Welcome to the Office of Robert K. Bourquein
Dr. Robert K. Bourquein and our team have been serving the Fredericksburg, Mason, and Kerrville, TX communities for over 20 years, creating one-of-a-kind smiles that improve self-esteem and boost confidence. We want to give you the best possible care, from your initial phone call to your final appointment, because we believe that your orthodontic experience should be positive and enjoyable. At the office of Robert K. Bourquein DDS, MS, you’re more than just a set of teeth – you’re family!
- We understand that every person we meet has different needs and anxieties, and we work with patients to create a treatment plan that is personalized to each individual goal.
- Dr. Bourquein has years of training in the most innovative orthodontic solutions available, from traditional braces to the advanced Damon® System and Damon Clear™.
- We offer a friendly, welcoming, stress-free atmosphere, going above and beyond to make our patients feel comfortable and at-home in our new, modern facility.
We are dedicated to creating beautiful, bright smiles for patients of all ages. If you're considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or for a family member, please feel free to contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Bourquein.
What are Damon Braces?
They are a comfortable alternative to conventional braces. They are smaller & smoother than traditional braces and are made of high-grade surgical stainless steel. Damon metal braces are a comfortable way to straighten your teeth gently without the need for colored elastic ties. Elastic ties accumulate plaque increasing the possibility of white spots on your teeth.
Want a more discreet alternative? Damon Clear braces allows for a more discreet look than metal braces with advanced technology to keep your smile brighter. Damon Clear braces will not become stained or discolored due to the fact that elastics ties and bands are not used. No bands or ties mean healthier teeth and gums.
2020 COVID Protocols:
Here is what to expect BEFORE, DURING & AFTER your appointment.
We ask that all patients BRUSH & FLOSS YOUR TEETH THROUGHLY AT HOME before your appointment.We would like to minimize the exposure of our patients and the toothbrushing station will only be used as necessary and disinfected after each use.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. We ask all parents and siblings to stay in your vehicle. Our waiting room will be closed. We will do “CURBSIDE CHECK IN”, when you arrive, please call us at 830-990-0333 and we will sign you in, please take a moment to fill out the attached SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMED CONSENT and the SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH QUESTIONAIRE.
- Supplemental Informed Consent COVID19
- Health Questionnaire COVID-19
We will call you back when we are ready for you. At that point, only the patient will be allowed in the office.
We will take the temperature of anyone entering the office and ask them to utilize the hand sanitizer. If anyone has a temperature over 100 degrees, or respiratory symptoms, we will ask them to reschedule their appointment.
We are practicing social distancing, there is 6 feet between each of our treatment chairs.We will continue to keep a high standard of disinfection of our equipment and our personal protective equipment.
You will see us with N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gloves, lab coats and/or disposable gowns during the orthodontic appointments.
If you have any questions or concerns about our safety measures, do not hesitate to ask.
We will be calling you to schedule your child’s next appointment. If you need any additional information about the progress of your child’s treatment, please do not hesitate to visit with us during this time.
These processes are constantly evolving, and we will modify them as necessary and recommended. Please understand that all of this is new for us and that there may be longer than usual wait times, as our staff gets used to the new procedures. We are here for you, so please do not hesitate to call if you have any further questions. We thank you again for your cooperation and understanding in advance and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Our Orthodontic clinic is now a 3D Ultra Low dose Imaging Clinic
Introducing our new Xray imaging CBCT Scan, also know as a Cone Beam Computerized Tomography.
It is an X-ray technique that produces 3D (3 dimensional) images of your skull, allowing for visualization of internal body bony structures.
Benefits of CBCT Scan include:
- Visualization of vital structures such as nerves and sinus cavities. Higher accuracy in determining bone volume and bone density when planning implant surgery.
- Greater chance of providing images and information which may result in the patient avoiding unnecessary dental treatment. The CBCT scan enhances your Orthodontist ability to see what needs to be done before your treatment is started.
Contact us for more information at 830-990-0333.