1. We’re Truly Gentle
“I love Dr. Receveur. He’s had some dental problems in the past, and understands the pain and fear that people really have, and I think that he treats you as though he’s treating himself.” – Eileen Davis, Louisville, KY
Up until about 20 years ago, getting dental work done was a “less than comfortable” experience. Some procedures, such as tooth extraction, relied on brute force as the latest technique. Things have come a long way since then, and new techniques eliminate the manhandling that was once a requirement. Have you ever heard that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? It’s shameful, but some dentists are just stuck in their ways and refuse to accept anything new. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There is no longer a reason to associate dentistry with pain!
Dr. Receveur Method™ Dentistry takes advantage of all of the latest techniques and clinical research. Unlike an old dog unwilling to change his ways, Dr. Receveur actively seeks out any new options that can bring his patients a more relaxing and pain-free experience.
We ask that you learn a few new tricks as well.
You’ll have to let go of those anxieties and fears. They are part of the “old school” of dentistry, and we don’t practice that here
What we do here is essentially painless dentistry and life changing transformation. The old way of thinking was that you had to endure dental pain just to keep things from getting worse. Today’s thinking is that you can have the smile of your dreams without pain!
I could spend the rest of the day telling you that you no longer need to fear the dentist, but only you can let that message through. Read some of the quotes from our patients who came to us with the same fears that you have, then come in to the office for a complimentary consultation and meet our team. The feeling of trust and security that you get will be undeniable.
Not only are we able to relieve your fears and anxieties about dental care, we could make you so comfortable that you’ll sleep right through the whole procedure. When you go through sedation dentistry, you are so comfortable that we are able to complete amazing amounts of work in just one visit. Even with all of the comforts and amenities that we have to offer, most patients still think it’s better to have fewer visits
“I was petrified. I’d tell anybody that was apprehensive about dental work that if they come here there is no pain and the fear was totally gone when I met the staff. They’re just awesome. It was an awesome experience for me.” – Linda Davidson, Austin, IN
“I was really scared of the dentist when I was younger, and I think that was the basis for a lot of my dental problems. So fear was a big factor, until I started with Dr. Receveur, and now I don’t worry at all. I’m totally comfortable with Dr. Receveur, and I don’t even worry about coming. I usually fall asleep during the appointment.” – Fran Matusky, Sellersburg, IN
“Prior to sedation dentistry, dental procedures were a nightmare for me. Crying before I would even make the appointment. Now, with sedation dentistry, I’m much more relaxed. I absolutely love the team here. I’ve actually driven three hours home from college to come in because I wouldn’t go to any other dentist.” – Mary Gettelfinger, Jeffersonville, IN
2. We Are Friendly
“I hold the Guinness World Record for being the biggest Coward. My Fear kept me from getting my dental work done for years. Dr. Ron listened to what I had to say. He turned my nightmare into a Wonderful experience! If I had known my dental experience was going to be like this, I would have done it years ago! –Brenda Waters, Jeffersonville, IN
Once you set foot in our office, you might forget where you are. We’re not your typical dentist office with a waiting room full of anxious patients. Actually, our waiting room is usually pretty empty because we don’t allow anyone to stay there for more than 15 minutes!
We don’t see our job—our mission in life—as treating dental patients. Our mission in life is making people happy, and a natural side benefit of that is walking out with a stunning smile. This must be why our neighbors think we do dental work—everybody walks out of our office with an amazing smile that wasn’t there when they came in.
We go out of our way to differentiate ourselves as the friendliest dentist office in the world. This starts from the day we hire each employee, based as much on their disarming personality as their professional qualifications. There’s also a bit of competition to see who can create the most smiles (it’s pretty contagious).
We don’t just hire pretty faces though. Our employees are only able to relax and have fun because they are extremely confident in everything they do. It’s only through this strong bond of competence and compassion that we are able to develop the lifelong patient relationships that ensure our future.
3. We Treat You with Respect and Compassion
“Dr. Ron has just been wonderful from the get-go. He allows me the time that I need, because I have certain needs that others may not have. I have total confidence in my implant. I eat more on that side because that tooth feels stronger. If you’re having problems, you really need to go see my dentist, Dr. Ron, because he’s the absolute best. He will take care of what you need and want out of your dental experience, which is great teeth and no pain.” – Vickie Lowery, New Albany / Southern Indiana.
We’re not your average dentist’s office and you’ll recognize that as soon as you walk in the door. Our primary focus is making patients feel happy and comfortable, and that starts with respect and compassion (with a whole lot of laughter in between).
We won’t let you wait around for us. I don’t think that anyone would argue that a doctor’s time is valuable, but doesn’t it make you mad when doctors imply that your time isn’t valuable? If we ever cause you to wait more than 15 minutes, then we’ll give you a $25 gift certificate or a $25 credit toward your bill. We appreciate your time.
