Cosmetic Dental Blog

Mission of Mercy 2010

Published on November 27, 2010 by

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?

Published on November 22, 2010 by

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

Published on November 22, 2010 by

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?

Published on November 17, 2010 by

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

Published on November 17, 2010 by

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

Published on November 15, 2010 by

Just a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving. Here’s a recipe for “stuffing” of another kind. . . Shauna Lugar, The Children’s Center’s (childrenscenter.cc)Development 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

Published on November 15, 2010 by

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

Published on November 2, 2010 by

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

Published on November 1, 2010 by

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, 2010 2:00-4:00 p.m. Here are some fun scenes from last year: Kids bring any candy they would like to sell. Dr. Stafford weighs it. […]

Get the Candy Out of the House

Published on October 28, 2010 by

It’s that time of year again when bands of costumed children arrive at your door looking for sugary treats. A couple of days of candy binging is not likely to cause serious problems for any of them, or their teeth. But the huge amounts of candy that are currently collected in neighborhoods like ours can […]

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