By Caroline Covington
On a guided tour of her brand-new dental facility, Ellie Kheirkhahi-Love, D.D.S., M.S.D, points out some of the progressive technology used daily at the Advanced Periodontics Implant Center. Moving through a tastefully appointed reception room and into the center’s clinical area, she pauses to demonstrate the digital scanner, an advanced imaging system used instead of traditional clay-cast dental impressions. It provides highly accurate, three-dimensional digital scans.
Next, she enters a pristine treatment room where two flat-screen monitors display cone beam computed tomography images of X-ray and 3-D renderings. They will be used for the placement of dental implants in her patient’s upper and lower jaw during a full-mouth dental implant surgery procedure. Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love customized the treatment plan to precisely determine the dimensions and optimal placement of the implants prior to surgery. She shares all of the files and the treatment plan with the patient’s treating doctor, whose practice is located in Vancouver, Canada.
“The new technology allows us to collaborate with treating doctors and dental laboratories locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally,” Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love says. “While most of my patients reside in the desert, we do see a number of seasonal residents. So it’s very helpful to be able to communicate the progress of our patients electronically with doctors around the world.”
Now in her second decade specializing in periodontics and dental implant surgery, Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love remains at the forefront of the dental field, embracing and using advances in technology in her practice. At her facility in Rancho Mirage Medical Center, she performs some of the most sophisticated procedures in modern dentistry, including cellbased repair in cases where severe tissue and bone loss exists.
“Today’s scientific breakthroughs are allowing us to find specific solutions for patients with more severe periodontal issues,” Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love explains. “We can perform specialized procedures with a degree of precision and predictability that was unattainable only five years ago. As a result, we find that most of our patients experience less discomfort and enjoy a more effi cient, streamlined treatment process.”
While technology is a hallmark of her practice, Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love emphasizes that communication plays an integral role in the success of complicated dental treatments.
“Achievement of optimum results is always a collaborative effort,” she says. “Sharing of responsibility and expertise is essential. Treatment begins when the dental team and our patient are in agreement with the proposed plan.”
The desire to foster this philosophy prompted Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love to offer her dental facility as headquarters for a Collaborative Seminar Study Club. These dynamic seminars aim to align every member of the dental treatment team, facilitating eff ective communication and encouraging mutual trust and values. This creates an environment whereby the patient experiences better continuity of care and assures that his/her needs and expectations are placed above all else.
Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love and her remarkable staff advocate strong communication with their patients, spending a generous amount of time performing a thorough dental exam, followed by a customized treatment plan, which is explained in detail.
“Our dedication to surgical innovation and excellence is surpassed only by our commitment to patient satisfaction,” Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love says. “We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and clinical standards and pride ourselves on creating a friendly, compassionate environment that makes our patients feel comfortable and cared for.”
Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver. She served her residency at SUNY Stony Brook on Long Island and her periodontal residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a visiting faculty member of the Loma Linda School of Dentistry, Department of Advanced Periodontics, responsible for training future periodontists.
Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, California Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Association, American Association of Dental Anesthesiology, and California Society of Periodontics. She volunteers her time to local charitable organizations, including University Health & Science Center, Desert AIDS Project, and the American Heart Association.
I’ve had six dental implants placed by Dr. Love, and have been quite impressed with the high level of service she and her office staff provide. They’ve done a seamless job coordinating my care with my restorative dentist. It’s such a comfort and a convenience knowing that everyone involved in my complex dental procedures is well-informed about my treatment plan. Dr. Love’s collaborative, streamline approach has saved me lots of time too, which I really appreciate! — Jennifer, Palm Desert
“Dr. Love restored my smile! Great doctor, amazing staff, state-of the-art office with the newest technology — you have it all with Dr. Ellie Love. But what makes her so special is the fact that she is not only a very skilled, knowledgeable, meticulous, and experienced doctor. She is also caring, attentive, and highly responsive to her patients’ needs. I highly recommend Dr. Love and her staff to anybody who is seeking the best possible experience in dentistry.” — Laura, Actual Patient
Advanced Periodontics Implant Center
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste. 402, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-836-1809 • FAX 760-270-9419
Ellie@DrEllieLove.com • www.DrEllieLove.com