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Ronald K Shelley DMD MAGD
Jeffrey E Feller DDS
 
Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry
20265 N 59th Ave Suite B5
Glendale AZ 85308
623-362-9616
aldentistry@gmail.com

 

Dr. Ronald Shelley was born and raised in Southern Califorina. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University in 1976. His dental education came from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. His education continued in a General Practice Residency while serving in the United States Army. Click Here for more on Dr. Ronald Shelley

Dr. Jeffrey Fellner grew up in Southern California. He received his undergraduate education at UCLA and the University of San Diego. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (and doing alot of surfing), he sought his dental training at Creighton University’s Boyne School of Dental Science. He received his DDS in 1993 and moved to Arizona. Click Here for more on Dr. Jeffrey Fellner

Tuesday
Oct302012

Biolase Laser Technology, with Dr. Jeffrey Fellner, Dentist with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry in Glendale, AZ

There are many different types of lasers out there available to both physicians and dentists, which all do the same thing, for the most part.  There is one laser being used in dentistry right now that stands out for being so unique, says Dr. Jeffrey Fellner.  The Biolase laser, or water laser, is the only laser that uses water as laser energy.

At his Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry dental practice in Glendale, Arizona, Dr. Fellner can treat patients with soft tissue trouble and also do fillings.  By using the Biolase laser, there is no drilling involved when filling cavities.  Dr. Fellner says that he uses laser energy and water spray in such a way that it actually prepares the tooth, cleans the cavity and allows him to fill it right away.  The beauty of it is there are no drills involved and therefore, no friction, vibration or heat, no anesthetic is usually needed, he adds.

Biolase laser works differently in that there's no burning or beam of light or cutting involved.  Dr. Fellner says that Biolase uses water to atomize a very fine water spray and works by accelerating the water via laser energy to ablate or adjust tooth structure.  Using an analogy, he says it's like having a handful of sand and blowing the sand away.

Dr. Jeffrey Fellner is a leading sleep expert at sleepbetter.tv and more information can be found about his dental practice at www.arrowheadlakesdentistry.com.

 

Tuesday
Oct302012

Dental Crowns, Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Fellner of Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona

Today, digital procedures are used to make porcelain crowns and fillings chair-side, while the patient is there in one appointment.  Long gone are the days of "goopy" stuff in the patient's mouth to take impressions, as they are now done with a camera.

At Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona, Dr. Jeffrey Fellner designs and creates a porcelain crown while the patient is still numb and they leave with that crown right away.  Dr. Fellner says the fit of these crowns is extremely accurate.

There are so many variables in the lifespan of anything in the mouth but Dr. Fellner says that with the proper preparation, porcelain crowns can last indefinitely.  They are stronger and more durable than they ever were and in fact, Dr. Fellner "hasn't seen one break yet."

Dr. Jeffrey Fellner is a leading sleep expert at sleepbetter.tv and more information can be found about his dental practice at www.arrowheadlakesdentistry.com.

Monday
Oct012012

Advantages of Cone Beam Imaging, with Dr. Ronald Shelley of Glendale, Arizona

Dr. Ronald Shelley, of Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona, has been using cone beam technology in his practice for about six years now.

Dr. Shelley's primary use is with dental implants, where he can see how much bone is available and he can use bone beam to create the surgical guides in order to very precisely and accurately place the implants.  This is all done through software, which has made placing implants extremely easy, he says.
The biggest benefit, Dr. Shelley says, is the greater service he can provide his patients by being more accurate and precise.  Whether it's 3-D or slices that he can see in the images, if he can see the situation, he can better understand the situation.  "Cone beam imaging has made us much better at diagnosing and if we can diagnose better, we can treat better," says Dr. Shelley.


The equipment is extremely easy to use, notes Dr. Shelley and it's assistant-driven, being that all of his assistants have been trained to use the equipment.  All of the data sets are read by radiologists, like Dr. Dale Miles, who will upload the data set to a secure server.  He will then examine the data set and then send Dr. Shelley a written report back electronically.


Cone beam lasers are one of the more expensive items a dentist can purchase, so it's important for a dentist to consider the amount and kind of business they are doing.  For oral sleep appliances, one of the applications in which Dr. Shelley uses cone beam lasers, it is an item billable to medical insurance, which expands the opportunity to use the machine.


Another option is for a dental group to get together and share the technology.  Ultimately, a dentist needs to look at their own practice to see if cone beam technology fits in.  For Dr. Shelley, he "can't imagine practicing dentistry without it."


For more information on Dr. Ronald Shelley, a leading sleep expert with sleepbetter.tv, visit his practice website at www.arrowheadlakesdentistry.com.  For more information on Dr. Dale Miles, radiologist in Fountain Hills, visit learndigital.net.

Thursday
Jul192012

Cold Laser Technology in the Dental Practice, Featuring Dr. Ronald Shelley of Arrowhead Lakes Sleep Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona

Different from the surgical heat lasers used by physicians, cold lasers have lower energy but produce a remarkable effect called biostimulation.   It is most commonly used for muscle and joint problems in the medical field.  While this technology is not new to medicine, it is the first time it has come into dentistry.  For dentists, it helps in the healing process and relieves pain and swelling, making a person feel much better in a short amount of time.
Dr. Ronald Shelley, of Arrowhead Lakes Sleep Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona, uses MLS lasers to treat head and neck muscles from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) sufferers, as they are sore and in pain.  MLS lasers also help in wound healing after root canal and tooth extraction by energizing the tissues, thereby reducing swelling and allowing patients to heal quicker.
Dr. Shelley says that treatments can often be done in one week, with 3-4 visits in that week.  Energizing the tissues takes just minutes and after just one session, most patients feel dramatic improvements.
Dr. Ronald Shelley is a leading sleep expert with sleepbetter.tv and more information can be found about Arrowhead Lakes Sleep Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona at www.arrowheadlakesdentistry.com.
Thursday
Jul192012

Better Treatment with Cone Beam X-Ray Technology, Featuring Dr. Ronald Shelley of Arrowhead Lakes Sleep Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona

In years past, dentists referred to a 2-D single film of a 3-D image, which often overlapped and distorted the x-ray image.  With the advent of Cone Beam X-ray technology, it allows dentists to visualize and understand exactly what the anatomical structures are and they can really at things from all dimensions to see what's really going on and plan appropriate care.

Dr. Ronald Shelley, of Arrowhead Lakes Sleep Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona says that with sleep dentistry, the computer can actually identify the person's airway, where he can go in and measure by volume and surface area the size of someone's airway to identify if it is an anatomical problem or breathing problem due to muscle relaxation.  It allows dentists to deal with the problem more effectively.

With TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders, a dentist can determine if it is related to a joint problem or osteo-arthritis and see changes and take measurements over time with Cone Beam X-ray technology.

What dentists can see and visualize, they can treat much better.

For more information on Dr. Ronald Shelley, a leading sleep expert on sleepbetter.tv, visit his practice website at www.arrowheadlakesdentistry.com.