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HEALTHY EATING TIPS

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And Dr. Takacs’ 86-year-old mother, Pat Takacs, is the office cookie baker and coffee maker. She calls patients, sends birthday cards and writes welcome notes to new patients by hand.


Also on staff are Dr. Jill Miller, who began her career working as a dental assistant with Dr. Takacs before graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and now has advanced training in laser and implant dentistry, endodontics, cosmetics, Fastbraces® and Invisalign; Dr. Katie Bowen, who graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2014 and has trained in CEREC, Invisalign and implant dentistry; and Dr. Erica Higginbotham, also a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, a Fastbraces® affiliate and a Preferred Provider of Invisalign who has also volunteered locally and abroad in underprivileged areas.


A NEW INTEREST


Dr. Takacs is a member of the Academy of GP Orthodontics, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Computerized Dentistry, the Bluegrass Dental Society, the Kentucky Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation. She has advanced training in implant dentistry, neuromuscular analysis, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth reconstruction. She is trained and certified in oral conscious sedation. She is an Elite Preferred Invisalign Provider; a Lumineers-certified doctor; a master affiliate, speaker and trainer of Fastbraces®; and is certified in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. She is the co-author of Principles for Success Vol. 2 and A Cup of Coffee With My Dentist.


Dr. Takacs is deeply involved in sleep dentistry, for which she has completed a mini residency at Tufts University. She is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has completed over 1000 continuing education hours in dental sleep medicine and facial pain. She has successfully passed the written examination for receiving Diplomate status with the AADSM.


“I started getting involved in sleep dentistry about eight years ago, taking courses that are accredited for dental sleep medicine,” she said. “It just opened up my eyes to how sleep apnea affects the total overall health of a person.


Sleep apnea can lead to increased risk of stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, diabetes and GERD. There is a key link between sleep apnea and dental health, Dr. Takacs says.


“As dentists, we are the first to look at the teeth, the tongue, the back of the throat – we look at everything,” she said. “With sleep apnea, there are certain clinical signs that may indicate a patient has some issues while they sleep, so we’re the first to look at that and make recommendations.”


After studying a patient’s medical history and having him or her fill out a sleep questionnaire, Dr. Takacs often recommends a home screening. A device measures how well the patient oxygenates the blood while asleep. Based on the results, the patient may be referred to a sleep physician and may return to Dr. Takacs to be fitted for an oral appliance that treats sleep apnea.


“Sleep dentistry is an exciting field for me,” Dr. Takacs said. “It’s like being a detective while also doing the dentistry I love.”


RAPIDLY EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY


“Dental technology is rapidly evolving,” Dr. Takacs says. New developments give patients better, faster results and greater comfort. They allow the office to be more efficient and accurate with individual treatment planning. Some of these technologies include CT scanners, ultrasonic scalers that break down plaque and calculus, CEREC same-day crowns, rotary endodontic technology, digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, soft lasers and T-scan bite analysis. Preventive dentistry includes the latest in cavity detection technology, and restorative dentistry can help return your mouth to its fully functioning natural ability.


“The biggest change in dentistry is the technology that has advanced us,” Dr. Takacs said.


Beaumont Family Dentistry gives its patients unique touches that make their visits enjoyable. Nervous patients can receive nitrous oxide sedation. A massage therapist or paraffin wax treatment can help relax and soothe tense muscles. Children as young as 2 years old can enjoy a no-pressure “Happy Visit” to get acquainted with the staff and see the office and the equipment.


“I treat every patient like I want to be treated,” Dr. Takacs said. “There’s a sense that we’re here to take care of patients and have a fun time. We do have fun, but we’re good at what we do.”

Dr. Patricia Takacs started Beaumont Family Dentistry more than 30 years ago. The office’s Mission is to provide state-of-the-art, high quality, comprehensive dental care for the entire family in a comfortable environment.


With treatment options that include implants and orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, Fastbraces® and sleep dentistry, Beaumont Family Dentistry has an array of services for patients of all ages.


“Everybody deserves to have access to high-quality comprehensive dental care that’s also affordable,” said Dr. Takacs.


Dr. Takacs’ dental destiny began when she was a child visiting her grandfather’s dental office.


“I remember going to his office when I was little,” she said. “Dentistry just was a natural thing for me. I didn’t know I wanted to do it until I was in high school and I mentioned to somebody I was dating that he ought to consider going to dental school. I thought, ‘Wait a minute, I want to go to dental school!’”


After graduating with honors from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1983, Dr. Takacs worked as an associate dentist for a year

DENTAL OFFICE PUTS EMPHASIS ON FAMILY

before opening her own office, Patricia E. Takacs DMD, PSC, in 1984.


“We outgrew our first location and moved to a second location, outgrew that and in 1999 moved to Beaumont,” she said. “That’s when we changed the name to Beaumont Family Dentistry.”


Dr. Takacs’ practice lives up to its name in more ways than one. “When I started in 1983, I took care of some young families, and I am now seeing their kids and their children's children,” Dr. Takacs said. “I have patients I’ve taken care of for 30-plus years.”


Emphasizing the family feel even further, members of Dr. Takacs’ own family are in practice with her. Her son, Dr. Ryan J. Golibersuch, also a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, keeps up with the newest dental techniques and technology. He is particularly interested in CEREC CAD/ CAM and 3D cone beam technology and is also trained in IV sedation, which helps patients feel comfortable during long or in-depth procedures. He is pursuing a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.


Dr. Takacs’ daughter, Dr. Kyle Golibersuch, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in May 2015. She has received affiliation with Fastbraces® and is also certified in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, which comfortably and effectively treats gum recession. She enjoys taking care of pediatric patients and has a special interest in endodontics.

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