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ANNOUNCEMENT: The health and safety of our patients, team, and community is and always has been our number one priority. The American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that we suspend non-urgent dental treatment until April 30, 2020, working only when a dental emergency arises. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please scroll down for instructions on how to get care. Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome to the
Health-Focused
Dentistry Practice
of James A. Hasken D.D.S.

Our integrative, functional approach to Dentistry is to look beyond the teeth and identify how your oral health can impact your total health and systemic health impact on oral health. We identify through questionnaires, health histories as well as a comprehensive oral examination process, key components and risk factors that impact systemic health. Dentistry is more than the teeth and gums. The mouth is a reflection of total body health. We look forward to helping you attain the level of total health that is important to you.

A Message From Dr. James Hasken – Covid-19 Update

3/27/2020

Our office is currently closed for routine dental care due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. We are seeing emergencies on an appointment basis or in some cases by teledentistry or phone. Patient and staff safety is very important. We are closely monitoring CDC guidelines as well as state guidelines.

The health and safety of our patients, team, and community is and always has been our number one priority. The American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that we suspend non-urgent dental treatment until April 30, 2020, working only when a dental emergency arises. We have been following these protocols and appreciate the patience and understanding of everyone affected in this ever-changing situation.

We will remain open during abbreviated business hours to help our patients and our community during this difficult time with any urgent or emergent dental needs.

The ADA recommendations on emergency and urgent dental care is as follows:

Dental emergencies are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, and include:

• Uncontrolled bleeding

• Swelling that potentially compromises the patient’s airway

• Trauma involving facial bones, potentially compromising the patient’s airway

Urgent dental care focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments. These should be treated as minimally invasively as possible:

• Severe dental pain

• Wisdom tooth pain/infection

• Abscess resulting in pain and swelling

• Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma

• Dental trauma

• Dental treatment required prior to critical medical procedures

• Final crown/bridge cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken, or causing gingival irritation

• Extensive dental caries or defective restorations causing pain

• Denture adjustments or repairs when function is impeded or causing pain

We will continue to follow the recommendations from the ADA and CDC. We are not seeing patients for elective treatment including routine hygiene (cleaning) appointments during these restrictions

Please know that we are available for you should you have any dental emergency. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling our office at (815) 385-0777. Should anything change with these recommendations we will share that information.

If you have been out of the country in the past 14 days, experienced coughing, aching and or fever, or tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, we would need to see you remotely by FaceTime or Zoom video conference. We can guide you through that process.

The goal of the shutdown is to do our part to reduce risk of spreading the virus as well as reduce the strain on shortages of personal protective equipment which are at severe shortages. We have an adequate supply currently.

When the restrictions have lifted, we have planned to add additional hygienist time in our schedules to relieve the backlog of patients who have been rescheduled due to the shutdown.

We wish for all of our patients, their families as well as our families to stay healthy during these challenging and uncertain times. Stay safe, healthy and positive as we will get through it.

James A. Hasken, DDS

Meet Our Health-Focused Dentistry Team

About Us

I have always felt we are of better service to our patients if we can provide the information to help you make the best possible decisions for your long-term health. Along with that, the decisions you make have to be consistent with the level of quality and cost that you value. Being health-focused means that we provide you with the information and coaching to help you along the way toward whatever goal you have for your oral health. Once you and I have identified that goal, we can focus our efforts toward reaching that level of health that you have chosen for yourself. The Dental Fitness exams provide a visual aid to show you what your current level of health is. It serves, as a guide to recommend changes to your home care as well as how we can tailor your individual treatment needs based on the exam findings. Our approach towards dental care is what makes us different from other dental practices. Our team focuses on taking steps that improve the quality of life and reduce the number of dental visits a patient may require during his/her lifetime. We achieve this through preventive care. At our dental office, we inform patients about the importance of oral health and motivate them towards taking better care of their oral health. We educate patients about healthy diet, hygiene habits and create awareness about what practices can increase the risk of dental problems. Through our specialized dental care, we have successfully built long-lasting relationships with many families from McHenry, Crystal Lake, and surrounding communities. We cater to dental needs of all age groups and treat basic to the most complicated dental problems.

To your good health,

James A. Hasken, D.D.S.

Our Health-Focused Dentistry Services

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Heath-Focused Hygiene

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BioRejuvenation Dentistry

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TMJ/TMD Health

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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Crowns / Dentures / Bridges

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Invisalign

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Root Canal Treatment

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Dental Implants

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Oral Surgery

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Senior Dentistry

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Sleep Apnea Therapy

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Periodontal Care

Our Core Values

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HEALTH-FOCUSED

Proactively focused on helping Identify options that lead to long term, predictable outcomes integrating oral health to your total health. I am constantly seeking out new information in this evolving field of integrated functional dental medicine to help patients see how their oral health decisions have or may impact total health.

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HONEST & OPEN COMMUNICATION

Having truthful conversations with my patients and willing to accept the outcome. I will not accept your disease as my burden but will help you make the best choices for you. I will not do more for you than what you are willing to do for yourself.

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DENTAL HEALTH COACHING

Partnering with our patients to manage health rather than disease by giving you choices to maintain or improve health and thereby preventing the damage caused by disease progression. I will listen to what you want for yourself and why, guiding you to understand the benefits of health and support your desire for change to get the results you want consistent with your values.

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RESPECT

I will treat you with respect and accept the decisions you make for yourself without judgment.

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APPRECIATION

I consider it an honor that you put your faith and trust in myself and team. We will make every effort to earn that every day.

The OraVital® System comprehensively provides the most accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment of the oral infections that cause periodontal disease, halitosis, peri-implantitis and caries. Consisting of a proprietary protocol of advanced microbiology tests combined with a personalised regimen of prescribed antibiotic/antifungal and antimicrobial rinses, the OraVital® System can control gum disease in 90% of the cases in just 4 weeks. What’s more, the OraVital® System is the only oral infection management system on the market that can predictably diagnose and treat the Oral-Systemic Health link.

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