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“B.J. advised me on a lot of my purchases based on what he’d seen work in other offices, setting me up for success from the very beginning. He and his wife have a practice of their own, so he was able to be honest about long-lasting equipment within my budget,” Constantine added.
Wanting to invest in durable materials, Constantine opted for W&H high-quality handpieces capable of use in all facets of the practice. “The quality of the instruments I use each day is very important. It allows me to perform my job to the best of my ability,” he said. “I knew I needed to spend the same amount of money and time picking out an A-dec sterilization center that I spent in selecting my instruments. It was very important to me that the quality of my instruments be preserved, and that necessary care be taken to ensure everything functions as it should for years to come.” To best care for his instruments and ensure optimal cleanliness, Constantine chose a Hu-Friedy cassette system to avoid rough handling and potential damage.
Constantine opted for an open sterilization center to benefit both staff and patients, as the space allows his team to maneuver seamlessly through the process, while displaying the office’s technology and high standard of cleanliness. “The center is streamlined with the rest of the building. Patients are able to see inside of the space, and although they may not understand each piece of equipment, they know the office is clean,” he said.



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Striving to offer same-day service and be respectful of his clients’ time, Constantine equipped his practice with the most up-to-date imaging technologies, including a Sirona XG 3D cone beam, Schick 33 sensors, a Cavitron scaler and Sirona Heliodent Plus. Desiring to be a fully integrated dental service in the future, he has plans to invest in a CEREC system to provide patients with the most comprehensive care possible in a single visit.
Maintaining this focus on patient health, Constantine equipped each operatory with a dual monitor system and integrated SoproCare, an intraoral camera, to show patients internal images in order to help them better understand their oral health.
“From a health perspective, I want my patients to know that the equipment and technology in the office is for their benefit, so together, we can focus on prevention and take a more proactive approach to dental care,” Constantine said. “When I’m doing an exam, I want my patients to be able to see what I see and fully understand and take ownership of the condition of their teeth and gums.”
In August 2015, Constantine Dental opened its doors to the Greenville community, comprehensively treating patients of all ages and needs. Open just a year, Constantine Dental already is ahead of schedule in terms of meeting its projections, and is growing its patient base every day.
“This is the biggest thing I’ve ever done and I’m putting everything I have into it,” Constantine said. “We provide a communal, more caring, hands-on approach to everything we do and have received nothing but positive feedback from our patients and the community. With this experience and working with Patterson, there is no telling what the future holds.”
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