About Norman Medina

Norman Medina DDS, graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in 1994. He has been practicing dentistry in Midcoast Maine since 1994. He and his wife have 4 children.

A Dental Day on Vinalhaven Maine

Check out Amber Shane's beautiful Invisalign smile on Vinalhaven Maine.

It was April 1, 2016 and mother nature was not to be denied. I felt the waves rocking me back and forth as we sojourned across the foggy, rough, terrain over to the island. Once we arrived on the island we started getting settled in at the dental clinic. However, we were soon informed that there was only going to be one ferry leaving the island that day due to the gloomy weather and that the one and only ferry was leaving in 5 minutes. If we missed that boat then we would be spending the night on the island. No way Jose! I thought to myself as we grabbed our gear and started running to the ferry landing. Run Michelle! Brooke … Continue reading →

Do it yourself (#DIY) Dentistry

Amos Dudley makes his own Invisalign Aligners

Is There Really Such a Thing as Do It Yourself (#DIY) Dentistry? Recently, my son sent me this link showing me how a student made his own Invisalign like aligners–start to finish. I am really impressed with the young man, and how he was able to create the aligners to straiten his own teeth. From what I understand, he had worn braces when he was younger, however, he did not wear his retainers. His smile was in need of a slight adjustment. Is it possible that someday we may have our own 3D printers at home? And that all the software we need will be at our fingertips to control the 3D printer?  The only thing you can say about technology is that it … Continue reading →

Shine on Kimmie

Kimberlee Peterson gets a black eye

Kimmie gets a shiner. The hazards of playing baseball, but Kim still came to work. Whew, we are so relieved that it is only your eye and not your teeth. The jokes have been non stop all day. Now we want your best line or joke! Whose comment will make Kim laugh the hardest? Winner gets a $20 gift card from Subway. Please place you comment on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/seasonsofsmiles While you’re on our Facebook page, give us a “like”. Or has it been a while since you’ve had your teeth cleaned? Give us a call at (207) 236-4740  🙂   … Continue reading →

Nitrous Oxide, gas (hoof hearted) in Camden Maine

Ben Medina and his Pops – (hoof hearted in camden Maine)

As you may know, Lanita and I have four kids. They have all left home now, but one of my sweetest memories is sitting around the dinner table listening to my kids’ humor. Somehow, they seem to feed off each other–one would start the rift, and the next one would then chime in. My kids do love a good laugh. Before long they will all be HOWLING, more often than not at something slightly inappropriate. All the while mom is telling them to stop while trying not to laugh herself. Sweet memories. Case in point. What is it with flatulance humor and little boys?  I’ve seen my son laugh to the point where I feared he may hurt himself.  A few years back my son … Continue reading →

Invisalign Treatment Provides Many Benefits

Krista is getting married. Even though she had worn braces, she smile needed Invisalign for a slight touchup.

INVISALIGN ISN’T THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR EVERYONE, BUT if you’re a good candidate, there are LOTS of reasons for choosing Invisalign—and they’re not all simply about going metal-free! Clear, removable Invisalign trays are a less invasive orthodontic treatment method. With Invisalign technology, your teeth can be straightened without causing inconveniences to your daily life. Benefits You Probably Didn’t Expect The most obvious difference between Invisalign treatment and braces is their appearance, but there’s more to it than that. For example… Less office visits. We’ll see you only once every 4 to 6 weeks. Invisalign trays can sometimes double as whitening trays or protective mouth gear for sports. The removable trays allow you to brush and floss normally, which results in … Continue reading →

We’re #55. Top 100 Dental Blogs

Top 100 Dental Blogs

A dental blog? How exciting can that be? Perhaps it’s about as much fun as watching paint dry! Well maybe, but we love what we do, and we hope our passion shines through our blog. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting. It is a bit of work, and is anybody reading it? Well today we had some positive feedback from FeedSpot.com. We made the list! TOP 100 MUST READ DENTAL BLOGS FOR EVERY DENTISTS Check it out, we made #55. If you or your family is looking for a dental home where everyone is passionate about what they do, please give us a call at (207) 236-4740. … Continue reading →

Dental Website Design

The 'ol Farm Truck - Dental website Design: It’s a sleeper.

We at Seasons of Smiles Dental run our own website. I have heard it suggested that it’s not usually a good idea for the dentist to make their own website. And as the years have progressed I must admit, there have been times that I was tempted to throw in the towel and go buy into one of those off the shelf dental websites. I cringe at the mistakes made while running our own dental website.  Even now, there are a few rough edges that need to be worked on. But overall, looking back, I’m glad we stuck with it. I absolutely love our end product. I think it’s the BEST dental office website. Dental website Design: It’s a sleeper. … Continue reading →

Who won last nights presidential DENTAL debate?

GOP Presidential Debate 2/13/2016

Did you have a chance to see last night’s GOP presidential debate? (2/13/2016)  The arguments sure did get mean spirited.  There were times where I thought Jeb Bush would go over and punch Donald Trump in the nose.  I was hoping. 🙂   It was a verbal blood bath.  I was watching the debate with my wife, and it was interesting to see how uncomfortable the whole thing made her. This morning as I was reading all the opinion pieces written about last nights debate, it was interesting to see how diverse the opinions can be. How about last night’s presidential DENTAL debate?  Just to refresh your memories I have found pictures on the net that illustrate their smiles. If you … Continue reading →

Introducing Plaque HD

Plaque HD - plaque identifying toothpaste.

While going through my morning email I saw this from the American Dental Association. Can Green Toothpaste Fight Tooth Decay? WSJ Reviews New Toothpaste That Turns Plaque Green. The Wall Street Journal (2/8, Johannes, Subscription Publication) reviews a new toothpaste that binds to plaque and shows it as green, aiming to improve oral hygiene by showing people areas they missed while brushing. The article states that researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago conducted a short-term study of Plaque HD, finding plaque was reduced by 51.3% after people brushed with the toothpaste for up to 10 days. American Dental Association spokeswoman Dr. Mary Hayes has not tried the toothpaste, but says it could serve as a consistent reminder to … Continue reading →