Posts Tagged ‘sleep disorders and dentistry’

Our Annual Holiday Party

January 1, 2018

A Day on beautiful Catalina Island!  A big thank you to Eduardo and Jesus who went out of their way to make this trip so  special.


Giving Back

December 3, 2017


Last month Nicole (one of our dental hygienists) and I participated in an annual event called Care Harbor. Physicians, nurses, dentists, and hygienists along with their support personal and volunteers donate their services to treat thousands  of poor people  who line up for days  to be seen.  It is a great feeling to be able to give back by making a small contribution to another’s welfare.



November 1, 2017


Enjoy yourselves this holiday season.  We will do our best to fight and prevent tooth decay!



Nicole Pelc, RDH

July 1, 2017


A big welcome goes out to the newest member of our dental staff , dental hygienist Nicole Pelc!

Nicole attended The University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in integrative Biology.  She then received her dental hygiene education from Cerritos College.  Nicole is bilingual , speaking Tagalog as a second language.  Her interests include hiking, cooking, and charity work.  Recently she completed her goal of Hiking the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu, in Peru and hopes to conquer Half Dome in Yosemite next!

Nicole is a dedicated Hygienist and will compliment our other hygienists

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2011

     Happy New Year to my staff, patients, family and friends.  Everyone has goals that they set at the beginning of the year.  Our office goal for the last three years has been to become completely digital.  This proved to be a lot harder than anticipated. We have been making progress  and to this end, everyone can now log on to our website: and view their account, make an appointment, update their health history, and refer a friend.  We have also acquired a digital panorex machine.  A panorex is a type of x-ray that goes around a  patient’s head and enables us to take a picture of the entire mouth without placing anything in the mouth. This last piece of equipment will alow us to finally close our darkroom.  All images are now digital.

     Another one of our perpetual  goals is to continually update our skills though continuing education and to build on and improve our patients’ experiences in our office.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Sleep Disorders & Dentistry

October 26, 2010

This week I will be attending a two-day seminar put on by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  Many people suffer from  sleep disorders that are potentially life threatening.  Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing is interrupted many times during the night.  These patients are often treated by wearing a mask connected to a machine that will deliver oxygen.  Without this machine, patients may not get enough oxygen to their brain and body leading  to a possible fatal result.   Sometimes treatment may involve the wearing of a simple dental device that will keep the airway open.  Treatments are also now available to reduce or eliminate snoring. Follow my blog.  I will keep you “posted”.

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