Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Protect Your Patients!

TRU-ALIGN Benefits

SAFER:   Protects your staff & patients from excessive radiation
BETTER: Improve the quality of your radiographs
                Increases productivity & ROI
FASTER: Eliminates retakes
Very cool! For more info.  visit www.idixray.com
Contact Shawn Rhodus @ 941.400.5052 for an office demonstration       ( Lunch & Learn).

Monday, September 26, 2011


Botox Cosmetic        Botox injections is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure because it is a non-surgical way to reduce frown lines,forehead creases,crows feet & other wrinkles. It has fast results, is non-invasive & does not leave scars, but is also temporary and repeated every 3-6 months.
More and more Women & Men are turning to Botox injections to reduce the signs of aging.  The goal of Botox is a subtle softening, not complete elimination of facial expression lines
Discomfort is usually minimal & brief.  Most patients compare the sensation to a pin prick. Dr. Kathie uses topical anesthetic cream and ice packs for patient comfort.
Results are known to vary from person to person depending on their medical history and lifestyle.
Schedule your complimentary facial/skin consultation. (941.492.3211)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Brighten Your Smile!

Brighten Your Smile With Whitening:
Often patients who come to our office would like to improve their smile.  The most common request from patients is to have their teeth whiter.  Whitening the teeth is a simple process which provides long term results.  The first step is to have an impression (a mold) of the teeth.  From this, a thin, flexible tray is custom made to fit your teeth.

Whitening Gel & Custom Trays
The whitening material is a thick gel which is dispensed from a plastic syringe.  The gel is a hydrogen peroxide derivative, (carbamide peroxide) & works by penetrating the tooth enamel and releasing oxygen to lighten the color of the teeth.  Only natural tooth structure will lighten, fillings or crowns will not change.
The difference between over-the-counter products and what is available only through our office is the concentration of the whitening gel, and the custom made tray, which is the key to getting the best results.  In order to get a good result, the whitening gel must be in contact w/ the tooth surface for a specified amount of time depending on the concentration of the gel, which can vary from  20%-30%.  It usually takes between 2-4 weeks to complete the whitening process.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Go Wireless!

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth using a custom made series of aligners created for you & only you.  These aligner trays are made of smooth,comfortable & virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth.  Wearing the aligners will gradually & gently shift your teeth into place based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you.  There are no metal brackets to attach & no wires to tighten.  You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every 2 weeks,until your treatment is complete & you achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted.  The best part about the entire process is that most people won't know you're straightening your teeth.

Clear,Transparent & Removable Aligners

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Change you Can Feel......

Reversing agent begins to work w/i 20-30 minutes !

Oraverse reverses the effects of your local dental anesthetic. It's scientifically proven to accelerate the return to normal sensation & function following routine procedures. Oraverse act as quick as 20-30 minutes,you can return to work or play without that annoying numbness. Great to use on children (6yrs or older) and adults. I am glad to provide this courtesy to my patients.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's Not Just Toothpaste, It's Gatorpaste!

Made in America!
Why brush w/ your usual toothpaste?  As as a Gator Alma Mater or Gator Fan , you can show your true colors.  Gator paste has the ADA seal of approval & is FDA approved.

Show off your Pearly Whites

Friday, September 9, 2011

Why Happiness is Your Enemy

Dr. Kathie Allen - Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, Venice Florida
Had a great day w/ my team. We had the pleasure of attending a passionate & informative presentation w/ keynote speaker, Bruce Manchion http://www.utctraining.com/brucemanchion.html. I am looking forward to implementing some of his techniques Monday Morning!

Imporve productivity by enhancing people skills at all levels in your organization.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


 Toothbrush Available W/ or W/O Sanitizer

Philips Sonicare Flexcare Toothbrush
Brush up on Gum Disease Prevention: Gum disease is a term used for a variety of conditions, from simple gum inflammation to serious gum disease, which can result in tooth loss and can cause problems elsewhere in the body without proper attention to your oral care. Some preventative measures you can take today: >Floss everyday. >Eat a balanced diet with few sugary foods. >Don't smoke. >Visit your dentist 2x per year for a check and professional cleaning. >Brush your teeth for two minutes 2x per day with a fluoride toothpaste and power toothbrush like the SONICARE Brush (pictured) offered at our office. Take time to brush today!
Philips Sonicare Essence 5300 Powered Toothbrush

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Have you cleaned your tongue today?

This is something you keep in your mouth all day....Let's keep it clean in there! You've brushed, flossed, rinsed, -- but what about that last step? Bad breath is often caused by bacteria on the dorsum (upper surface) of the tongue. Tango™ Daily Tongue Cleaners are designed to effectively clean this portion of the tongue. Contact me for more information.
dishwasher safe-great for sanitizing !