Dr. Cedric Chenet’s professional philosophy is simple – education, experience and technology that come together for excellence in dental care. He should know; he’s been doing it for over 33 years. The technology component is one that particularly excites Dr. Chenet and his staff. His office in Viera is fully digital and he and his staff are continuously educated on the latest tools and technology available for improving oral health.
Education is an important part of Dr. Chenet’s practice. He and his staff attend conferences and seminars to learn about the latest tools that fall in line with core values of providing better service for his patients. From recommendations on floss, toothbrushes and toothpaste to technological tools like the DEXIS CariVu and CEREC 3D Cone Beam Computer Tomography (3D X-Rays), Dr. Chenet balances personal service with the latest techniques. “We’re the coaches for the patients,” Dr. Chenet says. “Our mission is to help our patients help themselves.”
Along with digital X-rays, clinical digital photos are taken of all patients’ teeth to establish a baseline and to help educate them on any issues that are occurring. Digital radiography typically reduces radiation exposure by 65 to 80 percent and has an enhanced image quality, capturing greater detail that may have been missed on traditional film. Generally, the earlier you find a problem the easier it is to fix and that usually means less expensive, and all these latest advancements assist his team of professionals in finding those issues.
Another core belief for Dr. Chenet both personally and professionally is the importance of giving back to the community. Because of this, he and his team have dedicated a day of giving each year. Last year in September, they donated over $13,000 in volunteer dentistry to people in need living in Brevard County, matching the donation the previous year. “Giving should be natural,” Dr. Chenet said. “There should be no strings attached.”
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