A native South Jerseyan, Mary Farren, DMD, felt there was no better place to open her own family and cosmetic dentistry practice than Cherry Hill. “This is my home,” says the sole practitioner and general dentist. “South Jersey is where I grew up and went to school. I always knew that I wanted to settle here. Every day, I enjoy sharing my expertise within this community and offering those personal touches that can really make a difference when visiting the dentist.”
“After seven years at a large practice, I wanted to create an environment where patients are not shuffled to whichever dentist might be in the office. Our patients know me and the entire staff. In turn, we know all our clients by name.”
Home-style comfort meets high-tech skill
Dr. Farren’s personal touch is evident the moment patients enter the office. The reception area is filled with Victorian furniture, and sunlight beams from an oversized bay window. It feels more like home than a waiting room.
But, patients need not worry about the old-fashioned style when it comes to the dental expertise. Each patient suite combines this same level of comfort with state-of-the-art technology and quality skill. The practice specializes in all aspects of general dentistry, including cleaning and comprehensive hygiene care, fillings, root canal procedures and extractions. “We also provide restorative treatment with dental implants, veneers and other techniques based upon the patient’s needs and history–both dental and medical,” says Farren. “Our patients smile with greater pride and ease no matter if they require a crown, bridge or full dentures.”
According to dental assistant Tonya DiSilvio, Dr. Farren is someone who believes in spending time with her patients. “She truly enjoys it. Patients will not get the ‘drill and fill’ experience often associated with the dentist. We get to know our patients. That allows us to provide them the best possible dental care. We offer care to patients of all ages, and so end up treating entire families. They eventually come to see us as friends.”
Dr. Farren also works closely with other dental specialists whenever it is in the patient’s best interest. “Sometimes what the patient needs is beyond my scope of care,” she says. In such instances, she works hand in hand with her peers to develop the treatment plan most suitable for her patient and maintains ongoing communication throughout the process to ensure the best possible result. Equally important, she and her staff are well versed when it comes time for her team to provide post-treatment and ongoing care.
When dental health impacts overall health
Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease is another area of focus for Dr. Farren. Patients are often unaware of these symptomless infections, which can destroy the gums and bones supporting natural teeth. Whether patients do experience symptoms, including bleeding, red or swollen gums, or have no apparent signs, Dr. Farren explains that proactive evaluation is important to avoid bone and tooth loss along with other medical conditions.
Smile with confidence
Successfully creating great smiles is a joy Dr. Farren shares with patients both young and old, using some of the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques available.
With the growing popularity of teeth whitening and any number of in-office or over-the-counter products, it can be hard to know which treatment is best. Dr. Farren uses an approach that combines an in-office procedure and a take-home kit to achieve the most optimal results for patients. The Sapphire bleaching system is one of the latest innovations in chairside teeth whitening in which natural teeth can become six to 10 shades lighter within 30 minutes. To further reinforce the outcome, patients are provided with, and instructed on how to use, a take-home bleaching kit after the procedure.
According to Farren, many people don’t realize though that bleaching and whitening products only work on natural tooth structure. It will not have any effect on porcelain crowns or bridges or on the color of existing fillings.
“I believe so strongly that making someone comfortable is one of the most important parts of my job,” Farren says. “It helps patients want to maintain their dental care and ultimately their overall health. What could be more rewarding than that?”
Conveniently located at 1908 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill, Mary Farren, DMD, LLC Family & Cosmetic Dentistry schedules appointments Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with varying office hours from early morning through evening to accommodate patients’ busy lives. Dr. Farren also offers a 24-hour emergency service. For more information or to schedule a visit, call (856) 751-6606 or visit MaryFarrenDMD.com.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 2 (April, 2011).
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