Dental Team Luzern - Clinic Dr. Schulte

A Warm Welcome to Dental Team Lucerne

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Dental Team Lucerne (Zahnarzt Team Luzern) is the name of the Competence Centre for Dental Medicine under the direction of Dr. Markus Schulte and located right at the heart of Lucerne's Neustadt quarter. In 2001 the dentist and oral surgeon Dr. Markus Schulte founded his practice at Frankenstrase 12 as successor to the late Dr. Michael Marxer. In 2011 we moved to the modern facilities of our new Dental Clinic at Winkelriedstrasse 37

 

Our Philosophy: We understand your teeth

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Dr. med. dent. Markus Schulte,
Dentist and Oral Surgeon

Modern dental medicine presents itself as a very comprehensive field; for that reason, no single dentist is able any more to achieve optimal mastery of all areas in knowledge and skills. The consequence of this is increasing specialisation in individual fields. For example, these days there are specialist dentists in oral surgery, endodontics (root canal treatments), implantology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, reconstructive dentistry and periodontics.

Our aim is to offer patients the best of two worlds: the comprehensive competence of a specialist team working together under one roof, but also - as before - the personal atmosphere and attention of a good dental surgery. True to our motto: We understand your teeth!

To live up to our ambition, we place particular emphasis on the selection and ongoing professional training of our highly skilled members of staff.

In our view, the continuous internal and external training of the entire team to keep up with medical progress is an unspoken obligation. In the premises of our dental clinic, we have also provided the necessary prerequisites in terms of technology and equipment:

  • Sterile operation theatre for surgical interventions
  • Recovery room for post-anaesthesia patients
  • Integrated dental laboratory
  • Six modern treatment rooms
  • Department of paediatric dentistry with a separate child-friendly waiting and treatment room for children
  • Digital X-ray imaging, including computed tomography
 

Competence at the centre - the focus is on the patient::

Each patient has his own specific requests and requirements that we wish to meet. For that reason, we have directed our service provision specifically to meet the wishes and needs of our patients:

  • Flexible surgery hours from 7:30 am to 8.00 pm
  • Treatment also on Saturdays and early or late in the day
  • Innovative time-saving treatment concepts with as few sessions as possible for major or complex treatments (i.e. full mouth reconstruction).
  • Relaxed treatment with laughing gas or conscious sedation against fear and stress in the dentist's chair
  • Treatment under general anaesthetic on request or if required

For patients travelling from further afield, we are happy to book accommodation for their stay in Lucerne.

Surgery hours and appointments

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Sprechstunden:

Monday to Friday: 7.30 am to 8.00 pm by appointment.
Saturday: by appointment

Making an appointment:

By telephone: 041 - 210 58 58
From outside Switzerland: 0041 - 41 - 210 58 58 
Our telephone line is open from Mon - Fri from 7.30 am to 4.30 pm

For written communication please use our contact form

New patients:

For your first visit, please bring all dental records that you may have, particularly X-ray images. To save time, you can download our forms here, print them and complete them at home before you come to our clinic.

Appointment Reminder Service

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No one is infallible: If you do not trust your memory, why not use our reminder service: On request, we will automatically remind you of our appointment by e-mail or SMS. Please contact our surgery office for more information.

Emergency Treatment

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We always have emergency appointments available during our surgery hours. If you are in pain or have other urgent problems, please phone us as soon as possible during our surgery hours. We will do our best to see and help you on the same day.

In particularly urgent cases outside of surgery hours, please send us an e-mail (we check e-mails also out-of-hours) or contact the relevant emergency number for your canton of the SSO-Notfalldienst

Virtual tour of our dental clinic

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Our modern dental clinic in Lucerne, Winkelriedstrasse 37, was built in 2011. On almost 400 m2, we offer our patients the full range of quality-oriented dentistry. In our welcoming, light and spacious premises, we make sure that technical equipment and facilities are state-of-the art. To name but some of the facilities available in our clinic:

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Our comfortable waiting rooms offers a wide range of reading material. In addition, a PC with internet connection and our Wi-Fi is provided for your use.

