High Peaks Dental: High Peaks Dental owners, Dr. Michael O’Connor, Dr. William Caldon, and Dr. Donnon “DJ” O’Neill strive to bring high quality dentistry and comfort through their work at the Plattsburgh and Lake Placid offices.
continued The “Ritz Carlton Model” includes more than 100 hours of off-site training hours for HPD employees in Georgia, comfortable heating and massaging chairs in the examination room, and a modern decorative interior.
Dentistry from the Heart
Caldon said he and his partners understand dental care can be expensive for customers and continue to prove the “Ritz Carlton” experience for everyone.
“We try to fit into people’s budgets and minimize people’s out of pocket expenses while striving to give a Ritz Carlton experience,” he said.
Once a year the HPD holds a free dentistry clinic called Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH). The seventh annual event will be held on Sept. 14, starting at 7 a.m. and going until late afternoon. The HPD will offer walk-in patients free dental services including: free teeth cleaning, fillings, and teeth extraction. Included in the appointment, patients will have a chance to have free x-rays.
DFTH is a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free dental care to those in need.
HPD is one of many providers that hold the event every year. Thousands of dentists, hygienists, volunteers and hundreds of practices across the world donate their time and resources to host their own DFTH events. In support of DFTH providers, DFTH acts to ensure that those in need our advised of the services available through regional press releases and customized TV/radio commercials that promote the practices involved.
Caldon said one of the most beneficial services provided by DFTH for HPD is helping to organize a filing system to get the highest number of patients to be seen in a given day.
“We actually change people’s lives on that day,” Caldon said. “Unfortunately not everyone has dental insurance and even when they do insurance companies set the amount they are willing to reimburse and sometimes it doesn’t even come close to paying the cost of a procedure.”