In this thriving community just south of Daytona Beach you’ll find sun, surf, and some of the best dentists in the area. And you don’t have to take our word for it. Just last year, Daytona Beach News-Journal readers chose Envision Dental — located in the heart of Port Orange — to receive the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Dental Office.
On their website, Envision Dental describes themselves as “your ultimate dental office,” and they may be right. It’s not often that you find a single dental office that is able to provide such a wide range of procedures in house. Their wide range of services include:
- Cleaning and Prevention – Routine dental procedures like exams, cleanings, and x-rays.
- Cosmetic Dental Procedures – Procedures that helps your teeth look better from teeth whitening to porcelain veneers.
- Endodontics – Treatments for issues dealing with the inside of teeth including root canals and fixing cracked teeth.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Includes wisdom tooth extraction and bone grafting.
- Pediatric Dentistry – Dental services for kids.
- Periodontics – The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tooth support structure issues, including treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding) and gum recession.
- Prosthodontics – Replacement of missing teeth or other mouth and jaw structures with artificial devices.
- Restorations – Includes treatments that result from tooth loss including crowns, dentures, implants, and bridges.
- Sleep Solutions – Treatments for snoring and sleep apnea.
In order to provide such a wide range of services, Envision Dental employs some of the best dentists in Port Orange. Today, we wanted to help you get to know the Envision Dental team.
Dr. Aline Bowers – Prosthodontist
Dr. Aline Bowers is a friendly and welcoming presence in the Envision Dental office who specializes in Prosthodontics. If you don’t know what that means, you’re not alone. In short, prosthodontists have years of specialized training — in addition to the four years it typically takes to complete dental school — that allows them to diagnose, plan, and execute restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Or, as the University of Michigan’s Dental School once said, “Prosthodontists are the quarterbacks of dental treatment plans.” The treatments used by these devoted specialists include implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, and dentures.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), there are approximately 170,000 general dentists in the United States, but there are only about 3,200 individuals who have gone on to complete the training necessary to become a prosthodontist. When asked why she did it, Dr. Bowers said, “I did it for my patients.” Dr. Bowers exhibits a lot of compassion and empathy toward her patients and has made an express goal to treat every patient like they are family.
Dr. Justin Craighead – Periodontist and Prosthodontist
Dr. Justin Craighead is an industry leader and educator who specializes in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics. To tell you how uncommon that is, he is the only dual specialist in the State of Florida, and one of an incredibly small number of specialists worldwide who hold certificates in both specialties. Like Dr. Bowers, Dr. Craighead is specially trained to diagnose, plan, and execute treatments in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. His Periodontic training, however, also makes him qualified to diagnose and treat diseases that affect the support structures of teeth that include the gums and jawbone. His work ranges from the relatively straightforward replacement of a single tooth all the way up to comprehensive, multi-specialty full-mouth rehabilitation.
In addition to his work at Envision Dental in Port Orange, Dr. Craighead is active in giving lectures to other dental specialists. His teaching lectures focus on advanced techniques for tissue augmentation procedures and dental implant surgery.
Dr. Bill D’Aiuto – Former President of the Florida Dental Association
Every successful dental office needs a highly qualified general dentist, and Dr. Bill D’Aiuto is Envision Dental’s. Dr. D’Aiuto — or Dr. D as his co-workers kindly call him — joined the Envision Dental team after moving to New Smyrna Beach in 2015 to enjoy life on the beach. Prior to that, he ran his own successful practice in Longwood, Florida. His outstanding reputation is well deserved, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years.
Some of Dr. D’Aiuto’s most prestigious awards include the American Dental Association’s Outstanding Young Dentist Leader Award and various Florida Dental Association awards including the Dentist of the Year Award and the 2017 President’s Award. He has also recently served as the president of the Florida Dental Association, a state organization affiliated with the ADA that is setup to help dentists throughout the State of Florida succeed.
Envision Dental in Port Orange, Florida
As you can see, the Envision Dental team has some all-star players who are ready and able to serve their clients. By keeping so many services in-house, they are better able to serve the diverse needs of anyone who comes to their office. Because they offer specialized care, you can typically work with the same group of caring doctors from your initial exam all the way through to your final treatment. From routine, preventative care to full dentures, these dentists can handle any type of dental work that you may need.
The key to their success probably sits in their ability to put themselves in their patients’ shoes. Each member of their team strives to treat each patient with the kind of care and service that they themselves would want to receive if they needed the same treatment. Doesn’t that sound like the dental care that you deserve?