Consultation

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We place particular emphasis on comprehensive consultation and advice of our patients. We are happy to conduct the first consultation in our welcoming office facilities. Particularly for patients with a fear of dentists (dental phobia), a relaxed atmosphere is essential for the development of a trusting relationship.

Treatment

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We have six state-of-the-art treatment rooms. Our treatment chairs are not only comfortable, but also provide a maximum level of hygiene and protection against infection, for example by automatic water disinfection

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All treatment units are equipped with digital intraoral video cameras, allowing us to show you even those parts of the oral cavity which are difficult to access. This makes diagnosis easier and is an important tool in patient education. On these monitors, we can also show you informative images or videos on special treatment methods.

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The treatment of anxious patients has been for many years one of our main focal points. Our tried and tested approach includes the use of laughing gas and twilight sedation.

Paediatric Dentistry

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Children in our practice enjoy their own dedicated area. The children's waiting room provides distraction, toys and entertainment; the waiting time thus creates a positive mood and attitude to the subsequent treatment

Our paediatric dentist receives her young patients in a child-friendly ambience. Colourful pictures and exciting cartoons provide welcome distraction during treatment. This makes the child more approachable, reduces fear and anxiety and creates lasting positive images and memories.

Anxious children can be treated without stress using laughing gas or sedatives. If necessary, treatment under general anaesthetic is also an option. Learn more about our paedodontic services

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Oral Surgery

For surgical procedures, we have our own operating theatre. State-of-the-art technical equipment allows us to perform surgical procedures as gently as possible under strictest observance of hygiene standards thanks to sterile environment for these procedures. For treatment under general anaesthetic or under twilight sedation, the theatre is equipped with powerful anaesthetic apparatus and ventilator as well as monitoring equipment/ ECG. In addition, a defibrillator is at hand so that we are also well equipped in an emergency.

For general anaesthetics, we are ably supported by the experienced anaesthetic team from narkose.ch

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The recovery room

After surgery, our patients can rest comfortably in the supervised recovery room.

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Prophylaxis – Dental hygiene

Prophylaxis and dental hygiene are key to lasting dental and oral health. Our prophylaxis team consists of experienced dental hygienists and prophylaxis assistants; they make sure that you receive the best possible care.

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Sterilisation

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Important workplace in the background: the "Steri".

Here, the dental instruments are cleaned and then sterilised. A complete, documented hygiene chain and sterilisers of the latest generation ensure reliable safety.

X-rays: From intraoral radiographs to 3D images

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Digital X-ray technology: our dental surgery is completely digitalised. All patient data are entered into one of our PC workstations and stored on our central server. X-ray images are no exception. Digital X-ray offers many advantages over the conventional film-based procedure:

  • Radiation exposure of these procedures is up to 80% lower with excellent image quality
  • Immediate availability of the images that can be sent by email e.g.. to collegues or patients
  • Possibility of virtual treatment planning on the PC by digital image processing
  • Elimitation of ecologically harmful developer chemicals

We can take the following radiographs digitally in our office:

  • Zahnfilme: In jedem Behandlungszimmer befindet sich ein Röntgengerät für intraorale (im Mund aufgenommene) Zahnfilme. Diese kleinen
  • Intraoral X-rays: In each treatment room there is an x-ray machine for intraoral (in-the-mouth) tooth films. These small pictures are valuable, for example, for the diagnosis of caries and periodontal disease, since they enable very detailed images. As a rule, the teeth should be radiographically examined every two years, depending on the caries risk and other individual factors.
  • Panoramic radiograph: The orthopantomography (OPG) provides a panoramic overwiew of both jaws, the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and the maxillary sinuses. Therefore, this radiograph is indispensable for the planning of major treatments, e.g. implant treatments or removal of wisdom teeth. With our digital multifunctional X-ray machine, we are able to take extremely detailed OPG images with a particularly low radiation exposure.
  • Teleradiography: This lateral cranial image is important for our orthodontists in order to analyze the misalignment of teeth and jaws before an orthodontic treatment. Here too, the new technology allows a massive reduction in the radiation dose.
  • Digital voume tomography (DVT): The DVD, also called cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a form of computed tomography (CT) that is particularly suitable for dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, it provides a precise three-dimensional imaging of the jaws and facial bones.

