Practice News

Your Back-to-School Dental Checklist

It’s almost back-to-school time—are your children ready? Come in and see us for checkups before school begins, and avoid interruptions in your children’s school day. With our new longer office hours, getting in to see us before school resumes is easier than ever. Here’s a checklist to help you plan back-to-school dental care as your children prepare for their new school year.

Winchester Dental Welcomes Chase Garris, DDS

Winchester Dental is pleased to welcome Dr. Chase Garris to our practice! Dr. Garris, a native Virginian, is delighted to be home after completing a year-long dental residency in Sitka, Alaska. He looks forward to getting to know our patients! We’re happy to “meet” him through this interview.

More Pearls of Wisdom for Your Dental Health

Do you know what to do if one of your permanent teeth comes out, or how to avoid teeth staining? In this article, we discuss these important questions and more. Here’s what you need to know.

Summer Teeth Whitening Special!

Brighten your teeth with our half-off summer teeth whitening special! Between now and August 31, 2018, our teeth whitening treatments are available at 50% of the usual prices. Look your best while you enjoy the sunshine and warmth of the season!

Your Dental Health: 5 Commonly Asked Questions

Do you ever wonder about how certain foods and drinks really affect your teeth, about the kind of toothbrush you’re using, or even why we take your blood pressure during hygiene appointments? In this article, Dr. Gio and hygienist Laura Steinmetz respond to some of our patients’ most frequently-asked questions.

Protect Your Teeth All Year with Smile Care Club!

Now you can protect your teeth all year! Winchester Dental is pleased to offer Smile Care Club, an affordable coverage plan with a nominal fee. Smile Care Club provides you year-round, basic preventative dental care at a fraction of regular fee amounts. Here’s what you need to know.

5 Oral Health Hacks to Help You Look and Feel Your Best

Most of us are familiar with the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and maintaining good oral health is certainly worth the effort. Are you doing all you can? With more evidence pointing to the connections between oral health and overall health, here are five easy oral health tips to help you look and feel your best.

New Technology Makes Implant Treatment Easier Than Ever

Winchester Dental’s newest technology is the Piezomed instrument, and it’s making implant-related extractions easier and more comfortable than ever. By protecting soft tissue during treatment, this technology results in easier procedures and faster healing for implant patients. Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS explains the advantages.

Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are third molars that typically erupt during an individual’s late teens or early twenties. Why do we remove them? Can you ever expect to keep them? Can you have just one wisdom tooth removed? Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS explains what you should know.

What Should You Know About Canker Sores?

Canker sores are little ulcers that sometimes occur in the mouth, and on the tongue, lips, and/or soft palate. While some people get them regularly, others never do. These sores are not a serious health issue, but they can cause discomfort. What can you do to get rid of them or avoid them altogether? Here’s what you need to know.

Introducing Our New Dentist, Dr. Donna Greco, DMD!

The Winchester Dental family welcomes Dr. Donna Greco, DMD! Dr. Greco earned her DMD from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and has been practicing in northern Virginia since 2002. As she tells us in this interview, her educational background and her interests in early orthodontic treatment and helping older patients to regain their dental health are well-matched to our practice’s holistic philosophy.

How We Make Your Dental Implant Treatment Exceptional

Dr. Vasyl Leskiv, DDS, an important member of our professional team, is always eager to learn about the latest techniques in modern dentistry and to refine his outstanding skills. In this interview, he discusses his upcoming training in dental implants, as well as some of the impressive implant treatment options that our practice offers.

How to Care for Your Mouth Guard

Many patients wear nighttime mouth guards made of durable plastic. If you have a new mouth guard, what should you expect? What’s the best way to clean it? Dental assistant Julie Tavenner discusses what you need to know for optimal mouth guard wear and care.

Before and after teeth whitening photos in Valentine's Day frame

Special Offer for Valentine’s Day: Half Off Teeth Whitening!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, our half-off teeth whitening special is back! Whether you’re celebrating with that special someone or just want to give yourself a gift, we can help you look your best. Between now and February 28, 2018, get our teeth whitening services at 50% of the usual prices.

The Propel VPro5™ components

What You Should Know About Options to Speed Orthodontic Treatment

The process of straightening teeth is becoming faster than ever! We are pleased to provide the newest options to speed orthodontic treatment timeframes, including an orthodontic acceleration device and an acceleration procedure. Depending on the details of a patient’s case, either option by itself or the two together may be effective in reducing the overall time needed to straighten teeth. In this interview, Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS explains.

Winchester Dental team members at their 2017 Christmas party

Five Steps to a Healthier Year

Happy New Year from Winchester Dental! Here are five steps to a healthier year, from your dentist’s office. Think of it as your Jolly January list.

Dr. Frank Mitchell, DDS and Dr. Gio Iuculano. DDS

How Dental Implant Training Helps Us Help Our Patients

In November 2017, Dr. Gio and Dr. Mitchell attended an intensive training course in dental implant placement at a state-of-the-art training facility in Puebla, Mexico. In just four days, they each logged 45 hours of continuing education on the most current implant techniques. How will their newly gained knowledge benefit our patients at Winchester Dental? In this interview, Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS and Dr. Frank Mitchell, DDS discuss details.

Dr. Frank Mitchell, DDS and Dr. Kelly Richardson, DDS

Advantages of Immediate Implant Placement

As we’ve been reporting, our modern technology makes many types of dental treatments faster, easier, and more comfortable. This is especially true for dental implants! Winchester Dental is proud to offer immediate implant placement, which typically reduces the number of surgeries an implant patient requires, and can also be beneficial in other ways. What is this procedure, and how does it work? Dr. Frank Mitchell, DDS and Dr. Kelly Richardson, DDS explain.

Patient's beautiful smile at Winchester Dental

Whiten Your Teeth for the Winter Holidays!

Would you like beautiful whiter teeth in time for the coming holiday celebrations? Schedule teeth whitening between now and December 31 at Winchester Dental, and get up to $100 off!

Dental assistant Kristy Loy positions Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS for a CBCT scan

Then and Now: 6 Problems Modern Dental Technology Helps Solve

Dental technology has come a long way in recent years. More and more frequently, 3D imaging replaces 2D x-rays; CAD/CAM technology reduces waiting time and dental visits; specialized cameras help with early detection of problems; and dental pain is now more manageable than ever! Here’s a “then and now” look at some of the issues our modern dental technology helps us solve.