Saliva Testing

We offer saliva testing through a partnership with OralDNA. We can test for things like genetic risk for inflammatory disease, HPV that predisposes to oral cancer and bacterial testing for the common germs that cause gum disease. By knowing exactly what bacteria we are dealing with we can better tailor treatment options for each individual.

Saliva testing is easy, all you have to do is spit in a vial and we take care of the rest. Most results are back in a weeks time.

It’s a great idea to be tested before having any treatment done and then again a couple of months later to confirm that the disease has been effectively treated. Undiagnosed and untreated gum disease is a leading cause for tooth loss but more importantly it is also a risk factor for heart disease, many cancers and pre-term low birth weight babies. Therefore, taking control of gum disease can be very beneficial to your overall health.

If your gums bleed or are swollen and red hot be sure to ask your hygienist if saliva testing is right for you.

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What Our Patients Say About Us

303 Google Reviews
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Sydney Evans
Sydney Evans
Caring, compassionate dentistry. I am confident that Designer Dentistry and Smiles is always aware of and involved in the newest dental advancements — every time I visit it seems like they have a new machine, technique, or treatment option for their patients. Their space is relaxing and the massage chairs help ease visit tension and anxiety. I can trust that DDS has the best possible machinery, tools, advice, and treatments for my dental concerns.
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Jan 27, 2022
Kelly Mitchell
Kelly Mitchell
What a great experience on 41st st! I had to bring my little boy with me while I got my teeth cleaned and the DDS team welcomed him with smiles and entertained him during my appointment. My hygienist was so knowledgeable, patient, gentle and kind. 10/10 recommend to family and friends!
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Feb 23, 2022
Abbie Hotz
Abbie Hotz
Everyone was so friendly! JoAnn was so kind and actually took the time to explain everything to me. And I’ve never had a dentist spend so much time talking with me about my concerns.
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Apr 25, 2022
Gracie Rozeboom
Gracie Rozeboom
Dr. Z does incredible work. I came in as a new patient today to fix a chipped tooth. Dr. Z exceeded my expectations and gave me my beautiful smile back. Now I can’t stop smiling! 😁The staff is great and they care about you!
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Feb 28, 2022
Teri Everson
Teri Everson
I have been going to designer dentistry for about five years and have had nothing but great experiences there. I will be losing my dental insurance at the end of the month and I was in today for a cleaning. They found some thing that needed to be fixed and rather than make an appointment after my insurance was gone they fit me in the same day. They are also pain-free. Would highly recommend them to everyone.
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Mar 17, 2022

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Our practice accepts most major insurance plans. Our team is knowledgeable about dental insurance, too, so we're happy to file and track your claims for you to ensure that you're getting the most out of your benefits. We just ask that you bring your insurance card to each appointment, so we can make sure your information is as up-to-date as possible.

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Designer Dentistry & Smiles

6100 W. 41st St. Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Monday - 9AM-5:30PM
Tuesday - 7:30AM-4:30PM
Wednesday - 7:30AM-4PM
Thursday - 7:30AM-4PM
Friday To Sunday - Closed