John Frye, DDS
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John Frye grew up just outside of Marietta in Fleming, Ohio. He graduated from Warren Local High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. In 2005, Dr. Frye graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He has practiced in Ohio ever since.
John maintains his associations with the ADA, ODA, and Muskingum Valley Dental Association. He is a member of the Cerec Mentor group, an exclusive community of highly skilled and knowledgeable dentists who train and coach other doctors on the use of technology in dentistry. Only 300 Cerec Mentors exist nationwide. Dr. Frye is proud to be one of these prestigious and highly skilled professionals.
Additionally, Dr. Frye donates his time to local schools providing screenings for free tooth sealants for many area children.
One of Dr. Frye’s earliest achievements was becoming an Eagle Scout. His love of the outdoors remains and he, along with his wife, is instilling those values in his twin boys. As a family, they like to go trail biking, camping, on nature walks, and hiking. They love having lazy days, too, filled with movies and popcorn.
The Frye family attend St. Mary’s Basilica and have lived in Marietta for over eleven years.
Dr. Frye’s wife, Molly, teaches at St. Mary’s Elementary. Sons, Tyler and Max, attend there as well.
Dr. Frye is also the lead singer of a local band called “The Bash.” He enjoys performing in local shows and festivals in the area.
Welcoming New Patients to our Dental Family
The first visit for a dental patient will include x-rays and a comprehensive exam. This visit may be scheduled with Dr. Frye and his assistants. This is an important time for us to get to know you, address your dental concerns, and discuss your specific dental needs. All findings will be reviewed together and a treatment plan will be developed, including necessary and optional treatment.
Cleaning(s) will be scheduled following the initial visit once we know the type
of gum therapy you need. This could be a regular cleaning or a series of deep cleanings depending on the diagnosis of your gum (periodontal) health.
We strongly believe in education and prevention and will recommend specific home care instructions tailored to your specific needs.
We do our best to run on time. Help us by having your first visit forms filled out when you arrive. Please download, print and complete our Welcome Packet.
Ways to Request a Visit
Who we are is an integral part of our mission –our team strives to consistently exceed your personal expectations for what a positive dental experience should be. Marietta Dental Works’ team is committed to serving you. From the first call, you will notice a difference at our office – we care about you, your children, your friends and your colleagues; we consider you our extended family. In our office, each patient is treated as an individual... we listen to your concerns and work with you to create a dental health plan that is consistent with your personal goals and values. After all, our clients are considered the core of everything we do and the reason for our practice.
We are available Monday thru Wednesday 7:30am-5:00pm
Thursdays 7:30am-3:00 pm, and Friday 7:30a-12:00pm
In case of a dental emergency please call our office at 740.371.4659. If it is after hours, please listen to our message for instructions.
Insurance & Payment Procedures
We are in-network with Guardian, MetLife, United Concordia, Cigna,
Delta Dental and DenteMax/Coresource.
Dental care is an important part of your total health program. We believe that caring for your teeth is important to your overall health.
We know it can be very confusing for the patient to know what insurance will actually pay. We can review and provide you with service codes and information to guide you with your dental coverage. Please be aware that plans vary greatly. We will be glad to send in predeterminations for items such as Crowns, Bridges, Night Guards or removable appliances.
Upon treatment, a projection of your payment from your insurance company will be calculated. We will collect the co-pay portion at the time of service. This is a projection based on the best information we have at the time. It is possible to receive a statement afterwards if the fees are not covered in the projection.
For your convenience, we also accept major credit cards.
Our Dental Services
General dentistry includes the services you remember from going to the dentist.
Cleanings, X-Rays, Dr’s Exams and Fillings.
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease and strokes. Regular cleanings can help prevent these problems and provide you with good oral hygiene. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer, every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, we are also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
Children and adults should be seen for their regular cleaning and check up every six months. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have their dental check ups more than twice a year.
Dental x-rays are images of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them to help find problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. X-ray pictures can show cavities, dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during your dental examination.
Bitewing x-rays show the upper and lower back teeth. These x-rays are used to check for decay between the teeth. They also show bone loss when severe gum disease or a dental infection is present.
Panoramic x-rays show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, They show problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fr
Exams begin by reviewing the x-rays, models, and photos of your mouth with one of our doctors. Any conditions are noted and explained in detail. The clinical exam includes examination of the teeth and gums, evaluation of the bite and TMJ, an oral cancer screening, and an esthetic evaluation where indicated.
If treatment needs are not complex, we recommend solutions, and ask the patient if they are ready to proceed. If the treatment recommendations are more complex, we may ask you or your child to return for a further consultation.
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today. Whitening removes organic stains or discolorations primarily caused by aging and certain foods.
We offer prescription take-home systems.
• We provide you with a whitening tray and whitening agent to use at home.
• Convenience: You can do home whitening at any time of the day or night, for short or long periods.
• Portability: You can also use at-home whitening trays while on the go wherever you are.
A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth.
Dental filling materials include amalgam (silver) and composite
(tooth colored) restorations.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. After removing the old restoration and decay if there is not enough of your own natural tooth structure, a build up will be used. Crowns are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry can help patients with:
• Cracked teeth
• Chipped or fractured teeth
• Discolored teeth
• Excess or uneven gum tissue
• Missing teeth
• Decayed teeth
• Weakened teeth
Cosmetic dentistry includes veneers, dental implants, crowns, bridges and gum recontouring, and may also integrate other dental treatments such as white fillings, teeth whitening, and bonding.
