Welcome! Thank you for visiting the website of Dr. Arpad Sooky. This website is a resource for new and existing patients. The office of Dr. Sooky provides comprehensive dental care for the whole family and incorporates newer and more advanced technologies such as computer-designed crowns in one visit, computer-designed dentures in only two visits, and 3D X-ray technology to improve the quality of care.
Welcome to the “About the Doc” page. This short biography is intended to help prospective patients get a feel for myself and the values our office holds important. Choosing a dentist is a difficult and personal decision. I want prospective patients to feel comfortable about coming to my office before ever stepping through our door.
I grew up in Pittsburgh and attended the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, I traveled all the way to the West Coast to receive my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Southern California. I began my dental career with four more years of intensive training in the US Army, and after spending some time in the dry heat of Arizona, my beautiful wife Andrea and I decided to move back to Pittsburgh. Several years later, and with my own office, we are enjoying the seasons along with our two daughters Nicole and Gabriela.
Other than my professional career in dentistry, I have been a computer nerd since early childhood. It gives me great pleasure to combine two of my biggest passions in life: dentistry and computers. Computers are improving our society at an incredible pace, and dentistry is no exception. The mature applications of computers in dentistry are making the patient experience easier and more comfortable, and are improving the quality of care in ways that we could only dream about a few years earlier.
Throughout my career, I’ve always placed a high priority on staying up to date with the latest research, education, and techniques so that I can provide the highest standard of care for my patients. I average 50 hours of Continuing Education every year, which is about four times the amount required by the Pennsylvania Dental Licensing Board. This level of education has many benefits for prospective patients. You will probably notice that my office offers comprehensive care, including root canals, surgery, and implants. My experience has taught me that, when possible, patients much prefer to be treated by a doctor with whom they’ve already established a trusted relationship. Having the experience and education to offer these services allows patients the comfort and convenience of having all their treatment completed under one roof.
In closing, I’d like to offer our patients a promise: We will do everything possible to make your visit to the dentist as enjoyable as possible. We understand that it’s probably not too high on your list of “favorite things to do”, but we’ll do our best to provide quality treatment in a comfortable environment. You will be seen in a timely manner; we respect your time and ask that you respect ours. You will always see the same faces at our office and there is no “revolving dentist door”; I am the owner and operator and will never delegate your treatment to a lesser associate or partner doctor. We only schedule one patient at a time (but make exceptions for emergencies) so that we can concentrate on you and doing the best quality of work possible by not having to run back and forth between three or more patients. Communication between patient and dentist is critical to a successful relationship. I want to make sure my patients are educated about all procedures, all treatment options are explained, and all their questions have been answered. We all look forward to meeting you!Read more »
The newest technological advances and developments in cosmetic and general dentistry are revolutionizing the way dentistry is performed. We invest in the most advanced technologies so that we can provide our patients with the absolute best dental services. All the equipment and materials utilized in our office are designed to make dental treatment less painful, less costly, more comfortable, and longer lasting, to create the most beautiful and healthy smiles.
Digital X-rays and Lasers
Some of the newest technologies we use in our office include digital X-rays, which offer 90% less radiation and are better for the environment because no chemicals are needed to process them. We also incorporate lasers into our dental treatments, which provide better accuracy and precision over conventional surgical methods and help us better prepare teeth and tissue, as well as reduce healing times.
Single Visit Computer-Designed Crowns
Patients can also enjoy the convenience of our one-visit dental crowns with new CAD/CAM technology:
We also use 3D digital X-rays which give us more accurate and life-like information. The human body is not flat, so regular 2D X-rays hide a ton of information. 3D X-rays take out the guess-work, allowing for better and faster diagnosis and improving the quality of care. This 3D technology also allows us to place dental implants with unbelievable accuracy into the exact spot that we planned it on the 3D X-ray. Without this technology, placing an implant requires a trial-and-error method that requires much more cutting to expose a greater area of bone so that you can find a good place for the implant, and even then is not a guaranteed success.
Denture fabrication has not changed in 100 years, and there are many problems with the traditional technique and method. There is quite a bit of distortion and shrinkage during the entire traditional process from start to finish, causing the dentures to need lots of adjustment afterwards, and compromises the fit. In the last two years, a new way of making dentures has been developed that gets rid of all of the distortion and shrinkage. The final step of this method is to have a CAD/CAM machine mill the denture out of a solid block of acrylic, thereby getting rid of the biggest source of shrinkage and inaccuracy: the setting of the acrylic material. These dentures require very little adjustment afterwards, and fit extremely well.
Although we love what technology does for our patients, we realize that no technology ever replaces the skill, judgement, and experience of the dentist. Technology makes great dentists greater, but it makes unskilled dentists dangerous. Do not be fooled by lots of fancy technology and equipment. In the wrong hands this technology can cause more harm then good. Make sure that the doctor also has experience, computer skills, and good clinical judgement. Nothing replaces this. We are always on the cutting edge of dentistry, but we realize that everything has its place. We make sure we use tried and true techniques and procedures. We do not experiment on our patients with the latest fad in dentistry. Technology is great but we use it where it is warranted.
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Dr. Arpad Sooky DDS
1010 Merchant St.
Ambridge, PA 15003
Fax: 724-266-1841Read more »