WITH AN AFFINITY FOR THE ARTISTRY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY, DR. RAYMOND FRYE DELIVERS BEAUTIFUL SMILES DAILY FROM HIS ECO-FRIENDLY OFFICE IN THE PEARL DISTRICT OF PORTLAND, OREGON. DR. RAYMOND PROVIDES A SLEEK, SPA-LIKE ATMOSPHERE THAT FOSTERS CONFIDENCE IN PATIENTS AND “MAKES IT COOL TO COME TO THE DENTIST.” WHILE DR. RAYMOND HAS FAMOUS CLIENTS, HE ENSURES THAT EVERYONE IS TREATED LIKE A CELEBRITY AT BLING DENTAL SPA
Ask Dr. Raymond Frye:
HOW DO YOU BEST EDUCATE PATIENTS?
We use one-on-one patient education including intra-oral cameras, full screen digital X-rays, smile simulators and our portfolio of before-and-after photography to help the patient choose their new smile. We also use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, for educational purposes.
HOW DO YOU CALM ANXIOUS PATIENTS?
Most of our patients start out thinking they are more anxious than they really are. Our goal is to change their mindset by replacing previous, negative dental experiences with new positive ones. We offer conscious oral sedation and provide a menu of options to each patient to help calm them during the procedure.
HOW DOES YOUR STAFF CONTRIBUTE TO A MORE PLEASANT PATIENT EXPERIENCE?
We all share a common internal core value: to do our very best and create the most pleasant dental experience possible for each and every patient.
WHAT DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS DO YOU AND YOUR PRACTICE OFFER?
Each patient is treated in a private suite that is equipped with overhead flatscreen TVs with headphones, luxurious chairs with built-in massagers, digital radiography to dramatically reduce radiation exposure, warm spa towels as well as comforting patient blankets
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
I have always been an artist. What better canvas than a human being? It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like—a great smile can make you more beautiful.
WHAT NEW PROJECT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT?
I’m excited to be launching a new toothbrush, the Diamond Elite Ultrasonic. It’s powerful, with 30,000 brush strokes per minute, but it also has an auto timer to prevent you from over brushing. Also unique is the ultraviolet sanitizer it comes with that keeps the brush heads clean. On top of all
that, it’s waterproof, ergonomic and easy to use.
WHAT HEALTH AND BEAUTY TIP CAN YOU PROVIDE?
Remove soft drinks from your diet. The acidity level of most soda pop is close to battery acid and destroys teeth. If you must drink soda pop, then drink it fast and then rinse with water right away.
DO YOU PERFORM ANY PRO-BONO WORK?
I recently returned from Brazil, where our team of 10 volunteers performed 500 dental procedures in four days. We are already planning our next trip back to the village. We have also begun a nonprofit organization, “Bling For Life,” to raise money to prevent teenage suicide.