For over three decades, Dr. Robert J. Asp and his highly-trained team of dental professionals have been providing quality, affordable dental care to patients of all ages with one goal in mind: they want everyone who walks through their doors to be able to “Live Life Smiling”. By creating beautiful life-long smiles with the best technology ant treatment options available, they know this goal is attainable.
This past year has been a very exciting one for Dr. Asp and the Live Life Smiling Team. After changing the name of the practice to better reflect their mantra, they opened a second location in Appleton last September that allows them to serve and care for more people in the Fox Valley.
“It’s been a thrill to be able to expand our service and care to more families in Northeast Wisconsin,” says Asp. “Many of our patients who work in Appleton enjoy having another location that is more accessible during the work day. We’ve also seen a lot of familiar faces from patients who moved to the valley years ago and are now seeing us again, which is wonderful!
“We owe our existing patients a huge ‘Thank You’ for referring their friends and family in the Appleton area to our new office as well as contributing to the steady growth at our Hilbert location. The highest compliment we receive is when a patient trusts us to the point of recommending us to the people they care about.”
Northeast Wisconsin’s Premier Invisalign Provider
Live Life Smiling Family Dentistry offers a complete range of dental, orthodontic and children’s services. Being able to provide a patient with a full treatment plan under one roof is important to Dr. Asp and his team. The time and money patients save by having all their care done in one office is a real value; especially in today’s economy when it’s difficult to take time away from work and our busy schedules.
“We see many patients who come in for Invisalign or braces but they need some minor dental work done first,” explains Asp. “Instead of having to refer them to another office and schedule more appointments, we’re able to get them started with a treatment plan that day and give them the beautiful smile they want in less time and fewer appointments.”
Dr. Asp is one of only a few general dentists in the area who is also certified in orthodontic training. He has been providing fixed orthodontics since the early 80s and was one of the first dentists to offer Invisalign, invisible braces, when the product first came out over 10 years ago. He is the only dentist in the area recognized as a Premier Provider by Align Technology, the parent company of Invisalign. He’s treated hundreds of patients with Invisalign and has received national recognition from Align Technology for outstanding treatment results.
“Invisalign is an amazing product that is always pushing forward with new technology to give our patients the best results,” says Asp. “We attend monthly seminars as well as online courses and I serve on a panel that provides product feedback to help with the continuing evolution of Invisalign treatment.”
Dr. Asp and the Live Life Smiling team are looking forward to attending the Invisalign Summit for General Dentists in Las Vegas this coming July.
Technology and education
Dr. Asp and his team are continually looking to improve and expand on the technologies and services they offer in their offices. 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.”
He is the only dentist in the area to have not one, but two state-of-the-art iTero digital imaging scanners. This technology allows for full-mouth impressions to be taken by a small scanner without the hassle of messy putty 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.
Along with the iTero scanner, the offices are also equipped with SOPROLIFE Intraoral Cameras, which uses safe LED technology to detect decay, breakage and problem areas before they are visible with x-rays. By diagnosing these issues sooner, Dr. Asp is able to offer early treatment options to patients and help avoid costly and painful procedures further down the road.
“Early treatment is the key to having a healthy mouth for life,” Asp states. “Patients who come in for regular checkups and receive recommended treatment have fewer emergencies and lower dental costs over the course of their lifetime.”
Live Life Smiling Family Dentistry is a full-service dental practice with a complete range of general dentistry offerings as well as orthodontic treatments and children’s services.
If you are interested in becoming a patient of Dr. Asp’s or would like to learn more about the services they offer, please call 920-853-3212 or visit www.LLSmiling.com.