Biological Dentistry

SERVICES

Biological Dentistry

Advanced Saliva Testing

Discover hidden oral pathogens that threaten your oral and systemic health with testing from OralDNA. Common pathogens directly cause gum disease and tooth decay and may lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and birth complicatoins. A simple oral saline rinse is all that is needed to collect a sample for all OralDNA testing. Test results are delivered withing a few days of collection. Results help our team select the most effective treatment options for patients with existing periodontal disease and also follow-up testing measures the effectiveness of the treatment we provide.

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Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing

Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) is a comprehensive clinical blood test that screens for a person’s sensitivity to dental materials. Our office offers this testing to anyone wondering how their body will react to the materials we use.

  • CMRT provides objective laboratory evaluation which is specific to you, the patient.
  • CMRT offers a measure of guidance for the doctor in choosing the treatment plan and materials before expensive and involved placements have been done.
  • CMRT helps facilitate informed choice and consent with all parties involved.
  • CMRT helps to minimize the risk of adverse outcomes and the necessity for expensive, exotic procedures and counter-measures after structure and foundation are lost.
  • CMRT is a valuable due-diligence process that contributes to the total quality-of-care.
  • CMRT substantially enhances ‘peace of mind’ for both patients and professionals.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is exactly what it suggests; a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Until now, its use has been confined to the hospital setting. However, new technology allows our office to harvest and produce a sufficient quantity of platelets in office on the same day of surgery. Advantages of PRP include:

Safety: PRP is a by-product of the patient’s own blood, therefore, disease transmission is not an issue.

Convenience: PRP can be generated in the doctor’s office while the patient is undergoing an outpatient surgical procedure, such as placement of dental implants.

Faster healing: The supersaturation of the wound with PRP, and thus growth factors, produces an increase of tissue synthesis and thus faster tissue regeneration.

Cost effectiveness: Since PRP harvesting is done in the our office, the patient need not incur the expense of the harvesting procedure in hospital or at the blood bank.

Ease of use: PRP is easy to handle and actually improves the ease of application of bone substitute materials and bone grafting products by making them more gel-like.

Qualified

Dr. Kolkman was awarded his Fellowship in the AGD by amassing over 1,000 hours of continuing education in the areas of cosmetics, sedation, implants, and biological dentistry. Additionally, our office is one of only two in NE Indiana certified by the IAOMT in safe mercury amalgam removal.

Comfortable

Netflix, headphones, remote control. Or, perhaps you’re the eye-mask, earplugs, and weighted blanket – type. Either way, with our ever-expanding comfort menu, relaxing environment, and calming team; you’ll agree, we are on a mission to erase dental phobia!

Compassionate

We get it. You hate the dentist. You’ve been trained to loathe the very word and everything associated with it. That’s exactly what inspired us to rethink how we do what we do. Our practice is guided by a no judgement mentality. Our mission is quite simple: to help you be a better you.

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