Procedures

Dr. Kruse and Dr. Harness are skilled at performing many dental procedures. We have been proudly serving the Clay Center, Junction City and Manhattan, Kansas communities for years with quality dental care. We are particularly proud of our advances in smile makeovers, cavity detection and orthodontics to better help our patients. Below is a list of these procedures with links to more detailed information on the topic.

  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Sealants protect teeth from tooth decay by adding a protective layer to keep out plaque
  • Adult Care and Prevention is focused on the fight against plaque, the preservation of natural tooth structure, and early the detection and treatment of serious oral problems
  • Oral Cancer can be detected early and Dr. Kruse and Dr. Harness can be your first line of defense
  • Polishing is often the last step of a dental cleaning, scaling, and some restorative procedures
  • Cleaning is part of a proper oral hygiene program
  • Dental Examinations are a crucial part of preventative dentistry
  • X-Rays take pictures called radiographs that show the interior of dental structures
  • Scaling is a deep-cleaning procedure
  • Dental Bonding is a wonderful and safe technique for fixing cosmetic flaws in teeth
  • Cosmetic Fillings are a tooth-colored alternative to traditional amalgam fillings
  • Teeth Whitening is a safe and effective way to quickly deliver a dramatic change to your smile
  • Dental Veneers are thin shells of plastic or porcelain that cover just the visible portion of your teeth
Invisalign/Braces can correct a "bad bite" by exerting a gentle pressure to straighten teeth
Dental Implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth
Same Day Care is offered by us
  • Orthodontics treatment corrects a “bad bite” by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth
  • Digital X-Ray allows us at Clay Center Family Dental Care to use up to 80% less radiation
  • Digital Impression benefits include less chair time, higher quality restorations, and quicker turn-around times for the final crown
  • 3D CBCT X-Ray allows us to view dental anatomy from different angles, as opposed to traditional 2D x-rays
  • IntraOral Photos leads to increased effectiveness when dealing with dental insurance companies
  • Numbing includes topical anesthetic, smaller gauge needles, warmed anesthetic, and other techniques to help block the perception of pain in the sensory nerves
  • Oral Conscious Sedation is an option for patients to be comfortably sedated through a dental visit
  • Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) is an effective way to help you stay comfortable during a dental procedure
  • Electric Handpieces has noise reduction of 65% over conventional air-driven handpieces
  • Isolite allows you to relax your jaw, reducing sore muscles following dental procedures