Seth Rush Periodontics and Dental Implants opens in new location on Ward Parkway
By Christina McDonough Hunt
The location at 9245 Ward Parkway has a new owner! Dr. Seth Rush, DDS, MS Periodontics and Implants has moved from two doors down into a fresh, new, and innovative facility that offers an enhanced periodontal experience.
“We are able to offer our patients more at this facility with new and upgraded technology,” said Dr. Rush, owner. “We were also able to make the space larger for better access for our patients that have wheelchairs or walkers, which is important to them.”
The technology upgrades include a 3D Shape scanner that is used for digital imprinting of teeth. This scanner then sends the information to an in-house 3D printer where staff can print teeth models, temporary crowns, and more.
“The 3D printer is great especially for implants because we can scan the patient, print the model and give that model to the doctor who does the restoration. This prevents the patient from having to schedule an extra appointment, so it’s a real time saver,” explained Rush.
In addition to the scanner and printer, each patient room is fitted with a new flat screen monitor that allows the doctor and hygienist to physically show each patient what is going on with their teeth, and helps them to understand what treatment they may need and why.
The over 6700 sq.ft. facility has two floors, and was custom designed by Rush. The main level features areas such as a cone beam 3D imaging area used to assess the condition of teeth and surrounding structures, a sanitization room with an advanced sanitizing machine, eight large patient rooms that allow for better mobility for handicapped patients, one treatment consultation room, one office, and the lobby.
The sanitization room is unique to the practice. It is a centralized area assigned with the task of sanitizing all equipment. Rush uses a custom sanitizing machine that requires specialized detergents. The area is compliant and is visible to patients, a feature which Rush thought was key.
“I wanted this area to be central so patients could see that ‘Hey, things are clean,’” said Rush. “And I don’t know of any other office that has a room like this.”
The private treatment consultation room that was added to the layout was something that was missing in the old space.
“At our old location, there was not a place where we could meet privately with patients and their family members to discuss their treatment options and financing options. I’m excited to have this room where we can privately discuss those things,” he said.
The lower level has a large employee lounge complete with restrooms, showers, lockers, a kitchen area, and more. There is also an open area that Dr. Rush hopes to use in the future to host Continuing Education classes for periodontists in the area.
Rush is the only periodontist on staff, and he has a support staff of 12 employees.
Rush purchased the building in January of 2019 and the construction took about 10 months.
Finally, Rush offers mouth-saving advice.
“Periodontal and gum disease rarely hurt people. Many walk around with problems and don’t even know about it,” Rush warned. “Seeing your dentist or periodontist is a good idea because early detection can prevent issues. Untreated gum disease is the number one cause for tooth loss, so it’s better to treat it sooner than later.”
Rush Periodontics and Implants offers services such as bone grafting, temporary dental implant crowns, and periodontics such as gum grafting, osseous surgery, and more. More information may be found at rushperio.com.