Dr. Angela Rasmussen
- State University of New York at Buffalo
Angela Rasmussen, D.D.S.
Dr. Rasmussen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She continued her training with a General Practice Residency, in which she was chosen to be Chief Resident at University Hospital in Birmingham Alabama. Dr. Rasmussen then went on to receive her prestigious Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois.
Active within numerous professional organizations, Dr. Rasmussen holds membership and has served in leadership positions for the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association, among others. She is also dedicated to continually expanding her knowledge in all of the latest developments in her field.
Dr. Rasmussen is the recipient of many honors throughout her career, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award and the Hillsborough Education Foundation Business Partnership Award. On a more personal level, she is a former Mrs. Florida, USA, and has been volunteering for Project I Can since 1992.
Healthier Smile, Healthier You
~ As Seen in Red Book, Woman’s Day, & Good House Keeping
Over thirty-four years ago, when I first opened Gentle Dentistry, one of my guiding principles was that my patients would always be treated like I want to be treated. We offer only superior dental care with the safety and comfort of patients in mind.
We start with the basics: health and function. Patients receive a comprehensive examination to assess their needs, including a complete oral cancer screening using the latest adjunctive technology for early diagnosis. Because one American dies of oral cancer every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we take aggressive action.
There is no systemic health without oral health. Eighty percent of American adults have some form of gum disease. Studies have shown that people with gum disease are twice as likely to die from a heart attack and three times more likely to die from a stroke. If you have diabetes and bleeding gums, your chances of dying can increase from 400% to 700%. Periodontal disease is commonly linked to pancreatic cancer, can cause pre-term delivery and pregnancy complications, and is also linked to pneumonia, Alzheimer’s disease, and erectile dysfunction.*
Once we have established good oral health and proper function, we can then enhance the smile with an array of cosmetic enhancements. Getting to that beautiful smile is a journey, and we are there to help you achieve that goal. The impact of a beautiful smile is more than physical. Reconciling the ‘outer’ with the ‘inner’ self can have a dramatic impact on one’s self-esteem, confidence, and success in life. My ultimate goal is to provide my patients with a beautiful smile, not just beautiful teeth. The soft tissues around the mouth are as important as the color and position of teeth in determining a patient’s smile. That is why I am trained and instruct in the aesthetic and cosmetic treatment of the face, including BOTOX® and dermal fillers. We can take 20 to 30 years off your teeth, but also rid you of those wrinkles and folds, and improve the texture and tone of your skin, all with safe, minimally invasive treatments. We offer a complimentary consultation for all cosmetic needs.
Whether you need basic preventative care, advanced restorative treatment, or facial enhancement, I have the skill and experience to help you look and feel your best.
*Chris Kammer, DDS, “Gum Disease is Killing Our Patients (and Our Profession is About to be Busted)!” dentaltown®, May 2009.