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About Norman Medina DDS

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.

The Latest Dental Imaging Technology – Invisalign Itero Element

Michelle, Stay on the Farm!

Aligntech’s Itero Element Every Smile tells a story and every story creates an impression.  That’s why we’ve invested in the latest digital imaging technology.  In just a couple of minutes our iTero Element scanner can capture an incredibly accurate digital impression of your teeth. Once complete we can use this model to begin the journey to the smile you’ve always wanted and deserve. The 3d digital impression can be used with all invisalign related services. Including the Invisalign outcome simulator that will show you what your new smile might look like. Say goodby to the gooey mess associated with the traditional way of taking impressions, and say hello to a more comfortable procedure. iTero Element Scanner and Seasons of Smiles Dental working … Continue reading →

Have you ever seen the top of the smokestack in Camden Maine?

Smokestack View, Camden Maine

That was a bit of surprise. There is a bird nest on top of the smokestack. Are they Osprey? A shout out to my partner in crime, Lanita Rose Medina! 🙂 Video taken 8/14/2016. We do live in a beautiful part of the world. Check out our drone links below. A DJI Phantom 4 Drone at the Dental Office. Top of the morning to you from Camden Maine. … Continue reading →

Is there really such a thing as a tooth tattoo?

Sunflower Tooth Tattoo

A few years back my wife and I took some time off to walk up and down Atlantic Avenue for the Camden ME Arts and Crafts show.  My wife who is always on the lookout for making a new friend, overheard a conversation that a “tourist” was having with one of the artisans, and she overheard the “tourist” verbalize that he was a tooth artist. My dear wife then came over to me, and suggested that I should go over and talk to the “tourist”, that mostly likely he was a dentist too. Ok, that’s not going to happen.  I remember thinking, “Leave him alone Lanita, he is on vacation.” While later on in the same day Lanita happened to run into the … Continue reading →

Want to save $1,000 on Invisalign?

Invisalign August Promotion

Transform Your Smile With Invisalign Invisalign® Special Event August 1 – August 31, 2016 Norman Medina DDS will be providing FREE consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign treatment is right for you, make an appointment for this special event. • $1000 Off Treatment • Financing options available • QDP Members Save an additional 10% • Hurry! Offer ends August 31. Call (207) 236-4740 today to schedule your appointment. www.invisalign.biz $1,000 OFF Invisalign! ** Invisalign® Special Event and associated promotions are hosted and sponsored by Norman Medina DDS / Seasons of Smiles Dental and not by Align Technology, Inc. … Continue reading →

Seth Godin at the dental office.

Seth Godin has beautiful Teeth!

I’m not exactly sure when or how I got on Seth Godin’s blog mailing list. Nevertheless, I did subscribe.  So every morning I get a morsel, a tidbit, a thought.  More often than not, I have to read it two times, three times, and I must admit there are times I’m not 100% sure that I understand what he is trying to say. May 2nd of this year Seth had a blog post about hygiene.  When I started reading it, it piqued my interest. Can we take what he has to say about hygiene in gereral, and apply what he says to dental hygiene? “Way better than getting hit in the face with a 2 x 4.” – Seth Godin Instead of … Continue reading →

A DJI Phantom 4 Drone at the Dental Office.

DGI Phantom 4 Rockport Maine

While at my daughter’s wedding a friend of the bridal party brought his DJI Phantom 4 Drone.  Wow, what a neat toy, I thought as it buzzed around the guests capturing each moment. So when I came home I started investigating online.  I think one of my favorite YouTube videos I saw was some fishermen using the Drone to do some Tuna fishing.  I had some mixed feelings for the Tuna involved, but the film footage and the application of how the drone was used was fascinating. We live in a beautiful part of the world, I was curious what it would look like 400 feet up from 100 Elm Street in Camden Maine. Aren’t you curious too? Is 400 ft. the … Continue reading →

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 →

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