Welcome to our Practice!
Jonathan A. Blansett, DDS, MS, Board Certified Periodontist, and his staff welcome you. We provide minimally invasive care using innovative technology. Minimally invasive dentistry means we work to preserve your teeth and gums, with the minimum amount of procedures. Creating healthy smiles for healthy lifestyles!
Uncompromised care, safety, and predictability to restore your dental health.
Jonathan A. Blansett, DDS, MS
Dr. Jonathan A. Blansett has been in private practice since 2014 after completing his residency in Periodontology at Baylor College of Dentistry. He earned his board certification from the American Board of Periodontology in 2015. Dr. Blansett received his D.D.S. degree from Baylor College of Dentistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harding University with a bachelor’s of science dual degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Dr. Blansett was born in Little Rock and grew up in Cabot, Arkansas. He enjoys the outdoor opportunities available in Arkansas, including hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing and camping. Dr. Blansett grew up working in the family pharmacy business.
Dr. Blansett’s professional interests include periodontal/systemic relationships, peri-implantitis treatment modalities, bone grafting, minimally invasive periodontal surgery and dental implantology. Dr. Blansett has participated in many research projects and has published several articles.
Our staff are a dedicated and well-trained team of professionals who care about you and the health of your mouth. They are very experienced and take pride in helping us achieve the best results we can.
We love our staff!
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Brandi Lane is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist providing anesthesia services for Dr. Blansett’s patients. Brandi graduated from TCU School of Nurse Anesthesia in 2007. The first 5 years of her career she worked at St Francis Hospital, a level 1 trauma center in Tulsa, OK. After that she began offering sedation service in several different office settings in Tulsa. In 2013 she moved back to Northwest Arkansas and worked at Washington Regional for a year while she rebuilt an office based practice.
Brandi has continued to provide anesthesia in a variety of office settings in Northwest Arkansas. She is certified by the Council of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. She is also certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Office Manager / Treatment Coordinator
Insurance Coordinator / Financial Coordinator
Reception / Patient Advocate
Dental Assistant, Implant Coordinator
Fotona lightwalker lasers:
Allows for treatment of mild to moderate periodontal disease predictably with minimal trauma.
Cone Bean Computed Tomography allows for 3D visualization of the mouth for proper and careful diagnosis to develop the optimal treatment plan.
Partial extraction therapy (PET):
Allows us to keep the healthy part of the root structure, preserving the attached bone and soft tissue for long-term tissue aesthetics around dental implants, one of the only offices in Arkansas performing this, have been doing so since 2014 (>700 cases completed to date, lasting results due to preservation of tissue).
Microsight surgical scope:
Allows for treatment of moderate to severe periodontal disease with minimal trauma.
Allows us to place dental implants with the least amount of trauma in a prosthetically driven position; safer, more efficient, more predictable.
Allows us to harvest the patient’s own hard tissue from extracted teeth to use as a bone graft. Safe, no added materials (antibiotics, other drugs); minimizes inflammation as it is your own tissue (minimal foreign body reaction).
The first of their kind drill technology that allows us to preserve bone vs. remove it (as with standard implant drills); it also allows us to expand the bone, lift sinuses, etc.
All of our IV sedation is administered by a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA); safer, smoother sedation by an experienced and dedicated anesthesia provider.
Platelet rich fibrin:
Blood born growth factors from the patient’s blood, concentrates the growth factors up to 1 million times, accelerates healing, minimizes inflammation.
We want you to be as comfortable as possible!
We respect and understand that many patients experience dental anxiety. At our office, we do everything we can to make sure that your experience is as enjoyable as possible. By communicating clearly what you can expect during your treatment, we are often able to alleviate dental fear. We have many dental sedation options for our patients:
A local anesthetic (e.g. lidocaine, septocaine, marcaine) is administered in the area to “numb” the area where the surgery is to be performed. This the same process that is used for a filling or other routine dental work. The patient is completely awake and aware throughout the procedure, but does not feel any uncomfortable sensations, and can drive himself or herself to and from the appointment. Local anesthetic is used in conjunction with the other methods of anesthesia in all oral surgery procedures.
Oral Sedation is taking an oral anti-anxiety pill, such as Valium, Halcion, or a similar medication, prior to your appointment. While the pill form rarely causes patients to sleep during the procedure, it can drastically reduce anxiety. It also has an amnesic effect causing many patients to forget much or all of the procedure. Patients will take the oral sedation on an empty stomach and will need to have an escort drive them to and from their appointments. (We do not allow uber or taxi transportation.)
Oral Sedation is often used in combination with Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) to increase effects.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous Oxide is a sweet smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe; as the patient receives combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide. Patients are able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient is given oxygen to breath at the end of their appointment to clear out the nitrous oxide. Patient can drive themselves to and from appointments.
Intravenous Sedation (“Twilight Sedation”)
Our office offers our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation for their dental treatment. Intravenous Sedation or “twilight sleep” helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Sedation involves delivery of medication through an IV to help you “sleep” through the appointment. While most patients do fall asleep for the appointment, you are able to respond to verbal commands, you continue to breathe on your own, and your protective reflexes remain intact. In addition to helping you sleep, the medication creates amnesia such that most patients have no memory of the procedure. We utilize a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) to ensure Dr. Blansett can focus entirely on the periodontal therapy he is providing, leaving our CRNA to focus entirely on care of the patient. The procedure is performed in the office, food restrictions do apply, and the patient will need an escort to and from their appointments. (We do not allow uber or taxi transportation.)
What Our Patients Say
“If you are looking for a caring and really up to date and knowledgeable Periodontist, Dr Blansett is the one.”
“Dr. Blansett is very knowledgeable. “
“Dr. Jonathan is a kind, caring and skilled periodontist.”