1. About Our Office

    Over the years our office has gone through many changes as we seek to best serve the needs of patients in Johnson City and surrounding areas.  When it comes to finding a dentist, you want to make sure your practice is equipped with the best equipment, and most importantly, the best people.

    Most recently Dr. Rick Guthrie and his son Dr. Van Guthrie have taken over the practice that Dr. Michael Amburgey established 40 years ago. We strive to continue the same goal that Dr. Amburgey had, to give our patients the best care possible.

    We will continue to upgrade and equip our office with the latest technology, equipment and procedures. All this will be done with the care and well-being of our patients in mind. It is important to us that our office and dental team stay current with all the proven techniques and technological advancements that have occurred and will occur throughout the years.

    Here are some of our features:


    Chairside Computers

    This enables the clinician to record and maintain advanced record keeping and charting for each patient. This has also allowed our office to become basically paperless.

    Digital X-Rays

    This x-ray advancement gives us real time x-ray results. They enable us to better evaluate and diagnose any problem the patient might have. Patients can now see and better understand the enlarged x-ray when viewed on computer monitors. Digital x-rays also decrease the amount of radiation exposure.

    CBCT X-Ray

    Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. We use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.

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    CBCT Imaging System

    Intraoral Cameras

    This technology allows the clinician to see a more detailed view of the patients teeth. The Intraoral camera also aids in helping the patient better understand their dental condition, as they can watch on the monitor screen.

    Digital Cameras

    We use high quality digital photos to evaluate smiles, take before and after treatment photos, and acquire patient ID photos. Both the intraoral and digital camera photos can be attached to the patients computerized records.

    Soft Tissue Management Program

    This is a program for the treatment of periodontal disease. We offer three stages of treatment, depending on the severity of the disease.

    Piezo Scaler

    This is an instrument that aids in the cleaning process of the teeth. The Piezo Scaler has been proven to be more effective than cleaning with hand instruments alone.

    Prophy Jet

    This instrument combines baking soda and air to accomplish the final polishing of the teeth after scaling. The results we get with the Prophy Jet are much better than the old rubber cup/pumice way. We also find it to be less abrasive and much kinder on the teeth.

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    E-Mail Communication with our Referring Doctors

    This enables us to quickly send and receive information from our various referring doctors. Because of this we can better treat and serve our patients regarding any problems and concerns that may arise.

    Electronic Insurance Claim Filing

    By filing the patients insurance claim electronically, it helps to cut down on the amount of time it takes the insurance company to turn around a claim or pre-treatment estimate. Electric filing gets the insurance reimbursement back in a more timely fashion and we are able to get the proposed treatment estimate returned quicker as well.

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