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Periodontal Disease and the Waterpik

The Waterpik can be used in many different instances: “reducing plaque, gingivitis, and gum disease. And it's perfect for anyone with braces or implants, and those with crowns, bridges, and veneers.”. http://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/products/dental-water-flosser/WP-660/ I specifically want to explain in depth why the Waterpik can be used for people with gum disease. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) states, “47.2% of adult Americans have periodontal disease.” http://www.perio.o...

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Happy Holidays from Family Dental Center

A good time was had by all at our Christmas party Saturday night! We wanted to share these pictures with you...our extended family...and thank you for your loyalty and friendship this past year! Happy Holidays from Family Dental Center! ...

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Meet Kayla – Clinical Assistant

I was born and raised in northwest Iowa and now live only three miles from where I grew up. I love being able to be close to the family farm. I have been married for 6 years but do not have any kids yet. I enjoy baking, reading, exercising, and spending time with family. Growing up I loved going to the dentist. After graduating from high school, I started dental assisting with on-the-job training and went through the program at STI/Business and Industry training. After going through the ye...

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Prevident Toothpaste

Prevident toothpaste is a prescription fluoridated toothpaste. It has about five times the amount of fluoride than your over the counter Crest, Colgate, Aquafresh, etc. In order to get the toothpaste, you will have to get a prescription from your dentist or see if your dental office carries it on hand. There are several reasons why Prevident might be recommended for you. The main reason is to prevent tooth decay, aka, cavities. Patients who are at high risk for decay would be those who sip t...

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Meet Kelly – Clinical Assistant

I have been a clinical assistant for 18 years and have been at FDC for 17 of those years. The years just fly by when you work with such great people!! I have been married for 18 years and have two sons that are 13 and 10. My family keeps me on my toes and running to their various activities. In my spare time I enjoy reading and listening to music. Submitted by Kelly, Clinical Assistant...

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Meet Andie – Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised here in Sioux Falls, SD. One fun fact about me is I am an owner of a Harley Davidson. My family loves to ride, so naturally I started young and have never stopped! My interest in the dental field started as a child. I had wonderful experiences visiting the dentist, making it a treat to go. My family and I are patients of Family Dental Center and have always noted their positive staff and hard work! I now have had the pleasure of joining their team. All this time, I k...

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Holiday Season – gratitude, treats and stuffing!

Wow, how the seasons have passed by so quickly! Hard to believe we are already starting the holiday season. Since it is the month of November, it would only be fitting to acknowledge our gratitude to you as our patients and friends, a heartfelt “THANK-YOU” for choosing us to serve you and your family for all your dental needs. If you are like most of us, it’s hard to turn down the sweets that will soon be showing up at the office. Sure…at first, it starts as just a little sweet addit...

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Meet Vicky – Administrator

I joined Family Dental Center in 1983 and it’s been one of the best blessings! I couldn’t have found a team of professionals who care more about their patients! Through the years we have shared many life events which makes all the FDC team feel just like family! It’s a pleasure to be part of a group where the focus is on the patient! Everyone here desires that each patient has a dynamic and rewarding relationship --- with not only their dentist--- but their hygienist, assistant and...

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Meet Sarah – Clinical Assistant

I started my career as a dental assistant 18 years ago. I have been with Family Dental Center for the past 5 years. Being a Dental Assistant has been very rewarding. Seeing our patients very comfortable within our office and leaving with a big SMILE is the greatest feeling in the world. In my time outside of the office, my husband Jon and I are busy raising our three children: Emilee, Karlee, and Tucker. Our children keep us busy attending sporting activities. Our family enjoys campi...

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Remaining Dental Benefits & Flex Dollars? Don’t lose them!

Do you have remaining insurance benefits or Flex dollars? Now is the time to plan for the completion of your dental treatment before the end of the year. All insurance plans have a yearly maximum. If you do not use this maximum or use up the amount saved to your employee flexible spending account - the remaining balance is typically lost. If you have already met your deductible and you have treatment to be completed, take advantage of your remaining benefits for this year. If necessary, we...

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