Guatemala Lessons

Last month my daughter, Grace who is 17, and I did a dental charity trip to Guatemala with Global Dental Relief. GDR is a homegrown charity out of Denver that arranges for dental groups to set up mobile clinics in Mexico, Nepal, Cambodia, and of course Guatemala. They take care... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth

Well, my daughter Grace got her wisdom teeth out last week. I thought I would share my experience as a father rather than a dentist this time. You need an evaluation by an Oral Surgeon to determine the best time to remove wisdom teeth. The fact is, most all wisdom... Read more »

Dental Debt Can Affect Treatment Decisions

After speaking to the CSU Pre-Dental Club in Fort Collins on pediatric dentistry, I began mentoring pre-dental students through Big Grins. It’s great fun because those students are so eager to learn. One thing I learned is the staggering debt these students accumulate! Dental school now ranges in cost from... Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Preventive Resins (AKA Sealants)

Preventive Resin Restoration (PRR) is a term used to describe a composite filling material placed into the deep groove on the top side of a tooth to prevent cavities from forming in the groove. Preventive Resin Resotrations are often referred to as Sealants but differ in two significant ways. The... Read more »

When do I take my kid to the Dentist?

Posted on August 15, 2014 When do I take my kid to the Dentist? Since 2003 both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry have recommended a child see a dentist by the age of one. Wow, that seems early, or does it? The average... Read more »

How early should a kid get braces?

Posted on August 15, 2014 What every parent should be asking: How early should a kid get braces? Hi, my name is Greg Evans, I am a (board certified) pediatric dentist practicing in Fort Collins Colorado. The question you asked is a very good one and one every parent and... Read more »

What’s In A Toothpaste?

Posted on August 15, 2014 What’s in a Toothpaste? We have to remember in selecting a toothpaste that the marketing and selling of toothpaste in a billion dollar industry and is heavily influenced by advertisement. We have also seen a recent trend in that new toothpastes are not bothering any... Read more »

What Can I Do About Teething Pain?

Posted on August 15, 2014 What can I do about Teething pain? Hi, my name is Greg Evans, I am a (board certified) pediatric dentist practicing in Fort Collins Colorado. The question you asked is a very good one and one I answer frequently. Surprisingly, many professionals dental and medical... Read more »

Ulcers, Cold Sores and Bumps

Posted on August 15, 2014 Ulcers, Cold Sores, and Bumps Oral pathology was a subject I loved in dental school, so abstract, so much to remember. I don’t like it so much now; now it happens to real people. For my patient population, I can thankfully say that almost everything... Read more »

Nitrous Oxide (Goofy Gas)

Posted on August 15, 2014 Spring in Fort Collins means we will soon welcome another class of Dental Assistants to our profession from Front Range Community College. As I prepare the Nitrous Oxide Certification course, I thought parents may be interested in gaining a good understanding of the drug and... Read more »