Practice News

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.

Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS outside with plants in background

In-Office Sedation Options at Winchester Dental

In-office dental sedation is a good option for patients with dental anxiety or a history of difficult dental experiences. At Winchester Dental, we offer conscious and IV sedation options. We work with patients to customize their individual plans, taking into account their medical history, their anxiety level, and the extent of the dental work they need. In this interview, Dr. Gio discusses each option.

Dr. Kelly Richardson, DDS and team member Monica Boyd

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a Popular Success at Winchester Dental

We’ve recently reported on how we use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to help with pain reduction and faster healing after tooth extractions, and to speed up the implant process. Did you know that Winchester Dental is one of the only general dentistry practices in Winchester to offer PRF? In this interview, Dr. Kelly Richardson, DDS, discusses how successfully PRF is working for our patients, and team member Monica Boyd discusses completing phlebotomy training that allows us to accomplish the entire PRF procedure in our office and among our team.

Dr. Frank Mitchell, DDS

Faster Healing and Less Pain with the Newest Holistic Techniques at Winchester Dental

In September 2016, Dr. Frank Mitchell discussed the use of platelet-rich fibrin (a substance derived from the blood, also known as PRF) to reduce the pain associated with tooth extractions, speed the implant process, and help patients heal faster. Since then, he reports, “the healing has been amazing for patients who elect it for extractions!”

Laura Steinmetz, dental hygienist

Winchester Dental Hygienist Stays Ahead in Her Field by Teaching

For the Winchester Dental team, continuing education includes not only learning through training, but learning through teaching. Soon after she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, Laura Steinmetz, RDH began instructing dental hygiene students every week at a local community college. In this interview, she discusses how providing outstanding patient care and guiding students helps her to be exemplary in both areas.

Winchester Dental team members in front of Myobrace sign

Winchester Dental Team Attends Myobrace Training

At Winchester Dental, we actively pursue opportunities for continuing education. In February 2017, Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS and four of our dental assistants attended training on the Myobrace, an exciting new approach to orthodontic treatment that helps straighten teeth and helps correct poor oral habits that actually cause crooked teeth. In this interview, Dr. Gio discusses the Myobrace training.

Closeup of young son leaning against his mother at first visit to Winchester Dental

Understanding the Importance of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Identifying the need for and beginning orthodontic treatment while children are young and still growing may help them avoid serious health issues and potentially complicated, costly treatment when they are older. Learn which signs indicate that a child might need early treatment, the health benefits it can provide, and how we accomplish it at Winchester Dental.

Collage advertising Winchester Dental open house event

Open House at Winchester Dental!

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming open house! Come by and see us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 between 12 noon and 3 PM. We’ll have office tours, games, face painting, collection of food donations, and great prizes!

Diagram showing how obstructive sleep affects the mouth, nose, and throat

Day and Night Appliances for Sleep Breathing Disorders

For patients who snore or suffer from sleep apnea, available treatment options are not limited to nighttime airway pressure (CPAP) machines or surgery. At Winchester Dental, we offer Day and Night Appliances to deliver gentle, comfortable treatment and permanent breathing improvement. These appliances work gradually to adjust cranial and facial structures and open the airway, and patients love the results!