After Crowns

Crowns; A Solution for Tooth Erosion

Crowns; A Solution for Acid Erosion

Before

Before Crowns

Issue and Solution

This patient's upper and lower teeth presented with severe acid erosion. We were able to fix the teeth by placing 14 crowns. This not only allows the patient to have a healthier mouth, but also gives them a fresh smile.

After

After Crowns

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Let’s Talk About Series: 3D Imaging in the Dental Office

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New Office

New Office Tour (In Progress!)

A quick progress tour of our new office. Construction is well under way and we are hoping to move in soon! We will absolutely let you know when we are transitioning into our new office. And in case you missed the news, our new office is just two blocks from our current space!

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merry christmas 2020

Merry Christmas from PureCare Dental!

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Dr Fix - VIM

Dr Fix Appointed to Board of Directors for V.I.M.

Dr Fix Appointed to Board of Directors for Volunteers in Medicine

October 2020
Dr Fix - VIM
Dr. Tyler Fix was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Volunteers in Medicine (V.I.M.) here in Central Oregon! He has a heart for service, leadership, and community centrism, and he is thrilled to further support the mission of the program.
 
V.I.M. is a non-profit organization that “provides healthcare to low-income, working adults who live in Central Oregon and have no medical insurance or means to pay for care. [There are] 200+ in-clinic volunteers and over 300 local medical partners [that] collaborate to provide patients with necessary primary and specialty medical care, prescription medications, and mental health care.”
 
Dr. Fix, Dr. Cadwell, and the team at PureCare Dental have been partners with V.I.M. for many years, donating and discounting emergent dental treatments to multiple patients on a monthly basis. You can read more about V.I.M. at vim-cascades.org

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Cascade Business News – Learning How to Provide in the COVID Era

Cascade Business News - Learning How to Provide in the COVID Era — Healthcare Providers Share Their Experiences

Written by Ronnie Wilde. September 7, 2020

PureCare Dental was featured in Cascade Business News' article "Learning How to Provide in the COVID Era — Healthcare Providers Share Their Experiences", written by Ronnie Wilde on September 7th 2020. Click here to read the full article

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Placing Upper Anterior Veneers and Implants

Placing an Anterior Bridge

Before

Issue and Solution

This patient wanted to redesign her smile as she had three deciduous (baby) teeth in front that were never replaced by adult teeth. We extracted the deciduous teeth and gave her a flipper (a removable partial denture; similar to a retainer) to disguise the gaps while she had time to heal. We then placed implants, and later, implant crowns on the three teeth. At the same time, we also made two veneers for her front teeth to improve their appearance. We think her end result looks incredible!

After

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Brittaniy in COVID Gear

PureCare Dental Office Policies in relation to COVID-19

PureCare Dental Office Policies in relation to COVID-19: 

Our office has always placed infection control as a top priority, and we will continue to do so. We are following the Center for Disease Control (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), the Oregon Dental Association (ODA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and protocols.

All scheduled patients, and staff, are asked to notify our office if they develop any Coronavirus, or flu-like, symptoms. Any patient experiencing these symptoms will be rescheduled for a minimum of 14 days out. Any staff member experiencing these symptoms will be required to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

Patients are asked to please text or call the office prior to entering the lobby for their appointment. This helps us maintain 6 foot distancing for patients checking in, as well as checking out.

All patients receive a temperature screening upon entering the lobby, and all patients are required to wear a mask, over their mouth and nose, aside from when they are seated in the dental chair and receiving dental treatment. We are also limiting guests – Patients are not permitted to bring a guest with them to their appointment (with the exceptions of parents/guardians, special needs, etc.)

All operatories are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between each patient. All instruments are sterilized for each patient.

All back office staff (hygienists, assistants, and doctors) are equipped with proper PPE (N95 mask with a level 1 mask placed over it, eye protection, gloves, and scrubs). Gloves and masks are changed between each patient. Scrubs and jackets are laundered 2x per day.

We have installed new air purifiers in each operatory, as well as one in the lobby.

Upon entering an operatory, all patients are required to swish with a hydrogen-peroxide rinse to help inactivate viruses, including the Coronavirus.

During all dental cleanings, the hygienist uses “ReLeaf” which is a hands-free high volume suction that reduces the spread of aerosols. Dentists may also use a "Dry-Sheild" system for your dental work, which is similar to "ReLeaf".

We have Plexiglas barriers installed in all check in & check out areas.

Toys, magazines, and the Keurig machine have been removed from the lobby until further notice.

Your safety and health are our primary concerns, and we invite you to ask any questions you may have about the steps we have taken. Thank you for your support and understanding as we all navigate this together.

 Sincerely,

 Dr Eric Cadwell and Dr Tyler Fix

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Using a Bridge to Replace Front Missing Teeth

Placing an Anterior Bridge

Before

Issue and Solution

This patient presented with two congenitally missing teeth. Rather than use a flipper (which is removable; similar to a retainer) the patient opted to get a bridge. The bridge gave him six new teeth by attaching to neighboring teeth. This also gave us the opportunity to help him accomplish his cosmetic goals for all of his front teeth. We think his end result looks fantastic!

After

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