Meet Dr. Matthew Clark
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Welcome to our Practice

Welcome to Clark Dental Studio!

We’re so glad you stopped by to learn more about our practice. It’s our goal to provide you and your family with the most comfortable and pleasant dental experience you’ve ever had!

Dr. James Kimball established his practice at this location nearly 40 years ago, serving patients from Chattanooga and surrounding areas. Dr. Matt Clark recently purchased the current practice, Clark Dental Studio, and is grateful to Dr. Kimball for the wonderful care he has consistently provided to his patients. We’re very excited about carrying on his tradition of excellence!

Our Core Values Put Your Needs First

We understand that many people are fearful about visiting the dentist. Over the years, our wonderful team has worked with fearful patients, helping them to overcome their fears. Using a friendly, compassionate approach, we’ll show you that it really isn’t necessary to spend your life avoiding dental visits due to anxiety.

When you have scheduled time with us, our focus is completely on you and your needs. We spend the time it takes to get to know you because we’ve found it’s the best way to put you at ease and help us understand your concerns. And when you know you’re being cared for by people who care about your feelings, suddenly dental care seems a lot less challenging!

We are committed to treating all our patients with the highest degree of respect and understanding. If we believe you need a particular procedure, we’ll take the time to discuss why it’s necessary and how it will benefit your oral health. By making decisions together, we ensure that you receive the care that’s best suited to your needs.

We Take the Stress Out of Managing Dental Care

You probably have financial concerns about your dental care, and we want to do everything we can to minimize these worries for you.

If you’re insured, you may have lots of questions about what is and isn’t covered and how it will affect your dental care. Our goal is to take the guesswork out of insurance coverage and benefits and ensure you always receive the maximum benefits offered under your policy.

We work with a number of insurance companies, including Delta Dental, Cigna, Aetna, and River Health. However, we are happy to file all insurance claims for our patients’ convenience. Please contact our Chattanooga dental office with your insurance questions and we’ll find the answers you’re looking for!

If you’re not insured, that's no problem, either. We accept all major credit cards and also offer interest-free CareCredit financing. CareCredit allows you to arrange easy monthly payments that fit your budget. Please contact our office to learn more about this convenient interest-free financing option and apply for instant approval.

Please Call to Schedule Your First Appointment!

Are you tired of dealing with dental practices where you feel your needs aren’t being met? Managing your oral health care is vital to your overall well-being, and we want to make it a pleasure for you to be an active part of that process.

Please call our Chattanooga dental office to arrange a convenient appointment so you can experience top-notch service in a warm and inviting environment. We look forward to welcoming you!

Technology

Without a doubt, technology has changed our lives – mostly for the better!

At Clark Dental Studio, we make it a point to stay current with advances in technology that are meant to improve your overall dental experience with us. Today, by investing in carefully selected technology, we can make your dental care easier, more efficient, and more comfortable than ever before. Please take a moment to learn more about the types of technology we now offer.

Digital X-Rays & Sensors

Digital x-rays are one example of state-of-the-art technology that makes your treatment more effective and efficient. While the process for taking digital x-rays is similar to traditional film x-rays, there’s one major difference. Instead of film, we use a digital sensor. The sensor is placed in your mouth just like a traditional film x-ray, but that’s where the similarity ends.

The digital sensor is electronic and connects to a computer. Shortly after the x-ray is taken, it is projected onto a computer screen so we can view it together. These images give us both a clear picture of the smallest details inside your teeth. If we find a problem, you can see what we see, which makes it easier for you to understand why a treatment is necessary. Digital x-rays are also safer than traditional film x-ray because they reduce your exposure to radiation by approximately 90%.

Digital Scanner

Until recently, the only method we had for taking impressions of your teeth involved a messy pink paste smeared into a large, bulky metal tray. Not only was this process uncomfortable, but the impressions weren’t always as accurate as we would like.

Our digital scanner not only does away with this uncomfortable process, but also has the added advantage of providing us with much more precise details of your teeth.

Our digital scanner produces a “digital map” that Dr. Clark uses to create a 3-D picture of your mouth. While we’re in the process of scanning your mouth, you can actually see the images as they appear on the monitor.

This advance in technology allows us to produce a very accurate and precisely detailed model of your teeth. This information is then used to plan treatment for dental restorations. 

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is a very mild and safe form of sedation that's been safely used in dentistry for over 100 years. In fact, nitrous is so safe that we often use it for children to keep them calm during their appointments.

One benefit of using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is that you don't "go to sleep" during your procedure. You will be alert enough to respond to and even converse with your dental team, but you will do it all through a mild haze of relaxation.

As soon as your procedure is finished, we stop administering the gas, and you stop feeling the effects almost immediately. With nitrous, you do not need a driver to get you to and from your appointment, and you will be able to return to your normal activities as soon as you leave our office.

Digital Records

The ability to store information digitally has truly changed the way we practice dentistry. Today we no longer have to hunt for information about a previous procedure or past problems. Now, we have handy access to all your information and dental history literally at our fingertips.

Everything we need to offer you the most effective treatment is stored in one place in your digital record. You don’t have to worry, because your records are stored securely on our in-office system and cannot be accessed by others.

However, digital records are extremely practical when we have to involve a specialist for your treatment. In this case, your files can be shared electronically directly with the specialist, ensuring your complete privacy.