Every year, Cary Magazine recognizes some of the top businesses in the Triangle area with the prestigious Maggy Awards. The awards honor all kinds of businesses and business owners with categories like “Best Real-Estate Agent,” “Best Bakery,” and, of course, “Best Dentist.” Dr. Bobbi Stanley has won Best Dentist numerous years in a row and we hope to grab that esteemed title again in 2021! To do so, we need your help.
To vote for Dr. Bobbi Stanley, just click on this link, go to the third page of nominations, and go down to “Best Dentist.” It’s that simple! Make sure to write in nominations for some of your other favorite Triangle businesses. Voting for awards and writing Google reviews are great and easy ways to help small businesses. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but a few awards and five-star reviews can make a huge difference for an office like ours.
At Stanley Dentistry, we pride ourselves on being one of the oldest family-owned dental offices in the Triangle. Dr. Bobbi Stanley opened the practice back in 1995 so we’ve been operating for twenty-five years. During those twenty-five years, Dr. Bobbi’s husband, Dr. Robert Stanley, decided to go to dental school as well and joined the practice as our surgeon and dental implantologist. Today, we also have Dr. David Baronowski along with two hygienists, a talented lineup of dental assistants, front desk staff, and a marketing team.
We’ve overcome everything from the 2008 recession to this year’s catastrophic COVID-19 shutdown and we always come back stronger than before. How do we do that? It’s all about our team and our patients. Everyone who works in our office, from the assistants to the doctors, is incredibly passionate about helping as many people as possible obtain healthy, beautiful smiles. We truly love helping people find their “smile confidence”. When you have that sort of pure passion, people tend to notice, which is how we’ve managed to create such an amazing patient base. Many of our patients have been with us since 1995 because they know the care we provide is unparalleled.
A lot of businesses use the saying “When you’re here, you’re family,” but at Stanley Dentistry, it’s more than just a saying. Our office is a solidified part of a Cary community. For us, this is home and the patients who come into our office every six months are our family. We’ve been lucky enough to be able to stay here and serve the Triangle for over two decades and we hope to continue to serve for as long as our team is able. Help our small business stick around by voting for Dr. Bobbi Stanley in the Maggy Awards! Just one vote goes a long way.
“Dentistry is essential health care because of its role in evaluating, diagnosing, preventing or treating oral diseases, which can affect systemic health.”
In response to the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina, our office has decided to postpone all elective treatment until May 11th. Your health and wellness is always our number one priority. Elective treatment includes cleanings and new patient consultations. As always, we will still be open for emergencies and for major procedures that could not be rescheduled. We will also be conducting virtual consultations for people who would like to start their dental treatment while in the safety and comfort of their homes. Simply go to our Make an Appointment page and let us know that you’re interested in setting up virtual consultation. We will call you shortly to schedule.
Like our in-person consultations, our virtual consultations are 100% free. They offer patients some time with the doctors to ask questions about different procedures. The doctor may ask you to take some pictures of your smile so they can start putting together a customized treatment plan. Once our office opens back up, you can come in and immediately get started with whatever procedures the doctor has recommended.
Unless you are experiencing an emergency, we recommend scheduling a virtual consultation at this time. We may not be able to give a diagnosis, but we will be able to answer some of your questions and begin your journey to a healthier, brighter smile. So many of our patients go into their first consultation thinking they need one thing and, after talking to the doctor, leave knowing they need something completely different. This virtual consultation is a time to clear the air and get both the patient and the doctor on the same page.
We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone. We’re more than willing to work with you when it comes to choosing a good platform for your virtual consultation. If you have an iPhone, we recommend using FaceTime. If that doesn’t work, we are open to using other platforms including Zoom and Skype.
We are also offering virtual consults that do not need to be scheduled. For these, you can simply send in a description of your smile along with a few pictures. One of our doctors will create a short video for you explaining a good course of treatment. If this style of consult interests you, please click here.
This is the easy part! To schedule a virtual consultation with one of our doctors, you can either call 919-371-4454 or you can go to our Make an Appointment page and request one. We’ll handle it from there!
The internet has made us reliant on price-tags. Brick-and-mortar stores have obviously utilized the price-tag for a while now. However, the internet makes it that much easier to quickly and easily look up the exact price of everything from a gallon of milk to a luxury sports car. You can see the price, check your bank account, and buy the good all while sitting on the couch.
