Your Trusted, Friendly Family Dentist in Rochester, NY
A healthy mouth makes for a healthy life. If you’re looking for a family dentist in Rochester or Irondequoit, NY, Dr. Skeels offers the services that will improve your smile and strengthen your teeth.
Prevention is Step One
Since our relationship has the potential to be a long one, it is important that treatment goals be set whereby your oral health will improve rather than deteriorate, resulting in tooth loss. With the knowledge we have today, it is possible with your cooperation to improve your oral health to the point where the need for the services of a dentist can be minimal. Excellent oral health is created by a harmony of five factors: teeth, gum and bone support, occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth come together), jaw joint and muscles that cause the lower jaw to function and the patient’s attention to good home care. Without this harmony, tooth loss as well as oral disease will occur.
The most important service that I can offer to you is a through diagnosis. It is important that we know what is normal and abnormal in your mouth, but is far more important that we know why it is this way. Through a careful study of our examination, x-rays and diagnostic casts, and by correlating this information with your past dental and medical history, we can more accurately predict the future. The health and appearance of your mouth is very closely associated with your total health and appearance. Faulty appearance and functions can create problems affecting both your physical and emotional health.
We strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Skeels has had additional training in delivering pain-free dentistry. We also offer sedation options for those who prefer sedated treatment.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. David K. Skeels is originally from Palmyra, NY and graduated from Palmyra-Macedon Central School in 1978. He received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Buffalo in 1982 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Case Western University School of Dentistry in 1986.
Upon graduation, Dr. Skeels held a one year general dental residency at The Eastmen Dental Center. He has over 1,000 credit hours of continuing education courses, including alumni of the Pankey Institute. As a family dentist, Dr. Skeels is a member of the following:
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
The American College of Oral Implantology
American Dental Association (ADA)
Seventh District Dental Society
In his free time, Dr. Skeels coached hockey, baseball, and football for his two son’s teams. He also enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family in Rochester, NY.