By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2013
Dr. Brittany MacLeod has joined A Family Dentist in Broken Arrow.
Dr. Dennis Carlile has announced that Dr. Brittany MacLeod has joined the staff of A Family Dentist in Broken Arrow. Dr. MacLeod, an Owasso native, graduated from the Oklahoma University School of Dentistry at the end of May and was one of the top five graduates in her class.
“My husband and I are really excited about living and working in Broken Arrow and becoming a part of the community as we begin this new chapter of our lives,” Dr. MacLeod said. When asked what led her to becoming a dentist she replied, “I was always artsy as a kid and really enjoyed painting, sculpting and making things out of papier-mâché. I really think it was the artistic aspect of dentistry that attracted me,” she said.
Dr. MacLeod is active with hobbies that include reading, roller blading, knitting, game and movie nights with her husband and friends, and enjoying the company of her poodle, Titus. Dr. Carlile and the entire staff of A Family Dentist are excited about Dr. MacLeod joining their practice. “This will not only enable us to see more patients,” said Dr. Carlile, “but it will also enable us to accommodate more patients with dental emergencies.”
Dr. Carlile says his office is the only dental office in the state offering TruDenta treatments. This system is revolutionary in diagnosing and treating headaches, migraines, face and jaw pain, and other recurring discomforts of the head, neck, mouth and jaw. One affected by any of these symptoms is given a series of painless tests that help uncover the source of the pain. A personalized program of therapy and rehabilitation is then designed to lead to a lasting resolution to migraine and headache pain.
Dentists are historically educated to repair teeth, straighten and whiten them, and even replace them. “Until recently,” said Dr. Carlile, “we were never fully equipped to diagnose and treat symptoms caused by the complex forces that enable us to operate and control our heads, mouths, jaws and teeth. The head is in part made up of a network of nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones, all of which not only affect our teeth, but our overall health. When these elements get out of proper balance, the resulting forces can result in serious health issues that may include headaches and migraines; chronic head, neck and face pain; clenching and grinding of the teeth; ringing or fullness in the ears; broken teeth; popping of the jaw; inability to sleep; snoring; sleep apnea; constant tiredness and other serious symptoms not typically associated with dentistry.” With the implementation of TruDenta, Dr. Carlile’s expertly trained staff is able to treat and help resolve the underlying causes of the pain as well as the agonizing symptoms of it.
Dr. Carlile and staff members Kendall McKown, Joni Fitzpatrick and Kathleen Brown have received extensive training and certification as Dental Mandibular Rehabilitation Therapists (DRMTs). Four tests used to isolate the cause of discomfort include Ultra Sound, Trigger Point Therapy, Cold Laser and Micro-Current testing. After tests are given, Dr. Carlile and his DMRT staff consult to review findings and recommend a precise course of treatment. All treatments are painless, pleasant and require no drugs or needles. “The systems and methods utilized have been perfected in sports and advanced dental medicine to provide lasting relief from symptoms that may have affected a patient for years,” said Dr. Carlile. Visit www.yourbrokenarrowdentist.com for more information and testimonials of patients.
Dr. Carlile and his staff are dedicated to providing the Broken Arrow community the highest quality dental care available in an environment of strong ethics and integrity, and they’ve only made it better with the addition of Dr. Brittany MacLeod.
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.