By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2008
Dr. Voto and Dr. Drake employ the latest in state-of-the-art dentistry at Drake-Voto Family Dentistry in Owasso.
If you’re looking for reputable dentists who really care, Drake and Voto Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is the right place. Gene Drake and Jayson Voto and their competent staff put you at ease from the moment you enter the reception room of their attractive dental offices. Both men say that they can brighten your smile and restore your teeth without discomfort; that’s nice to hear from your dentist. The partnership between Dr. Drake and Dr. Voto offers a great balance of stability and fresh dental innovations.
Dr. Drake began his practice in Owasso 29 years ago, and five years ago he built his state-of-the-art dental facility just north of 86th Street on 145th E Ave. Dr. Drake earned his B.S. from Oklahoma State University and his D.D.S. from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He enjoys snow and water skiing, quail and pheasant hunting, golf, running, and bicycling. Dr. Drake is an avid OSU fan, and he has been a board member of the Owasso Chamber of Commerce for over 15 years.
Dr. Voto earned his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma and his D.D.S. from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He enjoys wakeboarding and snowboarding, and is a devoted OU fan. Dr. Voto loves to spend quality time with his wife and their six-week-old baby daughter.
Dr. Drake and Dr. Voto offer a wide array of dental services for the entire family. They provide the usual services such as cleaning, filling, crowns, bridges, dentures, partials, root canals and braces. However, they also offer unique services, such as Invisalign braces, sleep dentistry and laser dentistry. In addition, the doctors strive to provide full cosmetic services, including Lumineers, veneers, bondings and teeth whitening.
The facility provides cutting-edge digital imaging technology and has a computer in every treatment room. Digital imaging reduces radiation for both patient and staff and eliminates the need for the “old lead apron.” An image of your teeth is quickly processed and displayed on TV monitors to assist the doctors in their evaluation and recommendation of the best treatment for you.
Invisalign is a teeth alignment process that consists of a series of aligners that are switched out in approximately two-week intervals. Each aligner is custom-made for your teeth and individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift them into proper alignment. The result is a smile that can transform your appearance.
“We were the first general practice to offer laser dentistry in Owasso,” says Dr. Drake. Laser dentistry is a technology designed and engineered to perform special functions without changing or damaging the surrounding tissues or materials of the teeth. The target for laser treatment may be enamel, decay or gum tissue, and it is faster healing and less invasive than traditional methods of treatment. Dental lasers have proven to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults. The doctors and entire staff have taken special training to offer laser dentistry.
Dr. Voto wants to make sure everyone knows about the practice’s option for sedation dentistry. “We offer sleep dentistry for apprehensive patients who prefer to have no recollection of their visit to the dentist office,” he says. If you’ve feared the dentist since your first visit as a kid, this sounds like a great choice to consider.
Hours at Drake and Voto Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Call (918) 272-5381 to schedule an appointment.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.