WDA News

July 1, 2017

Announcing Smile Advantage!

 

April 29, 2017

We are excited to announce our office was selected by the Daily Journal as the BEST DENTIST of the Parkland for 2017!  Thank you for this wonderful honor!

 

May 18, 2016

Our office is now pleased to be offering AcceleDent.  This is a device that is used in conjunction with Invisalign, and can cut your treatment time in half.  Read all about it on our Invisalign section.

 

May 14, 2016

We are so happy to celebrate Jane’s 15th anniversary with our office.  She is a valuable employee that we are very lucky to have with us everyday.  Congratulations Jane and thank you for your service!

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Jane Gollaher, RDH

 

 

October 26, 2015

International Dental Implant Association Brings Smiles Through Charity to Dominican Republic

 

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Dr. Thomas LaMartina Along with IDIA Medical Team Delivers over $500,000 in Dental Care to Grateful Patients

 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oct 22-24 2015 – The smiles on Dominican Republic citizens’ faces got a whole lot wider – and brighter – earlier this month following the arrival of more than 12 dental specialists from the United States and around the world as they launched a comprehensive dental treatment campaign entirely free of charge.

 

Organized by the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA), a leading provider of continuing education lectures and one of the world’s most successful live patient programs, the team delivered an estimated $500,000 in American-style medical dental care to over 80 underprivileged patients during its latest trip on October 22-24, 2015. The international effort was part of a continuing mission to bring state-of-the-art oral/dental care to thousands of underserved people in the Dominican Republic and around the world. Dr. LaMartina as a Fellow of the select International Dental Implant Association, which includes 2,500 credentialed members, personally provided over $40,000 of free care during his time in-country, while also covering his flight, hotel, and all other supply costs.

“Dr. LaMartina effort, along with the entire team deserves the highest praise,” said Dr. Arun K. Garg, the IDIA’s founder and president. “The Dominican Republic is an amazing, vibrant country that continues to undergo radical, positive changes – especially as it relates to healthcare reform. Therefore it’s incumbent on us as doctors to help the D.R. citizens weather these changes as smoothly as possible, improving the lives of everyday people with the best treatment possible.”

 

New Smiles Means New Opportunities

In addition to supplying medical equipment and performing much-needed dental procedures including socket preservations, implants and sinus lifts, Dr. LaMartina and the rest of the IDIA team also helped raise local doctor and patient dental IQs. That way, enhanced post-operative maintenance reduces additional medical complications in the weeks between IDIA trips. The instruction also exposes Dominican Republic doctors to American-standard levels of care that they can then replicate and bring back to their own local communities, villages and cities.

 

Thanks to these efforts patients are on the road to permanent tooth replacement, resulting in improved nutrition and superior self-esteem. In a country where tourism dominates economic growth, the hospitality industry offers an important gateway out of poverty. These positions require individuals with friendly dispositions whose happy, healthy smiles transmit a sense of warmth and welcome to tourists.