We listen to our patients' concerns. Our mission is to provide the very best quality dental care, using state of the art techniques to accomplish our patients' desires and meet their expectations. Our entire staff is committed to serving all of our patients in a professional compassionate environment.
Since 1988 Dr. Alice Moore and Dr. Lorna Petersen have proudly served the Bucks and Montgomery County communities with outstanding, compassionate, and gentle dentistry. Graduates of Temple University and University of Pennsylvania respectively, they both were Dental Officers in the United States Navy before entering private practice. The doctors continue eagerly studying the art and science of the many phases of dentistry through educational seminars conducted by renowned specialists.
Drs. Moore and Petersen are members of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, Quakertown Dental Study Club, Pennsylvania Dental Identification Team, as well as other local study clubs. Dr. Moore is also a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team Region III, the American Society of Forensic Odontology, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the New York Society of Forensic Dentistry.
With our trained and knowledgeable staff, we bring confidence and a personal touch to the comfort of our patients using a wide variety of dental services. From cosmetic and complete family dentistry through preventive dental hygiene and complex rehabilitation, Drs. Moore, Petersen and staff offer dentistry at its best. Your smile will say it all!
Most new patients start by visiting with one of our hygienists. Our hygienists have earned degrees in Dental Hygiene from recognized colleges including Montgomery Co. Community College, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Vermont and West Liberty State College. They review health and dental histories, monitor blood pressure, perform oral cancer screenings and record periodontal status.
In a relaxed atmosphere you will be given the time you need to express your dental concerns. Our hygienists provide more than thorough and gentle dental cleanings. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), local anesthesia and numbness with no needles are offered for a more comfortable experience, when needed.
An Expanded Functions Dental Assistant is a highly trained and skilled professional. Our EFDAs have completed certified programs at local colleges including Manor College, Montgomery County Community College and Northampton Community College.
These talented assistants have an excellent eye for cosmetic dentistry and attention to detail. They look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a healthy and attractive smile.
At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we know that the delivery of first rate dental services is made possible with the help of our talented and dedicated support staff. We view their outstanding performance as an important part of our continued quality service and care.
They will cheerfully assist you by finding an appointment convenient to your schedule, they will help you to use your insurance plan and answer any questions you may have.
Every patient case is different, and in that spirit we will work with you to achieve the smile you deserve. Although the ultimate account responsiblity is in the hands of the patient (subscriber), we will file insurance claims, pre-determine procedures, provide information on your behalf and help you understand all aspects of your treatment and available options. Our knowledgeable Administrative staff is here to help and meet your needs.
We participate with Delta Dental, Cigna, Guardian, Metlife, Aetna PPO, United Concordia-tricare, United Concordia-parnet advantage, United Concordia national fee for service, Assurant and BC BS of PA. We accept other major insurances such as School Claims, and will happily do the paperwork for you and submit claims for all dental plans.
Your payment options include: cash, check, major credit card, prepayment discounts, and Senior Citizen discount. We also offer CareCredit and Capital One payment plans interest-free for patients that qualify.
If you are a new patient to our office, the below link contains our new patient bundle with forms that will need to be filled out when you arrive at our office.
Printing them, filling them out and bringing them with you will allow us to attend to your medical needs more quickly than completing them on your arrival. Thank you and please call our office if you have any questions.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile! Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.Learn more
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.Learn more
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.Learn more
The term “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth; also the jawbone itself when in its most advanced stages. Periodontal disease is most often preceded by gingivitis which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. A bacterial infection affects the gums when the toxins contained in plaque begin to irritate and inflame the gum tissues. Once this bacterial infection colonizes in the gum pockets between the teeth, it becomes much more difficult to remove and treat. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that eventually leads to the destruction of the connective tissue and jawbone. If left untreated, it can lead to shifting teeth, loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the developed world and should always be promptly treated.Learn more
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function. Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.Learn more
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.Learn more
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic "coating" is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively "seals" the deep grooves acting as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can't reach.Learn more
Every single day, your body takes in fluoride and loses fluoride. The way you take in fluoride is through foods you eat and water. The way you lose fluoride is through demineralization of your teeh when acids caused by plaque bacteria and sugars in your mouth attack tooth enamel. You can "put fluoride back" (as well as calcium and phosphate) into your tooth’s enamel layer by eating healthy foods and drinking fluoridated water. Another way to get more flouride is through fluoride treatments at your dentist's office. Basically if you lose fluoride faster than you take it in, you are at risk of tooth decay.Learn more
Tooth-colored fillings that are light-cured to match your teeth.
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It's virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth.
You and your doctor may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.Learn more
All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn't necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.Learn more
Dentures (more commonly known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of your mouth. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on resting on or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.Learn more
Our friendly dental team truly understand how to connect with children, putting both you and your child at ease. We welcome parents to schedule their children for the first dental visit as soon as the child gets their first tooth. Dental visits during the first three or so years of your child’s life are designed to familiarize them with the office and to create positive dental experiences.Learn more
If you frequently wake up with a sore jaw, a dull headache or tooth pain, you may want to ask if you are suffering from a condition called bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults, according to the American Dental Association. There are several ways to alleviate the effects of bruxism. One of the most common, which your dentist may recommend, is a night guard.Learn more