Archive for November, 2010

Mission of Mercy 2010

Tuesday afternoon, I had an amazing opportunity to see my dental family in action serving the Portland community. Mission of Mercy is a national organization that organizes free dental clinics in cities all over our country. This is the first time Portland has hosted a MOM clinic and it was an amazing sight. Semi trailer […]

Are You Afraid of the Dentist?

One of the primary reasons that people do not go to the dentist is dental anxiety. Estimates vary, but somewhere between 10-15% of the American population, or 30 – 40 million people, avoid much needed care due to anxiety and fear surrounding the dental experience. Whether this stems from a previous bad experience, the media, […]

Mission of Mercy

Nearly 100 dental chairs are ready, 1500 volunteers have been oriented. Patients are camped out waiting for the doors to open. Oregon Mission of Mercy is the largest free dental clinic in the history of Oregon. It happens Monday and Tuesday. Dr Stafford will be there Tuesday. Check back for a first person report.

Got Atlanta?

We know our patients are busy and we try hard to respect their time. Our computer software is the glue that keeps everything from scheduling to charting to accounting humming. But when an opportunity arose to receive additional training, we jumped at the chance to improve our skills in the hopes it would improve our […]

Candy Buy Back 2010

We collected 100 pounds this year. It has been sent to Operation Gratitude and will find itself overseas one day soon. Thanks to all the children who shared their candy, parents who brought their children to the event, and Happy Valley Town Center businesses who made the goodie bags even cooler. ‘Til next year, folks. […]

Stuffing of Another Kind

Just a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving. Here’s a recipe for “stuffing” of another kind. . . Shauna Lugar, The Children’s Center’s ( Director said, “We give each child an opportunity to pick out any stuffed animal and blanket in our quilt closet. It’s a sweet moment where they become a kid again with the […]

I Hate Flossing

These are words my dental hygienist and I hear frequently. Sometimes they are said in defiance but more often they are spoken sheepishly with a sense of guilt, almost like a confession. If you have ever spoken, or even thought these dreadful words, I have three things to say to you. First, you are not […]

Women’s Health Fair

Earlier this fall Valley Dental Works participated in one of Clackamas County’s yearly staples, the Providence Women’s Health Fair. This event is anticipated by many. We loved seeing mothers and daughters of various ages participating and enjoying the day together. Each year speakers come and teach about a variety of topics at a luncheon and […]

2nd Annual Candy Buy Back

Halloween has come and gone. But the candy is still around. What to do with the extras? Bring it to our 2nd Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back this Wednesday, November 3, 20102:00-4:00 p.m. Here are some fun scenes from last year:Kids bring any candy they would like to sell. Dr. Stafford weighs it. (Thanks, New […]

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