New Year’s Resolution for a New Smile

With the new year upon us ("thank goodness," we think/hope), it might be a good time to revisit your plans on a smile makeover. Many insurance plans, as well as HSA accounts, begin again in January, which may help with your investment in your smile. Additionally, with mask-wearing still with us, there's an opportunity to [...]

By | January 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Use It or Loose It – Yes We Take HSA

If you still have money in your HSA account that needs to be used before the end of the year, you might consider using it to improve your smile. HSA money can be used towards annual dental checkups. Routine dental procedures to cover expenses to prevent and alleviate dental disease always qualify as eligible HSA [...]

By | December 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gift to Give Loved Ones

Recently, a mother and daughter were looking forward to attending a family reunion. The 80-year old mother, however, was bothered by the space between her front teeth. Her daughter called our office, made an appointment, and brought her mom in for a cosmetic dental consultation.  After just two visits that included a little gum reshaping, [...]

By | December 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gift to Give Yourself

As we approach the holidays, we are all thinking about presents to give our family and friends.  One gift that can be enjoyed by everyone is that of a beautiful smile. With holiday parties, Hannuka dinners, Christmas morning with presents, and New Year's Eve events, you'll want to be smiling through all the festivities.  If [...]

By | November 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Season for Giving Thanks

As the year rounds out, our team here wants to give thanks to all who work with us as well as those of you who have come to depend on our practice for dental care.  I recently received a card from a patient who has waited years to fix her teeth; she wrote, " I [...]

By | November 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Little Things to Improve Your Visit

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service and our experience with us. During our team meetings, we share ideas and consider suggestions from our patients. As a result, we have implemented a variety of things to improve patient comfort, including headphones, 3-D glasses and sunglasses, and even custom-made pillows.  For the all-important patient [...]

By | October 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No Goop for Our Patients

Impression techniques for mouth molds have come a long way, since my father used plaster in dental school, which had to harden in the mouth, been "broken" apart, and then glued together.  In my years at The OSU, we used many different kinds of "goop," which took a long time to harden and then had [...]

By | September 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hi Tech Cavity Detection and Repair

Over the last 44 years in dentistry, I have seen a lot of improvements in the field. Cavity detection is one such area. Radiographs (X-rays) have gone digital. We take them with a sensor rather than film (which helps lessen our environmental impact), and you can see the results instantly on a computer screen; with [...]

By | September 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank You to Our Conscientious Staff/Team and Patients

So we've made it this far through the current global health crisis, and we are not turning back.  As our long-time patient, Ken W. wrote, "I always feel safe coming into your office and am so glad that you've taken all the necessary steps and then some."  He added, "I'm not surprised since you were [...]

By | August 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Best Teeth and Smile

As we move into the summer months and as we get out again, how can we ensure a life with strong and healthy teeth and a beautiful smile?  If we've been diligent about our home care over the years and visited the hygienist and dentist regularly, there's a good chance that we're able to eat [...]

By | August 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments