About Salem Dental
Working with an experienced and compassionate dental team makes the difference between a good and exceptional dental appointment. Our dentists, Drs Abigail Rapchick and Seth Huish, is gentle and highly skilled. Their experience in all aspects of general, cosmetic, and family dentistry means that you and your loved ones can have all the treatment you need in a single location. Take a moment to learn more about Drs Rapchick and Huish by reading below.
Dr. Abigail Rapchick
Dr. Abigail Rapchick grew up on a farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Her childhood was spent outdoors, participating in 4-H and Pony Club, and working in her mothers extensive flower and vegetable gardens. She attended the University at Buffalo where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science, before continuing on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery at UB as well. After graduating she moved to Albuquerque, NM to complete a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, where she received additional training in all aspects of dentistry.
In her spare time, Abigail enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and rock climbing. She has had a blast exploring the PNW so far and is always looking for new trail recommendations! Her creative nature is expressed through trying new recipes in the kitchen, and her never-ending mixed media art projects.
Finish the sentence with Dr. Rapchick;
One new skill I would like to learn is… How to fly an airplane.
If I wasn’t a dentist I would be… A jeweler, or jewelry designer.
One place I would like to travel to someday is… New Zealand
Dr. Seth Huish
Dr. Seth Huish knew from a young age that he wanted to be a dentist after having an exceptional dental experience himself as a child. He’s used his passion for helping other people to build a patient-centered dental practice in Salem, OR that focuses on building relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
Dr. Huish received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Then he completed his additional dental training at the Oregon Health & Science University and continued his dental education with post-graduate studies in implantology.
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At Salem Dental, Dr. Seth Huish incorporates some of the latest technology to improve the dentistry we provide. Making your dental procedures more comfortable, efficient, and comfortable for you, our patient, is an excellent investment that encourages patients to seek the dentistry they need and adds confidence in the care we provide.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Your safety is essential to us, which is why we opted for digital dental x-ray technology that reduces radiation emissions by up to 80 percent.
Other benefits of digital dental technology:
- High-resolution images
- Ability to adjust contrast and exposure
- Early diagnosis
- Better for the environment
- Easy side-by-side comparison
We recommend only the x-rays necessary to accurately diagnose oral conditions, such as decay, fractures, cysts, and tumors.
3-D Cone Beam Technology
If you are planning dental implant treatment or you require an extraction, 3-D cone beam technology makes treatment easier and more predictable.
Dental implants – Planning proper placement of the dental implant post is essential for optimal results. 3-D CBCT identifies bone levels and assists Dr. Huish in dental implant surgery.
Extractions – Impacted teeth and curved roots complicate extraction procedures. Our 3-D cone beam technology helps Dr. Huish plan and perform dental extractions with complete information about the complexity of the process, which results in a better experience for you.
Invisalign – Planning orthodontic treatment is more effective with a 3-D view of the jaw and bone.
Root canal therapy – We identify the length, location, and condition of teeth roots using high-resolution, 3-D cone beam to determine if root canal treatment is the best option.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If you have dental anxiety and want some help relaxing during treatment, nitrous oxide provides a safe and convenient sedation dentistry option. Since it leaves the system quickly, you will not need someone to drive you home from your appointment.
Nitrous oxide is delivered through a small nose mask. Dr. Huish can adjust the level of sedation throughout the appointment for your complete relaxation.
Explaining your oral conditions is far easier when we can show you exactly what our dentist sees when he looks inside your mouth. An intraoral camera produces high-resolution images using a small handheld device. Dr. Huish can display the pictures on our treatment room monitors to show you areas of periodontal disease, broken teeth, stains, and old restorations that might need replacing.
We store these images in your digital chart for comparison from one dental appointment to the next.
Are You Ready for a Healthy Smile?
Let’s work together to get you the dental care you need to stay healthy!
Contact Salem Dental today to book your next dental appointment and come by to see how different dentistry can be when you partner with an experienced and gentle dental team.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Salem, OR dental practice.