Cosmetic Dental Blog

Trial Smile Application-No More Smirking

Published on February 2, 2015 by

We have had several patients share their hesitancy to have cosmetic dentistry: it seems selfish or they feel like they need to care of others first. We have heard similar expressions from those have completed treatment as they regret waiting as long as they did. We certainly understand those sentiments! Sometimes it is very hard […]

Three Doctors, One Goal

Published on February 2, 2015 by

Often we can’t put our finger on why someone is beautiful…we just know they are. Is it their figure, eyes, nose, smile, or a combination of it all? Learn the science and art behind plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry and how YOU can improve the way you look and how others perceive you! It’s all […]

Party Time-The Trial Smile Way

Published on January 29, 2015 by

We love Trial Smiles! It is exciting for us to see how a few changes to the teeth and someone’s entire face can be transformed. Longer teeth, aligned teeth, whiter teeth, and wider teeth are just a few of the adjustment that leave people looking younger, happier, and even stunned. There are two ways to […]

Seeing is Believing-What is a Trial Smile?

Published on January 28, 2015 by

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most exciting and rewarding services we offer at Valley Dental Works. Each instance is motivated by something: a high school basketball player tripping on the court and chipping (ok, breaking) his front tooth in half, replacing teeth that never grew in and were actually missing, or brightening a smile […]

Portland Bridal Show on January 17-18

Published on January 7, 2015 by

Join us at this year’s Portland Bridal Show on January 17-18! We have $1 off coupons if anyone is interested in saving a little money! Please come into our office to pick up the coupon or use the code: PDXBRIDE when purchasing the tickets from The $1 off is for advance tickets only. Please […]

What is a Trial Smile?

Published on October 27, 2014 by

Have you ever considered changing something about your teeth to improve your smile? What if you could see what those changes would look in advance without doing anything irreversible, uncomfortable, or expensive? What if you could not only see those changes, but wear them, try them out, show them to your friends, and see how […]

Naomi’s Story

Published on August 19, 2014 by

HISTORY Naomi is a gorgeous woman who always dreamed of having her smile changed. After many years she decided to just do it! TREATMENT A few veneers filled in the spaces and Dr. Stafford was able to design beautifully shaped teeth to make it look just as she had always dreamed. It is never too […]

Jim’s Story

Published on August 19, 2014 by

HISTORY Jim was one of Dr. Stafford’s very first patients! After many years of dental cleanings and appointments Jim asked for a more youthful smile. TREATMENT And youthful he received! After reaching the color shade he preferred, Dr. Stafford made Jim 4 upper veneers to replace the chipped and worn teeth. The look is unbelievably […]

My Special Valentine’s Day

Published on February 26, 2014 by

WARNING PG-13! There are some very graphic images in this blog. I spent Friday morning in the office of an excellent local periodontist, Dr. Munib Derhalli, ( We have worked together for many years and often meet to discuss how to get the best outcomes for our mutual patients. But this meeting was different—I was […]

AACD –Why?

Published on November 1, 2013 by

Choosing a the right dentist is a very personal decision. Many people tell us “like-ability” is a priority. Experience, dedication and skill are also close contenders. However, it takes someone with an artistic eye to understand how a fabulous smile is really the combination of teeth, tissue, facial features, and personality all complimenting each other. […]

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