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Wendel Dental Blog

New Website Launch!

You are visiting our brand new Wendel Family Dental Centre website put together with the help of Computers Made Easy, Vancouver's best web design team. The team at Computers Made Easy was really committed to our vision and our goals in this update and its success. As...

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Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

When you were younger, your parents might have lectured you about the importance of good oral hygiene. Together with your dentist and hygienist, they may have worked to make sure that you were brushing and flossing your teeth correctly and avoiding sugary foods that...

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Wendel Family Dental Centre Sponsored Teams

Vancouver Parks and Recreation Summer season comes to an end for our volleyball team. This especially fun energetic team had time for a team photo at the last match. Thank you to all that help in these...

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Getting To Know You…. Dr. Phat Ly

If you have been a patient at our Main office for a long time, chances are you have had the privilege of meeting Dr. Ly. He brings a calm demeanor and confidence to dentistry that our patients appreciate. He has been with our office since 2006 and I am pleased to tell...

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Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need To Come Out?

Have you had a recent visit to the dentist where removal of your wisdom teeth was recommended? Why is this important and why should you not ignore this treatment recommendation? Most people will have four wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars. They are the...

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Tic Douloureaux (Trigeminal Neuralgia)

Have you ever wondered when to call your medical doctor or when to call your dentist? Tic Douloureax, also known as Trigeminal Neuralgia is sharp pain to the face, typically on one side, that can be triggered by brushing teeth, applying makeup, eating, drinking,...

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Halloween Fun

Starting October 20th, we will be giving pumpkins to all kids, ages 12 and under, who have an appointment. If a child has more than one appointment during the month, they can choose a pumpkin at each visit. Pumpkins will be displayed throughout the lobby and the child...

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Pesky Canker Sores and What To Do

Are you a canker sore sufferer? Do you know the difference between a canker sore and a cold sore? If you struggle with frequent canker sores, we can offer some advice and help, including one treatment that can provide immediate relief. First, let’s distinguish between...

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Why Does My Tooth Hurt After A Filling?

Tooth sensitivity after dental treatment is very common, but nonetheless irritating. Why would a tooth hurt after it has just been restored? Has something gone wrong? What do I do? These are common questions with simple and complex answers. Why would a tooth hurt...

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Share; The Hands, Feet, and Hearts Feeding Our Community

Today I met some of the hands, feet, and hearts feeding the hungry in our community. Did you know that Share’s Summer Meal Program will have fed about 30,000 people in Vancouver by the end of summer? One of Share’s newest recruits, our Operations Manager Harold,...

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Getting To Know You… Dr. Mike Sparrow

Are you a Hiddenbrook patient? Would you like to know more about your doctor? After interviewing Dr. Sparrow a few things were very apparent to me; he is highly goal oriented, delights in his family, and aspires to provide patient focused dentistry. Here is an inside...

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To Pierce Or Not To Pierce????

Are oral piercings of the tongue, cheek, and lips safe? Are you or someone in your household considering having any of these areas pierced? We would encourage you to exercise caution and weigh the risks. Consider the following excerpt from WedMD...

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Getting To Know You… Dr. Kristine Pham

As a patient, have you ever wondered who your dentist is outside of a florescent lit sterile room? We want to take the opportunity to give you a deeper insight to who is performing your dental treatment, starting with our Salmon Creek office’s only dentist, Kristine...

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WFDC Blue Thunder

Wendel Family Dental is happy to sponsor youth teams in association with Vancouver Parks and Recreation. They provide a safe environment for children to have fun. Please see their philosophy below. “Girls and boys will have the opportunity to participate in a...

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Free Oral-B Vitality Power Toothbrush!

New patients check out  KGW.com , select Vancouver as your home town and look for the Wendel Family Dental add.  The add will feature a coupon for a free Free Oral-B Vitality Power Toothbrush! Present the coupon at your New Patient Exam, X-rays and cleaning...

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How can I improve the whiteness of my teeth?

  At any drugstore you will find an array of teeth whitening products, you should first know that purchasing a whitening product may not the best or quickest solution. You should be aware of the foods you are eating and the medications you are currently on that could...

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Dental Benfits News

We hope you had a wonderful summer! 2014 will be here before you know it and we want to share a tip that can help you take full advantage of your 2013 dental insurance benefits in before they run out. The way dental insurance benefits work is that you are provided a...

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National Dental Hygiene Month

To help us celebrate October as National Dental Hygiene month, schedule your cleaning appointment for September or October and enter a free drawing to win a gas gift card and a Sonicare toothbrush! Good Luck!

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Dr. Sparrow

Dr. Sparrow has brought his talents to our Hiddenbrook office. Come in and say hello.            ...

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Delta Dental Plans

We are pleased to announce Wendel Family Dental Centre is now in network and preferred with Delta Dental Plans, including WDS and ODS. If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage, please call our office @ 360-254-5254 for assistance. We appreciate you...

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Upcoming IV Moderate Sedation Course

For more than 20 years, we’ve been teaching an IV Moderate Sedation Course in conjunction with the UCLA School of Dentistry. Our patient’s participation allows us to continue to offer the course. In return for your participation, you will be given an exam and limited...

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Dr Sparrow

Welcome Dr. Sparrow, the newest team member to Wendel Family Dental Centre. Dr. Sparrow will be treating patients at our main location at 7012 NE 40th Street          ...

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In Memory of Dr. John Yagiela

We want to express our sincere condolences to the family of Dr. John Yagiela. He was a big part of our WFDC family and will be greatly missed. He was taken from us way too soon. If you knew Dr. Yagiela, you know he was an amazing man.  Please take time to read this...

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