At Marietta Dental Works, Dr. Frye offers advanced materials and techniques for our crown and bridge treatment
s. Today’s restorations can give you healthy teeth that last for years while looking completely natural.
Bleach Trays (Take Home)
Bleach trays are custom fit trays for your teeth that are fabricated from impressions taken at a short dental visit. They are lightweight and comfortable and can be worn at your convenience. You will be given bleach and instructions on how to properly use them.
With home-bleaching you are able to monitor your color and use when it's convenient for your schedule.
What are realistic expectations?
There is no given shade that whitening will guarantee! Every smile is different and the success rate depends on the type of stain. Yellow, orange and brown stained teeth will usually whiten up more than gray stained teeth.
Can I whiten my crowns, veneers or composite fillings?
No. Bleaching cannot lighten any artificial materials such as resins or porcelains.
Treatment with Traditional Crowns vs. Treatment with CEREC Crowns
In the past, restoring a tooth with a custom-made crown required at least two or sometimes three dental visits. In the first visit, the dentist would prepare the patient's tooth and begin designing their new restoration. Between visits, the patient would wear a temporary crown over their tooth while a dental lab created their permanent restoration.
When the patient's crown was finally complete, they would return to their dentist to have their temporary removed and their permanent one placed. If the patient's temporary happened to break or fall off before the permanent crown was complete, an unplanned emergency visit might be necessary to reattach the temporary or to put on a new one.
Now compare this with the process involved with a CEREC crown. The basic steps are the same, but treatment with a CEREC crown takes much less time to complete.
How much less?
Instead of requiring at least two office visits, a CEREC restoration can be designed, milled, and placed over the course of just a single visit.
At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Frye will prepare your tooth and take a digital impression of it. This digital impression will help us design your final restoration and will be fed to the CEREC computer so work on your tooth can begin.
As you wait in our office, CEREC will begin milling your restoration from a block of durable porcelain. When it's complete, we'll make sure your crown has been properly crafted before cementing it into place over your existing tooth.
Would you like to learn more about CEREC crowns and how they're revolutionizing restorative dentistry? We would love to answer your questions. Call our Marietta, Ohio dental office to speak with a friendly member of our team. In addition to answering your questions, we help you understand your specific needs and the right course of action for addressing them.
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Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance. Although we will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are sometimes occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted.
A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:
• Severe decay
• Advanced periodontal disease
• Infection or abscess
• Orthodontic correction
After careful examination and treatment, our doctors may advise to have a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, we will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone.
For a simple extraction, we will first apply a local anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort. The tooth will be loosened with a tool called an elevator and then removed with dental forceps. Once the procedure is complete, the area may be closed with one or two stitches.
It is critical to keep the extraction area clean to prevent infection. We will provide you with dry, sterile gauze to bite down on for 30-45 minutes to limit bleeding while clotting takes place. For the next 24 hours, you shouldn't smoke, rinse your mouth vigorously, or brush teeth directly next to the extraction site.
Dentures are full replacements to all teeth. They use suction to retain themselves and are of great cosmetic value.
Mini implants can be used to improve retention of weak bone base dentures.
Partial dentures are partial replacement of teeth, they use existing teeth to anchor to and are made of a cast metal coping covered by acrylic and teeth.
Flexible partials are the cosmetic answer to the metal based partial, there is no metal in them and they flex a little to allow retention and fit. Both kinds of partial dentures are very retentive and secure.
Dr. John Frye has been my family dentist for six years. He is always positive and upbeat at every dental visit we have had. The care we have received from Dr. Frye has always been affordable and he uses the most current methods of dental care. I highly recommend Dr. John Frye for all dental needs.
- R. Strahler
I have had a variant, a slew, if you will, of different dentists throughout my life. I have never had one take the time to be gentle with me (as I was usually terrified), tell me about what I had going on, what I was facing and it not be some sort of sales pitch, until I went to Dr. John Frye. Going to the dentist was never easy for me, but now, I am comforted in knowing that my dental care is being taken care of by a compassionate, caring and detailed dentist, who seems like their primary focus in you and your health. Ever since I started going to Dr. John Frye, my teeth have never been so great looking.
- L. Murphy
For an all around pleasant dental experience I highly recommend Dr. John Frye and his staff. Easy appointment making and reminders with the friendly staff, teeth cleaning with hygienists that have a way of helping you relax, and a final exam with a dentist that takes the time to care about you as well as your teeth! They're also great with children making an easy, one-stop visit for the whole family. You just can't go wrong with Dr. John!
- C. Benedict
We have been with Dr. John Frye ever since my husband went to him for a second opinion on a root canal. Dr. Frye let us know the cost up front and told us he could perform the procedure in his office in one visit. Our other option was a longer, more complicated, and time consuming one. We were so happy with the result that we have been with Dr. Frye ever since, and have nothing but the very best to say about him as a dentist. We have been equally impressed with the level of technology he uses, as well as his willingness to help us budget and prioritize for procedures beyond the standard cleanings'
We’re proud of what people are saying about Dr. Frye!
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