My mom always asked, "What did you learn at school today?" and while I have to drag these answers from my own kids, I love to share the things I've learned.

Perhaps it is the perpetual student in me, but I put in more continuing education hours each year than required so that our office can keep up to date with changes in dental technology, treatment methods, and trends in oral health. While we're generous in sharing the knowledge among our staff, we try not to blabber on and on to our patients about the new techniques, studies, and treatments we've learned. (Their eyes tend to glaze over when we do.)  Those of you who know the practice know that we usually end up blabbering on about other things.

But there's a good side to this. When you have a question about new dental health care options, restorative dentistry, or ongoing research, or questions regarding a new treatment or material in use in dental care, chances are someone in our office is well-versed in the subject, and can share the most accurate, up-to-date information about it with our patients. And we're happy to share it with you - even to the point when your eyes glaze over! Which some of you appreciate, while others are more like one recent patient who stopped me, mid-sentence, and said, “It's OK, honey, I’m alright with abridged version.”

I realize dental education usually is not as interesting to my patients as it is to me. I try to include information about the more "fascinating" findings and studies on our Facebook page. If you want the nitty-gritty details though, don't be afraid to ask me, Dr. Bahm, or any of our staff.

We take your dental health as seriously as you do, and we're serious about dental education, too.