Oklahoma City – Over the past six weeks, Grand Dental Studio has taken its already-stringent infection control methods to new levels, installing an arsenal of new, high-tech equipment and systems including a high-volume air purifiers and a state-of-the-art UV-C light system which kills more than 99 percent of viruses, bacteria and pathogens. Like much of medicine, safe dentistry looks very different since the arrival of COVID-19, and Grand Dental Studio is meeting the challenge head on.
Is Your Trip to the Dentist Safe? The Science of Safe Dentistry in the Age of COVID-19: OKC’s Grand Dental Studio’s New Equipment and Precautions
May 11, 2020
January 29, 2020
The word is out! We are providing high-quality facial aesthetics at Grand Dental Studio with veteran clinician, Tonya Morris-Cameron, RN, MMP. Tonya has been performing aesthetic medical procedures since 2006. Tonya’s vast experience includes permanent makeup, microblading, scalp tattoo, dermal fillers, Botox for face and hyperhidrosis; Dysport, microneedling with PRP option for face and scalp hair restoration; Fibroblast Plasma Pen, lip fillers, dermaplaning, medical-grade peels and skincare. (more…)
August 1, 2019
Every day, around 20 million Americans wake up feeling exhausted due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the second most common sleep disorder in the U.S. (right behind insomnia). OSA can rob people of their nightly rest and their overall health if left untreated.
Sleep Apnea started as a personal journey for Dr. Kirk. “I was exercising five days a week and eating healthy. However, I was still tired, had higher than normal blood pressure, was irritable with my family, and snored louder than a freight train my wife said.” Dr. Kirk started extensive continuing education over two years ago. Through that process, he identified that he rated severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea on the Apnea-Hypopnea Index.
August 1, 2017
It’s just amazing how quickly summer flies by, right? It seems like just a few weeks ago you were getting used to the summer schedule, and now, it’s already time for them to go back to school! Of course, that means you have a lot you need to do between getting school supplies together and organizing extracurricular activities. You just want to make sure that your child has everything they need to start the school year strong. In addition to getting them a new backpack, pens, and shoes, you should also make sure that their smile is healthy and problem-free for the new year as well. Now is the perfect time to get a back to school checkup with your dentist in Oklahoma City, and Dr. Michael Kirk and Dr. Dan McNair are going to give you 3 reasons why.
June 13, 2017
If you have multiple imperfections affecting the appearance of your smile, it can be daunting to consider undergoing several cosmetic treatments to fix them. Fortunately, porcelain veneers provide a solution to any number of flaws — with just one treatment. These thin coverings made of dental porcelain transform the size, shape, color, and overall appearance of the teeth that show when you smile. We have found that most patients are good candidates for porcelain veneers here at Grand Dental Studio. (more…)
May 17, 2017
A few years ago, the only reason that a person would visit the dentist was to either get preventative care or to get care to restore their teeth after damage or after an accident. Some people would get cosmetic procedures, but these were typically famous individuals. They would usually get these procedures because they had some special occasion to attend. These days, as more attention is being put on the aesthetics of a person’s teeth, more and more people are opting to take advantage of cosmetic dentistry services. There are so many benefits that can come from undergoing these treatments.
July 22, 2015
The older we get, dental issues can increase or worsen. It’s no secret the mouth loses its strength as the years go by, so it’s vital to be aware of conditions associated with aging that can impact oral health. At Grand Dental Studio, Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Michael Kirk and his caring staff offer dental services specially tailored for senior patients. Maintaining a healthy mouth, teeth and gums, no matter what age, is very important. Our office in Oklahoma City, OK is here to help!
Senior Care: Why?
Did you know only roughly 2% of older Americans have dental insurance? That means 98% of our senior population may be at risk of going without any dental treatment. And the older the person. The more likely they are to need complete care for a multitude of reasons. We can’t let our older citizens’ oral care fall by the wayside. It can be hard for seniors to practice dental hygiene, especially when some can’t brush their teeth or floss because of arthritis. Memory loss can also factor in as well. Over time, there are many changes that occur in the mouth.
