Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID)

Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID) is both a philosophy and a treatment modality. As a philosophy it is basically about education, prevention, and early intervention. Our new logo was designed to convey that philosophy. Both caries and periodontal disease are bacterial infections that are essentially preventable, yet they remain two of the most common diseases known to man. Dentistry has been very good at treating the symptoms of the disease but not as successful at eliminating the cause of the disease.

With newer technology and recent scientific advances, progressive dentists can begin to transition away from the typical surgical model of practicing dentistry (drill and fill) to more of a medical model where diagnosis, early detection, and prevention is stressed. MID empowers patients to be in charge of their own oral health, so they only require minimum intervention from the dental profession. The result for the patient is healthier teeth and gums with far less time sitting in the dental chair and at a greatly reduced cost of treatment.

Dr. Beadling has embraced the MID philosophy and treatment methodology. He has taken many hours of continuing education in MID subject areas and is a member of The World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Our practice has invested in many of the newer technologies that allow us to perform MID and we have many different programs and protocols in place to help prevent decay and gum disease. Click on the other tabs in this section to see what is available to you at Ken Beadling Dentistry.