Dr. Kornegay and staff are dedicated to providing you with a pleasant visit and results that you're proud to show off. Our administrative staff is ready to help you with questions about scheduling, financial policy and insurance, to make that part of the process as simple as possible. This section offers information from the administrative side of the practice, including:
I have been blessed through the years. I married my high school sweetheart on January 1, 2000. While I was attending University of Florida College of Dentistry, we were welcomed with our first child, Brooke. After graduating dental school in 2004, I joined my father's wonderful practice in Deltona, FL with amazing patients and staff that welcomed me with open arms. About a year and a half later, our youngest daughter Alyssa was born. Through the years I have grown to have a soft spot for New Smyrna Beach as my parents first moved over here in 1995.
The first "regular" dental visit should be just after your child's third birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination if he or she is more comfortable. We will gently examine your child's teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child's permanent teeth under the gums). We may clean your child's teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay.
Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment. You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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