Meet Curtis Thomas, RDA, RDH

We are pleased to have Curtis on our team! He has worked with me for over a year now, and he came on board at Lake Orion Family Dentistry in April. Curtis is originally from Louisiana, and his family still resides there. He has an 11-year old daughter, Serena, who lives in Guam with her mother, who is on active duty.

After high school, Curtis entered the Marine Corps where he served four years’ active duty and four years inactive before moving to Texas. It was in the Lone Star State that he entered a program in which the Red Cross offered Registered Dental Assistant certification, with training from the US Airforce, in return for six months’ volunteer work. Curtis was pleased and excited to complete the program.

He then searched for a school to continue his education and earn an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. Mott Community College was a great fit, and it was the school’s RDH program that brought Curtis to Michigan. During his training at Mott, he earned a scholarship from the Wolverine Dental Hygienists Association, and just this year, Curtis was an honorary member of Who’s Who.

In addition to his RDA and RDH, Curtis holds certification in nitrous oxide administration, local anesthesia, and CPR. He adores our patients and appreciates the priority and respect they have for dental care.

Away from the office, Curtis enjoys watching UFC fights and boxing. He claims to have been a scrawny kid in school, and he never had much use for sports, other than track and field. You might also catch Curtis four wheeling or fishing in his leisure time.

The Smile Makeover

One of our main goals at Lake Orion Family Dentistry is to make you fall in love with your smile all over again.  Porcelain veneers have been popular in the entertainment industry for quite some time, and we are proud to offer this completely natural looking cosmetic procedure to our patients.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of the highest quality porcelain that are bonded directly to your teeth. These veneers are incredibly strong and can endure the extreme pressures and temperatures your mouth experiences daily.

As a cosmetic dentist, I design the perfect treatment plan to help you achieve your dental goals.  After your consultation, a trained ceramist handcrafts each veneer in our dental lab, according to my exact specifications.

In most cases, this smile makeover procedure does require some preparation.  In order to ensure the best fit possible from your veneers, I will need to remove some enamel from the existing teeth, but don’t let that scare you.  Your brand new, and permanent, smile will be worth it!

With the proper care, you veneers will last for decades.  Also, veneers never lose their bright white luster, so you can have a permanent, perfect white smile.

Veneers are great alternatives to braces for misaligned teeth.  Many of my patients choose veneers to conceal gaps, discoloration, chipping, and to hide bulky crowns and fillings.

I recommend veneers to any of my patients who have always dreamt of a bright, natural looking smile!  If you think porcelain veneers are the right dental move for you and want to set up a consultation appointment, or you want more information, please contact my office.

Sealing the Dental Health Deal with Sealants

We believe in lifelong dental health here at Lake Orion Family Dentistry, and we want to assist you in taking the measures to achieve that goal.

Teaching your kids good brushing habits is the first step to ensuring the health of their teeth and gums.  Although they may appear to be brushing correctly, kids can often miss food residue and plaque on their teeth, especially on hard-to-reach molars.  To prevent tooth decay that leads to other dental problems down the road, we offer dental sealants.

Dental sealants are a thin plastic film that are applied directly to the teeth.  Each sealant is specifically designed to fit the patient’s needs during a fast and comfortable process.  I will identify and fill any spots of decay.  Then, I will prepare your child’s teeth with a cleaning solution, which we quickly rinse away, before coating them with the protective  sealant.  The entire procedure is done within 45 minutes and looks completely natural. (more…)

Spooktacular Fun in Lake Orion, October 23

We are big fans of Halloween here at Lake Orion Family Dentistry, so we are excited to get a jump-start on the fun on Saturday, October 23 at the Downtown Lake Orion Halloween Extravaganza.

The afternoon of festivities begins at 2:00pm and has many activities for the entire family! Kids can enjoy a spooky scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, Halloween games, and creepy critters made by a balloon artist.  Adults can participate in the adult scream contest and costume contest.  We love to dress up and have fun, so we might see you there.  You can check out classic cars and a creepy reptile house as you sip on apple cider and listen to the live music.

After all of the festivities, stick around for the parade beginning at 5:30pm.  The parade starts in Downtown Lake Orion at Lapper Street, south of Flint Street.

We hope you enjoy this spooktacular extravaganza, and try not to let your kids eat too much candy!  For more information call (248) 425-2003 or email [email protected]

Haunted Corn Maze!

Through October 31st visit The Amazing Corn Maze, complete with fog machines, scary music props, chain saw maniacs, corn stalkers, real people in costumes to scare and traumatize.  Is it suitable for young children?   That depends on how tough the child is.  Some laugh, some cry, and yes we have had some wet their pants!  You enter at your own risk!  Any children left behind will become the property of the Amazing Corn Maze and sold to the highest bidder.

Daytime activities are more wholesome and include activities fun for children of all ages.  These activities include a Hay Ride, Petting Farm, Hay Pile, 3D Tunnel, Kiddie Haunted House, Picnic Area and Pumpkins.  The farm is located in Leonard, MI, not too far of a drive from Lake Orion.

Bright Smiles for Lake Orion

Don’t you love to see beautiful smiles? Bright, attractive, healthy smiles look youthful. If time has take its toll on your pearly whites, and now they’re not as sparkling as they once were, come in and talk to me about teeth whitening. I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield of Lake Orion Family Dentistry, and I want to help you fall in love with your smile again.

Teeth whitening has been around since the 1700s, but today, the methods for brightening tooth enamel are more conservative and effective than in years past. I offer professional-grade teeth whitening kits, as well as Zoom! Whitening, a one-visit, in-office treatment that has dramatic results.

Home Whitening – If you’d like a brighter smile over the next few weeks, dentist-prescribed home whitening is the perfect solution. My kits feature custom-molded mouth trays that hold bleaching gel close to teeth, while keeping saliva out. Wear the trays as directed, and you’ll enjoy a brighter, bolder, more memorable smile in two weeks or less.

Zoom! Whitening – For my patients who want immediate results, I usually recommend Zoom! This amazing procedure uses a light-activated, safe bleaching gel to dramatically improve the whiteness of tooth enamel up to 8 or 10 shades in just one office visit.

Whether you opt for home whitening or Zoom!, you can keep your smile bright and attractive indefinitely by using home bleaching touch-ups as needed.

You deserve to love your smile. Call my office in Lake Orion at 248-693-6213 to schedule a whitening appointment or cosmetic consultation. I look forward to meeting you and giving you the smile of your dreams.