Thanks to this ease of access to prices, we expect to know exactly how much we’re going to pay the second we begin to consider the idea of purchasing an item/service. In some ways, that’s a completely valid thing to want. Money doesn’t grow on trees — people have to budget. But, what if what you’re buying isn’t as cut-and-dry as a gallon of milk or a sweatshirt? What if you’re buying a service? And what if you can’t really anticipate exactly what that service will entail until you talk to a specialist?
If you Google the price of implants or veneers or bonding, you will not get a single flat rate. You won’t even get a reasonable range of prices. That’s because, in the medical world, very few procedures have flat fees. We’re here to explain why that is and why (most likely) your dentist or doctor isn’t trying to screw you over financially. Not handing out flat-prices to potential patients is how they protect you from hidden fees.
A big rule in our office is to never entertain price-shoppers. It’s not that we want to be mean or make them feel like we don’t have time to talk. That’s actually the last thing we want to do. We just want them to realize that, there is no way for us to give an accurate estimate to the price of most dental procedures before we see the state of the patient’s mouth. Why is this? Because every person who comes into our office has a unique case. No two mouths are the same which means no two procedures are truly the same.
There are a lot of people who call our office asking us what the flat price is for a single dental implant. We could give them the price of the physical implant but without taking 3D scans of their mouth, we wouldn’t know if they need a bone graft in order to make the implant successful. The patient might also think they just need one dental implant when in reality, after an exam, the doctor recommends three or four implants instead. Once again, thanks to the internet, a lot of people self-diagnose their dental problems. Someone may think they need a cavity filled when in reality they need a root canal — or extraction and an implant.
If we said on the phone that the implant would cost X amount, then it looks like we’re essentially lying if we have to add on the cost of a bone graft, or a deep-cleaning, or an additional implant. We’re not lying. We’re just giving the patient the care they need. But because we gave them this flat-price during their first phone call, they may expect that initial amount to cover any additional services.
As an office, we have to make a choice of whether we want to tell price-shoppers on the phone a number that most likely won’t be true or if we want to refrain from talking cost over the phone. We’ve decided to take the second approach. We always want to be as transparent with our patients as possible. When we say we don’t know exactly what the price will be, we’re telling the truth. Until we look at a case, there is no way to know for certain what procedures are needed. Because of this, Drs. Stanley decided to offer completely complimentary consultations. During a free consultation, the doctor will talk to you, take a look at your case, and map out what treatment you need and how much it costs.
Want to know how much a dental implant would cost at Stanley Dentistry? Schedule a free consultation! You will be able to speak with one of our doctors about your specific case and your treatment options. You’ll be much happier at the end of your consultation since you’ll know exactly what your treatment costs instead of hearing an inaccurate estimate over the phone.
Walking down the toothpaste aisle can be a little overwhelming (to put it nicely). There are so many different kinds of toothpaste out there from anti-cavity and whitening to desensitizing and anti-bacterial. Brands make all these different kinds of toothpaste because everyone has different teeth; some people are at a higher risk of decay while others have teeth that are sensitive to heat or cold. You can pretty easily find anti-cavity or anti-plaque toothpaste if that’s what you’re looking for but what brand do you choose? And are different flavors better than others? And does the price of toothpaste reflect it’s quality?
We’re breaking down all the best kinds of toothpaste, depending on your wants and needs. Keep reading to find out what you should pick up on your next Target run!
Most kinds of toothpaste say that they’re “anti-cavity” but which ones really work?
Colgate knows toothpaste better than anyone. Going with a Colgate brand toothpaste is always a good idea, especially when it comes to anti-cavity products. Colgate Gel-Kam Preventative Treatment Gel is their best-of-the-best fluoride toothpaste because it contains 0.4% stable stannous fluoride gel (which is dentist-talk for a lot of fluoride). Paired with regular dental cleanings, Gel-Kam is perfect for people who have had numerous cavities in the past and are looking for something stronger than the typical store-bought anti-cavity toothpaste.
Want a little better than the “good” option when it comes to cavity-fighting? CloSYS Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste is still affordable but it’s more powerful than most of its competitors. CloSYS contains powerful ingredients that kill bacteria before it can buildup into plaque. This prevents cavities and keeps your breath smelling minty-fresh!
