Cosmetic Dental Blog

Party Time-The Trial Smile Way

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?

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

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?

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

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

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 natural […]

My Special Valentine’s Day

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?

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. […]

Fantastic Cosmetic Dentistry Seminar @ Portland City Grill

High in the evening sky at Portland City Grill the packed house buzzed with conversation and questions. Many men and women met last week to learn about the art behind plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry. Often we can’t put our finger on why someone is beautiful…we just know that they are. Is it their figure, […]

The Art of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

This summer Dr. Stafford spoke at an event about the SCIENCE and ART behind beauty. Sometimes it is hard to put a finger on what it is exactly that makes someone so beautiful. Is it their figure, eyes, smile, nose or a combination of many things? Dr. James Chan explains how facial plastic surgery isn’t […]

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