Five More Years! (At Least)

October 27th, 2015

We’ve had quite a month in the Marsh family!

Our daughter Stephanie and husband Jeff had their second son, Aiden, to go with our three-and-a-half-year-old grandson Owen. And after dating for nearly 10 years, our daughter Abby married Jake last week in Phoenix.

Both girls live in California – in San Diego and Los Angeles, respectively. But Mom and Dad (Wendy and I) are staying here in Cleveland; in fact, we just signed another five-year lease at our office here at Brainard Place, following our recent renovation.

Our builder Bill Miler worked with our decorator Jennifer to both update and beautify our space. We’re sure you’ll like it!

Violins of Hope – A Community Collaboration to Educate and Inspire

October 22nd, 2015

We’re proud of our patient Richard Bogomolny for putting together the “Violins of Hope” concert and benefit. Working with WVIZ/Ideastream, Case Western Reserve University, University Circle, the Maltz Museum, The Temple  and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the Cleveland Orchestra and their string section performed a concert using violins recovered from Holocaust prisoners and restored.

This Sunday production was featured on television throughout the greater Cleveland area and will be replayed throughout the year. Richard, who was formerly the president on the board of both the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra, is known for his kindness and philanthropy, as well as his great smile!

For more information about Violins of Hope, click here >

Introducing New Staff Member Ms. Alysia Tekavec

October 20th, 2015

alysiaWe’re so pleased to have Ms. Alysia Tekavec working with us at the front desk alongside Karin. With nearly 10years experience in dentistry, both clinically and administratively, she fits right in with our experienced group.

Alysia can help you with your hygiene and restorative appointments, as well as work with your dental insurance companies – from Aetna to MetLife to Delta Dental – to maximize your coverage.  You’re welcome to stop by and say hello at your next dental appointment, whether it’s to see one of our hygienists, get Zoom whitening or get dental veneers!

Our Office Renovations Are Now Complete

August 9th, 2015

We owe a big thank you to Jennifer Blaha of Theory Design Group, Bill Miller and his staff at Bill Miller Construction, and Max and his crew from Syntec Computers. They worked together to give us both a state-of-the-art look and an equally impressive computer system with wonderful digital capabilities.

Please stop by to see what they accomplished.

We’re an amalgam-free office

August 7th, 2015

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal on amalgam/silver fillings received national attention. Here at Clevleand Smiles, we’re in our seventeenth year of being an amalgam-free office. When doing restorative work, we use both composites and porcelain, which are also natural looking and more conservative than silver fillings. Importantly, they are also much kinder to the environment, as there are no plastic capsules containing mercury residue tobe disposed of.

If you’d like more information, you can look for a YouTube video that we did a few years ago with WKYC’s Monica Robbins that also went viral—making the national NBC news and newspapers like the Cleveland Plain Dealer and USA Today!

Cleveland Smiles named “Top Dentist” again!

August 5th, 2015

We just got the news that our ClevelandSmiles office was named as a “Top Dentist” in Cleveland Magazine’s annual dental issue, which comes out in October; we were named in both the general dentistry and cosmetic  dentistry categories. Since the vote is made by our peers in the dental field, we are very proud to be included—as we have in every year since the ratings were compiled.

Cosmetic dentistry includes things like dental veneers, Lumineers, Zoom whitening, and bonding, while general dentistry includes both preventive and restorative dentistry.  Here in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, our staff at Brainard Place works very hard to provide the best environment and care!

Order Your Custom Mouthguard Today!

July 6th, 2015

What do the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers have in common? (It’s certainly not their won-loss records!).

Their similarity, at least from a dental perspective, is that the players on both teams wear mouth guards when they play.  Our office makes custom-fitting guards to protect our patients’ teeth whether the sport is football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, or whatever suits your fancy. If  your child plays any of these sports, or any other that may require protection, please call us at 440-461-1003, and we’ll make sure they have a guard before their season starts.

By the way, these can be made in school colors, whether it’s Chagrin Falls, Shaker, Beachwood, Brush, South Euclid, or Orange, as well as in the colors of Hawken, University School, Hathaway Brown, or Laurel (and any other community or school!).

Time for Summer Check-Ups!

July 6th, 2015

We hope all our patients and friends had a wonderful July 4th holiday weekend!

With the summer activities in full swing (and the Cavaliers season over and the Indians still in the race), we want to remind everyone that you may want to reserve time for your checkups and exams! As a reminder, we do see lots of kids/children in our practice as well as adults, and the summer months are the perfect time for any type of dental treatment.

Please call Karin or Diane at 440-461-1003 to make your appointments!

Introducing the CariVu™

July 1st, 2015

In addition to digital X-rays and decay-detecting dye, we’re excited to announce that we’re now using the CariVu™ to help diagnose dental problems!

This major innovation by Dexis Dental allows us to shine a high-intensity light through teeth to help look for both decay and fractures – without using radiation. If you’d like to see it at work, please let our hygienists know and we’ll be glad to give you a demonstration. Learn more about the CariVu™ here >

We’re always looking to improve our equipment and skills, and one way we keep up is by regularly attending dental meetings and seminars. In the past few months, members of our team have traveled to San Francisco, Chautauqua,  New York, and locally here in Cleveland (at the Tri-C Corporate College) for dental education.

Moms and Dads – Take Care of Your Teeth!

May 18th, 2015

On our bi-monthly appearances on NBC/WKYC’s Golden Opportunities TV show, we are focusing on both Moms and Dads, on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, respectively.

If you haven’t seen the shows, they can be accessed by clicking here. We received very positive feedback on both shows. If you or your family have any ideas on things they’d like to see and learn about, dentistry-wise (general or cosmetic), please let us know!