John gets his smile ready for Florida!

John Dimier getting his smile ready for Florida

Dental websites can be interesting and informative or simple with minimal information. We at Seasons of Smiles Dental are very proud of our website because it’s so much more than just a yellow page ad with our phone number. It’s a working website. We  have it full of educational material that we can share with our patients. For example, depending on our patients’ situation we can show them how crowns work, or examples of what zirconium crowns look like. Or information regarding Invisalign. Lots of informative stuff. One day while John was in the dental chair, something caught his eye on the computer screen. “Bill Curtis has a smile makeover”. When I walked in John asked me about the smile makeover that was … Continue reading →

QDP success Story with Brad Dodge

Seasons of Smiles Dental with Brad Dodge - We love what we do!

No Insurance? No Problem! Dental insurance doesn’t have to be a patient’s only option for affordable dental care. Let’s face it, in this ever changing health care environment one thing that remains a constant is a patients need to be treated with the respect and the doctors need to remain at the forefront of delivering the necessary care customized for each unique patient. It’s a timeless relationship that, all to often, is reduced due to the constraints of traditional insurance models. Many people put off dental care because of a lack of “dental insurance” and the perceived high costs of treatment. According to a study done by the UC Berkeley Labor Center, nationwide, about 3.7 million Americans have lost health … Continue reading →

What is DDS? Donated Dental Services

The Donated Dental Services (DDS) is an organization that provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get help in any other way. Program coordinators link volunteer dentists and labs with patients in need. One of our Seasons of Smiles Dental patients, Karen Davis, came to us through DDS. She has been given a beautiful new smile and is delighted to tears, not just her tears but ours as well. Karen gave our office permission to share her pictures and her story because she says that she can see her real self now when she looks in the mirror, and she wants others … 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 →

Quality Dental Plan Winner!

QDP Winner Crystal Hanson with Seasons of Smiles Team

And the winner is… We are pleased to announce the winner of our December Food Drive is Crystal Baughman! All the folks who donated food to our December Food Drive for the Camden Area Food Pantry were entered to win a year of our new Quality Dental Plan (QDP). We are pleased to announce the food drive was a success and a BIG thank you to all who participated! What is QDP? QDP is a dental savings plan for folks that do not have insurance. Crystal will now be able to take advantage of all the QDP benefits. This includes two preventative cleaning appointments including fluoride, two exams with Dr. Medina including any x-rays that are needed as well as … Continue reading →

Presidential dental makeover : Hillary Clinton

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

I do love looking at smiles; and online photos of smiles- It’s amazing the detail that can be seen.  I remember looking at Hillary’s smile a few years back.  It can be easy to think of Hillary as living a pampered life, a rich life, the genteel life.  But accidents happen to the most elite, and from the look of Hillary’s smile, she has had a serious accident and her teeth were involved.  As a dentist it hurts to just look at it. Four years back I looked at her smile, and I noticed her dental work looked a bit aged.  You can see a bit of gray coming through on her porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and her gums around the crowns look inflamed.  I don’t know if it’s … Continue reading →

Invisalign Orthodontic Records and ClinCheck

What can Clincheck do for you?

The first step to your Invisalign journey is to take records. We usually schedule an hour. In this visit, we will do a complete clinical exam with Digital x-rays. The exam and x rays are needed to ensure that we will be working with a healthy foundation which in turn provides a healthy end result.  We will also take your first set of Invisalign Photos. Getting ready for ClinCheck.   During this visit we will be taking impressions for your digital models. Your new Invisalign smile is created with the latest state of the art computers.  Once Invisalign receives your digital models, the process begins of creating your clincheck video. What ClinCheck does for you.     Check back in 9 … Continue reading →

What do Invisalign buttons look like?

What are Invisalign buttons? One definition that we found online, that we liked: So what are invisalign buttons or attachments and where are they placed?The Invisalign attachments are actually an anchor that is positioned strategically depending on your treatment plan and what they’re for is to give a bigger area to be able to grasp on to so that the aligners can move the teeth.Sometimes to turn them, sometimes to move them down or up but essentially that is what the buttons are for… Taken from Questions answered regarding Invisalign buttons.. Some other questions, that we have heard, What do Invisalign buttons and aligners look like? Sometimes words can only go so far, pictures are worth a thousand words. Do … Continue reading →

Teeth – The Ultimate Accessories

Dana Radar smiles at Seasons of Smiles Dental

One of “our” kids came through the office recently. While she was sitting in the dental chair having her teeth cleaned, she mentioned that she knew some of the kids that were on our website “slideshow” of patients with great smiles. As soon as I heard about this, I knew I wanted to share her smile too. Through the years we have served Dana and her family. I love the fact that she comes in for regular cleanings and checkups. I honestly believe that because she does come in on a regular basis, she has been able to maintain her beautiful smile without any invasive dental treatment. I approached Dana and asked her if she would be willing to let … Continue reading →

Double Click to zoom in on her smile.

Amy Martin smiles at Seasons of Smiles Dental

These pictures are HUGE, depending on your internet speed, it may take a bit to download.  Go ahead and let it download, the time will be worth it.  🙂 I must admit we do love looking at teeth and smiles.  There are some great ones on the internet and through the years we’ve found some great local smiles too.  You may have noticed that some pictures are bigger than your computer monitor can handle, and if you want to zoom in to see teeth, how do you do it?  Just double click on the photo and there it is! Nice big smiles, beautiful teeth.  Again: click once to enlarge the photo, click again to zoom in. Check out some Celebrity smiles, and … Continue reading →