Missoula General Dentistry is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, high quality dental care you deserve. When you arrive at Missoula General Dentistry you will experience what modern, high-tech dentistry has to offer. With the current medical/dental advancements their practice will look at the overall health of the patient. A healthy mouth will lead to a healthy body. Your smile and health is their top priority! They believe in educating the patient so they will have the tools to keep their teeth for a life time. Dr. Kinnee and her staff are dedicated to providing you with a pleasant visit and results that you’re proud to show off. Their administrative staff is ready to help you with questions about scheduling, financial policy and insurance, to make that part of the process as simple as possible.
Motto: “Creating beautiful smiles that last a lifetime”
Led by: Dr. Terri L. Kinnee
Why They’re Unique: At Missoula General Dentistry, they make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, they work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. For your convenience, they accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. They also offer CareCredit. They accept Delta and Alligiance Insurance. They offer sedation for patients with anxiety and listen to your needs to ensure you have a positive experience.
They sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. They use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.
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Why is oral hygiene so important?
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
Meet The Expert
Dr. Kinnee grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She attended UNLV for her undergraduate studies. During her time at UNLV she was employed as a Dental Assistant. She attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry. While in dental school she was the ASDA Representative for her class. After graduating from dental school she joined the U.S. Navy as a Dental Officer. During her three years in the military she performed a variety of duties as well as general dentistry. She also worked with various specialists giving her a well rounded dental education. Dr. Kinnee earned an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy.
Returning to Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Kinnee practiced dentistry in a large group practice for over 10 years. She then ventured out on her own to private practice. The mission of her practice was to provide high quality, state-of-the-art dental care across the entire spectrum of dentistry, while making patient communication the cornerstone of her practice.
Dr. Kinnee recently sold her Las Vegas practice. She later accepted a Dentist Associate position in Spokane, WA. where she worked until a position opened in Montana. Dr. Kinnee has practiced at Family Dental Group, Missoula, MT for the past year. She has been provided an opportunity to open her own practice in Missoula, at the Larchmont Building.
She is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Montana Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Spears Study Club – Focusing on Facially generated treatment plans.
Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Kinnee and receive a straight forward answer.
Dr. Kinnee and the entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
- Dental Bleaching
What are the details of teeth whitening? It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let them know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In only a day or two your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. MGD provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, they can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
How is teeth whitening done? Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening:
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3-4 hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant.