Hygienists Help Patients Achieve Better Dental Health

Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who administer the following services to patients: Prophylaxis (cleanings) Periodontal scaling, root planning, and maintenance Take radiographs Apply dental sealants and fluoride treatments Perform oral cancer screenings Perform in-office whitening treatments By providing essential preventive dental care, hygienists make it possible for dentists to focus on other complex Read More …

Annual Food Drive

Perkins Dental Associates is proud to support our local community once again with our 5th annual fall food drive! We will be collecting non-perishable food at our office from October 26 – November 22. Cash donations will also be accepted and Perkins will match all monetary donations. All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Read More …

Freedom Day USA

Perkins Dental is honored to participate in this year’s Freedom Day USA!  Freedom Day USA is our Nation’s largest Thank You event for military and veterans.  We will be offering complimentary dental exams, cleanings, xrays, and oral cancer screenings on Friday, November 10th.  Stay tuned for more details! http://www.freedomdayusa.org/wexford-pa.html  

Laser Technology in the Dental Office

Dental lasers are a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental drills. They are minimally invasive and have multiple uses in practice: Remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding area for receipt of a filling Reshape gums and tissue Remove tissue samples (also called a biopsy) for examination by a pathologist Speed up Read More …

Can Chewing Gum Help Prevent Cavities?

Studies show that chewing sugarless gum for 20 mins after meals can help prevent tooth decay. How?  Chewing gum increases saliva flow, which washes away food and debris and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth.  All gums with the ADA (American Dental Association) seal are sweetened with non-cavity causing sweeteners like xylitol, which Read More …

Did You Know?

Did you know we perform oral cancer screening? Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope (or VELscope), is a specialized optical device that allows us to visualize tissue abnormalities that may indicate a developing oral cancer.  It’s an easy, non-invasive test that may just save your life!  Want to know more?  Ask us today how you can benefit Read More …

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

On Wednesday, February 15th, the team participated in Perkins’ annual meeting with coach, trainer, and consultant, Pauline George. We have worked with Pauline for many years to help build a more cohesive, value-driven dental care team. Pauline filled our day with education, insight, and facilitated open discussion based on our individual work styles and needs.

Food Drive Raffle Winners

Congratulations to this year’s food drive raffle winners:  Jerry Feldman – OralB Genius electric toothbrush and Bob Cairns – home whitening trays.  Thanks again to everyone who made monetary and/or food donations to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.