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Doctor, staff, and patients benefit from volunteering!

August 30, 2012

Volunteer Dental Opportunities Dr. Gillis has volunteered with Dental Lifeline Network-Colorado since 1989.  She volunteers her services through a program called Donated Dental Services. Through this program, Dr. Gillis and her team provide comprehensive treatment to those that lack adequate income to pay for dental care. These patients are either permanently disabled, medically at-risk or 65 years or older. One such patient, Jeane, came to us with […]

What Is Tartar and Why Should I Care?

August 28, 2012

Our treatment assistant, Karen, shares this information with you about Tartar: Tartar what is it?  How does it form on our teeth. How can I get rid of it? These are all very important questions .  Tartar, also known as calculus, is a hard deposit or residue that adheres to the teeth. Tartar is made up of bacteria and minerals and can range from yellow […]

Esthetic Front Tooth Replacement With a Dental Implant.

August 21, 2012

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:25 pm

Only her dentist would know which front tooth is not real! In 1952, a Swedish Professor, Ingvar Branemark had a lucky accident.  He discovered that titanium bonded irreversibly to living bone tissue. Titanium was placed into jaw bones to study growth and the bone grew around them – this is the process of osseointegration.   The first practical application of osseointegration was the implantation of new titanium roots […]

Free Dental Day 2012!

August 14, 2012

Filed under: Donated Dentistry — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 12:52 am

The date has been set for our next Free Dental Day! Who?  Please reserve the limited treatment times for person’s who could not otherwise afford dental care.  What?  Services to include basic dental care including oral cancer exams, cleanings, fillings, and extractions When?  November 9th Where? At the offices of Dr. Julie Gillis, Dr. Gene Perino, and Dr. Duane Weenig Screening? November 5th  beginning at 8:00 […]

Tongue Tied? Treatment Is Now Easy!

August 7, 2012

Filed under: Diode Laser,Patient Satisfaction — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:43 pm

Reyna Can Now Happily Stick Her Tongue Out At Her Brother! Being tongue-tied is a real term and the implications vary with the strength of the lingual frenum or the fibrous attachment that adheres the tongue to the floor of the mouth, and the adaptations of the patient to this somewhat common abnormality. In a normal mouth, the tongue can move freely to lick both […]