Whitening Winner!

By dr evans
Apr 30, 2014




For all her "winning" reviews/shares, likes and Facebook comments - we are happy to present Sidni with a Crest crème de la crème toothbrush system. We had great fun trying to add to Sidni's already impressive smile.
 
Thank you for all the entries!
 
 

March Madness

By dr evans
Mar 25, 2014

Lucky!
 
 
Remember to Like Us, Share and Comment on our Facebook page
 
to be entered into our Drawing for:
 
 
 
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The Oral B Whitening Kit - $200 Value!
  
 
Just Three Steps for A Whiter, Brighter Smile!
 
 
 

The Sweet Life

By dr evans
Mar 14, 2014

In Honor of Pi Day
 
 
 
It does not take a tremendous amount of math skills to figure out this equation:  
 
 
 
 
 
1 Kind Patient + 1 Pie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 + 1 Hungry Dentist = YUM!
 
 
(Just be sure to use one of these afterwards:)
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Pi Day - March 14, 2014
 
 
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FEBRUARY - FABULOUS - FREE

By dr evans
Feb 06, 2014

 
 
 
 
It is February!
 
We have something Fabulous and Free!
 
And Facebook-y
 
 
Our Office would LOVE to give you an Oral B Pro White Rechargeable Toothbrush.
 
The gift bag includes: Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste,
3D Whitening Rinse and 14 Count 3D Whitening Strips.
The Brush features a travel case, professional timer,
hard brushing alert and in-handle display -
 
VALUED OVER $200.
 
To enter our drawing:
 
Become Our Friend on Facebook via
drcoryevans.com - before April 15, 2014
 
Like Us on Facebook - Before April 15, 2014
 
Post And SHARE A Comment - Before April 15, 2014
 
 
OK - get busy completing those three steps!
We look forward to becoming "Facebook Friends" and finding a new home for the Fabulous GiveAway.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By dr evans
Jan 31, 2014

A Day In The Life Of… a Dental Student

Post #4

Interesting how time gets away from you. There is much to update on, so lets get to it!

The intensity of dental school has definitely picked up recently. We are taking several classes simultaneously (different from our first year which was just one class at a time) as we gear up for clinic. Our class has received CCU assignments (CUU = Comprehensive Care Unit, a division of the clinic where we receive more focused help from doctors assigned to us) and it seems that seeing patients is right around the corner. Our courses have transitioned from science-based to person-based. We have also began taking our Public Health courses. These classes help us focus on the charitable aspects of dentistry – giving back to underserved communities, helping those in need, etc. An ASDOH dental education is definitely diverse.

Perhaps the most interesting thing that we have started doing is learning about anesthetic. You know, everyone’s favorite part of going to the dentist? INJECTIONS! Did you know that a dentist has 16 different injections he can give you to accomplish the appropriate anesthesia for your dental procedure? Guess how dental students get to learn each of the 16? By giving them to each other! In the future, I will be able to tell all my patients that “I know how it feels” …because I do! Many of us walk around campus with numb faces for several hours after we’re done injecting one another.

Here are a few pictures of things I’ve been working on since my last post.

Thanks for reading! As always, if you have comments, concerns, complaints, etc. please send them my way: chrisevans9@gmail.com. If you are interested in seeing more about the life of a dental student, check out Instagram!

We fabricated our first set of dentures!

...Learned how to place implants
...root canals
... and occasionally we have some fun, too. 

From the Land of OZ

By dr evans
Jan 30, 2014



 
 
In the January 29, 2014 issue of the Deseret News,
Dr. Oz answered this inquiry:
 
 
Q. Are dental x-rays harmful, and are they necessary?
 
 
 
A.
Depending on your age (kids may need them more often) and whether you have a lot of decay or bone loss (that affects older folks), your dentist will suggest when and how often you need X-rays. A full set of dental X-rays is appropriate if you haven’t been to the dentist in more than a year. They let your dentist see things that aren’t apparent when doing a standard exam and cleaning, such as the extent of gum disease, bone decay, decay under fillings or caps and even tumors.

The risks from dental X-rays have decreased, and they now deliver the lowest dose of radiation of any medical X-ray. Two to four images of your back teeth expose you to about 0.005 millisieverts of radiation. Nonetheless, if you’re going to be zapped, you should be given (not offered? ask for it!) a lead bib and a thyroid shield/collar to wear. Generally, pregnant women should skip any X-rays if possible.

By comparison, the average North American is exposed to 3.1 millisieverts from the environment annually. Various estimates conclude that 50 percent to 97 percent of this background radiation comes from natural sources (cosmic rays, radon gas and radioactive atoms in the upper atmosphere). The rest may come from nuclear power plants, nuclear medical facilities and procedures, leftover pollution from nuclear bomb tests and other sources.

