With so few dental offices conjuring pleasant memories, many have relinquished all hope of finding a place where they are more than just a dollar sign and their teeth impersonal numbers to be cleaned, drilled and filed. But at the office of Dr. J. Luis Ruiz, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. & Associates Inc, nestled near the heart of downtown Burbank, dentistry is nothing less than a vital, yet affordable, contribution to the health and beauty of every patient. And thanks to the spa-like atmosphere of the welcoming Mexican hacienda style office, embodying the epitome of old world charm, patient comfort is a top priority. Continually redefining the art of dentistry through the use of cutting edge technology and equipment that drastically reduces patient exposure to common hazards such as radiation, Dr. Ruiz and his staff are able to fully maximize health benefits.
Nationally recognized as one of the most esteemed clinicians, lecturers and professors in the field of esthetics, Dr. Ruiz remains at the forefront of the latest changes in dentistry.
Practicing preventative and restorative methods has allowed patients of varying needs to keep and maintain “as much of their teeth as possible” states Dr. Ruiz. Newer porcelains, for example in the construction of veneers and onlays, are much thinner than years past allowing for less (39% compared to the traditional 74%) of the patient’s tooth to be removed. These thinner porcelains are also stronger enabling greater durability and comfort.
Tasks such as the construction of crowns, onlays and veneers, typically outsourced to labs as far as China, are all done on site. This allows for improved quality control of the customized restorations and provides the convenience of eliminating multiple visits and wearing temporary crowns, onlays and veneers. Thanks to technological advancements with Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM) the construction of permanent crowns, onlays and veneers can be done in one visit. The added benefit of the array of services from routine preventative care to invisible braces and the convenience of mini-implants eliminates the need to refer patients elsewhere. And with Dr Ruiz’s focus on minimally invasive dentistry and esthetics (or natural looking dentistry) the results are healthy teeth that look like nature.
Like Dr. Ruiz, staff members remain current on ever-changing trends in dentistry. Taking seminars and attending continuing education events have ensured that patients receive the highest quality and care on every facet.
Dr. Ruiz and Associates is located at 1226 West Olive Avenue in Burbank. They can be reached by phone at (818) 558-4332 or through email via their website (www.drruiz.com). Office hours are Monday through Thursdays 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with selected evening appointments available Wednesdays and Saturdays. Most insurance providers are accepted, and interest-free and low-interest financing is available for those with limited to no insurance. On site parking is available at no charge.