Thank you for choosing Mason and Mason Dentistry. We are pleased you are visiting our website.
If you are searching for a dental home, please browse our site and see the many ways we can be of service to you. If you would like to become a patient in our practice, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you.
We have recently merged our practice with our next door neighbor, Dr. Phil Burton. We are now providing care to his patients in the same location. We are accepting new patients as well.
Every person who enters our office will be given the opportunity to have the finest dental care we know how to provide.
Our goal is to treat every person with the dignity and respect we would want for ourselves. A lifetime with a healthy, comfortable and attractive mouth is what we want for you.
When you have dental problems, you or your family need to turn to a dentist who listens and responds. Dr. Ted Mason, Dr. Debra Schmidt and Dr. Ranjit Ghanta have a combined 50 years of experience and can effectively diagnose
and treat your needs. They are family dentists who counsel you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our caring and friendly staff is here to give you the individualized attention you deserve.
Our doctors believes that you are better prepared to make decisions regarding your health and well-being when you are fully informed. That’s why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and dental diagnoses and treatments. We invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.
All of our professionals at Mason and Mason Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation. We seek as much continuing education as possible so that we can provide you a full range of services in areas such as cosmetic dentistry, implant restorations, CEREC services, TMJ therapy, Invisalign and much more.
DR. TED MASON
"I am so very fortunate to be able to come to my office each and every day looking forward to seeing my teammates! This group is absolutely wonderful to work with. Each of them is very hard-working and devoted to seeing excellence with our delivery of care. Knowing I have such a great team to work with makes my career much, much more enjoyable. They are a big reason for our ability to provide exceptional care for our cherished patients."
Dr. Schmidt graduated from Wichita Northwest High School and received her BA from the University of Kansas, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She attended Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in NYC and graduated
from Creighton Dental School in 2004 where she was awarded the Dean's Recognition Award for her high scores of all sections of the national boards.
Dr. Schmidt also completed biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD where she worked for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
She had been practicing in Chicago and Dallas for 12 years before returning to Kansas and joining Mason and Mason Dentistry. She is Invisalign and CPR certified.
In her free time, you will likely find her painting, decorating and scrapbooking. She and her husband Justin have 2 children, son DJ and daughter Leighton who were born in 2015 and 2019. A Chihuahua named Bella is the icing on the cake.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Ranjit Ghanta has joined the team at Mason and Mason Dentistry. Dr. Ghanta knew he wanted to be a dentist the day he got the braces off his own teeth. He is compelled to help
people and feels strongly that dentistry is the way for him to do so.
Dr. Ghanta graduated with a degree in psychology from Texas Tech University and a degree in neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas before moving to Boston to attend dental school at Tufts University. He was a member of the Implant Study club and was a clinical teaching assistant in dental school. He spent a year practicing dentistry in Dallas before enrolling in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Wichita State University, where he received extensive training in some of the most advanced dental procedures such as implantology, prosthodontics, periodontology, endodontics and oral surgery, along with many other general dentistry disciplines. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and he is working on gaining the prestigious Fellowship status. He has helped others through mission work in Guatemala and here at home in the Kansas Mission of Mercy program.
Dr. Ghanta had planned to return to his hometown of Odessa, Texas, but after spending time in Wichita, he fell in love with the people and what the city has to offer. His fiance’, Amrita, is a children’s dentist and will be starting her career here as well. She has just finished her specialty program in Providence, Rhode Island, and is moving to Wichita to join the team at ICTeeth. We are fortunate to have both of these tremendous individuals join the dental community. Please help us welcome them to Wichita.
team offers a full array of dental services to help you keep smiling for a
lifetime. Our services are listed below
for you to learn more about how we can be of service to you.
Your initial visit
to our office will include a detailed evaluation of the health of your entire
oral system. This includes your teeth
and gums, existing dental work, as well as your jaw joint (TMJ) health and bite
stability. A detailed and extensive
charting of your existing restorations and conditions will be made.
After all the data gathering is done, we will be able to counsel you with any needs or desires you may have. Dental radiographs are an incredible powerful tool that we use to find and diagnose any problems you may have, or not even aware you have. We use 3D Cone Beam Computerized Technology (CBCT), which is a powerful state-of-the-art imaging system that allows us to see your dental and skeletal anatomy with incredible accuracy and detail.
CEREC stands for Computer Engineered Restorations of
Esthetic Ceramic. It is a computer-based
system that allows us to provide high-quality precise fitting crowns and onlays
in one appointment. It uses
3-dimensional design software and a computer numeric controlled (CNC) lathe to
machine blocks of porcelain into perfect fitting restorations. To you, this means no need for a temporary
crown, lousy tasting impression goop, no return appointments and only having
your mouth numb with anesthetic one time. It is truly a life-changing innovation that makes dentistry faster,
easier and better.
Our office was one of the first offices in the state to incorporate this technology. We embraced this technology in 1996, and went on to become the first of 3 offices in the US to incorporate the 3D version of CEREC. Since that time, Dr. Mason has lectured, trained and mentored other doctors on the use of the CEREC system.
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners could give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted and best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers.
What is Invisalign®?
- Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.
How does Invisalign® work?
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the their final position.
- You'll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 - 15 months and the average number of aligners during treatment is between 18 - 30, but both will vary from case to case.
Propel is an in-home device some patients choose to speed up their treatment. Taking only 5 minutes a day, Propel can reduce your treatment time by almost half. If you want straighter teeth in less time, ask us about Propel as an adjunct to your Invisalign therapy.
root canal therapy was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative
for a diseased tooth was extraction. Root Canal therapy has become a remarkably predictable and successful
way of treating a diseased or painful tooth, halting the spread of infection
and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. Root canal therapy has drastically improved over the years and is now a
tried and true way of saving badly broken-down teeth.
