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By info@crdentalcenter.com
May 25, 2017
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So Many Reasons to Celebrate!


Best Smile - Class of 2017

Dr. Brad Stovie's patient, Kylie, was voted best smile by her classmates at Jefferson High School! A few years ago, Kylie sought Dr. Stovie’s care to correct a significant overbite. Dr. Stovie developed a treatment plan that utilized appliances along with upper and lower brackets. After a little over a year and a half, treatment was complete. What a beautiful smile!


Congratulations to Our Graduates!
 

Dr. Stovie's son, Cal, graduated from Loras College and his daughter, Maddix, from Xavier High School. After seeing first-hand the difference a dentist can make, Cal is applying to dental schools. Maddix will attend Cornell this Fall. [Smiles by Dr. Stovie]
 

Dr. Shannon Hingst's son, Andrew, graduated from Regina High School in Iowa City. Andrew plans to attend UNI in the Fall. [Smile by Dr. Stovie]
 

Melissa Dostal’s (Treatment Coordinator) son, Nolan, graduated from Xavier High School and will be heading to Cedar Falls to study at UNI.


Track Stars

 
 
 
 
 
 

Two of Dr. Stovie’s children represented Xavier High School at the Iowa High School State track competition.  Maddix qualified in the shuttle hurdle relay.  Braden, his youngest, qualified in the shuttle hurdle relay, the 400 lower hurdles, and the 4 x 400 relay.  Congratulations!

 
 
 
 

 

 

 


Kyle & Becca Are Married!

Kyle Haganman is a Certified Lab Technician in our in-house lab, Studio One Ceramics. Kyle & Becca celebrated their wedding on May 6th in West Branch. They traveled to Jamaica for their honeymoon and had an excellent time at Sandal's Negril. Congratulations Kyle & Becca!


Continuing Education

Iowa May Meeting 

Members from our hygiene team attended the Spring Cancer Care Update for Dental Health Professionals on May 3rd. This was held in conjunction with The Iowa Dental Association May Meeting held at the Double Tree, Downtown Cedar Rapids. 

Cerec inLab Summit

Sarah and John, Studio One Lab Technicians, traveled to St Louis to attend the annual Cerec inLab Summit. This was a very inspiring seminar where dentists and their technicians presented cases where they worked as a team utilizing digital dentistry.  The latest techniques and materials were showcased. It wasn't all work, no play! All attendees were treated to hospitality looking over Busch Stadium where the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-5.  


May Special

If you’ve been eyeing the Oral B Electric Toothbrush, now’s the time to make that purchase! Take advantage of the Oral B Professional Electric Toothbrush $30 mail-in rebate!  This terrific Oral-B promotion is good thru July 31.

 


Patient Reviews

Jim F – "20 years of “dental phobia” caught up with me. Needless to say, they had quite a menu of corrections to make. I have one more session to finish up but, after my first session, less than 24 hours later, I am back at work feeling 100% and absolutely no discomfort. Just smiling faces and professional care. If my memory serves, Dr. Shannon, Heidi, and Sandy were three of more that deserve the thanks."

Deb S – "I always have a good experience at The Dental Center. I am always nervous because of past unpleasant dentist visits as a child. But the staff always tries to put me at ease and make me feel comfortable. If I need dental work done, I am always sure the staff will take great care of me and make the visit as painless as possible.  I would highly recommend Dr. Stovie and my hygienist, Marie! They are the best!!"

Patricia S – "I chipped a tooth and phoned the office to get an appointment. Dr. Haganman worked me in the following day at noon.  I was seen without delay and he fixed the fractured tooth.  It feels amazing! Whenever I have an issue they always get me in.  Nice to know you don’t have to suffer for days when something unforeseen happens."

Cyndie H – "Although my expected treatment plan for a problem tooth will be lengthy, my appointment to get it all scheduled was not. I was in and out in 20 minutes and have a clear plan for my repair.  Best dental office!"

By THE DENTAL CENTER
May 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

How dental veneers from Cedar Rapids can enhance your smileveneers

If you are getting a bit older, you may have noticed your smile aging too. Aging can cause your tooth enamel to become thinner, exposing the layer underneath called dentin. This layer is yellow, and it becomes darker as you age. The overall effect is a dull, darkening smile.

Now, thanks to state-of-the-art materials and techniques, you can renew your smile. The answer is dental veneers! Your dentists at The Dental Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, want to share the facts about what dental veneers can do for your smile.

Dental veneers can correct many cosmetic issues with your teeth, including:

  • Excessive wear or chipping due to aging
  • Cracks or damage due to trauma
  • Tooth overlap or gaps due to genetics
  • Stains or discolorations due to medications or lifestyle

Dental veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain or plastic which are cemented over the front surfaces of your teeth. Typically your new veneers will take between two and three appointments:

Your first appointment is a consultation appointment during which you and your dentists will review how your veneers will look and what you can expect during treatment.

The second appointment is a tooth preparation appointment during which a minimal amount of tooth structure is removed (just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers) and molds are taken of your teeth. These molds are sent off to a dental laboratory, where skilled dental artists will create your veneers.

The third appointment is the final cementation of your new veneers after they have been sent back from the dental laboratory. Your dentists in Cedar Rapids will teach you everything there is to know about caring for your new veneers.

To view amazing before-and-after photos of actual Cedar Rapids patients, please visit the Smile Gallery page on the website at http://www.crdentalcenter.com/gallery.html

If you have a dull smile, it’s time to renew your smile with dental veneers! For more information about veneers or to schedule a consultation appointment call The Dental Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. Don’t wait to get the smile you deserve, call today!

By info@crdentalcenter.com
April 17, 2017
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Smile Proud

A smile is a universal hello. It is one of the first things people notice about you. If you find yourself hiding your smile with your hands or smiling with sealed lips, you should consider scheduling a consultation to see what we can do to improve your smile. We want you to be proud and confident of your smile. 

 

At your consult appointment, the assistant will take photos of your smile and impressions of your teeth. Prepare for your consult appointment by writing down what you like about your teeth and what you want improved. Are you unhappy with the whiteness of your teeth? Do you want spaces closed? Do you have old restorations that need replaced? The doctor will consider your concerns and discuss your treatment options. 

       

The photos and impressions will be sent to our lab technicians along with a detailed prescription from the doctor explaining what needs improvement. After pouring your impressions into a solid model, the lab technicians will add wax to the model, creating a mock-up of what your teeth will look like after treatment. You will then come back to our office and view the mock-up with the doctor and decide whether to move forward with your treatment. We are confident you will be impressed and eager to proceed.

If you agree to treatment, these are a few things to consider, especially when front teeth are involved:

1. Are you happy with your current shade?

If you are considering in-office or at home whitening, make sure to have the whitening treatment finished two to four weeks prior to your preparation appointment. This gives your teeth a chance to rehydrate and allows any white spots to calm down before your final shade is taken.

2. Consider your options.

If you want a single front restoration, but lack symmetry, consider what that will do for your smile. Sometimes restoring additional teeth can make a huge impact on your overall smile, whether it is shape or shade. The doctor and lab technician consider all options for the best outcome and so should you. 

3. This is an investment in your oral health and your appearance.

We understand that everyone has a budget. We will work with you on the best treatment options that fit within your financial means. 

Special Offer this Spring:

Schedule a “Smile Proud” consultation at no charge. This will include x-rays that are necessary, photos and a diagnostic wax-up of your smile. Good through the end of May. 
 

Continuing Education

Sarah, our in-house lab technician, traveled to New Orleans to attend a three-day hands-on course led by master ceramist Olivier Tric. This course focused on refractory and non-invasive veneers. Olivier Tric is known to be one of the best dental ceramists in the world. He shared his techniques and tips on creating beautiful front teeth. Sarah was extremely inspired and grateful for being able to attend this outstanding course. She is able to incorporate some of the techniques into the restorations she makes for Dental Center patients.

