Learn more about the technology we use to restore and enhance your smile.
Galileos 3D Scanner
Technology has come to the forefront when it comes to diagnosing periodontal disease in the dentistry industry. Grove Dental has made sure to invest in dental imagery tech like the Galileo 3D Scanner. The 3D scanner is quick and comfortable and is able to help our dentists easily diagnosis a variety of dental diseases. This makes it easier for dentists to prescribe periodontal treatment as well as determine the need for dental implant process and procedure.
LANAP - Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
Lanap surgery is a laser periodontal therapy that is used for receding gums treatment and to repair damaged gum tissue. Lanap is offered as a less painful, more successful alternative to conventional surgery.
The History of Grove Dental Associates
Dr. Leonard Miller started his dental practice in Grove in 1969. He bought a trailer and placed it onthe local hospital’s property, which is currently Harp’s grocery store. He then bought the propertythe current dental office is located in 1972. At that time, this location was on the outskirts of town; he was definitely correct in his thinking that the town would grow in this direction.
He moved histrailer onto the property and began building a new contemporary office in 1973. It was a 1,300 sq. ft office with a modern, yet soon to leak, flat roof. Dr. Leonard Miller then began pursuing his interest in Japanese gardening. He built the pagoda style roof and began theplanning of Satsuki Gardens behind the office, including the koi fish pond. The office and gardens turned into adestination for visitors to Grove and even held many small weddings.
In 1989, Dr. Rick Millerjoined his father in the practice. A few years later in 1993, Dr.’s Stan and Audrey Crawford began their practice ina small house they renovated across from the current Harp’s grocery store. In 1996, the Millersand Crawfords decided to merge practices,add on to the current Miller facility and formedwhat is now known as Grove Dental Associates(Dr. Leonard Miller retired in 1998).
Thetechnology revolution in dentistry was beginning and they wanted to share in the costs of thesetechnologies that were very costly at that time. They also realized that they all professionally had different areas ofdentistry that they enjoyed, and thus, could treat patients more comprehensively if they worked together. Manyrenovations and minor additions were done to the existing building in the last 20 years asgrowth occurred.
Finally, the decision was made that a new facility was needed to be able toextend the legacy that Dr. Leonard Miller had begun nearly 50 years ago. Dr. Raegan Vaughan joined the Grove Dental Associates team, in June of 2016, and the planning of a new facility begun. The current facility has 11 operatories and the new facility will have 14 operatories. Much more
administrative space is needed and will be built into the new facility. Technology has caused
the need for larger operatories, which acted as another catalyst in the building’s urgent need. Parkinghas also been an issue as well as handicap access; better access and parking for the new building willmake it much more user-friendly. Lastly, a larger in-house dental lab and meeting room(which can beused for community events as well) will be great features.
Grove Dental’s beautiful gardens and koipond will continue toward the new facility andanother koi pond will be created forthe kids to be able to feed the fish. We know this is an important part of the Grove Dentalexperience.
Our desire is to create a facility that reflects the quality of care we desire for our
patients. We want to create a place where wellness is at the utmost importance and we can helpmotivate our patients to a lifetime of health.