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Why Keeping Your Dental Appointments Is a Safe Idea Amid Coronavirus

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Dr. Burr Bakke, award-winning implant, cosmetic, and restoration dentist of World Class Dentistry in Sarasota, FL, shines light in the age of coronavirus to help us understand how dentistry is safe and why you should keep your dental appointments. Dental practices have been dealing with viruses and bacteria since the beginning of time and are equipped with proper protocols and products that are mandated to them. This includes sterilizing equipment, bagging materials properly, and sterilizing proactively. Instruments are never opened until a patient sits down, and when a patient leaves, all operatories are wiped down repeatedly and sterilized because we...
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COVID-19: A note from World Class Dentistry

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Dear Patient, COVID-19 is in our communities and on our minds. Right now, our highest priority is the health and safety of our patients and our dental team. We are committed to a safe environment to provide your dental care with extended maintenance frequency of sanitization and cleaning. We ask all patients to take preventative measures for the safety of themselves and others. Your best defense to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 is to follow good prevention practices: Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based...
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Sarasota Smile Makeover Leaves Patient in "Awe" of Dental Technology

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“Sticker shock.” That is the best way to describe my impression after the initial consultation with Dr. Morris and the office manager, Stacy. After a thorough no-cost exam with X-rays and a CT scan, I was told that my teeth were ground down to nubs and a full mouth rehabilitation would be required. They explained that all my teeth would need to be crowned to include “crown lengthening and opening the bite.” Two terms I’d never heard before. The whole process was overwhelming and inconceivable. Being a retired engineer and a newbie to Florida, I was a bit skeptical and apprehensive at my age—especially with all the advertisements for implants and “teeth in a day” scattered throughout numerous billboards and flyers in every newspaper and magazine.

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World Class Dentistry Gets Its Own Nonsurgical Face-Lift, Rebranding Itself and Reflecting a New Generation While Continuing to Serve Sarasota Community

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NEW LOOK REFLECTS THE SAME GREAT SERVICE AND OVER 30 YEARS OF INNOVATIVE INDEPENDENT PRIVATE DENTAL PRACTICE SARASOTA, Fla., February 19 , 2020—World Class Dentistry, Sarasota’s headquarters for life-changing restorative cosmetic, implant, and laser dentistry, announced today that they are rebranding after 33 years. The company has redesigned their logo and rebranded themselves to reflect the innovation and quality service they provide while also welcoming in a new generation to the practice. This change encapsulates their continued mission of serving the community and providing patients with cutting-edge dental care and the latest in facial rejuvenation techniques. Since 1987, residents of...
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World Class Dentistry’s Dr. Burr Bakke learned to push the envelope on the slopes of the Canadian Rockies

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Dr. Burr Bakke isn’t afraid to think outside the box.  As a dental implantologist for World Class Dentistry , a patient-centered cosmetic and implant reconstruction dental practice in Sarasota, Dr. Bakke prides himself on providing the highest level of patient care, which means he’s constantly exploring the latest surgical techniques and cutting-edge technological advances.  He isn’t afraid to learn new approaches to dental medicine in hopes of further advancing the profession — a practice Dr. Bakke learned from watching his mentors in the surgical field. But that ‘have no-fear, take-charge attitude’ isn’t something Dr. Bakke picked up in dental school. Rather...
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World Class Dentistry Launches Cold Laser Use to Help Aid in the Treatment of TMJ Pain

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World Class Dentistry, a patient-centered cosmetic dental practice in Sarasota that specializes in cutting-edge technology, recently purchased cold laser equipment to launch its use in aiding treatment of pain associated with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the hinge used to open and close the jaw. This piece of new equipment will bring much-needed pain relief to its patients in as little as 10 minutes. “I love innovation,” said Dr. Jill Morris , an accredited cosmetic dentist and co-owner of World Class Dentistry. “This approach allows us to help alleviate patients’ pain non-invasively. Cold laser equipment has been used now for years...
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How Lasers in Dental Care Can Help Fight Off the Silent Painless Killer Hiding Below the Gum Line

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If you want a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime, you need healthy gums. Maintaining ideal gum health is not only important for holding teeth in place, it also decreases the risk of heart, liver and kidney diseases along with diabetes. Our mouths are filled with bacteria — 800 different types to be exact — and even the slightest oral infection can send that bacteria into the rest of the body through your gums. Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a silent bacterial infection that occurs between the tooth and the gum pocket, causing redness, swelling and bleeding. And...
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Maintaining Healthy Gums Can Help Combat Diabetes

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There are 800 types of bacteria living inside your mouth, and even the slightest oral infection can send that bacteria into the rest of the body through your gums. If you want a beautiful smile that you can enjoy for a lifetime, healthy gums are critical. Maintaining ideal gum health is not only important for holding teeth in place, it also decreases the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Many people with gum disease are unaware that their gums are infected because they don’t have pain and the infection is down inside the gum pocket. Periodontal disease, commonly referred to...
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World Class Dentistry’s Dr. Bakke Launches a Noninvasive Alternative Approach to Orthodontics

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Dr. Burr Bakke, a dental implantologist and co-owner of World Class Dentistry in Sarasota, is championing a cutting-edge method in dental medicine and taking a noninvasive alternative approach to orthodontics with myofunctional therapy. A gentler, easier approach to orthodontics, myofunctional therapy is an exercise-based treatment designed to teach children how to breathe properly while correcting tongue position and oral muscles of the face at the same time. On Dec. 4 and 5, Dr. Bakke, along with orthodontics technician Jennifer Meyer, attended a course on Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and Myofunctional Therapy at the Las Vegas Institute. The two-day course focused...
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Dr. Burr Bakke Attends Symposium on State-of-the-Art Surgical and Prosthetic Strategies

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Dr. Burr Bakke, a dental implantologist and co-owner of World Class Dentistry in Sarasota, recently attended the Full Arch Immediate Reconstruction Pikos Symposium Nov. 2-4, in Orlando. A new technique was one of the focal points during the symposium. Dr. Bakke is among those at the forefront on this cutting-edge smile restoration procedure, having spent the past 14 years, using state-of-the-art technology to create custom smiles for his patients. Through the use of fully guided surgery, a 100 percent restorative process, Dr. Bakke is able to give his patients a new fixed set of permanent teeth the same day of...
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