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We are accepting new patients!

If you have friends and family who are in need of a dentist, please let them know that we are accepting new patients.  Also, we do see children.  If your children feel too old for the pediatric office, or if you would like them seen in the same office that you go to, bring them in!

Welcome, Jessica!

We are excited to welcome Jessica Sandoval to our team! Jessica will be providing excellent care to our patients by both assisting Dr. Smith and by helping Andrea and Robin with patient care in the front office. She has been working in the dental field since 2011 and loves learning and meeting new challenges. Outside of work, Jessica loves to travel and explore architecture, paint pottery, be creative with DIY projects, and root for her favorite basketball team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jessica was born and raised in Reno, and her favorite thing to do is spend time with her crazy and loud Guatemalan family. Welcome, Jessica!

Increasing Evidence for Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

Study Finds Chronic Periodontitis May Be Associated With Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Reuters (8/17, Boggs) reports that research suggests chronic periodontitis may be associated with “an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.” The article reports that while investigators “found no overall link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s,” their research found people with periodontitis “for 10 or more years were 70 percent more likely than people without periodontitis to develop Alzheimer’s disease.” The study team concluded, “Our findings support the notion that infectious diseases associated with low-grade inflammation, such as chronic periodontitis, may play a substantial role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.” The findings were published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy.

MouthHealthy.org provides additional information on periodontitis.

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