CloSYS Anticavity also contains a mild polishing agent that can gently whiten teeth. You won’t see significant whitening with CloSYS Anticavity, since it’s mostly a cavity-fighting toothpaste, but anything helps, right?
The top-of-the-line anti-cavity toothpaste is Plaque HD Anticavity Toothpaste because instead of just saying that’s it’s removing plaque, it shows you. The toothpaste turns any plaque on the teeth green, allowing the brusher to see exactly which areas need more work.
This toothpaste is great for kids who don’t like brushing. It makes the experience of brushing a little more like a game instead of a chore. If your child is doing a poor job brushing (and their dentist is starting to notice), it’s time to try Plaque HD.
At a higher price point, most people probably don’t need Plaque HD toothpaste. The other two products are perfect for people who have had a few cavities and want to improve their oral health. However, if you continue to struggle finding and eliminating plaque when brushing, this might be a good purchase. Your hygienist will thank you!
The packaging doesn’t change a product’s quality…but it does make the experience of whipping out your toothpaste in the morning a little more enjoyable. We love how sleek and refined Opalescence Sensitivity Relief Whitening Toothpaste looks and, of course, we love how effective it is on sensitive teeth. It also helps whiten smiles thanks to a non-abrasive polishing agent.
There are a lot of sensitivity toothpaste products on the market but our patients have found the most success with The Natural Family Co Sensitive Natural Toothpaste. This toothpaste contains around 70% natural ingredients so it’s perfect for families who are concerned about the harsh chemicals found in most toothpaste products. The only “chemical-y” ingredient is potassium nitrate which helps fight tooth and gum sensitivity. At an affordable price, you won’t find a product much better than this for sensitive teeth.
Charcoal is all-the-rage right now, showing up in everything from icecream to, you guessed it, toothpaste. A lot of brands say their charcoal toothpaste works miracles, blackening teeth before transforming them into pearly whites. While we wish that was true, the reality is charcoal can only do so much. Out of all the charcoal toothpaste products, hello Activated Charcoal Epic Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste is the best but even then, this product only grabs the “good” category on our list.
We like this particular product because it’s organic (it’s artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, SLS/sulfates, parabens, microbeads, triclosan, peroxide, preservatives, and gluten-free) so it’s perfect for people who are sensitive to the chemicals normally found in whitening products. Our patients typically see a slight change in their teeth shade after a few months of use. For most people who are searching for a perfect smile, that isn’t enough so after they give hello a try, we recommend either a stronger toothpaste or an in-office whitening treatment.
Crest has quite a few whitening products for sale but we like Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy Enamel Care Toothpaste the most because it’s affordable, doesn’t have numerous steps, and produces visibly fast results. This toothpaste contains Crest’s most advanced whitening formula to date — and our patients can tell. At $5.29, this is a great whitening toothpaste if you’re looking for something both strong and affordable.
If money is just a number, we recommend getting Supersmile Professional Whitening Toothpaste. Suprersmile products are the strongest whitening products available for at-home whitening. It’s so strong because it contains Calprox, a proprietary formula of encapsulated calcium peroxide and minerals. Calprox removes built-up plaque and, with help from calcium, magnesium, phosphates, and fluoride, lifts surface stains from coffee, red wine, and other colorful culprits.
Patients who use Supersmile products for a few months will see a fairly dramatic shade-change. If, after using Supersmile products for six months, you still don’t see results, we recommend coming into the office for Zoom! or Kor whitening.
After you get whitening done in-office, you obviously want to do everything in your power to keep your new smile as white as possible. When you’re at the store, you might find yourself reaching for the first “whitening” toothpaste you see, but don’t be fooled by the sparkly, fancy packaging. Post-whitening, the best toothpaste you can buy is Voco Remin Pro. It doesn’t look like much but this product really packs a punch. If used twice daily, you’ll see the effects of your professional whitening lasting longer than ever before.
Kids toothpaste products are a dime-a-dozen but are they really benefitting your child? Vitaminpaste Kids Multivitamin Toothpaste is the first multi-vitamin and mineral supplement toothpaste made specifically for children. The toothpaste itself contains vitamins D, E, B3, B5, and B6, allowing kids to get their daily dose of vitamins just by brushing their teeth! It’s also safe to swallow so you won’t have to worry about harmful chemicals.
