For decades the only approach to managing dental caries was to work backwards: drilling out decayed areas of the tooth and patching the cavity. The traditional approach did not tell the patient exactly why they had the disease or what specific things they could do to get better. The drill and fill model, as Dr. Doug Young DDS, MS, MBA (leading expert on dental caries) states, is like “building a deck on a house while it is burning down.”
While national statistics on decay rates continue to climb, Dr. Johnstun and his team are determined, with the implementation of the CariFree CariScreen test, to stop this devastating disease in its tracks. Patients who see Dr. Johnstun can expect the best assessment, diagnosis and therapy recommendations at their next appointment.
For more information or to set up your screening, call (360) 436-1008.
About Dr. Johnstun:
Learning never ends for Dr. Ryan Johnstun, even after earning his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington in 2003. He immediately began an accelerated Dental Program at the University of the Pacific Dental School in California. In 2006, he graduated from the program with honors. From there, Dr. Johnstun began his practice at Darrington Family Dental.
Dr. Johnstun continues his pursuit of new knowledge through different means. He regularly attends seminars on the current trends and innovation in dentistry. As an Arlington dentist, he is an active member of the Snohomish County Dental Society and the Washington State Dental Association. He is also a member of a study club, which meets monthly for advanced dental education. He sets aside two days each month to practice with a mentoring dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Prager, from Bellingham, Washington
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