Amalgam free dentists
like Doctor Alston
use only the latest techniques.
Dr Alston is one of the current generation of amalgam free dentists that has adopted the latest technology for restorations. He has always kept current with the latest developments in dentistry. He was doing implants as early as 1975. He has participated in many hours of continuing education each year to keep his knowledge and skills current. He is currently studying the techniques of the doctors who are pioneering "tooth conserving dentistry". It will revolutionize how crowns are done.
He does bonded tooth colored restorations exclusively. He does not do any silver/amalgam fillings and hasn't since 2002, making him an amalgam free dentist. Bonding technology has advanced to the stage that fillings can look natural as well as be strong.
He believes that a person can "keep their teeth for life" if they are educated how to do it, and if their restorations are designed to make their teeth stronger instead of weakening then more.
A little family history
and a brief Resume
He has been married to his wife, Diane, since 1983 and they have three children. Stephen was born in 1988 and Samantha and Amanda were born 1991.
Doctor Alston believes in prevention and places many sealants and preventive resin restorations that stop decay before it does much damage to the tooth. He moved to the new restoration techniques and now is exclusively an amalgam free dentist taking advantage of the latest generation of bonding technologies. He encourages regular hygiene visits to maintain a healthy mouth and detect any problems while they are small.
He believes that nutrition is a critical aspect of health and counsels his patients about the dangers in their diet. He is aware that dental disease is an indicator of more serious problems such as heart disease and diabetes and educates people that they are related.
His goal is to treat his patients as he does his family with the best, most cost effective dental care available