November Newsletter
January 13, 2017
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Welcome our Newest Assistant Team Member, Sharena


Sharena joined The Dental Center in September as Dr. Shannon Hingst's primary dental assistant. She graduated from the Kirkwood Dental Assisting Program in 2006 and has worked as a dental assistant for 10 years before joining our team. Sharena's first impression of The Dental Center was that everyone is friendly and welcoming. She is glad to be a part of a practice where staff are treated as family.  In her free time, Sharena enjoys bike riding, boating, and traveling. 



Updating to Meet the Needs of Our Patients

Dr. Shannon Hingst’s operatory was recently renovated to blend state-of-the-art dental equipment with decidedly spa-like surroundings.   During the planning process, care was taken to incorporate amenities which would improve her patients’ overall experience. 
As a sedation dentist, Dr. Hingst treats many patients who are nervous about dental care. It was important to create an atmosphere that was cozier than a typical dental operatory.   Increased privacy, a water feature, a larger screen for patient education, a warming oven for blankets and towelettes, beautiful new cabinetry, sleeker nitrous oxide delivery, room-filling sound system, and an operatory chair with heat and massage are just a few features aimed at relaxation for every patient.   Dr. Shannon, Sharena, Heidi, Melissa, and the rest of the staff are enjoying sharing their homey room with patients and seeing their approving smiles.  

Doctor Highlight



Dr. Chris Haganman presented at a local study club meeting held at Morgan & Morio Oral Surgery, where he discussed dental implant placement. The study club consists of specialists, general dentists and technicians that go above and beyond to learn comprehensive dentistry together. 


Holiday Special

During the month of November and December, we are offering a savings of 20% off the Oral B Professional Electric Toothbrushes and replacement brush heads.

 -Removes 100% more plaque along the gum line than a regular manual toothbrush
-Clinically proven superior 3D Cleaning Action oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush
-Rechargeable with 5 modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, and Deep Clean
-Senses when you brush too hard with pressure sensor alert
-In-handle timer pulses every 30 seconds to let you know when to switch areas of the mouth

Oral B Pro Health Jr. Regularly $30, now $24
Oral B Pro 5000 & Genius Reguarly $110, now $88

*Adult Professional Kits Include a $20 mail-in rebate
**Not valid with any other offer.

Staff Birthdays

11/02 Melissa L.
11/16 Shari 

Staff Anniversaries

We are celebrating three anniversaries this month! All front desk administrative staff. Anna, 22 years; Jan, 12 years; and Robyne, 1 year. Thanks for your hard work and greeting smiles! 

Patient Testimonials

"We love The Dental Center! The hygienists are so great with our children and we feel extremely at ease with our dentist and entire staff. They make going to the dentist easy."

-Abby B. 11/10/2016


"I've been a patient here for 3 years now. In my lifetime (I'm 73) I never ever thought I'd say "Thank You" to a dentist. I've had some major dental work done here (4 implants) and love the personal attention and honest caring that I have received. I've never left there without saying "Thank You" to the Dentist, and each of the Staff who attended to me. I'm proud to be involved here."

-Elayne G. 11/2/2016