We also show our respect and compassion by not judging your past. The biggest reason people put off dental work is because they feel guilty for having put it off in the past—it’s a never ending cycle. We’ll never lecture you about your past dental decisions. Why would we? We only care about the decision that brought you here today.
Have you ever really looked forward to a visit to the dentist? Have you ever really enjoyed a visit to the dentist? Don’t worry, you will. Come on in and see why.
Take a look at what our facility has to offer:
A quiet, relaxed environment, free from distractions
- The sound of laughter and fun throughout the office (we enjoy what we do)
- Hot or cold beverages – juice or coffee
- Blankets and neck pillows
- DVD movie players
- Headphones to listen to your favorite music
4. My Childhood Experience with Dental Prosthetics and Bridges
My quest to find the best solutions for people with missing teeth wasn’t just a professional decision; it grew from my own painful personal experiences.
I was born with a congenitally missing tooth, also known as a partial cleft palate. Throughout my childhood I wore an awful removable plastic partial to replace one of my front teeth. I’ve always known the feeling of having something cumbersome and ineffective in my mouth. I was able to chew much better without it, so I removed it whenever I ate at home, but I was too embarrassed to do that in front of others. Eating with that partial in place really took all of the enjoyment out of my meals.
As a teenager, I was able to get a traditional bridge made. This was done when three unit permanent bridges were common, and I had to have the teeth next to the missing tooth ground down to support the unit. This procedure isn’t always bad—in cases where the neighboring teeth already have large fillings, you’re adding strength. However, grinding the enamel away from healthy teeth is far from the best choice.
Naturally, I always had a greater sensitivity for people with missing teeth than my fellow dental students and I learned everything I could about replacing missing teeth. What I learned in dental school was just the tip of the iceberg and the foundation for a lifetime of learning and study.
As a senior in dental school, I decided it was time to replace my basic dental work with something more high-tech. I was in for the shock of my life when they removed that bulky old bridge—one of my formerly perfect teeth had been ground down to a toothpick by our childhood dentist. I swore then and there that I would always try to do the right thing, in my mind, when helping patients with missing teeth
Although I was done with dental school, I was just beginning my quest to find the best possible ways to replace missing teeth without destroying healthy ones.
I began my journey by studying under Dr. Gus Livaditis in the early 1980’s. Gus was one of the pioneers of acid etching, bonding and a technique known as the Maryland Bridge. This technique allowed me to place a bridge with very little effect on the adjacent teeth. With every bit of new technology comes resistance, and there were dentists who adamantly spoke out against the Maryland Bridge. From my point of view as not only a doctor, but a patient as well, I knew they were wrong and I continued to place them. Time has proven them to be effective and I still place them to this day.
It was scary to take a stand against so many prominent dentists who spoke out against Maryland Bridges at the time, but it was the right path to follow because it allowed us to replace teeth without grinding down the adjacent teeth. However this was not the end of my journey.
My Search for the Truth about Dental Implants
It was easy to see that dental implants were the answer to so many dental problems, but I never understood why so little time had been spent on this in dental school.Missing teeth are a huge problem for people.
The more I learned, the less I understood about why dental students receive so little education on this miracle that solved so many of the problems in ways that were better than what I had been taught in dental school.
I continued studying and solving people’s problems for ten years using dental implants, but patients were often leery of something so new. Dental implants are a big step and they can be a “hard sell” for many patients. Some were hesitant to try something “new,” some worried about the possibility of failure and some really didn’t like to hear the word “surgery.”
It was during the 1990’s when orthopedic surgeons successfully placed large numbers of titanium hips, knees and other joints with very fast and easy recovery periods that dental implant surgery took off. When people saw that the same technology that made a hip so easy to replace was being used for something as minor as a “little dental implant”—all of the sudden, it wasn’t so scary.
There was one more hurdle…
I had done a lot of studying to ensure that using implants was the right choice for my patients, and years of experience had proven this. For years, I was referring my patients to more experienced oral surgeons for the actual placement of the implant. In the beginning, when implants were new, this worked fine. However, it soon became clear that for the sake of efficiency, and the trust of my patients, I needed to begin placing the implants myself.
So after using implants and Maryland bridges in the treatment plans of thousands of my patients, I decided to seek out the best of the best for my own personal training. I started with Nobel BioCare, the largest manufacturer of implants in the country. I studied their systems and prosthetics under Dr. Jack Hahn, a Cincinnati dentist who had placed over 30,000 implants. The training and experience were great, and I still use some of their products today, but because they were constantly pushing “their product” I decided to diversify my knowledge base.
