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2023 Summer Newsletter

Locals Supporting Locals

Locals Supporting Locals
Locals Supporting Locals

Okanagan Dentistry is a local, privately owned company and we really value supporting other local businesses.  In an effort to do so, we have started supporting the local coffee shop “Bright Jenny”.  If you refer a patient to our office, be on the lookout for a thank-you card with a gift card to this awesome coffee shop that has two locations in Kelowna. One location is on Kirschner, the other is on Laurel Avenue. We will also be promoting another local business in our summer referral program - if a patient you refer to us mentions your name (and yes, we ask!), you will be entered in a draw for a $100.00 Frankie We Salute You gift card.  We love meeting new people and appreciate all the wonderful referrals we have already received. Your continued support and trust means the world to us! 

HPV and Oral Cancer

HPV is a wide-spread virus with over 100 different strains. Unfortunately, a handful of the viral strains are associated with head and neck cancer.  An important step in preventing this disease is getting regular head and neck exams by your dentist and hygienist, but there is something more effective at prevention than that. The HPV vaccine! The vaccine protects against 9 strains of the cancer causing virus and there is no upper age limit to getting the vaccine.  Please see our latest blog post for more information, or ask your health care practitioner.   

Congratulations Dr. Jessica Reimer!

Exciting News! Introducing the newest addition to our dental family! Congratulations to Dr. Reimer, who just gave birth to her daughter, Stevie. Throughout the years, Dr. Reimer has taken such great care of our smiles, and now she embarks on this incredible journey of motherhood.  We're so proud of her and wish her all the love and joy that comes with this new chapter. Catch a glimpse of the adorable Stevie! We can't wait to see Dr. Reimer and her little one back at the clinic soon, but for now, we hope she enjoys every precious moment of maternity leave. 


Want to “Unfreeze” Faster? 

 Do you have a dental procedure booked but then have an important meeting, or a big date right after? We carry a product called Oraverse that can be injected into the site that is frozen to reduce the time that you are numb by at least half!  This is a great product for when you have a big event right after your procedure.  It works by reversing the effects of the adrenaline in the dental anesthetic to open up the blood vessels and allow your body to clear away the freezing agent faster. The fee for this injection is only $8. Please ask at your next appointment if Oraverse is right for you! 


Be Sun Smart 

With the arrival of the intense summer sun, we want to remind you to be sun safe! This means sun protective clothing, sunscreen and lip balm with an SPF in it.  We see a lot of evidence of sun damage and pre-cancerous lesions on the face and lower lip. Please wear a wide-brimmed hat if you are spending time outside!