Welcome and thank you for your interest in our practice.
Dr. Carl M. Block's personal and professional philosophy is to always provide the highest quality of care for his patients. This means that he carefully examines each patient's individual health needs, and attends to his or her specific concerns. As there can only be one correct diagnosis, there may be several options for treatment in which he and his staff will help you to make an informed decision.
We are pleased to announce that effective December 11, 2008 our practice became accredited by The Joint Commission on Accredited Healthcare Organizations. We were the first and are currently the only periodontal practice in the United States and only one of three in the country in dentistry with this elite type of accreditation.
Universities and hospitals are required to have The Joint Commission accreditation. However, for our office, this was a voluntary process in which we chose to participate, in order to provide the safest and highest quality of care to our patients. This award is for three years at which time our office is required to be re-inspected in order for the accreditation to be renewed. To learn more about The Joint Commission please click here.
Additionally, we are pleased to announce that our office is now enhancing treatment planning and patient care with the addition of advanced 3-D digital imaging technology. With a quick scan Dr. Block can now view enhanced images of a patient's anatomy allowing him to accomplish a more precise evaluation for predictable treatment with shorter appointment times for patients. This 3-D dental imaging is used for implant planning, TMJ and airway analysis, orthodontic and oral surgery planning, and to detect pathology such as cysts and tumors. Furthermore, our scans are reviewed by a maxillofacial radiologist for complete radilogical interpretations. To learn more about this technology you may follow the link at www.imagingsciences.com
Periodontal disease can be a severe infection of the gum and jawbone, is a leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States and has been connected with complications in pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and diabetic complications. Our goal is to work closely with your general dentist to preserve your health for a lifetime. If you would like to learn more about this topic, please click here.
Dental implants are the most optimal replacement for missing teeth for some patients. They anchor your teeth to the jaw, just as a natural tooth root would. This provides optimal stability for your teeth and supports the health of your jawbone. For more information on dental implants, please click here.
We offer advanced care in the fields of regenerative (new gum and bone growth) periodontics, periodontal plastic surgery and implant dentistry. Using the latest techniques, we remain at the forefront of these continually advancing fields.
Virginia's Top Dentists 2011
We are proud to announce that Dr. Carl Block was again honored by being chosen amongst his peers as one of "Virginia's Top Dentists 2011!" You can find this article in the August 2011 edition of Virginia Living magazine. Dr. Block is very proud to have been serving the greater Richmond area for 20 years and truly appreciate the acknowledgement as one of Virginia's Top Dentists by his colleagues.
Dr. Block would like to thank his peers for all of the support and confidence they have shown in him throughout the years.
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation, please call our office at (804) 378-2068, or email us . We look forward to providing you with excellent care.Virginia Decorated Navy Officer and New Commanding Officer Cathy Harrison Honored at Legislative Reception
Also see her in the Metro Business Times Dispatch - "DOUBLE DUTY"
We are proud to have her as a part of our staff.