Diagnostic and Preventive Dental Care


We offer outstanding diagnostics and preventive dental care that creates a long-lasting foundation for excellent oral health. Our preventive dentistry is designed to treat patients of all ages, too.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry allows Dr. Erin Macko, your dentist in Newark, DE, to spot emergency dental health issues before they turn into painful, costly, or time-consuming dental health problems.

In concert with the American Dental Association, we recommend two checkups and two dental health cleanings per year. This schedule has been shown to reduce your risks for dental health conditions. If you are diagnosed with an oral health condition like periodontal disease, your schedule will be more customized to address this issue.

Remember, discovering emerging dental health issues can be the key to prevention in the future!

Our knowledge, experience, and technology allow us to target your problem areas and create a treatment plan that will best serve your dental needs.

Your preventive checkup includes:

  • A thorough exam of your teeth and gums
  • An evaluation of any oral health changes
  • An oral cancer screening
  • X-rays if needed

Our Philosophies and Capabilities

Our diagnostic and preventive care capabilities make it easy to stay on top of your dental health. We are knowledgeable about and experienced with the many threats to your teeth and gums.

We also capitalize on the latest in dental equipment and techniques to target these threats and make accurate diagnoses that improve the speed and effectiveness of our treatments.

Dr. Macko wants you to have the analysis, care, and treatment you need to quickly and effectively manage the health of your smile.

Consistent visits to the dentist are important because they allow us to keep an up-to-date portfolio on the progress of your teeth and gums and to note any oral health changes between your dental visits.

Regular dental cleanings and preventive treatments help to supplement your at-home routine, and it gives us the chance to remove the bacteria and other debris often missed through brushing and flossing alone.

At Erin M. Macko, DDS, we provide gentle, thorough preventive care because it makes it easier to diagnose your oral health conditions and to combat problems before they get bigger.

We provide access to excellent diagnostic and preventive dental care because we value your smile. Your family should always have the opportunity to receive quality preventive care as well as honest, accurate assessments about the state of their dental health.

Contact Us to Schedule an Exam with Our General Dentist in Newark, DE

Our diagnostic and preventive dental care is delivered in a soothing and comfortable dental atmosphere. And we are always dedicated to making you feel at home when you’re with us.

If you would like to schedule an exam for yourself—or yourself and your family members—reach out to a friendly member of our dental team today.

We serve our community and all surrounding and outlying locations, including but not limited to Bear, New Castle, Elkton, Middletown, Pennsville, Hockessin, Landenberg, Lincoln University, and all points beyond.