Profile: My name is Amanda Black and I have been a dental assistant since 1997. I attended the Paul C. Hayes Technical program for assisting in 1999. I have been with Dr. Thompson since 2006. Recently I was accepted to Ohio State University for their Expanded Functions Duties Assisting program and completed it in August 2009 earning my EFDA license.
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Today we had two patients start their Invisalign clear braces treatment Allie had braces in her teens and stopped wearing her retainer when she was in high school. Now she wants Invisalign to fix her overlapping front teeth. Allie’s Invisalign treatment will take about 7 months. Chris is in the OSU Marching Band and he really want Invisalign to straighten his teeth. He was concerned about whether Invisalign would interfer with his ability to play the trumpet and Dr. Thompson told him he would not have a problem. A few things to keep in mind when considering Invisalign in Columbus … Continue reading
THIS IS REALLY interesting. Perhaps, if you struggle with some level of dental anxiety, odds are you’ve picked some of that up from your parents. Breaking The Dental Anxiety Cycle According to a new study , by the University of Madrid, children most often look to their fathers when gauging potentially stressful situations. It appears that if a father is nervous about dental visits, his children pick up on his cues (no surprise there)—even unintentional ones—and may follow suit. The findings include you too, mom. The International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry confirms that the higher the level of dental anxiety in any family member, the higher … Continue reading
Are you afraid to go to the dentist? Did you know that we are a Columbus Ohio sedation dentist that uses IV sedation dentistry to help our anxious patient receive the dentistry they need? Have you been putting off a visit to the dentist for years because you are afraid of the dentist? Do you have undone dentistry that you are afraid to get taken care of? Are you not really sure what’s going on in your mouth… because it’s been so long since you have been to the dentist? Fortunately we can help you with sedation dentistry to make … Continue reading
The Dental Nurse My name is Amanda; I am one of the Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary’s here at Grandview Dental Care. Have you ever wondered what that name means? I like to think of us as being the “Dental Nurse”. Where do you go to get this certification? If you are a Dental Assistant first you have to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). To do this you have to a certain amount of Dental Assisting hours or years of experience. In High School I knew what I wanted to be so I chose to take the Technical route and … Continue reading
As 2010 comes to a close many of us are thinking about resolutions for the New Year. We use are teeth everyday yet over 45% of people in the US don’t see a dentist on a yearly basis. As with all things be it your home, your car, or your smile… you must take care of those things that you want to keep and those things you want to last. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to your favorite Columbus Ohio dentist, make a commitment to yourself and make an appointment today by calling us at 614-486-7378 or … Continue reading