It’s these gradual changes that can put a senior’s health at risk. They include:
- Dry Mouth – a result of decreased saliva flow, medicinal effects, or certain diseases.
- Reduced sense of taste – a result of disease, medicines, and denture wear.
- Darker teeth – Smoking and excessive coffee/cola intake can darken enamel.
- Gum disease – as the leading cause of tooth loss, it’s the result of poor dental hygiene, smoking/chewing tobacco, poor eating habits and certain diseases.
- Root decay – Occurs when gum tissues retreat from the tooth.
Your older loved ones will receive fantastic dental care from our staff. A gentle touch is what seniors deserve during their dental care, and that’s where we excel!
A Comfortable Setting
Our office is designed to bring our patients all the comforts of home. Our furniture is super comfortable and relaxing. From the moment you walk in the door, our staff will make you feel at home with friendly service that goes above and beyond anything you expect. A dental appointment can be a nerve-racking experience for some, that’s why we answer all questions and guide everyone through their procedure.
If you thought an appointment couldn’t get any more relaxing, just wait until our Zen Garden spoils your eyes with its ornate beauty. Every patient can enjoy the soothing sights of the lovely garden while they receive treatment. The garden sparkles and changes with the seasons! It truly is a sight to behold. When it comes to pampering our patients, we take the cake. Our mission always has been and always will be to provide general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry in a way that we hope changes a patient’s perception of oral healthcare.
Your Family Dentist 73118
If you are searching for the best family dentist, Oklahoma City’s Dr. Kirk is ready to help. Taking special care of our elderly patients is our priority, and you can rest assured your loved one will receive the best treatment available. Speak with our staff in Oklahoma City, OK, and schedule an appointment today. We also proudly serve the surrounding OKC communities of Bethany, Deer Creek, Edmond, Choctaw, the Village, Nichols Hills, Moore, Piedmont and other great towns in and around Oklahoma City.
March 2, 2015
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. However, for many of us, this just isn’t possible. Problems with gum disease, decay, and injury can all lead to adult tooth loss. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up on having a full and healthy smile. By replacing missing teeth with new dental implants from the Grand Dental Studio, you can improve your overall appearance and preserve your long term health. Schedule your personalized dental implants consultation appointment with Dr. Kirk today. Grand Dental Studio is the premier implant dentistry of Oklahoma City, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout OKC, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and the surrounding communities.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are actually small metal posts that can be surgically positioned in the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they can be used to securely mount replacement teeth like dental crowns or dentures. Because dental implants can fully fuse with your jawbone, they provide permanent and stable support for artificial teeth.
Why Choose Dental Implants Instead of Other Restorative Methods?
Dentures and dental bridges mounted to dental implants won’t slip or shift and can improve both eating and speaking abilities. Dental implant secured tooth replacements also feel more natural than conventional dental bridges and dentures. For many patients, traditional bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable enough for daily support, and often cause soreness and gagging. Traditional bridges must be attached to healthy teeth on either side of the space left by a missing tooth. With dental implants no adjacent teeth are reduced or made vulnerable to hold your new tooth in place. Additionally, dental implants are the only restorative option which can stop tooth loss related bone loss and preserve your youthful facial features.
Two Types of Dental Implants
There are two main types of dental implants, full sized and mini implants. For patients who lack the minimum bone density requirements to receive full dental implants, mini dental implants are a great alternative.
- Full Dental Implants are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a secondary surgery is needed to connect an abutment post before an artificial tooth replacement can be attached.
- Mini Dental Implants consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame fuses to the jawbone. Abutment posts, which are already attached to the frame, protrude through the gums so that artificial teeth can then be mounted.
For many patients, tooth loss creates problem after problem after problem. However, many of these problems can be resolved with new dental implants. New dental implants will allow you to look and feel better, regain confidence, and improve your overall quality of life. Schedule a dental implants consultation appointment with Dr. Kirk today to get started. Grand Dental Studio is the leading Oklahoma City implant dentistry, now delivering quality care daily throughout OKC, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and neighboring areas.