 

 

Participants flew in from all over the world to participate in this hands-on course. Technicians from Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Washington, Iowa, Texas, Florida, California and a few from New Orleans. What a great group of talented individuals! 

 

 

 

Staff Anniversaries

Devin and Cassie are both celebrating their 1st year at The Dental Center. John has been making teeth in our in-house lab for 12 years and Dr. Haganman has been practicing dentistry at The Dental Center for 20 years! Happy Anniversary! 

 

 

Staff Birthday's 

Happy Birthday to Kim, Kyle & Megan in March!  Happy Birthday to Heidi & Dr. Haganman in April!

   

Patient Testimonials

Amazing team, great care!

I recently had to have a tooth pulled and they walked me through each step (and sound) so I could relax. They even let me pick the radio station! The Dental Center team is always professional and courteous. They receive a 5 rating from me because they manage my dental anxiety just as fabulously as they manage my dental health.

J B. 4/12/2017

Professional Quality Service

I always have a good experience at The Dental Center. I am always nervous, because of past unpleasant dentist visits as a child, but the staff always tries to put me at ease and make me feel comfortable. If I need dental work done, I am always sure the staff will take great care of me and make the visit as painless as possible. I would highly recommend Dr. Stovie and my hygienist, Marie! They are the best!!

Deb S. 4/11/2017

 

Professional staff welcoming environment

I hate going to the dentist but after coming here my first time I have changed my views. The staff is all so kind and welcoming. They make sure you are comfortable, educate you, and keep you informed. Would recommend to anyone!

Ashley B. 3/8/2017


They think of everything to improve their patient's overall experience!

A co-worker referred me to The Dental Center about a year ago. I had many issues that needed attention. Dr. Chris put together a 2-3 year dental plan of action that was manageable and financially feasible! I saw Dr. Shannon a few weeks ago to have a few teeth pulled and she was wonderful! Everyone is friendly, helpful and professional. They have patient comfort and convenience in mind with Heat/massage exam chairs, on line scheduling and communication, text appointment reminders and a blanket to cover up with while having my teeth pulled!

Keri B. 2/9/2017

By THE DENTAL CENTER
March 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures   Dental Care  

Find out when getting dentures is really the best way to replace your missing teeth.

The thought of choosing the right tooth loss treatment can be a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be when you turn to our Cedar Rapids dentists Dr. Chris Haganman, Dr. Brad Stovie and Dr. Shannon Hingst for the care your smile needs to get on the right track. While you have many options to consider when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, here are some factors that should have you considering whether dentures are actually the right choice for you:

You have lost the majority of your teeth

There are two main types of dentures: partial and complete. If you have lost a lot of permanent teeth but still have some healthy teeth present, then partial dentures will be ideal for replacing the missing ones. If you have lost all of your teeth then a full set of dentures is your best option.

You have uncontrollable gum disease

If our Cedar Rapids general dentist discovered that you have a severe periodontal disease, then the first step is to get the problem under control. Of course, you will still need to maintain good oral health to keep gums healthy. If you are unable to get your symptoms under control, then dentures may be a better option for you than other tooth replacements.

You have loose teeth

If gum disease or other issues have caused loose teeth that may fall out soon, this may be another reason to consider dentures instead of a long-term replacement like dental implants. In some cases, the loose teeth that are no longer viable will need to be removed. Fortunately, immediate dentures can be placed over the gums as they heal after a tooth extraction. Dentures can be altered and replaced to meet your growing and changing needs.

Dentures can be a wonderful way to finally restore your smile and improve your quality of life. If you want to find out if dentures are right for you, then schedule your next appointment with The Dental Center in Cedar Rapids, IA and let us know that you are interested in dentures.