I asked every dentist and oral surgeon I could find what their recommendations would be; time and time again The Midwest Implant Institute in Columbus, Ohio was the clear champion. Training there was done hands-on under the close supervision of Dr. Heller, the founder and owner. He had placed 35,000 dental implants and is an expert in his field. He doesn’t just perform implants; he actually invented many of the instruments and techniques that are used today.
Doctors fly to Columbus, Ohio from all over the world to train under Dr. Heller, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with a true legend right here “in my own backyard.”
During my externship at The Midwest Implant Institute I developed a strong professional network with other likeminded dentists from around the world. We all had the strong desire to personally exceed the 95% success rate that implants saw worldwide, and we formed groups to study and share our discoveries back at our practices long after our externships were finished. Many doctors in my network have been placing implants for 30 years with tremendous success!
It was through this network that I discovered the world’s foremost implant dentist, Dr. Carl Misch, and decided to continue my studies under him to learn everything I could about this modern miracle.
I also met Dr. James Butler, a nationally renowned Mini-Implant expert and instructor with IMTEC, one of the earliest and largest producers of Mini-Implants. That relationship led me to IntraLock, a cutting edge Mini-Implant company.
What are Mini-Implants?
Mini-Implants allow me to place an implant to support crowns, bridges or dentures in areas where the amount of bone is limited, providing another option to those who were previously unable to get implants. They’ve become a popular option for those seeking less expensive alternatives and in many cases offer a quicker treatment regimen. It’s just another tool in my bag of tricks, and having a full bag of tricks brings my quest full-circle.
My personal search for a great choice to replace missing teeth—all the way from my childhood—had final closure. I can feel good about the options I have to offer my patients. FINALLY!
I could have gone the easy route after dental school by opening my practice and offering just a handful of services for the rest of my career. However, my personal challenge wasn’t just to be a dentist; it was to be a dentist who offered the best and most options, as well as the most compassionate care. That’s why I went through extensive training to be able to bring the full range of services, from surgical placement of implants to the design and placement of your new teeth, all in one office.
5. You Get More Options
For some reason, there are other dentists who will only offer you a few procedure choices. Maybe they really don’t know about all of the other choices, or perhaps they chose not to be trained in a large variety of methods. Many dentists choose their personal favorites and insist that their patients go with those options. They won’t tell you anything about the procedures that they don’t want to perform.
In the Receveur Method™, I rely heavily on prevention. If I can prevent tooth decay and gum disease all together, then I have truly done my patients a service.
Obviously, not all dental problems can be prevented, which leads us to our next priority—early detection. I use the latest detection technology to find things that most dentists miss. One example is our fiber-optic lighting system that I use to detect tiny cracks that our patients say other dentists had never noticed.
When it comes to avoiding pain and discomfort, we go to great lengths to offer you more choices. These include topical anesthetic pastes, needle-free anesthetic, dental sedation, nitrous oxide analgesia and other non-drill methods. I use a method of pinching your cheek while I give you the anesthetic, which is extremely effective at disguising what I’m doing. Most patients say that they feel nothing at all during my injections, and that’s the truth!
We also offer more choices when it comes to the more complicated procedures. We offer inlays and onlays, veneers, bonding, implants, shaping, whitening and so much more.
What we don’t offer is that lame excuse that you only have one or two options. With the Receveur Method™ you’ll usually have a number of well explained options to choose from. We’ll discuss every option that modern dentistry has to offer so that you can make an educated decision.
“We Are Proud of What We Do”
We are proud of our dental services and what they do for our patients. Our goal is to have our work last for many years into the future, to save you time and to save you from unnecessary expenses. We believe that if we talk about dental implants being a “long term solution” that we ought to back it up with our warranty. We warranty our dental implants for 10 years, which is rather unprecedented in dentistry. We also warranty all of our cosmetic and prosthetic work for 5 years. Compare our services, commitment to our profession and our warranties. You’ll find that we take a great deal of pride in what we do and don’t recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t do for our own family or staff members.
“The Comfortable Chewing and Beautiful Smile You Deserve”
“In this day and age, everything seems to be getting more complex. It can be difficult to find a dental professional that knows how to simplify complex problems for you as the patient so you don’t make a bad decision. Dr. Receveur is one of those rare doctors that can do just that. Wouldn’t you like your care from a dentist that has immense experience and the most up to date knowledge to go with that experience? Dr. Receveur is in that very category. His knowledge literally gives him a unique one of a kind status. And of course, he will use all of that knowledge and understanding to help give you back the comfortable chewing and beautiful smile you deserve. He is quite literally an expert at the most difficult situations you can have as a patient and will provide that expert level of care to you with a personal, warm, and human touch. Let Dr. Receveur help you, you’ll be glad you did and quite happy with your long lasting result.”– Dr. James R. McAnally, Implant & Sedation Dentistry Clinician & Dental Author