We understand your concern about a lifetime’s accumulated exposure to radiation. That’s a valid point, but there are bigger sources of exposure that you can control (like opting for MRIs instead of CT scans, if possible). If having a dental X-ray every couple of years reveals an infection or disease — periodontal disease can damage your heart and worsen diabetes — we think the rewards far outweigh the risks.
 
 
 
 
Our dental office fully supports regular dental check-ups twice a year and taking films at least once a year. This is a great time to start off a healthy 2014 - by making your appointment today!

By dr evans
Nov 21, 2013

 
 
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! 
 
Why???
 
NO MORE BRACE FACE
 NO MORE TIN TEETH
NO MORE METAL MOUTH
 
What? 
 
Watch Me Eat This:
 
 
 
 
 
OK, perhaps this is not pretty... 
 
 
  

 
But is it SO worth it!?
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A Thanks - Giving

By dr evans
Nov 13, 2013

 
 
 
Why We Like To Be Here:
 
 
A day like today, makes it all worthwhile,
 
especially when we see this smile!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank You Allison,

we loved
 
our part in making your

beautiful smile shine!
 
 
 
 
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A REMINDER

By dr evans
Nov 11, 2013




A VISUAL REMINDER...
 
because a picture is worth a thousand words.?



 
Guess What??




 
The End of the Year is Coming...
 
 Caught you off guard, right??







Yes, I know,
 
 
it is easier to put off...
 
  



But, go ahead...
 
 make your dental checkup appointment?




It will put a smile on your face!
 
 
 
 
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FALL FILM FINALE!

By dr evans
Oct 31, 2013

 
FALL FILM FUN CONTEST WINNER!
 
 
 
 
Thank you for the New Patient Referrals for our
 
Fall Film Fest - Contest.
 
Congratulations to T. Green for the winning referral,
 
and new "owner" of a $25 Megaplex Ticket Coupon.
 
Stay tuned for more contests in 2014.
 
 
 
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A day in the life of... a dental student!

By dr evans
Sep 25, 2013

Post #3

It sure has been a while, hasn’t it? I finally feel like I have the time to sit down and write a quality blog post. I apologize to the multitudes waiting with bated breath for this post.

I was fortunate enough to pass Part 1 of the National Board Dental Examinations in July. It is a huge relief to have that hurdle successfully behind me so that I can focus on my clinical skills. There is definitely room for improvement in all aspects!

After Boards ended, my classmates and I have been transitioning from the lecture halls into the simulation clinic where we are learning clinical procedures and honing in on our “inner dental skills.” It is amazingly motivating to think that in 7 short months I will be treating my first (live) patient! Here are a few pictures of things I’ve been working on since my last post.

 
 My first gold crown

 
Next time Dr. Evans makes you a temporary, remember this picture. I made 5 temporary crowns before I finally got one to work properly. There is serious skill involved when he successfully makes one of these bad boys on the first attempt. Practice makes perfect, right?

 
 This is the final result when I finally got the temporary to work. Not bad, huh?


Thanks for reading! As always, if you have comments, concerns, complaints, etc. please send them my way: chrisevans9@me.com. If you are interested in seeing more about the life of a dental student, check out Instagram 

Instagram

  1. Dr. Evans says:

    Oh the memories. Thanks Chris for your contribution. I can see you have the hand skills and artistic ability to make a fine dentist. Keep practicing, it gets easier. Dad/Cory

AUTUMNAL ACTIVITIES

By dr evans
Sep 02, 2013

 

   FALL  FOR FILMS 

 A Change of Season means

a change in movie fare and many titles.

So see a movie - on us – by entering our

NEW PATIENT REFERRAL CONTEST.
 
When a new “referred” friend/family member

Makes an appointment, your name will be

Entered into a drawing for a

$25 Megaplex Ticket Coupon.

Offer ends October 31, 2013.

WONDERFUL WINNER!

By dr evans
Aug 15, 2013

 
 
 
We are happy to announce our
 
 
IPAD Mini Winner
 
 

 
 
Thank you to Jay W. for referring a new patient to our office. Jay and his family are excited to receive this gift. We think Jay might never see it again - after today - if his children have anything to say about it.
 
Thank you Jay, and thank you to everyone who participated. Get ready for our next contest in September 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
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Movie Review

By dr evans
Jun 26, 2013

Photo: View from the chair! My favorite dentist Dr. Cory Evans.
Say ahhhhhh.........

 
 
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NOW PLAYING AT THE DENTAL OFFICE NEAR YOU...
 
SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER
 
"ATTACK OF THE DEMENTED DENTIST" 
 
 
Usually, he is cool, calm and collected...
 
but even the best of the best,
 
the favorite son and superhero
 
with a heart of gold...
 
has to release his inner demons!
 