February 17, 2015
Do you love your smile? Following a conscientious oral home care routine and always showing up for your six-month checkups are great habits that will definitely protect your long term oral health. However, if your teeth are severely misaligned, crowded, spaced, or twisted, you may still be dissatisfied with your smile. But are bulky metal braces really the only solution? Not anymore! Today you can achieve the straight, “picture perfect” smile you’ve always wanted with new Invisalign orthodontics. But that’s not all. We’re making it easier than ever to get started with Invisalign. If you choose Invisalign treatment from Dr. Kirk in the month of February, you’ll automatically receive $500 off your treatment cost! At Grand Dental Studio we want you to love your smile, but time may be running out on this special deal. Schedule the Invisalign consultation you need with Dr. Kirk today. Grand Dental Studio is the trusted orthodontics destination of OKC, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Oklahoma City, OK, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and the surrounding communities.
How Does Invisalign Work?
- Invisalign uses a series of removable, custom, clear plastic aligners to incrementally reposition your teeth.
- The Invisalign method requires a series of dental impressions to be taken to first determine the optimal position of your teeth. These impressions and photographs can be taken during your initial consultation.
- Dr. Kirk will create a 3D digital projection of how your teeth could be realigned in stages. This projection forms the basis for developing a series of custom fabricated clear aligners which can accomplish that movement.
- Invisalign aligners are manufactured at the Invisalign dental labs using stat-of-the-art computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.
- The finished aligners are then sent to Dr. Kirk, who will dispense them in groups of one or two at a time during regular progress monitoring appointments (about once every four to six weeks).
- Each aligner must be worn in its specific order for about two weeks, for at least 20 hours per day. Your teeth will be moved in increments of about .25 millimeters to .33 millimeters at a time.
- Your aligners will be easily removable for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, or for special occasions.
- A typical Invisalign treatment requires 20 to 30 aligners for both the upper and lower teeth, with most treatments taking no longer that a year. However, treatment times do vary from patient to patient.
Remember, our $500 off Invisalign clear braces is a limited time offer, so schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Kirk today. Grand Dental Studio is the leading orthodontics destination of Oklahoma City, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout OKC, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and neighboring areas.
Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month! Schedule Your Child’s Dental Checkup Appointment Today
February 2, 2015
Has your child seen a dentist lately? Sometimes, parents are confused by dental health recommendations for children, but as soon as your child’s first tooth appears, it’s time to schedule a children’s dental visit. Every February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. Celebrate your child’s dental health and make an appointment with Dr. Kirk for your child’s next dental checkup today. Dr. Kirk is a pediatric dentistry expert. Grand Dental Studio delivers quality pediatric dental care daily throughout Oklahoma City, OK, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Children’s Dental Health Month All About?
The month-long national observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, educators, and families to promote the benefits of good oral health for children, their caregivers, teachers, and others. This year’s theme is centered on defeating “Monster Mouth” and features the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, along with their next-door neighbors, Den and Gen Smiley and K-9 the dog. They are all fighting to defeat “Plaqster the Monster” for good oral health. Older children and teens can also benefit from the messages demonstrating effective ways to defeat monster mouth and maintain good oral health by always brushing, flossing, rinsing, and choosing healthy snacks. Resources are provided to help speakers, teachers, and others communicate the importance of oral hygiene to children of all ages.
How to Prepare Your Child for Their Next Dental Checkup
- First, consider making a morning appointment when children tend to be more rested and cooperative.
- Keep any dental anxiety or concerns you have to yourself. Children can pick up on your emotions, so always emphasize the fun and positive.
- Never use a dental visit as a punishment or threat.
- Never bribe your child with cavity causing treats.
- Talk with your child about visiting the dentist and role play so they can get used to the idea early on.
Developing good oral hygiene habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental checkups will ensure your child gets a head start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Make a dental checkup appointment with Dr. Kirk for your child today. Grand Dental Studio is a family friendly dentistry, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout OKC, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and nearby cities.
Learn more about the ADA and National Children’s Dental Health Month here: