Our Approach to Dental Care
At Dana Rockey DMD, we serve our patients in the most comprehensive and caring ways possible.
949.642.4632 | 355 Placentia Avenue, Suite 306, Newport Beach, CA 92663
We believe that we serve our patients best when we deliver care in the following way:
- Understand your health goals and preferred approach to care
- Base recommendations on your health goals and what’s important to you
- Discuss treatment and care options that are available to you
- Approach your care from a whole-body perspective, not just your mouth
- Focus on achieving and maintaining health rather than simply acting to disease
Wellness-based dentistry is the practice of dentistry in which your total health is taken into consideration. Our focus is on dental health and wellness, not simply treating conditions. In addition to routine dental and esthetic procedures, we focus on achieving and maintaining optimal health. We know from experience that this focus helps our patients lead healthy lives.
Our bodies are made up of systems that are interconnected. The Oral-Systemic Connection refers to the overlapping effects that the oral cavity (mouth), and the rest of the body have on each other’s health. Oral bacteria and subsequent inflammation have been linked to many other conditions such as cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and preterm labor.
At Dana Rockey DMD, we take a comprehensive approach to your care. In addition to the usual dental screening, we look at a broader range of potential symptoms, test results and observations. We have high standards for diagnosis and treatment – for reduction of oral bacteria that can affect the health of other organ systems.
Address: 355 Placentia Avenue, Suite 306, Newport Beach, CA 92663
We offer a full array of wellness-based and traditional dental services including:
- Oral and Systemic Diagnostics
- Preventative Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Implant Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry
- Sleep Dentistry
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
Click here to see a detailed listing of our services.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Dana Rockey DMD we’re committed to raising the standard of dental care and healthcare in Orange County, Southern California, and the United States – progress often starts with asking questions. Some of the best questions go back to the basics.
We work diligently to educate and coach our patients in the best way to achieve their health goals and outcomes they desire. We’re here to answer all your questions. If you have a question, give us a call at 949.642.4632 or send us an email.
What is Wellness-Based Dentistry?
Wellness-based dentistry is the practice of dentistry where the overall health of patients is taken into consideration as well as the their (body) system – we don’t simply focus on the mouth. Although we offer standard dental and esthetic dental procedures and services, wellness-based dentistry is focused on achieving and maintaining health rather than simply reacting and treating symptoms and conditions.
What is the Oral-Systemic Connection?
At the heart of wellness-based dentistry is the “Oral-Systemic Connection” which simply means that there is a direct connection between the mouth, the body’s system and the health of the body (organs, brain, heart). Oral bacteria and subsequent inflammation have been linked to conditions such as cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and preterm labor.
What are the most common Oral-Systemic conditions that affect people?
The most significant condition is periodontal disease and its affect of the body’s organ systems. The most notable and widely reported is the cardiac connection; and the most surprising to most patients is the connection and impact on the brain. The fact is that the mouth is the largest “ejector” of bad bacteria into the rest of the body. This bacteria is transmitted through the arterial system.
This leads to what we refer to the systemic vascular inflammatory condition which causes a major increase in the risk of heart attack and stroke risk. Oral bacteria and subsequent inflammation have been linked to many other conditions such as cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s Disease, preterm labor and others.
How experienced is Dr. Rockey?
Dr. Rockey has over thirty years experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. His experience includes:
- Over 15 years of digital diagnostic dentistry
- 15 years of non-surgical laser periodontal therapy
- 10 years of minimally invasive CEREC dentistry
- Over 20 years of sleep dentistry
- Advanced training in Temporo-Mandibular dysfunction and myofascial pain
- Oral-Systemic focus last three years including study of neurology, pharmacology, anatomy, inclusion of oral salivary diagnostic and genetic testing
What is Dana Rockey's Mission?
- To redefine dental care for patients by creating a practice focused on wellness and prevention
- To strive for the goal of optimal oral and systemic health for every patient