Dr. Guy Giacoppuzi's Office
Located in the Lake Arrowhead Medical Center, Suite 208, the office of Dr. Guy
Giacopuzzi is warm and inviting. Bright, sunny and comfortable, with special touches
like soft music, neck pillows, and even a cozy blanket, to help make your treatment
as pleasant as possible. Our office and procedures are designed for maximum comfort
and our staff members are dedicated to making your visit enjoyable. We take great
pride in our ability to render the finest type of dental service. With your help,
we can show you and your family how to control dental disease and maintain your
smile for a lifetime.
Nature of Our Practice
Our office performs most aspects of general dentistry including periodontics (gum
diseases), endodontics, fixed prothestics, esthetic dentistry, and pedodontics.
Our special areas of interest are dental
implants and conscious sedation.
Implants represent the newest frontier in dental care, allowing a much more reliable
and cost effective alternative to bridges and dentures. Sedation, while allowing
apprehensive patients to comfortably have dental treatment, also makes long appointments
Because the surrounding tissues and bone are so vital for dental health, our
office emphasizes periodontal health to a high degree. While we do treat
emergencies, the prime focus is on prevention of future disease.
A special time, usually an hour and a half for the initial exam, is set aside
for your first appointment. When an appointment is made for you, a specific amount
of time is designated especially for you with the doctor. Unlike HMO and PPO practices,
we block time specifically for you. Good dental care, like a good marriage, is
a function of the time spent on it. If you are unable to keep your appointment
for any reason, a 48 hour notice is required to avoid cancellation charges.
New Patient Procedures
Except for emergency problems requiring immediate treatment, new adult patients
are initially seen for a thorough examination and diagnosis. Before disease can
be prevented, all active disease must be eliminated. This can only be done if
we know what conditions are present. X-rays of your mouth and jaws and the examination,
enable us to discover the health of not only your teeth, but the surrounding bone
and soft tissues. A complete exam allows us to intelligently inform you of existing
conditions in your mouth and plan your dental future. For new patients under the
age of 18, the exam is usually shorter, allowing for both an exam and cleaning
on the first appointment.
Dr. Guy Giacoppuzi, DDS
Dr. Giacopuzzi received his dental degree from Loma Linda University in California
in 1980. He also holds a BS in Biology from Cal Poly State University in Pomona,
CA. He is a member of the American, California, and Tri-County Dental Associations.
He is a member of the Western Society of Periodontology, the American Academy
of Periodontology, and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He has practiced
in Lake Arrowhead since 1981. He has been around the mountain communities since
his birth in 1954, and became a full time resident since 1979.