By info@crdentalcenter.com
February 24, 2017
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Spring is in the Air!

What a great time to whiten your smile! With graduations, weddings and summer vacations approaching, now is the time to get in and take advantage of our Glo Pro Whitening Special.

GLO PRO is a convenient, easy way to get whiter teeth without the sensitivity. In office, at home, or on the go.... it is quick and effective! 

$50 off in-office and take home dual whitening package. 20% off all other GLO PRO products and services.
Offer valid through March 31, 2017.

The GLO PRO Teeth Whitening Device reinvents the experience of teeth whitening using patented G.L.O. (Guided Light Optic) technology.  It combines professional elements of heat and light built into a one-of-a-kind closed system mouthpiece that accelerates the whitening process, preventing the whitening oxygen from escaping the tooth surface, bombarding the stains, and making the whitening process more effective and more efficient.

 

 


 

Continuing Education

Annual OSHA and HIPAA Training

Dental Center staff attended our annual OSHA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training last month. Judy from Stericycle instructed the class and did a great job updating us on current OSHA and HIPAA regulations. 

CPR 

The staff had their biannual CPR training. This is a refresher on how to administer CPR to the adult (age 9 yrs. or older), child (between 1 and 8 yrs. old), and infant (younger than 1 yr. old) and to understand the key steps and indications for performing CPR. 

Rondeau Seminar

Melissa D, Melissa B, and Devin attended the Rondeau Seminar in Chicago along with other assistants from all over of the U.S. During the two day session, they learned about the philosophy of orthodontics, covering: cephalometrics, radiology, forms/letters, records, functional appliances, airways, and case presentations. They are looking forward to attending the next two-day session in March! 

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Dr. Hingst and her dental assistant, Sharena attended The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA) Meeting last week in Las Vegas. Dr. Hingst has been an ADSA member for 17 years and attends the annual 2-day session every year. ADSA is America's largest not-for-profit society dedicated to pain and anxiety control in dentistry.

Dr. Hingst attended The Minimal to Moderate Sedation Course. This course serves as a review of basic pharmacology, physiology, safety standards, as well as the latest changes in medicines, techniques and guidelines.The speakers are world renowned, published dentists and dental anesthetists. The course caters to general dentistry sedation practitioners, oral surgeons, pediatric dentists and nearly all other specialties.  

Sharena went to the course for assistants, covering basic treatment techniques, physiology, pharmacology and safety standards.    

 

Staff Anniversaries

We are celebrating three staff anniversaries this month. Shari is celebrating 16 years as a hygienist; Megan 3 years as a front desk administrator; and Kim V. 2 years as a hygienist. Thank you for your dedication to our office! 

 

Staff Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Amy M, Christie, Sarah, and Melissa B! 

Patient Testimonials


High quality, professional service and a friendly atmosphere

My family always leaves with a smile. The Dental Center team is always friendly, the atmosphere is wonderful and they take their time to talk with the patience so they fully understand the procedures. They also play great background music!

Brandy J. 2/23/2017

 

They think of everything to improve their patient's overall experience!

A co-worker referred me to The Dental Center about a year ago. I had many issues that needed attention. Dr. Chris put together a 2-3 year dental plan of action that was manageable and financially feasible! I saw Dr. Shannon a few weeks ago to have a few teeth pulled and she was wonderful! Everyone is friendly, helpful and professional. They have patient comfort and convenience in mind with Heat/massage exam chairs, on line scheduling and communication, text appointment reminders and a blanket to cover up with while having my teeth pulled!

Keri B. 2/9/2017

 

Great Dental Care

Found this place three years ago when my life-long dentist retired. Even though I live 73 miles away from C.R. it's worth the trip to get the very best dental care. Chris Haganman DDS is the best at his profession and has performed miracles for me repairing my teeth. Two new crowns and one new bridge later, my teeth are like new. Very friendly and professional staff.

Randy W. 1/30/2017





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