Do you dread getting dental impressions?

Dental impressions are required as part of our dental records as well as to make retainers and other appliances including Invisalign. The gagging, mess, and discomfort that can accompany  impressions make them one of the least favorite experiences our patients encounter. I have often been asked, isn’t there a better way? Now there is! In January our practice took delivery of one of the most impressive technological advances available to orthodontists, the iTero Element Scanner.  Featuring cutting edge laser and optical technology, the iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of your teeth and gums using a convenient wand.  It only…
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Celebrating 20 years of making smiles perfect!

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August 2nd of this year marked the 20th anniversary of opening my practice in Cedar Rapids. I had just completed my orthodontic residency at the University of Iowa and decided to open my own office rather than join an existing practice. I ended up “hanging a shingle” in a small office with two employees that is just a few doors down from my current office. While opening my own practice was not easy, I was blessed with the help and support of many dentists who entrusted their patients’ orthodontic needs to me. I also had the help of great employees,…
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#GehringSmiles

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We want to see you flashing your smile this summer! Share a photo of you during your vacation or other summer activities wearing your Gehring Orthodontics t-shirt, and enter to win some great prizes! SUMMERTIME SMILES CONTEST  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram (gehringortho) Post a photo of you on our Facebook wall or your Instagram account on vacation, at camp, or just out and about showing off your smile. (Don’t forget to wear your Gehring Orthodontics t-shirt!!) Remember to tag us (@gehringortho) and use #GehringSmiles Encourage your friends & family to “Like” your picture! Submit your…
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Summertime Smiles!

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School is almost out, which means it is time for vacations, camps, and great memories that summer brings for our patients at Gehring Orthodontics. We hope the summer fun gives all of our patients plenty of reasons to show off their smiles.  In order to keep your smile looking healthy and white during the summer months, we have some tips to help! With the summer heat it is important to stay hydrated, especially during physical activity.  Try to stay away from drinks that will stain your teeth like coffee, tea, or dark colored juices. In addition, pop and soda are…
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My Orthodontic Assistants ROCK!

Last week we celebrated Dental Assistant’s Week, when dentists throughout the country recognize their dental assistants for the variety of duties they perform and helping them provide patients with quality dental care.  This year’s theme, “Dental Assisting: Embracing the Changes of the Profession,” acknowledges the growing importance of dentistry’s role in health care and the responsibilities of dental assistants. My first employee Kay started with me 20 years ago working as our receptionist.  She gradually started doing lab work for us and is now our talented, full-time laboratory technician.  In fact, all of my assistants have been with me a…
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