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Dr. Ali Fatemi, DDS, FICOI, MAGD, MaCSD
Fatemi Family Dentistry Dr. Fatemi is among very few of general dentist in the state of Maryland who have the qualification and permitted to perform Moderate IV sedation. This allows Dr. Fatemi to provide dental treatment in the most possible relaxed environment. Patients can have years of untreated dental needs in just one visit under twilight sedation without remembering the experience. We invite you to meet with Dr. Fatemi and ask him about this unique service he can provide for you. For those of you who are timid, afraid, or just do not want to remember your dental visit, IV sedation is a safe alternative.
Dr. Fatemi Receiving the FAGD award in San Diego, July 30, 2011
After attending the University of Maryland at College Park, Dr. Fatemi received his doctorate from the Columbia School of Dental & Oral Surgery at New York. He has since taken many continuing education courses, including those in Orthodontics(Invisalign), TMD (Facial pain, Headaches) Therapy, Dental Implants, IV Sedation, Emergency Medicine, Occlusion, Endodontics(Root Canal Therapy), Prosthodontics(Dentures and Fixed Bridges),Geriatric Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers, Special Needs & Pediatrics. He also attended the prestigious Pankey Institute in Florida, where he focused on occlusion (bite) & its relationship to TMD & muscle problems in facial pain patients. Here he developed a patient-centered treatment philosophy geared toward preventive dentistry to avert uncomfortable dental problems & promote patient health. The doctor has completed a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Columbia University’s School of Dental & Oral Surgery in affiliation with New York Presbyterian Hospital. He also undertook two years of continuing education in implant dentistry & one year of intense training for IV Sedation at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Fatemi is a member of the American Dental Association, the Southern Maryland Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology & the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a fellow & member in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also the past president of Patuxent Dental Society. Dr. Fatemi holds Masters from American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Fatemi was awarded a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor that is bestowed upon very few dentists, by taking over 500 hours of coursework & passing a rigorous exam. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the second largest dental association in the United States, & it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs & interests of general dentists. Dr. is currently working toward his masters In Academy of General Dentistry.
Our concern for the safety of our patients was the most important feature in the design of our newly built dental office, which is equipped with the latest dental equipment & software available. We are a fully digital, chartless office where Dr. Fatemi can access the patient’s records remotely & review treatments, answering emergency calls while looking at the patient’s radiograph. These features greatly enhance our ability to better help our patients maintain their dental health.
Fatemi Family Dentistry – Our locations in Lexington Park and Gaithersburg utilize state-of-the-art dental technology that makes these practices truly unique. Digital radiography provides us with an accurate view with almost 90% less radiation exposure to our patients, & we can often e-mail the patient’s radiographs in case of referrals or out-of-town travel. Also, digital photography enables us to take dental pictures that are extremely accurate (up to 21 Megapixels). These photographs aid Dr. Fatemi in viewing the dentition & oral environment in a more detailed manner, giving him useful records of before & after treatment views. In addition, our utilization of one of the latest inventions in the dental field, DIAGNOdent®, allows the dentist to find cavities by using a special laser beam. This laser will pinpoint any hidden cavities, telling Dr. Fatemi the severity of the cavity before he starts the repair process. We are among the few practices that have Cone beam radiography where we can take 3-D images. This is essential for our patients who are interested in Implants and wisdom teeth extractions. We also use 3-D radiography in Root Canal Therapy to view and detect infection and canals. Overall, we have state of the art technology, but at the end of the day, it is our one on one relationship that matters the most. It is the relationship between our staff and our patients that sets us apart.
One of the most exciting addition to our practice which is also one of the most patient favorate is our Electronic anesthesia machine. Patient no longer have to fear having a dental injection. We provide this service in a pain free method that the patient does not even know. Our patient return to our office just for this reason where they say they do not have with electronic anesthesia.
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