Dr. Bruce J. Carstensen, DMD

Dr. Bruce J. Carstensen, DMD

Dentistry | Male | 58 years old

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Care Philosophy

We are a general dental practice that has been in this neighborhood since 1987. We provide a wide range of dental services including CEREC dental restorations (all ceramic), tooth whitening, emergencies and yes, we can probably improve your smile. More recently our dental focus has shifted to the field of dental implantology and if you are not familiar with what dental implants can do for you, you should find out-especially if you suffer from a poorly functioning lower denture. We have recently invested in state-of-the-art Cone Beam CT Scan equipment which helps in the diagnosis and treatment planning for implants and bone grafting procedures. Dr. Carstensen is a graduate of the Masters Clinician in Dental Implantology conducted by the Gide Institute in association with Loma Linda University. Implant placement and restoration have become more predictable in recent years and can produce wonderful results with proper planning and application. Thanks for your consideration in our office.Read more

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Dr. Carstensen's Care Philosophy

We are a general dental practice that has been in this neighborhood since 1987. We provide a wide range of dental services including CEREC dental restorations (all ceramic), tooth whitening, emergencies and yes, we can probably improve your smile.

More recently our dental focus has shifted to the field of dental implantology and if you are not familiar with what dental implants can do for you, you should find out-especially if you suffer from a poorly functioning lower denture. We have recently invested in state-of-the-art Cone Beam CT Scan equipment which helps in the diagnosis and treatment planning for implants and bone grafting procedures.

Dr. Carstensen is a graduate of the Masters Clinician in Dental Implantology conducted by  the Gide Institute in association with Loma Linda University. Implant placement and restoration have become more predictable in recent years and can produce wonderful results with proper planning and application.

Thanks for your consideration in our office.

Dr. Carstensen says...

Right now I think the acquisition of the new Cone Beam CT  3D scan and the images it produces and planning software that accompany it for implants, oral surgery and endodontics gives our office an edge.

Dr. Carstensen says...

It never ceases to amaze me that if you were a patient seeking dental care and went and saw 10 dentists you would most likely get 10 different treatment recommendations with widely varying fees involved. It is not so different when you go to get your oil changed sometimes for $49 and they recommend $500 worth of work. The consumer needs to be aware. I like to list recommendations into essential treatment, optional treatment, and procedures kind of like on a wish list-like I'd like to have these teeth straight or these whitened or this "black" filling made white. We aim to be reasonable and honest and give you some bang for your buck.

All doctors have their own flavor or personality. Becoming confident and comfortable with a doctor can be a challenge when dental work is involved and a person can only invest so much. My flavor is a little holistic, practical, do unto others as you would have done to you and perhaps not so much on the serious side.

30 years experience helps too.

Dr. Carstensen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Dentistry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

Education

  • Medical School
    Oral Roberts University / School Of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Oral Roberts University / School Of Dentistry

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    General Practice Residency Sepulveda Va Hospital 1985-1986

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Occidental College

    Graduated in 1981

  • Other Education
    Global Institute For Dental Education (Gide)/ Loma Linda Univ. Master Clinician In Dental Implantology Program 2014

    Completed in 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry

Procedures Performed

  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Lower Dentures
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures

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