Open house introduces new dentist

Pictured are Drs. Jena Baugh and Anthony Vizzinia.

Dr. Anthony Vizzinia has served Fort Payne as a dentist for 30 years. His mission statement reads, “Our mission is to give every patient an extraordinary dental experience that they can’t wait to tell their family and friends about and look forward to their next appointment. Our office needs to have a caring, family atmosphere where every patient feels like our favorite patient.”

An open house will take place on July 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to welcome a new team member, Dr. Jena Baugh, and showcase the recent renovations to the office located at 302 4th St. SW in Fort Payne. “Open house will include some great door prizes and refreshments,” said office manager Janet Starnes.

Renovations began in January of this year and were completed last month. The additional 700 square feet of space includes two new operatories, an office, a storage room and a restroom.

Baugh went to dental school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and has returned home, she is a 2011 graduate of Plainview High School. “It takes a total of eight years of college education to become Doctor of Dentistry,” Baugh said. “I’m so excited to be back home and start practicing. I’ve shadowed Dr. Vizzinia for just over a year now and have officially been here as part of the practice for just over a week.

“I always wanted to be a dentist and I’m so happy I can do it here where I have family and friends. My goal is to give my patients a positive experience, especially for those who may not have had a good experience with dentists in the past.”

In addition to the typical dentistry such as cleanings, teeth whitening, filings, bridges, crowns, implants, dentures, and extractions the practice offers Botox for the treatment of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction.) They also offer aesthetic treatments, which include an injectable treatment called Kybella for the reduction of a double-chin.

“Our office will now have a dozen employees,” said Starnes. “Having two dentists will be of great benefit to our patients.”

The practice offers every member of the family their services.

“Families find it easier to have everyone come to the same place for their dental needs,” Baugh said. “We can make appointments for the parents and children all about the same time and make it easier on their schedule.”

To contact the office, call 256-845-7300.

— Marla Ballard’s Spotlight on Business appears each Saturday.

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