Bacteria in the gums, a.k.a. gingivitis, is a common problem that a lot of people face. If left untreated, gingivitis (which is really just early-stage gum disease) can turn into something a lot worse. Avoid gum recession and tooth loss by upping your oral health routine and purchasing some anti-bacterial toothpaste.
If you have very minor gingivitis, we recommend Crest Gum Detoxify Deep Clean. Compared to most other anti-gingivitis products, this toothpaste is particularly affordable and effective. It targets those hard-to-reach areas where bacteria love to hide, ensuring a cleaner, healthier mouth in only a few months.
For people with gingivitis who are concerned about the chemicals in their toothpaste, there’s Dental Herb Company Tooth & Gums Essentials Natural Toothpaste. Toothpaste can contain a lot of chemicals, some of which can be harmful to people with certain allergies or illnesses. Dental Herb Company’s product is all-natural, SLS-free, and contains all the good stuff like essential oils and xylitol without all the bad stuff (i.e. artificial ingredients or harmful foaming agents).
Our patients have found that Dental Herb Company’s Tooth & Gums toothpaste controls bleeding gums when used over time. It has that professional strength that everyone wants in their toothpaste without all the fake flavors and colors. At $9.99, this toothpaste might be a little more expensive then what the average person wants to pay but, if going organic is important to you, it’s worth the extra cash.
If you want to get rid of your bleeding gums fast, only one toothpaste will do: Parodontax Antigingivitis Toothpaste. This clinical-grade toothpaste breaks apart plaque — the leading cause of gingivitis. Whereas the other two products do a good job preventing bleeding gums or treating very mild cases, Parodontax promises real results for people with gingivitis. If used twice daily, you should see a drastic change in your oral health in about twelve weeks.
Brushing and flossing with braces is tough even for the best and most experienced brushers. We oftentimes find cavities and gingivitis in patients after they get their braces off because they struggled so much with brushing properly. Some patients also see the formation of white-spot lesions on their teeth while in ortho which can be permanent.
If you’re in braces and you’re concerned about the state of your oral health, try OrthoCare. This specially-formulated toothpaste repairs and protects teeth against white spots and tooth decay that can develop during ortho treatment. Although a little more expensive than your average bottle of Crest, Orthocare can save you a lot of money in the end. Numerous filings aren’t cheap and neither are deep cleanings to treat periodontal disease. Get Orthocare while you’re still in braces to ensure a straight and healthy smile afterward.
Having a dry mouth isn’t just uncomfortable — and it can also negatively affect your oral health. Dry mouth is directly linked to tooth decay, giving sufferers a higher risk of cavities. If you think you might have dry mouth, talk to your dentist about your symptoms and try a dry-mouth fighting toothpaste like Colgate Hydris Dry Mouth Hydrating Toothpaste. Often times, dry mouth is a symptom of a larger, underlying problem so it’s best to schedule an appointment with your dentist instead of just managing the discomfort.
If your dry mouth isn’t part of an underlying condition, you’ll probably want something that is effective in the longterm. Biotene Oral Balance Gel is a soothing gel that dry mouth suffers can place in their mouth for instant relief. Unlike Colgate’s product, this isn’t a toothpaste per se. It’s a mouth moisturizer that can be used at any time and doesn’t need to be rinsed out.
The first step to tackling bad breath (if you know it’s not a symptom of an underlying illness) is becoming a master brusher. Buy yourself a new toothbrush and a bottle of Aim Cavity Protection Multi-Benefit Gel Toothpaste and get to brushing! Aim is the most affordable toothpaste on the market and, surprisingly, it does a good job at fighting cavities and bad breath. At the price of $1.39, there’s no reason not to give it a try!
You’re already confident in your brushing prowess but you’re still struggling with bad breath. What’s the next step? Try Oxyfresh Fresh Breath Power Paste. The natural lemon-flavored toothpaste uses a combination of essential oils, including lemon, orange, grapefruit, bergamot, lime and peppermint, to give you fresh smelling breath for the entire day. It’s a little bit stronger than your typical toothpaste and, because of that, it’s a little more expensive. You’ll be spending $13.49 for the bottle but you only need to use a quarter of the amount you typically use per brushing so it should last you four times longer!
If you’re looking for the strongest bad-breath fighter on the market, look no further than BreathRx Purifying Toothpaste. Our patients have found the most success with BreathRx compared to other brands. While Oxyfresh is perfect for people who’re concerned about their allergies to certain chemicals, BreathRx is undoubtedly stronger and a little more affordable at $8.49.
