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With a year of Modesto dental care experience to match all 32 teeth in the human mouth, Dr. Filbrun employs precision instruments and digital x-rays to score decisive victories in his lifelong battle against oral degradation. After an initial check-up, a skilled hygienist bathes teeth in a flurry of foam and floss, sloughing off plaque jackets and removing unfashionable tartar top hats. Digital bitewing x-rays, which reduce the amount of radiation exposed to the patient, snap photos of mouthscapes and reveal the hidden goings-on of oral underworlds between root and bone by projecting themselves on a computer monitor. After x-rays, Dr. Filbrun delves into mouths in search of cavities, gum disease, and ingrown milk moustaches, then discusses exam results and prescribes any necessary treatment plans.
Dr. Galen Filbrun, DDS.
After earning his dental degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Modesto native Galen Filbrun returned home to practice cosmetic, laser, and implant dentistry. Filbrun uses the latest effective techniques, such as laser therapy, to treat gum disease, disinfecting the gums while disintegrating diseased tissue. He also performs non-surgical root canals and can fit patients with dentures or wind-up chatter teeth. Cosmetic procedures and treatments available include teeth-whitening and porcelain veneers.