Tag Archives: Dentist Piqua OH

Dr. Kari Gano Joins HealthPark Dentistry

Thanks to strong community support and growing needs in the Troy/Tipp City area, HealthPark Dentistry has added a new dentist to its group dental practice in Tipp City. Dr. Kari Gano joins HealthPark after 4 years of private practice in Memphis, Tennessee. Kari Gano, DDS attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, […]

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Don’t Fear the Dentist – Nitrous Oxide Helps!!

Fear of dental procedures – even cleanings – is a major reason people don’t see a dentist.  At HealthPark, we offer nitrous oxide as a simple, safe, and free way to make dental appointments relaxing. Nitrous oxide is a combination of gases the patient breathes in during the appointment to help achieve a more relaxed […]

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HealthPark Attends 2014 Ohio Dental Association Conference

On Thursday, September 11 we closed for the day so our dentists could attend Continuing Education classes at the Ohio Dental Association’s Annual Conference. Our staff also went to ODA to go through the exhibit hall and see what exciting new products and technologies we could implement at HealthPark Dentistry to improve the care for […]

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. We found some valuable information on The Oral Cancer Foundation’s webpage and wanted to share it with you. • In 2014, approximately 43,000 people will be diagnosed with oral OR oral pharyngeal cancer in the U.S. • Because a large number of these individuals will be diagnosed as late […]

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Smith Serves on State Board

Joyell Nevins Record Herald Editor TIPP CITY — Dr. Charles Smith is starting a new year with a new job. No, he’s not leaving HealthPark Dentistry. Rather, he was recently appointed to serve on the State Dental Board. Appointments are officially made by the governor, but screened through the Ohio Dental Association. A friend of […]

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Dr. Charles Smith Acceptance Speech at The Partnership for Excellence 2013 Awards Dinner

HealthPark Dentistry was honored by The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) as a high-performing organization with the 2013 Award for Excellence on Monday. TPE is Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia’s highest honor for performance excellence through innovation, results, and visionary leadership using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Here is Dr. Smith accepting the award at the dinner: About […]

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Would You Like a Mouthguard Just Like the Ones THE Ohio State Buckeyes Wear?

Fall sports are starting up and one of the most important pieces of protective equipment you can get for your young athlete is a properly fitting mouthguard. One of our dentists, Dr. Scott Scharnhorst, spent time in Columbus with the team dentist for THE Ohio State Buckeyes and learned the process they use to make […]

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Using Tobacco is NOT Good for You

Everyone probably knows by now that smoking can be a contributing factor in many major health concerns, such as various cancers,heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases.  However, what may not be as widely known, is smoking and tobacco use can contribute to dental disease as well.  Some dental concerns frequently associated with smoking include: Bad […]

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What is an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary?

An Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, or EFDA, performs chair side assistant duties in all phases of restorative, surgical, endodontic, prosthodontic, and periodontal treatment as provided in general dentistry. In Ohio, an EFDA has to complete an Ohio Board-approved EFDA training course that is accredited, which typically involves 9 months of classwork. Other requirements for an […]

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Happy Father’s Day! You are a “Superhero” in Your Own Way

We wish all of the dads out there a great Father’s Day! As we reflect on and celebrate dads everywhere this weekend, we want to share a video of a pretty special dad who came to HealthPark the other week with his son. It was the child’s first visit to the dentist, and in order […]

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