Cosmetic Dental Blog

The Secret to Saving $$ on Your Dental Bills

Published on September 29, 2010 by

The secret is simple—regular preventive maintenance visits. In general, people who want to keep their teeth all of their life will spend less money if they follow their dentist’s recommended maintenance interval than if they only make appointments when they have symptoms. This may seem counter intuitive, but I can support this from my own […]

Is there Hazardous Waste in your Mouth?

Published on September 16, 2010 by

A 2006 survey revealed that 72% of the respondents were not aware that mercury was a main component of dental amalgam fillings. Here are some facts you should know: -The content of what we in the dental profession call “silver amalgam” is approximately 50% mercury. -All amalgam fillings emit mercury vapor throughout their life. The […]

Conquering Dental Anxiety

Published on September 2, 2010 by

Last time I discussed the prevalence of dental phobia and reassured you that if you have dental anxiety you are not alone. I pointed out that avoiding the dentist just leads to greater problems and more anxiety. So what is a more productive way to deal with your fear of the dentist? 1. Don’t wait […]


Published on August 26, 2010 by

Welcome and thanks for checking out this new column about dental health. I am looking forward to providing useful answers to common questions that I have heard from my patients. I will be writing every other week and plan to cover a wide variety of topics that will be helpful. I will discuss: Dental care: […]

Implant Seminar

Published on July 18, 2010 by

Last month we held our first in-office seminar for our patients and the public on the subject of dental implants. No longer considered experimental, the success rate for dental implants is so high that they are now the treatment choice for replacing teeth. To insure the very highest rate of success for our patients, Valley […]

Relay for Life Wrap Up 2010

Published on July 5, 2010 by

Just a little reminder of our 2010 Relay for Life experience.

Inspiring Power

Published on June 16, 2010 by

I sing with the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus and had the opportunity to travel to Romania to sing with them last spring. We joined with a men’s chorus from that country and toured together singing sacred choral music in churches, cathedrals, and concert halls. It was truly an amazing experience. You can see some video […]

Ironman . . .Almost

Published on June 14, 2010 by

A couple of weekends ago I completed a triathlon at Blue Lake Park. This was an accomplishment for me and consisted of an 800 meter swim, a 20K bike ride and a 5K run. Don’t confuse it with the Ironman in Kona. That is about 8 times these distances. For me it is all about […]

Relay-Cancer Does Not Stop for Nighttime

Published on May 25, 2010 by

8 days until Relay! Some may think we are nuts to walk through the night. But the following explains why we do it: “Relay for Life is overnight because cancer never sleeps. The light and darkness of the day and night parallel the physical effects, emotion, and mental states of a cancer patient while undergoing […]

Relay for Life

Published on May 25, 2010 by

Valley Dental Works is thrilled to be sponsoring and participating in Oregon City’s 2010 Relay for Life June 26-27 at Clackamas Community College. This fabulous event raises awareness for ALL types of cancers while raising money to support those fighting the disease now and celebrating with those who are survivors. The event is held for […]

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