Thomas F. Armstrong DDS
Creating Beautiful Smiles

Why People Choose Us

Patients come to us for one reason - an uncompromising philosophy of helping them achieve and maintain the highest level of dental health they want!  That means we have to listen to You and find out what Your goals are for your dental care.

From there, a custom treatment plan, unique to you alone, can be put together.  It may be something that can be done quickly in a few appointments.  Or it may involve a long-term plan for your dental health that may involve several stages of treatment.

Either way, it has to be right for You - taking into consideration your particular medical and dental history and problems (yes, your body is one system, so your medical issues have to be included), your concerns, and your budget, and any other questions you have

What this means is that your treatment plan will not be the "cookie-cutter" approach like many dental offices and clinics, in which everybody gets the same  type of care no matter what their specific concerns might be.

Does this work?  Well, we've been doing it this way here in Bakersfield since 1984, and there are many patients that have seen us since we opened!  I think that is a pretty good measure of success, don't you?

Highest Standards

These words are easy to say, but what do they really mean?  Every dental office mentions the same thing.  The truth is that in every type of business, there is a wide range of quality of or products  services that you can find.  It really depends on what you are really looking for. Walmart and Nordstroms are very different places to shop - for a reason.

There is an old saying that you can have either low cost, or high quality, but not both.  In other words, you get what you pay for, whether its shopping for a car, eating out at a restaurant, choosing a hotel for vacation, or having dental care.

In dentistry, if you check carefully, you'll find there are real differences between dental offices and dentists.  There are differences in background, training, and experience.  There are differences in how up-to-date the technology, equipment, materials, and techniques are.  There are differences in the level of committment to constant improvement between a quality private practice and a low-budget clinic.

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative, implant, periodontal, orthodontic, cosmetic, and whatever type of dental to achieve your optimal dental health.  Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Patient Education & Prevention-Oriented Treatment

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”.  That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. 

We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.  Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Our Training & Expertise Gives You the Best Results

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

Finally, A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile even more!