From the age of seven I knew that I was destined to become a dentist. After having completed dental school, five years in the Navy and a General Practice Residency, I came to the realization that my interests lay in the pain relief aspects of dentistry. I saw pain as a complex challenge that required solving a puzzle. A puzzle composed of multiple, seemingly unrelated, components.
Today I know that it is not just the desire to alleviate pain that motivates patients, it is also their desire to retain their natural dentition for the rest of their lives. I have discovered that everyone has a slightly different “agenda” for their teeth and for themselves.I have become the person they would consult when they wanted to save their teeth, regardless of the obstacles in their way.
My practice and I have evolved to address the needs of these patients. I have developed the skills to ensure that I can save their teeth whether the patient needs a simple pulpotomy to alleviate their immediate pain, complex root canal therapy on a calcified molar, or a surgical apicoectomy to repair a perforated root.
I will do all that I can to ensure that extraction is the patient’s last option.
Once I leave the office I enter a different world. My personal life consists of stimuli chosen to balance, yet complement, the stresses of the office. My passions are music, tennis, running, hiking, biking, and playing the saxophone.
Dr. Sempira received her DDS from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, completed her Endodontic Residency at the Medical College of Virginia (VCU), and her Apicoectomy and Surgical Continuing Education was completed at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. Dr. Sempira has been in private practice since 1999.
Dr. Helen Sempira
Surgical Center Administrator