How to Stay Healthy: Act Like a Kid

Summertime has always been a busy time for dental offices. Many kids have appointments before school starts again in the fall, and it’s always exciting to see kids taller, older and wiser with each dental visit. This year has dealt a lot of change for everyone, and I’m viewing the summer activity in our dental office with a fresh perspective. …

Dr. Greg Beernink announces his retirement

 Dr. Greg Beernink would like to thank all his patients and staff for their trust in him as their dental care provider for the past 36 years. It has been a privilege and honor for him to be your dentist.⁣ Dr. Beernink will retire from his practice starting July 1. Your care can be confidently transitioned to Dr. Mark Scallon. …

Preparing for your Dental Appointment

In accordance with the Iowa Dental Board, please review the following questions prior to your dental appointment: Are you in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 positive patients? Do you have a fever or have you felt hot/feverish lately (14-21 days)? Are you having shortness of breath or other difficulties breathing? Do you have a cough? Do you have any flu-like …

COVID-19 and Dental Procedures: A Guide for Patients

Over the last couple of months, our community and world have been dealt with multiple, abrupt changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a dental team, we are dedicated to our profession. We genuinely love what we do, and we have spent weeks staying informed of new guidelines and protocols. We want to walk you through the changes that you …

March 17, 2020: COVID-19 Update

  March 17, 2010: COVID-19 Update Guidance from various agencies have now advised dental offices postpone any non-emergent or elective dental care. After careful consideration, we believe this is in the best interest of our patients, our staff and our community. Orange City Dentistry will be closed for three weeks starting Wednesday, March 18, except to see emergency patients. This …

Dental Insurance 101

For many families, dental insurance – or any insurance coverage – can be confusing. Our family received new medical insurance cards a few weeks ago, and I had the pleasure of reading through my benefits booklet for our family’s new plan. It made me realize the significant differences between medical and dental insurance. Knowing how dental insurance works can be …

Facing Dental Emergencies: Handling Teeth Injuries with Calmness and Care

Summer weather has finally arrived, and with the change of seasons comes a change in activities. Both adults and children are outside more, enjoying the welcome change of pace of summer. With added activity, it’s a great time to remind patients of what to do if a dental injury occurs. Whether on the ball field or on the playground, we …

The Juicy Scoop on Sugary Drinks

Last week, the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics announced that on average children consume enough sugary drinks each year to fill a small bathtub. For children, and many adults, excess sugar consumption is not found in what they eat, but in what they drink. It’s widely understood that pop is bad for you, but did you …