 
"Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid"!
 
 
 
 
P.S.  come on in for this special summer sneak preview
 
and bring a friend to enter our IPAD mini drawing...
 
just days left for the drawing and
 
who knows how long for the above special showing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By dr evans
Jun 05, 2013

 
 
 
 
Happy Days are Here Again!
 
 
 


 
Break out the lawn chairs and inflatable pools. Frequent the fireworks and lemonade stands.  Summer has arrived!
 
 
Get ready for fun. Join our IPAD Mini contest. Just refer a new patient to our office before July 1, 2013. Put a smile on your face, your referral's face and increase your chance to Wini a Mini.!
 
 
Hurry! Start your Summer with a Sizzle!
 
 
 
 
p.s.  Kudos to Scott D. - our May Winner for the Monthly Referral - he received a dine out gift card.
Scott you have been entered into our Mini drawing.
Good Luck!


 
 
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By dr evans
May 15, 2013


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Brock B. getting ready to own the field





 
Just in case your wondering,
 
many of our patients are real swingers.
 
Like Brock B. - recently featured in the Deseret News.
 
Brock, you are always a big hit around here!
 
 

By dr evans
May 07, 2013

 
 
Mini*Mini*Mini*Mini*Mini*Mini*Mini
 
How to Wini a Mini!
 
Our New Patient Referral Contest is still going strong.
Refer a new patient to our office and be entered into our drawing for an IPAD MINI.
 
Congratulations to Pam P. for winning our April referral. She received a dinner coupon and has been entered into the
IPAD MINI drawing.
 
The contest ends July 1, 2013.
 
Good Luck to all.

By dr evans
Apr 01, 2013

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF....
... a dental student.

Post 2: March 31, 2013


It is finally starting to feel like my classmates and I are in dental school. We have made it through the bulk of our D1 year didactic courses and have started the operative portion of our studies this week. Our operative course has taken us out of the classroom and into the sim lab. The sim lab is where dental students get the feel for their handpieces while working on mannequins. In recent weeks, I have learned how to place rubber dams, and create preparations for fillings. Working on the mannequin’s upper teeth was really difficult for me at first (because everything is upside down and backwards with a mirror) but I am slowly getting the hang of it. In addition to my operative class, we started pharmacology this week. I have always found drug mechanisms really interesting so I have enjoyed the class so far. Here are some recent pictures from my experiences in the sim clinic. If you’re interested in seeing more, follow me on Instagram!
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Thanks for reading! As always, if you have comments, concerns, complaints, etc. please send them my way: chrisevans9@me.com

Placing my first rubber dam. I instantly respect Dr. Evans for being able to places these so quickly - they're really difficult!
My first series of class II slot preparations
Here is a little taste of "indirect vision" or working in a mirror - see what I mean about being backwards?

Fluoride Varnish

By dr evans
Mar 22, 2013

A month ago our office switched fluoride from the rinse for adults and trays for kids to...
Fluoride Varnish!
We are loving using varnish because our patients LOVE IT!
It is great for both kids and adults!!

Fluoride Varnish is a highly concentrated form of fluoride that is applied to the tooth surface with a little brush.  The varnish adheres to the tooth surface for several hours and is more effective in preventing decay or treating hypersensitivity because of its adherent properties.  

Anyone in our office can brush it on the teeth and the presence of saliva allows it to dry rapidly and set.  After application, you let it sit there until night time and then brush your teeth to remove the varnish.

Varnish is available in different flavors which is great for all ages. 
Our patients love the caramel flavor.
It doesn't have the bitter taste of the fluoride rinse or trays.
Best of all the varnish does not cause nausea like the rinse and trays did!
Our patients are loving the varnish especially if they have a gag reflex.
Varnish does have a sticky consistency helping it to adhere to the tooth's surface.  This allows the fluoride to stay more in contact with the tooth, but the sticky feeling goes away within 5-10 minutes.

Switching to Fluoride Varnish has been a hit in our office due to its efficacy, ease of use (even on our 2 yr old patients whom it was difficult to do fluoride for before), and patients love how it doesn't cause nausea!

By dr evans
Feb 20, 2013

 
 
 
 
FEELING THE LOVE! 
 
 
 
Shades of Woodstock, we love February!
 
We just gave away some love to our patient,
 
Steve C. -  a free Jamba Juice coupon for referring
 
a new patient to our office. Steve has now been
 
entered into
 
our IPAD MINI MADNESS drawing. Good Luck.
 
You, too, may enter the drawing by
 
referring a new patient to our office.
 
SHARE THE LOVE!


GROOVY!

 
 
 
 
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