Afraid to brush your teeth after oral surgery? You’re not alone — a lot of our patients come in months after a tooth extraction with severe plaque buildup or gingivitis because they’ve neglected to brush because of pain. If you’re about to undergo some kind of oral surgery, we recommend picking up a bottle of Oxyfresh Super Relief Dental Gel. You can easily apply the gel to the teeth and gums to relieve pain before you brush. Remember that Oxyfresh Super Relief isn’t technically a toothpaste — it’s a soothing gel. Apply the gel before you brush to make brushing easier and pain-free!
For brushing post-surgery, try Holocuren Miracle Propolis Natural Toothpaste. It’s infused with tea tree oil and xylitol which help promote healing. Even if you’re not post-op, Miracle Propolis is just a good toothpaste for fighting cavities and getting fresher, cleaner breath. It’s also great for people who have chronic canker sores; most patients report seeing fewer sores after just a few weeks of use.
You’re doing your standard morning routine: showering, drinking a cup of coffee, and brushing your teeth. Everything seems normal until you notice a little bit of blood on your toothbrush. A closer look in the mirror yields alarming results: your gums are bleeding.
Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for millions of Americans every day. It’s so common that a lot of people don’t even consider bleeding gums abnormal or upsetting at all. After all, a few spots of blood on your floss isn’t a big deal, right?
Wrong. If you’re bleeding when flossing or brushing, you need to schedule an appointment to visit our office. Periodontal disease (aka, gum disease) is no laughing matter and can have serious, long-term effects. Patients who leave their periodontal disease untreated are at a greater risk of certain kinds of cancers and will undoubtedly suffer a multitude of oral health issues including:
You probably don’t look at your gums very often but that doesn’t mean they aren’t an important part of your smile. Your gums hold your teeth in place — without them, you wouldn’t have any teeth. Because they’re made of tissue, your gums are not as resilient as your teeth. If not taken care of properly, they become susceptible to bacteria and disease. When bacteria get underneath the gums, causing inflammation and bleeding, gingivitis and eventually periodontal disease manifest.
At first, gum disease presents only mild symptoms. Doctors call this beginning stage gingivitis. The gums will turn red and they may be a little swollen. Brushing or flossing will cause them to bleed easily. A lot of people ignore gingivitis because there isn’t a lot of pain associated with it. Bleeding gums may be a little sensitive but, for most patients, it’s a painless condition.
Compared to the later stages of gum disease, gingivitis is easy to treat. Brushing and flossing more and using a special anti-bacterial toothpaste should cure it within a few weeks. Problems arise when patients get gingivitis but don’t do anything about it. That’s when gingivitis becomes periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is the later stage of gum disease. At this stage, bacteria will begin to grow underneath the gums, forcing them to recede from the teeth. Patients sometimes think their teeth are getting “longer” but in reality, their gums are getting smaller. The more the gums recede, the higher the likelihood of tooth loss. Without the gums holding the teeth in, they can become loose and, in severe cases, fall out.
Patients who wait for years and years to get their periodontal disease treated typically have drastic gum recession and bone loss. Dr. Rob uses bone grafts, gum grafts, and dental implants (all of which require surgery) to treat severe, late-stage gum disease. For periodontal patients, the longer you wait to get treatment, the fewer treatment options you’ll have.
If you have periodontal disease and your hygienist catches it, they’ll perform what we call a “deep cleaning” or a scaling treatment. During a deep cleaning, the hygienist removes as much of the bacteria from the gums as she can using a very small instrument called a hydro dental scaler. The scaler uses a high-powered stream of water to blast away bacteria build-up in and around the gums. As you probably assumed, scaling is uncomfortable so we always give patients local anesthetic to numb the gums prior.
The procedure is common but it does add another step to the average dental visit which no one wants. Plus, most deep cleanings don’t get all of the bacteria so patients have to come back for follow-up perio-maintenance appointments.
Save yourself some time and money by getting regular dental cleanings every six months and taking care of your teeth at home. You’ll thank us in the long run!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: if you have dental insurance, the best way to save yourself a lot of money is to remember the “use it or lose it” principle. Every year, we run a campaign encouraging our patients to schedule their cleanings, fillings, and other dental services before the end of the year, since dental insurance doesn’t rollover. If patients don’t use the amount allocated by their insurance by the end of the year, they lose that money.
