In order to assess your overall oral health, our staff will perform an exam that will give us an understanding of how to best treat your current and future dental needs. This process will gather information by talking with the patient, taking x-rays, looking at previous dental records and other observational methodologies. First and foremost our staff is invested and interested in understanding the primary reason new and existing patients are seeking dental treatment. That is why we utilize a number of fact-gathering techniques in our evaluation of your oral health. Beyond your teeth, our staff is also looking for signs of other diseases or irregularities in your mouth, throat and other areas we are trained to diagnose. All of this information will give our staff knowledge of existing dental conditions and allow us to get your input on concerns and hopes for the future of your smile and oral health. Furthermore, our staff is here to also provide you with information and answer any questions, concerns or comments you might have about the array of services our offices provide. Your exam provides the information needed to establish your treatment plan, which is basically a roadmap to guide you toward dental health and wellness.
About Dr. Efird
Dr. Jeff Efird has practiced dentistry for over 20 years. His love and respect for the dental profession continues to grow as he sees patients positively affected by proper oral health and quality treatment under his care. Dr. Efird understands a relationship with a dentist is a lifelong endeavor and values the respect and trust his patients extend.
Dr. Efird began his training as an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. He attained a degree in chemistry before continuing his education and graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1987.
Dedicated to expanding his own knowledge and that of his practice, Dr. Efird has completed over 1000 hours of continuing education since graduating from dental school. Over the last decade he has focused most of his education of advanced restorative techniques and implant restorative solutions. Much of the training has been associated with the renowned Spear Education center in Scottsdale.
A member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, and Buncombe County Dental Society, Dr. Efird is committed to providing outstanding quality care to patients in Western North Carolina. He lives in Asheville with his wife and son, and loves to fish and build handcrafted boats.