The advantages of 3D imaging by DVT:

In our office we often treat complex cases that require an accurate planning. This is the case e.g. when all teeth have to be extracted and replaced with implants. Also in the case of bone reconstructions or complicated surgical removal of wisdom teeth, sometimes even with difficult root canal treatments, it is important to obtain a precise three-dimensional "insight" in the jaw bones and adjacent structures (e.g., the maxillary sinuses). We require as well precise 3D images for computer-guided implantation, a minimally invasive technique for implant placement. Our multi-function DVT device delivers millimeter-precise 3D images, which allow a particularly gentle surgical technique. In this way, the risk of serious complications, for example the injury of nerves and blood vessels, can also be reduced.

Our Dental Laboratory: Dentalia AG

A look into our surgery's own dental laboratory. Our dental laboratory team from Dentalia AG deal with the customised manufacture of your restaurations. Our dental technicians combine highly skilled and accurate manual work with the use of state-of-the-art technology such as digital scanners and CAD/CAM milling equipment for zirconia ceramics.

The use of modern materials such as zirconia and pressed ceramics makes it possible to achieve a perfectly natural appearance combined with the highest quality and durability.

Because our laboratory is an integral part of our surgery, we are able to offer a particularly personalised and speedy service for fitting your dental restauration.

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Patient events

In our lecture room we regularly organize lectures (in German) on interesting topics. Please consult our section Vorträge for the current data.

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Our services at a glance

Implant treatments
Dental implants allow us these days even in difficult cases to fit our patients with naturally looking fixed dentures, functionally equivalent to their own teeth. If the patient's own bone material is inadequate for implants, we have the option of building it up with a bone graft (e.g. sinus lift).
For many years now, one of the focal points of our work has been the immediate rehabilitation with implants following the All-On-Four technique (Fixed teeth in one day).
Dental aesthetics
Beautiful teeth and an attractive smile are your best assets and will be the first thing anyone notices about you. For that reason, dental aesthetics is one of our priorities. We offer the full range of modern dental aesthetics from gentle whitening of your teeth (bleaching), tooth-coloured (white) fillings and inlays to the total aesthetic reconstruction with ceramic veneers or metal-free full ceramic crowns. Our own in-house dental laboratory allows us to ensure the perfect fit of your dental prostheses.
Orthodontics (braces) for children, adolescents and adults
Crooked, badly aligned teeth have a negative impact on appearance and can also cause functional problems such as excessive tooth wear or jaw joint pain. Many people are not aware that corrective dental treatment with braces is just as feasible for adults as for adolescents and children. New invisible braces such as Invisalign and the innovative lingual technique make it possible to correct dental misalignment discreetly – completely incognito! Our orthodontists are certified specialists in these techniques and happy to advise you.
Periodontics
It is a common disease which - if left untreated - can result in the loss of the affected teeth. Furthermore, it can promote general disorders such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes or premature births. Periodontitis, whenever diagnosed, thus requires proper treatment by a specialist as soon as possible. With targeted gentle treatments such as deep scaling, laser treatments, antibiotics and bone regeneration, nowadays we can in many cases heal periodontitis completely.
Treatment of anxious patients
For many years, our practice has specialised in the treatment of extremely anxious patients (dentophobia). The aim of our tried and tested method is a lasting reduction of fear and anxiety. In addition to sympathetic and gentle treatment techniques, we also find laughing gas and sedatives helpful, and in some cases the solution may be a general anaesthesia.
Paedodontics
In the same way that children are looked after by their own medical specialists, i.e paediatricians, there are now children's experts in dentistry, i.e. paediatric dentists, who are focused entirely on the dental care of our youngest patients. Our experienced paediatric dentist in her own specially designed suite (separate waiting and treatment room for children) offers the full range of paediatric dental services. For anxious children, there is also the option of treatment with laughing gas, sedatives or under general anaesthetic.
Halitosis clinic
Even though many people are affected by it, bad breath (halitosis) is a taboo subject that people do not like to talk about. Our halitosis clinic remedies this matter. Using sensitive electronic equipment, we can assess whether halitosis is actually present and if required start specific treatment plan.