SEDA Dental Smiles Episode 1 - Meet the Doctors: Dr Hill

Seda Dental Smiles is a new video podcast created by the SEDA Dental team. In this episode, we will meet Dr. Lindsay Hill, a Board Certified Periodontist that practices at 4 different SEDA Dental locations, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Pompano Beach and Bay Harbor Islands. To Schedule an appointment with her you can call us at 877-987-4321 or visit us at https://floridateeth.com/about-us/schedule-a-dentist-appointment/ Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you will get all the future episodes and keep informed on how to have a happy healthy smile.

Meet Dr. Lindsay Hill

Kenneth R:
Welcome to Seda Dental Smiles, your home for everything dental. Today our guest is Doctor Lindsay Hill. Welcome to the show, Dr. Hill.

Lindsay Hill:
Thank you, thanks for having me.

Kenneth R:
Of course. So, where are you from?

Lindsay Hill:
I'm from Fort Meyers, Florida. I'm a Floridian born and raised. From there I actually went to Florida State University, there I graduated with a biology major, I knew that dentistry was in my future, from there I ended up going to Fort Lauderdale, to Nova Southeastern University. I completed my four year program to become a dentist and then I was lucky to actually continue at that same school for three additional years to specialize in periodontology.

Kenneth R:
That's a lot of schooling.

Lindsay Hill:
Yes, that's for sure.

Kenneth R:
I'm tired already, just listening.

Lindsay Hill:
Yes.

Kenneth R:
Tell me, why did you become a dentist?

Lindsay Hill:
Actually, I was interested in the dental field because it actually ran in my family. My father was a pediatric dentist, my mother was actually a hygienist, and even my uncle and my cousin were also in the field. My specialty is periodontics and dental implants.

Kenneth R:
Okay. What does that involve, what does that mean?

Lindsay Hill:
So, that means that I take care of patients that have gum disease and I also make sure to prevent patients that have a healthy mouth from getting gum disease. Gum disease is whenever you actually have some bacteria and stuff that's stuck around your teeth below that gums and it can lead to a lot of problems such as bone loss, recession, things like that.

Kenneth R:
What's the first thing a patient does, or what's the first thing you do when you see that patient, when they come to the office?

Lindsay Hill:
Yeah, of course, so when we see that patient, they come to the office, we want to make sure to assess the health of their teeth, their gums, and also the bone. What happens with periodontal disease is if that continues, the bacteria in the area can't be cleaned out properly and it ends up actually destroying your gums and destroying your bone little by little over time.

Kenneth R:
Can you tell me about, because there are a lot articles now that talk about gum disease and how it relates systemically?

Lindsay Hill:
Oh, yeah.

Kenneth R:
Okay. And tell me what it does relate to?

Lindsay Hill:
Yeah, of course. It's good that that's now out there in the news because it is very important. I mean, the mouth is just connected to the rest of the body, it's obvious and whenever that happens if you have this ongoing inflammation and this ongoing small infection in your mouth that we refer to as gum disease, that can actually get into your blood stream and actually effect the rest of your body. It's been proven for sure that that predisposes a patient or actually can worsen a patient's existing diabetes and heart disease. So that could lead to issues like stroke and heart attacks, so that's very important to understand.

Lindsay Hill:
So when a patient comes in we evaluate a couple of things to see of they're a candidate for a dental implant, one of them being we just want to make sure that your medical health, your medical history is actually very good and under control.

Kenneth R:
Can you give our patients or our listeners, followers, some tips on how to keep a healthy, happy smile?

Lindsay Hill:
Oh, yeah, of course. So, if patients already have healthy gums then they just want to make sure to be brushing and flossing two to three times a day. They're also going to be using a mouthwash as often as possible and the most important thing is coming in for their frequent dental cleanings. Because, like I said, if they end up having the start of gum disease, where that bacteria's below the gums, even if they're brushing and flossing the best that they can, they might not have all the bacteria removed from their mouth. So it's also important to come in for your professional cleanings, your checkups and that sort of thing.

Kenneth R:
So that's why it's so important to take care of your gums.

Lindsay Hill:
Oh, of course.

Kenneth R:
Yup. Where can a patient find you?

Lindsay Hill:
So, if a patient has a feeling that they have gum disease or they know that they're missing a tooth and interested in an implant or need to have an implant, they can go ahead and call the office and meet with me directly, make an appointment with me. Another way that it can happen is if they're just seeing the general dentist at all of our offices, and the general dentist may notice that they're either a candidate again for implants, or for some kind of gum treatment, and then that's when they're referred to see me.

Kenneth R:
Okay. So there is a team atmosphere, right?

Lindsay Hill:
Oh, yes, of course.

Kenneth R:
Okay, so what do you like about the team?

Lindsay Hill:
I just think everyone is just really comes together for the patient. I think that's the most important part. We're all here from the front desk and the people answering the phone and greeting the patients in the initial appointment, to actually again, being able to treat the patients from all different aspects. We have hygienists to take care of cleaning their teeth, we have specialist in terms of periodontists and prosthodontists and we also have general dentists to make sure that their teeth are healthy in terms of tooth decay and things like that. So, all in all we're just comprehensively taking care of the patients.

Kenneth R:
Is there some advanced training, how do we get everybody on the same page?

Lindsay Hill:
Even if we are at multiple locations, we're still able to call each other, discuss all these treatment plans over the phone so that we give the patient what the very best is. A lot of us go through continuing education after some of the specialists have actually even gone through additional schooling in order to specialize in what they do.

Kenneth R:
What office are you at?

Lindsay Hill:
Okay, so at Seda Dental we have multiple locations, the ones that I'm traveling at at the moment are Jupiter, Boynton Beach, also Pampano Beach, and then also the Bay Harbor location in North Miami.

Kenneth R:
That's great.

Lindsay Hill:
Yeah.

Kenneth R:
Awesome. Well, thank you so much for joining us on the show today.

Lindsay Hill:
Thank you for having me.

Kenneth R:
And this has been a great episode. Thanks.

Lindsay Hill:
Thanks.