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Continuing Education

On Thursday, 6/22/17, Patient Care Associates Kris Murray and Kim Lewandowski attended an informational seminar at the Eighth District Dental Office located in Buffalo, NY. The course, titled “Understanding Dental Insurance Today”, was led by speaker Colleen Huff. It focused on understanding the basics of dental insurance, as well as introducing us to new plans and exceptions offered to our patients today. We are then able to better assist our patients with the knowledge we learned. 

CPR Training

On Thursday, May 25th, Lancaster Dental Associates held a recertification course for the staff on basic life support training. The course took place at our building and focused on a review of protocols and procedures that were determined to be the most effective way to manage emergencies. We completed simulated scenarios using dummies to practice our chest compressions and rescue breathing skills on adults, children and infants.

LDAPC CPR Training

Continuing Education

Dr. Kevin Flanigan attended an informative and inspirational continuing education course called "Dentistry Update" on January 27th and 28th. The course, led by nationally renowned prosthodontist, Gordon J. Christensen, discussed the newest dental products and how to implement best practices in dentistry. The Clinician Report Foundation , founded by Dr. Christensen over 40 years ago, test dental products and dental equipment in an effort to evaluate all the claims made by the dental companies. These reports are then considered the gold standard of quality dental products for practicing clinicians worldwide. The course was held in Snowbird Resort near Salt Lake City, Utah. Here, Dr Flanigan is pictured with Dr. Christensen as they discussed course highlights and common connections from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Kevin Flanigan and  Dr. Gordon Christensen

                                                                               Dr. Kevin Flanigan and  Dr. Gordon Christensen

 

Dr. Kevin Flanigan attended the 29TH Annual Erie County Dental Society Ski Day at Holimont Ski Club on February 10, 2017. The continuing education course was titled “Digital Intraoral Scanning: It’s a Bus. Get On It, or Get Under It.” The speaker went over the new advancement in digital dental impressions and the many advantages provided to both the patient and the dental laboratory. The doctors and staff at Lancaster Dental Associates are excited and proud to say that we have that cutting edge technology here at our office with the new Cerec Omnicam. We now have the ability to take digital impressions for their dental work without having to use conventional impression material in patients mouths. The digital imaging is quicker, more accurate and much more comfortable. We look forward to continue to learn about new and improved dental technologies to better serve our patients here at LDA.

Lecure at Holimont

                                                                                                    Lecure at Holimont

 

Celebrating the Holidays

Lancaster Dental Associates celebrated the holidays with a staff dinner at the Auburn Watson Culinary Arts Center in Depew. Our staff learned how to make a delicious holiday dinner including homemade ravioli, fillet mignon, salad, green beans, potatoes and molten chocolate brownies. It’s always great to sit back and relax while enjoying each other’s company.

Lancaster Dental Associates Christmas Party

Lancaster Dental Associates Christmas Party

Lancaster Dental Associates Christmas Party

                                                                                                       Dr. Hrab and Jen

 

Lancaster Dental Associates Christmas Party

                                                                                                            Sandy

 

 Lancaster Dental Associates Christmas Party

                                                                                           Susie, Austin, Sandy and Jeanni

 

 Marcy, Dr. Flanigan and Brenda

                                                                                            Marcy, Dr. Flanigan and Brenda

 

 Marcy, Sandy, Jeanni, Shelley and Cassie

                                                                                   Marcy, Sandy, Jeanni, Shelley and Cassie  

 

Anticipating the dinner we prepared

                                                                                        Anticipating the dinner we prepared

                

Dr. Medico and MaryAnn

                                                                                                 Dr. Medico and MaryAnn

 

Dr. Flanigan and Susie

                                                                                                   Dr. Flanigan and Susie

emergency dentist

emergency dentistWhile regular visits to your family dentist are key for overall oral health, what you do between visits writes your family's dental report card. Proper brushing and flossing, however, can only get you so far. By practicing proper nutrition, you can take your dental hygiene a step further. To keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible, and avoid a dental emergency, moderate your consumption of the following foods and drinks.

1. Citrus
While grapefruits, lemons and oranges are vitamin C superheroes, they can be villains for your teeth if over-consumed. Citrus fruits are highly acidic and can erode tooth enamel. Eat and drink these fruity friends in moderation to keep your teeth's protective layer strong.

2. Coffee
While you do not have to give up your precious morning cup of joe, avoid drinking coffee all day long. Not only is it acidic in nature, but it also can stain your teeth. Choose pearly whites over pearly yellows by sipping with caution. When you do pour yourself a cup, also avoid adding too much sugar.

3. Soda
Soft drinks are a road to tooth decay, containing an excess of sugar and acid. Sipping on soda also dries our your mouth, so if you choose to occasionally enjoy a fizzy beverage, chase it with plenty of water throughout the day.

4. Sticky and Chewy Foods
Snacks such as dried fruit and chewy candy can get stuck between your teeth. If this residue is left behind when brushing, the sugars will sit and potentially cause cavities.

5. Hard Candy
These sugary treats put you and your family at risk for a visit to an emergency dentist. By biting down on a hard piece of candy, you risk breaking a tooth. The slow-dissolving nature of the candy is also a threat to dental health, as it gives bacteria time to hang out on the sugar now spread around your mouth.

6. Alcohol
Overall health risks aside, the main threat that excess alcohol consumption poses to your teeth is dehydration. Overtime, this frequent dehydration could reduce saliva flow.

7. Crackers
Crackers, and similar snacks, are refined carbohydrates, which rapidly convert to sugar. When chewed, they also lodge between your teeth, potentially causing cavities.

During your next checkup, which half of adults schedule every six months, speak with your dentist about how nutrition could impact your dental health. Depending on your specific health needs, consuming specific foods and beverages in moderation could save you time, money, and emergency dentist visits.

cosmetic dentistsA beautiful smile is a winning ticket in practically any field, but especially so among Hollywood movie stars. You may think that all celebrities are just born with a naturally perfect set of pearly whites. But in fact, the secret to a beautiful smile is oftentimes the work of cosmetic dentists. The truth is that anyone can have a whiter, brighter smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry. So enough with the secrets -- here's how you can look and feel more confident in your grin.

Teeth Whitening: This is one of the most common requests from patients who visit cosmetic dentists. Everyday habits like drinking coffee, tea, or red wine can cause teeth to yellow or discolor over time, but with today's dentistry techniques, you can restore the original white color of your teeth in just one visit. You'll notice the difference right away, and so will everyone you meet.

Porcelain Veneers: Do you have uneven gaps between your teeth or an uneven length along your front incisors? These harmless but unsightly imperfections can be corrected with a set of porcelain veneers, which are like small caps that fit over your natural teeth. Best of all, they're resistant to staining, which means that they'll stay white no matter how much coffee you drink.

Dental Implants: Even athletes in accident-prone sports like boxing and football seem to always have perfect teeth. Yet 74% of all adults have required a tooth extraction at some point in their lives. Modern implants look and feel just like real teeth, so even if you've had one knocked out by accident or lost one to decay, you can still have a full set of functional teeth without having to resort to uncomfortable dentures.

Ready to give your smile a makeover? Ask our cosmetic dentists how a simple procedure might change the look and feel of your mouth. While oral hygiene and health are vital for everyone, we all know how important it is to be confident in your smile. As the old saying goes, when you smile at the world, the world will smile back. Call us today for a consultation or appointment.

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