Committed to Modern Dentistry
Dr. Marley takes pride in his craftsmanship. He enjoys expanding his knowledge and scope of practice by frequently attending continuing education courses from leaders in dental education from across the country and beyond. He has most recently completed an educational continuum on the surgical placement of dental implants through the Misch International Implant Institute. Dr. Marley is now integrating start to finish dental implant solutions for his patients.
Dr. Marley has also pursued continuing education in endodontic therapy (root canals), fixed prosthodontics (crowns and bridges), and IV moderate sedation with Drs. Ken Reed and Stanley Malamed. Dr. Marley has enjoyed service learning time in Guatemala with Dr. Tommy Murph, as well as volunteering at the Alaska Mission of Mercy events in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
In his practice, Dr. Marley chooses to adopt new technologies and techniques that clearly show a benefit for patient care. We are now very happy to offer all digital x-rays. Not only does this new technology substantially reduce exposure to x-rays, it provides an excellent diagnostic image that can be easily accessed and transferred.
Dr. Marley is especially proud of his new 3-D CBCT imaging equipment – the first of its kind in Sitka! CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) provides a low radiation dose, three dimensional images of the teeth and nearby anatomical structures. This technology is a critical aid in planning and executing dental implant cases. It helps us see the root canal anatomy, and it helps us analyze growth and development or pathological abnormalities within the jaw. For patients who require this type of imaging, they will benefit greatly by having this technology right here in Sitka.
In order to address patient anxiety, our practice has updated our sedation options to include IV sedation. For some procedures, many patients benefit greatly from sedation. Dr. Marley has a parenteral sedation license with the State of Alaska. Many patients tell us that they have no memory of the procedure while receiving IV Sedation.
Dr. Marley is conservative with his recommendations and treatment. He maintains a professional interest in providing durable solutions for patients of all ages. His practice goal is to support families in maintaining comfort, beauty and function for a lifetime.