August probably seems a little early to begin thinking about the end of the year but schedules fill up quickly. Back-to-school is just around the corner and before you know it, the holidays will be here. Evade the unnecessary anxiety by scheduling early and using your dental insurance before it’s too late.
Dental insurance is an overly complicated web of unnecessary rules, insane numbers, and fine print. Very few of our patients truly understand how it works since the insurance companies do their best to keep anyone and everyone in the dark. They want their policyholders “out of the know” because that often means making more money. If you don’t know how something works, you won’t notice when the system cheats you.
In dental insurance, that cheat is losing the services you already paid for at the end of each calendar year. In a typical dental insurance plan, you probably get the following:
If you only get one cleaning in May and don’t go in for another one six months later, you lose the money you paid to the insurance company. The insurance company is happy because you paid them for a cleaning that they never had to cover. If you try to go in for a cleaning in January to use one of your two cleanings from the previous year, you’ll just end up using money from your current annual plan instead.
It is never a good idea to sit on needed dental work. Many serious operations, from knee replacement to open-heart surgery, require dental clearance so it’s best to stay abreast of any dental concerns. Of course, that isn’t always easy and we understand that. A lot of people push dentist visits to the back burner because of financial concerns. If you need a lot of treatment, it can get expensive.
The thing is, a lot of our patients come into the office for the first time not knowing that their insurance will cover the majority of their treatment. They assume that insurance won’t cover things like fillings, crowns, or oral cancer screenings when in reality, they will. If you haven’t already gone past your limit for the year, many dental insurance companies will cover a variety of services.
The best way to know what your dental insurance covers is to come into the office and meet with our insurance experts. They’ll give you a complimentary insurance check to see what insurance will and won’t cover.
If you have a dental insurance plan, you’ve already paid for regular visits to the dentist. You’ve already paid for the occasional filling or crown. Isn’t it better to schedule those appointments and effectively use that money instead of allowing the dental insurance companies to scam you out of hundreds of dollars?
We hear a lot of questions about dental health from our patients: “How do I get rid of bad breath?”,“When do I need my wisdom teeth removed?”,“Will my veneers stain?” Those, we anticipate — we’re a dental office after all. We love helping patients understand their oral health better. What might be a little surprising is how often we hear insurance-based inquiries. “Are you in-network with (fill in the blank here)?” is undoubtedly the most frequently asked question in our office.
Patients assume that dental insurance is comparable to normal health insurance because there’s similar verbiage. Unfortunately, the two share very few similarities. This leads to a lot of confusion, hence the inundation of dental insurance questions we receive daily. We’re here to clear the air on what exactly dental insurance is and how it can both help (and hurt) your wallet.
With health insurance, you’re paying the insurance company to cover the costs of potential injuries, check-ups, etc. Health insurance has its own problems but it typically does cover at least part of big, medical expenditures.
Dental insurance does not. If you’re paying for dental insurance, you’re essentially paying for a dental coupon. You have a certain amount of money (typically $1000) that you can spend on dental care for the year. If you break a tooth and need immediate care but you’ve already spent that $1000, your dental insurance will not cover the treatment. To make matters worse, if you go all year and only spend $200 on dental care, the remaining $800 does not rollover. You lose all that money.
If dental insurance is one of your employment benefits, use it. Schedule your six-month wellness visits and don’t let it go to waste. If you don’t have dental insurance, consider paying out-of-pocket. We know that sounds scary but in the long run, you will save money. Dental insurance companies stay afloat because they rely on people’s ignorance. They know that most people don’t know how dental insurance works.
Follow these links to learn more about dental insurance:
If you’re considering paying out-of-pocket for your dental care, give us a call at 919-371-4454 . We’ll talk to you about our financing options and any and all available discounts.
Dr. Bobbi Stanley went into dentistry for one single reason: because she loved it. From a young age, she knew that dentistry was the only thing she could do for the rest of her life that would make her truly happy. Stanley Dentistry is the result of her and Dr. Rob Stanley‘s unparalleled passion for the dental field and, more importantly, their patients. Why does Dr. Bobbi Stanley love dentistry so much? Because she loves seeing patients leave the office with beautiful, pain-free smiles. For us, dentistry isn’t so much about teeth as it is about making people feel healthy, happy, and confident.
