouth for precancerous and cancerous growth.
Many patients ask if the screening with VELscope by Sapphire is necessary. Using this new technology, Dr. Jakubas is able to detect oral lesions before they have a chance to spread. Oral cancer is typically discovered in late stages, when the five-year survival rate is only 22%. If detected in early stages, the five-year survival rate is 80% or higher. VELscope powered by Sapphire can also help discover abnormal growths before they become cancerous, even below the surface.
The procedure takes about 10 minutes and costs $30. Although most insurance companies are not covering the screening procedure at this time, we believe it an important part of your overall preventative oral care.
Early detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions increases the chances of prevention, treatment and recovery.
- Oral cancer can lead to death
- Oral cancer can disfigure the face and neck
- Screening with VELscope powered by Sapphire allows us to detect lesions that would not be visible otherwise
- The procedure is painless
- Digital technology allows us to document any findings for the record and ensure accurate followup and treatment.
Dr. Jakubas or your hygienist will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this screening at your next checkup.