If you have a toothache, it is best to contact us as soon as possible. A severe toothache is usually caused by trauma or infection in the pulp of the tooth. Over the counter anti-inflamatory medications can be very effective pain relief.
Clove oil is a natural anesthetic. Sucking on clove has been known to relieve a minor toothache, especially if there is an open hole in the tooth. Commercially available over the counter medications like Anbesol contain clove oil and can be very effective.
A Knocked-Out Tooth: If an accident results in a tooth being knocked completely out, quick decisive action should be taken. Find the tooth and put it under your tongue or between your cheek and teeth immediately if possible. If it is not possible to do this for some reason, put the avulsed tooth into a glass of milk. The important thing is to not let it dry out. Mothers can even put an avulsed tooth from their child into their own mouth and bring them in right away. An avulsed tooth can be replanted, but time is of the essence. The sooner the better.
Pain and Infection: Dental related infections can be very serious. If you have infection that is causing visible swelling in your face, seek attention as soon as possible. if our office is not available, it is best to go to an emergency room or minor emergency center. Antibiotics should be started as soon as possible.
TMJ is an abbreviation for Temporo-mandibular joint. Everyone has a TMJ. Some are healthy and some are not. TMJ dysfunction
can be very painful and debilitating. The cause of TMJ dysfunction is often multi-factorial. Injury, oral habits, an improper bite, arthritis and
sleep apnea are some of the possible causes. We use a variety of powerful tools to help us find the cause and approach the solutions for each patient
on an individual basis. It can be a complicated problem to fix that may require multiple treatment methods. If you are suffering from a TMJ problem,
ask us about it and we can help!
Patients suffering from dental phobia are often hesitant to undergo long or complex dental procedures as they aren’t sure whether they can withstand long periods of time in the dental chair. With sedation dentistry, however, patients can endure the smile makeover they’ve always wanted. This is due in part to the fact that sedatives make long procedures seem like only a few minutes, leaving the patient in a relaxed and anxiety-free state while the dentist is free to perform the procedure with ease. Appointments that would generally require multiple visits can often be performed in just one due to the patients increased cooperation.
Our office is certified and licensed to provide sedation so you can comfortably have dental work that you may me avoiding because of anxiety. It can be done as easily as swallowing a few pills. No needles or IV’s need be involved. If complete sleep becomes necessary to achieve your goals, that is possible also. We work closely with a sedation team of professionals who can provide you with safe, effective sleep right in our office. If you are interested in comfortable, anxiety-free dental treatment, feel free to ask and we will tell you more.
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants
are like replacement tooth roots. They
are made of pure, surgical grade titanium and are placed into the area of the
mouth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Implants can be used to restore all of the upper or lower teeth, sections of teeth, or even a single tooth.
Many times, the entire implant restorative process can be done in our office, without the need to go to other offices for parts of the process. Advanced or complicated situations may require the involvement of a specialist. If a specialist is required, we will guide you through the process.
We treat every patient like family and bring you the utmost in comprehensive care. See for yourself how easy it can be to stay healthy and beautiful. Or ask our patients, like Sloane Lewis and all the Miss Kansas recipients for the last ten years.
Helping children develop into cooperative dental patients begins before their first visit to the dentist. Children are put more at ease when we speak of dentists as helpers - like firemen and teachers. Children
need to know that dentists help us keep our teeth clean and healthy. And clean healthy teeth not only keep our smile nice, but also help ensure that we have teeth for eating our favorite foods for the rest of our
At Mason and Mason Dentistry, we often introduce children to the experience of dental treatment with a "show-and-tell" session. We show young patients some of the tools and materials we use, and let them hold dental instruments and ask questions. We explain what they can expect at the dentist and what we are going to do during their visit. This familiarization helps children feel more comfortable.
Occasionally dentists will hear about parents who try using threats to get their children to cooperate at the dentist. Saying things like, "If you don't behave, your teeth will fall out,' (Yes! We have actually
heard this!) or, "Be good or the dentist will have to give you a shot," are counterproductive and create negative feelings in children about the dentist. Please never mention shots before children's dental
appointments. Most routine visits do not require a shot. And if a shot is needed, 90 percent of the time our dental patients don't feel a thing and don't realize they've received a shot. Since that's so
often the case, we don't believe there is anything to be gained by mentioning shots.
In our experience, the kids who have the best dental experiences are those who have been told that going to the dentist is not that big of deal. They should know that everyone does it. Mommy goes to the dentist.
Daddy goes to the dentist. Teachers and grandparents, neighbors and friends - everyone goes to the dentist. In fact, now there are even dentists for dogs!
Another consideration is the time of day you schedule appointments. Young children tend to tolerate dental appointments better early in the morning. A 4-year old usually has an easier time controlling himself/herself at 8:00 a.m. than 4:00 p.m., so we suggest morning appointments.
We know it's tough being parents and getting your kids to understand the importance of good oral hygiene. (We're parents, too!) We can work to keep your children's teeth healthy, but we need your help forming a positive attitude toward the dentist. Please consider how you talk about the dentist. Remember, we are helpers. We want to help our patients keep their teeth healthy and strong for a long, long time.
We are pleased you have an interest in becoming a guest in our practice. Feel free to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about the broad range of services we provide, including cosmetic
dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, Invisalign, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Wichita.
Monday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 3:00pm
201 S Towne East Mall Drive
Wichita, KS 67207