Dr. Van E. Parham
Raised in New Orleans, Dr. Parham graduated from Vanderbilt Catholic High School in Houma, LA....
We are a team of dental professionals located in Irving, and our mission is to provide a trustworthy and comfortable dental “home” for you and your family. We know that your level of comfort is directly related to our trustworthiness. We understand that each individual is just that: an individual. We believe that each person who walks into our office has different areas of risk, different needs and different goals for his or her oral health.
At Parham Dental Team, you are not just a number. We treat you as the individual you are, with customized recommendations based on your unique needs as opposed to a standardized treatment plan. This happens through our pursuit of great communication, thorough information-gathering and lifelong education. Our team of dental professionals knows that these three things are essential in order to provide you with the highest quality of dental care.
We listen. We want to know the things about you that could affect your dental health. This may include medical conditions, prior dental experiences, current habits, and even anxiety about dental work. In order to treat you with excellence, we hear you first.
We gather information. Information gathering includes a visual examination, the appropriate images with both radiographs (x-rays) and close-up photos, and measurements of your gums. All of this information gives us a complete picture of your oral health.
We keep learning. Each provider is committed to lifelong learning and is highly trained in the latest technologies, materials and techniques in dentistry. This advanced education allows our dentists to give you a range of treatment options to treat most dental concerns.
Your first visit at Parham Dental Team consists of three important parts:
In order to give you the best dental care possible, we need to understand your current state of oral health. We will gather comprehensive information about your mouth, gums, teeth, and jaws through an oral evaluation by one of our dentists, digital images, and measurements of your gums. Our thorough evaluation includes assessing the health of the teeth and gums, as well as an oral cancer screening and a TMJ examination.
You will also see one of our skilled dental hygienists for a gentle, yet thorough, professional teeth cleaning. This cleaning will remove all of the bacterial buildup from the teeth, thus giving you a “clean slate” for your home care. Professional teeth cleanings give you fresh breath, healthier gums, and a lower risk for cavities.
If the information we gather shows any dental concerns (both those you are aware of and those you may not know), we will put together a plan with multiple treatment options. The goal of dental treatment is to stop the progression of dental diseases and prevent future disease from developing. Our treatment recommendations always include patient education. When you understand your dental problems, you can make good, educated decisions on which treatment option is best for you.