“We know that most people don’t like going to the dentist,” Dr. Helmhamp said. “While we can’t change that, Mount Auburn Dental focuses on making your time at the dentist as pleasant as possible. We do our best to treat patients the way we would want to be treated.”

At Mount Auburn Dental, this is accomplished by investment in the latest dental technology and by having a caring, highly trained team that knows the patients, listens to their needs, and makes them feel comfortable.

“The new technologies allow us to detect dental concerns early on, treat issues with precision, reduce your time at the dentist, and provide stunning and customized restorations,” Dr. Helmkamp said.

He emphasized that the use of lasers makes a variety of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone more comfortable … no shots, no drills, no pain.

He explains that laser technology uses a unique combination of laser energy and water to provide gentler, more precise treatment to conserve a healthy tooth. As a result, the visit is a less stressful alternative to the traditional Novocain needle and drill.

Procedures that once took several appointments to complete, such as multiple fillings, can now be finished in just one visit to Mount Auburn Dental. Additionally, the Mount Auburn Dental team can fabricate crowns in one visit, which means there is no need for a temporary crown, and no return visit.

Dr. Helmkamp considers patient education about dental health care to be an important component of overall health. He is also cognizant of today’s economic climate. With these factors in mind, patients sit down with Dr. Helmkamp on their initial visit and they discuss dental priorities to arrive at a realistic treatment plan.

Mount Auburn Dental has intentionally avoided the “factory” movement in dentistry where different dentists can see you each time you need dental care. Dr. Helmkamp is your dentist at Mount Auburn Dental, so you know you’re getting quality dental care every visit.

Dr. Helmkamp has practiced in Auburn since 1986, where he has raised his family and been an active member of the community for the past 26 years. Through clinical courses, he has achieved the prestigious Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, which fewer than one percent of dentists have accomplished. He is two-time past president of the Androscoggin Dental Society. He has been on the Head Start Advisory Board for seven years, and on the Maine Dental Association Executive Board for five years. He is past chairman of Maine Donated Dental Services and he currently serves on the Maine Dental Association’s Insurance Advisory Board. Mount Auburn Dental’s staff members also participate in continuing education.

It’s a pleasant atmosphere at Mount Auburn Dental, from the living room-like waiting room to the friendliness of staff. The building is conveniently located near the intersection of Mount Auburn Avenue and Gracelawn Road, near Home Depot.

The phone number is 782-3971 and their Web site is at www.mountauburndental.com.

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