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Thanks to our wonderful doctors, staff, and patients, Dental Arts has been voted Best of the Bay for 2015!  We couldn’t have done it without our knowledgeable and hardworking dental team, and the confidence our patients have in us!

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Dr. Flink Volunteers at Healthy Kids Day

Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. May 5, 2015 On May 2, 2015, Dr. Dara Flink volunteered at Healthy Kids Day, an event hosted by the Greater Green Bay YMCA each year. Healthy Kids Day is a free, family event that takes place at Shopko Hall. It offers several opportunities for kids to learn about how to improve their general health and well-being. Along with her assistant, Mindy, and other volunteers, Flink ran a dental booth that provided educational information and demonstrations for children, giving them a hands-on experience to promote good oral health. The booth included activities that encouraged adequate brushing, flossing, and nutritional health. In addition, it served as a fun and exciting way to get kids interested in preventive dental techniques and provided instruction that emphasized the value of healthy teeth and gums. Flink has organized the dental segment of the event for several years, and often reaches out to other professionals, such as dental assistants, hygienists, and dentists for support. Image courtesy of...

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Welcome Back Dr. Thompson!

By: Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. April 2, 2015 Dr. David Thompson is home safely, following a week-long trip to the Caribbean country of Haiti. Dr. Thompson travels to Haiti each year with an organization called Friends of Haiti, Inc., where he provides valuable dental care to the general public. Friends of Haiti is a non-profit organization that helps people living in impoverished areas of Haiti. The organization provides “medical, dental, development, and educational services via teams of volunteer professionals,” and seeks to improve the lives of people in need (Friends of Haiti, 2015). Dr. Thompson spends much of his time helping those seeking dental attention and relieves the pain of many. In doing so, Thompson encounters many unique experiences, as well as reunites with friends involved with the group. Thompson has supported the organization for several years, and strives to expand and improve the overall treatment process. If you wish to get involved with this cause, please see the Friends of Haiti website for more information or contact Dr. David Thompson at...

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Dr. Maraka Volunteers at the 61st Annual CP Telethon

By: Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. March 9, 2015 Over the weekend, Dental Arts’ own Dr. Patrick Maraka volunteered at the 61st Annual CP Telethon, taking calls to raise donations for a great cause. The CP Telethon is a 2-day fundraising effort that takes place each year during the first weekend of March. The benefit is the most important fundraising event of the year for the Cerebral Palsy Center (CP). It raises awareness about the CP Center and promotes the unique services and treatment options it provides for adults and children in the greater Green Bay community. Luckily, volunteers like Dr. Maraka make an impact and provide “a significant amount of value and worth to deeply enrich and enhance the CP’s mission: Celebrating all abilities and unlocking potential,” according to CP Center. Maraka has been involved in the telethon for the last five years and fully supports the cause.  ...

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Brush Up on Some Dental Terms!

Our mission is to “continually educate our patients and ourselves…”   Here are some dental terms that may help you understand more about dentistry as a whole: Abscess: A painful area of inflamed tissue that is filled with infected material due to a bacterial infection. Anesthetic: The numbing agent. First, a topical anesthetic gel is placed with a Q-tip, then the local anesthetic is given to numb the tooth we are going to work on. Usually, the numb feeling is gone 1-2 hours after it is given. Bridge: A fixed unit that fills the space left by missing teeth with artificial ones, held in place by attaching to natural teeth or implants. Bruxism: A condition in which people clench and grind their teeth. Caries: Term for cavities; the decomposition of tooth structure. Composite resin fillings: The white fillings generally used today. These fillings are bonded into place to seal all edges of the filling and the tooth. Cosmetic dentistry: Services provided solely for the purpose of improving the appearance of teeth. Crowns: Commonly known as a “cap,” crowns cover the entire visible portion of the tooth. Crowns are often recommended in cases where more than 40 percent of the tooth is missing or a whole cusp has broken off a tooth. Crowns take two visits: one visit to prepare the tooth and a second to have the final crown cemented in place. Between the two visits a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth. Typically, there is no anesthetic needed for the second visit. Dental Assistant: Prepares treatment rooms, assists the doctor during dental procedures, prepares materials, fabricates provisional crowns, sterilizes instruments, takes radiographs, and records impressions. Dental cleaning: The removal of plaque and tarter from teeth to help prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.  This is generally done by a Hygienist. Denture: Can be a replacement when all the teeth are missing or if just some teeth are missing. Dentures are can be held in by their suction with the tissues or by implants which will help them stay in place better. Dry mouth: Also called xerostomia; a condition that results from an inadequate flow of saliva. Often a side effect of certain medications. Endodontist: Dentist specializing in the treatment of the pulp or nerve of a tooth. Erosion: The thinning...

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