Cary Prosthodontics was founded in 1991 by Karen Bruggers, DDS. Dr. Bruggers completed her training in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988 after which she taught full time as a member of the dental school faculty for three years. After a very successful career treating patients in her full time private practice, Dr. Bruggers decided to retire from private practice and return to teaching at Louisiana State University, where she grew up, attended dental school and where her father, also a prosthodontist, served as an associate dean. Dr. Bruggers retired from private practice on May 15, 2017 and is a wealth of knowledge and experience for many budding restorative dentists!
In January 2016, Dr. Bruggers approached Dr. Brandon Kofford who was also practicing prosthodontics in Cary and asked him if he would be interested in assuming stewardship for her prosthodontics practice. Dr. Kofford gave her an unequivocal "Yes!" and joined the practice in November 2016. Dr. Bruggers and Dr. Kofford are kindred spirits and share in treatment philosophies and a common culture of compassion and excellence. We invite you to get to know who we are as a team, as well as who we are as individuals, after all, contrary to popular misconception, Prosthodontists are people too!
Meet Your New Treatment Team
A "Team Culture" relies upon the talents of each individual of the team to effect the most optimal outcome for the team. At Cary Prosthodontics, we rely on each member of the team to use their talents for the betterment of the team.
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"Find the Fun"
One thing every visitor to Cary Prosthodontics notices immediately is that our team really looks like they have fun and enjoy their work.
My mom raised me on "Mary Poppins" and often quoted her before or during a project that she needed me to do:
"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. [When] You find the fun, 'SNAP,' the job's a game. And every task you undertake becomes a piece of cake. . ."
"The Happiness Advantage"
Shawn Achor gives a very humorous and concise explanation for the power of positivity as well as 5 recommendations for becoming a positive thinker.
At Cary Prosthodontics, we have built our culture around the principles outlined in this video clip.
There are so many different ways to restore and optimize a dentition, our team at Cary Prosthodontics work to find the best solution for each individual and their budget.
We feel a great urgency in providing solutions for our patients not unlike what the Apollo 13 support team problem solvers felt as demonstrated in this video.
Dr Kofford served as a Commissioned Officer in the US Air Force for 6 years rising to the rank of Major.
The Air Force ingrained in him the Core Values of the Air Force:
Service Before Self
Excellence In All We Do
The Air Force tradition of Integrity, Service and Excellence continues in Dr Kofford's professional life as the steward of Cary Prosthodontics.
Dr Kofford and his team are committed to:
Integrity To Do The "Right Thing" At All Times
Serving Others And Putting Their Needs Above Our Own
Excellence: "If A Job Is Worth Doing, It's Worth OVERDOING!"
We constantly strive to be the premier dental clinic in Southern Wake County for prosthodontic treatment and education.
Whether patient needs are as basic as a single crown or as complex as full mouth rehabilitation with crowns, implants or dentures, Cary Prosthodontics will always be the leader in treatment outcomes.
Cary Prosthodontics will continually strive for improved efficiency by incorporating advanced technologies, but the efficiency must also enhance quality and never decrease quality outcomes.
Cary Prosthodontics will be a resource to all dental providers in the community for prosthodontic education, training, mentoring and expert opinions.
Hear What Our Happy Patients Say
"Simply the BEST! It is a terrifying prospect to have your teeth removed. Not only the pain but the the reality that you will have to go into the world with plastic teeth in your mouth for the rest of your life. I came to Dr. Kofford filled with trepidation. He immediately put me at ease. His easy going, almost goofy, manner was comforting. But it is his skill building the denture that's the most amazing! No one knows I have false teeth! They're gorgeous! He is an artist. Simply brilliant."
"Wonderful experience. Love his sense of humor. I was very comfortable."
"Incredible attention to detail and perfection. My procedure was very well thought out and planned to the finest detail. I was extremely impressed with how well my implant procedure went and when I saw the bite wing afterwords, it was absolutely perfectly placed. Well done Dr. Kofford & Dr. Smith."
"I would recommend Dr. Kofford to anyone needing a prosthodontist. Dr. Kofford also has a good sense of humor which makes his patients feel at ease – which is a big plus for me, because I just love going to the dentist as I am sure everyone else does!"
"Dr. Brandon Kofford is a Genius. I am a hard patient, terrible overbite, he is kind, considerate and understanding. The man is just a hard worker, he loves his job."
"Dr. Kofford is a true craftsman when it comes to crowns. He is also a very considerate man with a good sense of humor. Just beware of his singing."
"Very concerned, helpful, friendly and professionally excellent. Even being a dentist office, I find it an uplifting experience when entering this office. I seem to feel a kinship with Dr. Kofford and all the rest of the staff."
"A good relaxed friendly feeling in the office, never out of the loop of what is going on. It's all been very good so far, very good work and very kind service always."
"Dr. Kofford is by far the best Prosthodontist I have ever had! He faced a dental challenge when replacing an ill-fitting bridge as I have an extreme overbite which proved to be very tricky. He has the patience of a saint and is a perfectionist with the skills to back this up. He also has a wonderful staff. I HIGHLY recommend him!"
"Dentistry 2.0. New technology dentistry with good old school values. Dr. Kofford and his staff make you feel like your just hanging out with really good friends. The professionalism of everyone is 2nd to none. If you are looking for the best painless dental experience, I couldn't recommend them any stronger."