Drs. Kelly Herbs and Gregory Dodd returned this week from a trip out to the renowned Scottsdale Center for Dentistry affiliated with Spear Education. Unlike the usual advanced education courses this selective conference brought together the leaders of the Spear Study Clubs and Faculty Club members nationally for a three day intensive seminar on the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Our practice understands the importance of lifetime learning. We also understand how lucky we are to serve this great community and our wonderful patients. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to deliver the highest quality care.
Many patients may not like something about their smile. Often times, patients won’t look into correcting the problem because they assume the solution is difficult, expensive and time consuming. However, often times the solution is easier than you think.
This patient was unhappy with the bonding (white fillings) on her lateral teeth (the two smaller teeth adjacent to her front teeth). She felt the bonding was yellow and the teeth appeared short. She lived with the bonding for years fearing a solution would be too involved.
Our composite veneers are done in a single visit using a layering technique that involves as many as 6 different types of bonding to achieve the right balance of translucency and match any characterizations (such as white spots) that the natural teeth may have. Using a pre-made guide both the dentist and the patient can visualize the final result before anything is done to the teeth. The final results are beautiful, natural teeth achieved affordably and quickly. Notice even at high magnification it’s impossible to differentiate between the natural adjacent teeth and the composite veneer.
Not happy with your smile? We are here to help. We look forward to giving you a reason to smile.
All photos published to this blog are actual patients of Saratoga Springs Dentists. This case was completed by Dr. Gregory P. Dodd DDS FAGD
Yesterday was an incredible day of family fun, fundraising and great hockey. Queensbury Family Dentistry, in combination with Vicki Dodd and Saratoga Springs Publishing, raised over $600 for Glens Falls Hospital. Drs. Gregory Dodd and Alex Choe along with our hygienist, Christin Boeckman gave away over 800 oral hygiene kits, including toothbrushes and floss, to children at the game.
In the end, our Adirondack Phantoms won a 4-3 thriller over our arch rivals, the Albany Devils. Over 25 of our staff members and their families attended the game to cheer on the victory. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and helped to make it such a success.
Ann started out in the medical profession as a nurse, working primarily in pediatrics and surgery. She also was an EKG technician. Later she worked 10 years in a family medical practice before making the switch to dentistry and joining our team. In Ann’s 24 year career, she has become an indispensible asset with a vast knowledge of insurance and expertise in practice management. Any time there was a question, everyone knew Ann would have an answer. Her kind heart and compassion for others was always on display and her wisdom (and baking) will not be easily replaced.
Hopefully, now Ann will have the time in her life to dedicate to the things that are truly important. Ann is a dedicated mother of two and proud grandparent to five wonderful grandchildren.
Ann is a big reason our practice is successful and her contributions will be missed immensely. We wish her the best in her new life. Stay in touch and good luck.
The new Mint Chocolate Trek flavor is part of the new line called Crest Be, toothpastes meant to excite and inspire while still providing all the standard oral-hygiene benefits. The other two flavors in the line so far- Lime Spearmint Zest and Vanilla Mint Spark.
Crest hopes these new exciting flavors will arouse your senses and energize your brushing routine like never before! This new line of toothpaste hit the shelves locally last week.
So, if your looking for a last minute gift for your special Valentine, forget the heart shaped box of candy, don’t rush to the jewelry store. Instead give the gift of healthy teeth!
Happy Valentines Day!
* Just a word of caution to parents. These new toothpastes contain the same amount of fluoride as regular products but the enhanced flavor may encourage young children to swallow more of the toothpaste than desired. While finding a flavor your child will brush with is important, a flavor that they don’t particularly love will discourage them from swallowing a lot of the paste. Always use a pea size amount and monitor your young child’s brushing to limit the amount of paste they are swallowing. If you have questions, always consult with your dentist.
Mint Chocolate Trek is one of the new bold flavors Procter & Gamble is unveiling as part of its Crest Be line of toothpaste. The new flavors will be on shelves the first week of February.
(Photo: Procter & Gamble Co.)
Placing white composite restorations well takes time. When done correctly, these fillings will be both beautiful and functional for years, often avoiding more costly and aggressive treatment such as crowns or caps. When you entrust any of our dentists with your care you can be sure that we take that trust and commitment seriously. We will strive hard to exceed your expectations painlessly. If you have been avoiding the dentist for any reason, call today and let our office deliver the care you deserve.
*All photos are actual patients of the practice. Dentistry completed by Dr. Gregory P. Dodd DDS FAGD. Rubber Dam removed in most photos for better images.