Dental practice helps people live life smiling

At Hilbert Family Practices, Dr. Robert Asp and his team have one goal in mind: they want everyone who walks through their doors to be able to “Live Life Smiling.”

By offering high-quality, affordable dental care to patients of all ages, creating beautiful lifelong smiles and donating their time and talent to make a difference in the community, they feel they are taking the proper steps towards making this goal a reality.

Hilbert Family Practices is your neighborhood dental office that just celebrated 31 years of practicing in downtown Hilbert. They are a full-service dental practice with a complete range of general dentistry offerings as well as orthodontic treatments and children’s services.

Advancements in technology

Dr. Asp and his team are continually looking to improve and expand on the technologies and services they offer. By frequently attending continuing education courses, completing in-office training and keeping current on the latest products and systems available, they are able to provide the best quality dental care to their patients.

“It’s important to me that we always challenge ourselves to provide better dental care,” says Dr. Asp. “Dentistry is constantly evolving and in order for us to offer the best care possible, we need to evolve as well.”

The office recently acquired the iTero digital imaging system, which allows for full-mouth impressions to be taken by a small scanner without the hassle of messy forming materials or uncomfortable impression bite trays. The iTero scanner provides more accurate images of the mouth and takes much less time than traditional impression taking methods. Dr. Asp is proud to be the only area office to offer this state-of-the-art imaging technology.

Dr. Asp is also one of only a few dentists in the state of Wisconsin to be distinguished as a premier provider of Invisalign invisible braces. His achievements in orthodontic treatment using Invisalign have earned him national recognition by Align Technology. Invisalign is a completely customized clear orthodontic system that is made to fit the specific needs of each patient. This unique system makes it possible for people at any age to get the smile they have always wanted without drawing attention to their mouths with metal braces or wires.

Giving back

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” The team at Hilbert Family Practices finds some of the most rewarding days on the job are the ones spent giving back to the community. By volunteering their time and talent to various organizations and events, they are able to educate and help many more people than just the patients who come to them for treatment.

Dr. Robert Asp remans proud of his staff whose professional demeanor and quality workmanship results in patient satisfaction in all areas of the dental field.

Every February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Dr. Asp and his staff travel to the area elementary schools and invite students to their office to educate the kids on how to properly care for their teeth. Healthy habits start very early on and it is important to Dr. Asp that children learn at a young age how to protect the one set of natural permanent teeth each of us has.

This past Halloween, the office participated in a Candy Buy Back program to encourage children in the community to donate a portion of their Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofi t that sends care packages to our active military members over seas. Hilbert Family Practices paid out $1 per every pound of candy donated; in all, they collected over 129 pounds of candy. Along with the cash, those who participated in the event also had a chance to win fun door prizes like iPods, gift cards and electric glow in the dark toothbrushes.

“Too much sugary candy can be the cause of cavities, decay and many other problems in young, growing smiles,” says Smile Ambassador Amber Bahr who took the lead on the Candy Buy Back. “Finding an alternative use for the candy and a fun way to involve our kids makes it a win, win all around.”

The second graders at Brillion Elementary School donated their time and talent by making thank you cards for the soldiers. Craig Olson of High Tech Electric in Brillion generously covered the shipping charges, and the cards and candy were sent to Operation Gratitude headquarters in California where they

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