Most people know that the first physical trait others usually notice about them is their smile. But even with the most scrupulous home oral care, it's still important to visit the dentist every six months to make sure that that smile stays in tiptop shape.
The dentists and staff of Desert Oasis Dental have been fixing and maintaining the smiles of patients in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque areas for over a decade now in a pain free, friendly environment. A full service dental office, they were selected as a 2015 "Best Dentist in Rio Rancho" on Opencare.com thanks to patient reviews.
"We provide pretty much any dental service you would need," Alex Tran, the office's business manager, said. "We are a general dentist office which allows us to do any dental related service. "We rarely refer out to specialists so patients can get all of their work done with one team that they know and trust."
Those services include everything from checkups, X-rays, and fillings to more advanced work such as root canals, crowns, and cosmetic dentistry. The office's website is full of before and after success stories of patients with missing, discolored, or decayed teeth that have been transformed and restored to perfect health. Oral surgery, including extractions, implants, and bone grafts are performed as well.
Desert Oasis Dental is headed by Dr. Hoa Tran, who has been practicing dentistry for 12 years in New Mexico. Born in Vietnam and raised in Albuquerque, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He was the only student in his class to receive an award in cosmetic surgery. Keeping up with the latest dental technology is a priority for Dr. Tran, and a few years ago he became certified in applying DURAthin veneers, a non invasive alternative to conventional veneers that do not require drilling.
The practice strives to make everyone feel comfortable visiting the office, and patients get to enjoy heated dental chairs that also incorporate massage. This is also reflected in the many online reviews, some from patients that were previously apprehensive of going to the dentist, that attest to the staff's friendliness and gentle care given. For friends, family members or guardians accompanying a patient, a spacious waiting room featuring large screen televisions is provided.
For maintaining one's smile, Desert Oasis Dental's advice is simple.
"We would recommend flossing at least once a day, preferably at night before brushing your teeth," Tran said. "Brush twice daily for at least two minutes each time and to visit your dentist regularly every six months. It's important to see a dentist regularly so that if a patient does have any problems to tend to, we can catch them early and fix them easily with less cost to the patient."