Dr. Canfield, Sandfly Family Dental
Dr. Canfield strives to educate her patients with overall health.
What are you doing to stay on the cutting edge of your field?
My dental team and I are trained to provide dental surgery, implants, Invisalign, one-day crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening. We integrate the latest dental technology. I endeavor to help patients maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime by offering DNA testing for oral cancer. I am licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and National Board of Dentistry, and currently working on another board certification for Forensic Dentistry.
Where does your practice fit into the future of medicine?
One of the reasons I am successful is my thirst for knowledge and my experience with leading-edge technologies. At both dental offices, I have introduced two new machines this year: the Planmeca ProMax and the E4D System. The Planmeca ProMax is a complete imaging center for digital X-rays. It produces less radiation than the amount a person would be exposed to walking outside or eating a banana. The E4D System is one of the few technologies for the creation of precise, color-matched ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. The quality of the results is the same as the laboratory-generated restoration, but the E4D system saves time and money for the patient.
What is the most rewarding aspect of being a dentist?
I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families. As time goes by, I have been able to watch them grow and flourish. It’s so important to educate the entire family on the importance of oral health, so that they can support each other and practice healthy habits when they go home. That being said, I really do love making pretty smiles too.
When you’re not perfecting smiles, what do you enjoy doing?
When I’m not at the office, I love spending time with my little family. I’ve been happily married to my husband, Alex, for 11 years. We have three “fur-children”: Bentley our Jack Russell, Remi our Lab and Scoop our kitty. I also raise backyard hens. I enjoy other islander past-times as well, including reading, cooking, boating, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and hunting with my dad. But I can’t forget my roots- I still love West Virginia football and basketball.
What is the most unique case to walk through your door?
During my first years of practice, I had a patient that was 98 years old and still had all of her teeth. She took immaculate care of them and was so proud when she smiled. She told me once that she would poke fun of her friends with dentures. Seeing a woman who was almost 100 years old who still had her teeth really impacted me to help other people maintain excellent oral care.
What impact do you hope to make on your community?
For years, I have gone to local schools for Dental Health Month to educate children on dental awareness and proper dental care. My company raises money for breast cancer, and we hold a booth for health day at the YMCA in Effingham. We participate in Women in Business activities. This year, I donated over $9,000 worth of mouth protection gear to the Benedictine Military School Football Team as part of the “Canfield Mouth Shield Program.” In conjunction with my grand opening celebrations of Sandfly Family Dental, I will be donating 10% of new patient procedures during the first week to the Savannah Children’s Theatre. I will also be hosting a school-supply drive for the Isle of Hope Elementary and Middle School.
What makes you and your team most qualified to treat me?
I pride my practices on my ability and my staff’s ability to give personal and professional care. I am a leader in my industry with continuing my education on quality dental materials, practices and advanced technology that allows for patient comfort and better results. While creating a relaxed environment, I work with my patient’s schedule by offering after-work and evening appointments. n
Dr. Angela Canfield practices at Sandfly Family Dental & Premier Dental Designs and can be reached at 912.349.4037.
Visit her websites at SandflyFamilyDental.com PremierDentalDesigns.com or stop by her offices at 7360 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA. and 5871 GA Highway 21 South, Rincon, GA.