For the Stanley Dentistry team, we have a motto that we all live by: never compromise. When it comes to our patients, every Stanley Dentistry team member is focused on finding the best possible treatment plan for each unique individual. What works for one patient may not work for another which is why we give individualized attention. We believe that every trip to Stanley Dentistry should be stress-free, comfortable, and beneficial to the patient.
Our team is honest with their patients about every step of their treatment, including finances. If a patient cannot afford a certain service, we are always willing to find alternative solutions or set up a financing plan. Our slogan, Find Your Smile, is a constant goal at Stanley Dentistry. No matter what your circumstances, we want you to have the amazing smile you deserve.
Going to the dentist isn’t exactly a fun experience. Lots of people dread going because they think it entails pain, anxiety, that gross “clinical” smell, and a lot of money. For a lot of dental offices, those fears are warranted. Luckily for our patients, we aren’t most dental offices.
Dr. Bobbi Stanley and Dr. Rob Stanley set out to make Stanley Dentistry a place where patients could feel comfortable, relaxed and well taken care of. We offer bluetooth headphones, warm blankets, and sessions in our in-office massage chair to make our patients feel like they’re at a five-star spa instead of a dental office. For patients with high anxiety, we have an array of sedation options to make each visit quick and painless.
Our team builds relationships with everyone who walks through the door not because they have to but because they want to. The Stanley Dentistry team believes that no one should have to ever “endure” a dental visit. Everyone deserves to come into a dental office that has a friendly, anxiety-free environment. We take the time to get to know you and what you value. After your first appointment, we make a point of taking those values into consideration during your following appointments.
At the end of the day, Stanley Dentistry isn’t about fixing teeth. It’s about giving people back their self-confidence. It’s about taking the anxiety and pain out of going to the dentist. It’s about forming relationships with the people who care about your health.
If Stanley Dentistry feels like a good fit for you, set up an appointment today!
Did you know that dental insurance benefits do not roll over from year to year? When your plan renews at the end of the year, any remaining insurance benefits are lost. These are benefits that you have already purchased throughout the year and they will be completely wasted. There is no need to throw your hard earned money in the trash! Insurance can be confusing and we want to help ensure that all of our incredible patients receive the care that they deserve and the benefits they purchased.
Dental insurance covers a variety of services offered at our family dentistry in Cary NC. Beyond bi-yearly cleanings and checkups. Many patients are treatment planned with additional services such as necessary fillings, root canals, crowns, and more but are hindered by cost and time.
If cost is your concern, now is the time to act of your benefits. You are already paying monthly for your dental insurance and not using it to it’s full benefit is wasteful for you. The other factor that most patients mention is their time. The holidays are busy for everyone and waiting until the last minute to schedule your appointment can leave the chance of not getting the appointment time that you desire.
Our goal above all else in our office is our patients’ health. We encourage patients to get the treatment they are recommended when in the office but we understand it can be difficult to make appointments happen as soon as they learn of an issue. Dr. Bobbi Stanley often says, “I want my patients to receive the top notch care they deserve but I also want to help them utilize their dental benefits to ensure they are not wasting their money.” Often times patients do not know that they have benefits remaining and that they will not roll over into next year. The biggest thing we see at the end of the year is parents that want to get their children’s cleanings or wisdom teeth pulled (oral surgery)during Christmas break from school, now is the time to book those appointments to ensure that they will be seen before your insurance renews.
This year, Stanley Dentistry has committed to making patients aware of remaining benefits, and their outstanding treatment, so that those insurance dollars are put to good use. Our patient liaisons have begun our new yearly Use It or Lose It campaign. We are working diligently to contact patients with remaining benefits to help them get scheduled now, at a time that will fit their schedule, before everyone scrambles to find an open appointment during the busy holiday season.
If you have recommended treatment outstanding or have yet to receive your two dental cleanings and check ups in 2018, please contact our office today and we would be more than happy to help meet all of your dental needs. Our Lead Patient Liaison, Diana Alcaraz, wants all patients to know, “If you are unaware if you are someone who has outstanding treatment or if you have leftover insurance dollar, you can absolutely call us and we will complete a complimentary benefits check to see what coverage you have left to ensure that we maximize your insurance dollars and help you put your hard-earned dollars to work.”