January 2015

Happy New Year to all the doctors, staff, patients, family, and friends of Maple Avenue Family Dentistry. Thank you for making 2014 an extraordinary year! As we look to the future, remember that your o Happy new year 2015 written with Sparkling figuresral health

continues to be our first priority. We are committed to providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere so that you, our patients, enjoy a relaxed, positive experience.

With a wide variety of services in one convenient location, Maple Avenue Family Dentistry is the premier family, cosmetic, and specialty care practice in your area. Well into his 7th year as owner, Dr. Andrea Barone still quarterbacks our team, always maintaining the highest standards in dental care. Along with our highly-trained dental staff and eleven of Rhode Island’s top dentists, Dr. Barone coordinates treatment plans to suit the individual needs of his patients and gets them looking and feeling their best.

Dental Checkups for the Whole Family

Most of us make New Year’s resolutions geared towards self-improvement and better health. Here at Maple Avenue Family Dentistry, we would like to suggest one resolution that will brighten your smile, save you time and money down the road, and potentially improve your overall health. Biannual checkups and cleanings are critical components of any oral hygiene regimen. Not every oral health concern presents with noticeable symptoms, so it’s important that you make routine preventative visits a priority. In our practice, all clinical and administrative employees skillfully recognize, diagnose and treat Comprehensive Periodontal Disease, providing our patients with the best possible care. Please feel free to speak with any of our staff about how our most recent training can benefit you and your family! You’ll be glad you did.

Your insurance calendar year has just been replenished as well. Maximize your benefits by beginning your treatment plan early in the year! See your friendly and knowledgeable front desk personnel for assistance, so you can make the most out of your coverage and book your appointment today. We offer convenient evening and weekend hours, making scheduling simple.

Attractive young brunette woman using her cell phone to send a text messageIn an effort to increase efficiency, Maple Avenue Family Dentistry switched over to an automated confirmation system called Demand Force. We are now able to utilize text messaging and email as a way to confirm scheduled appointments. Please call or stop by the front desk to ensure your contact information is correct and up-to- date. If at times this system asks you to rate us, we thank you for your support!

Be our Word of Mouth! We appreciate and would like to thank our patients for referring Maple Avenue Family Dentistry to your family and friends. Please continue to spread the good word by reviewing us online as well. Visit websites such as dentistdig.com, angieslist.com, yelp.com, and healthgrades.com to help others find the right dentist for them!

Leading implant provider and retired naval commander, Dr. Robert Bouffard is still our commander of surgery, providing outstanding care for our patients. He maintains regular hours to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding periodontal, implant, and oral surgical procedures, including the preventative removal of wisdom teeth. Book a consultation today! If you’re in need of full-mouth rehabilitation, and 2015 is the year for you, take advantage of our visiting expert, Dr. Jon Ruel. Specializing in advanced reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Ruel offers his 40 years of expertise to Maple Avenue Family Dentistry. Dr. Ruel sees patients by private appointment. Call our office to schedule.

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Maple Avenue Family Dentistry offers teeth with whitening tray Invisalign, and it may be just the thing for you! With this state of the art solution to fix crooked teeth, you can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of through a process that is practically invisible. Invisalign can often be a suitable alternative to metal braces, since the teeth are moved with removable trays.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligners that you switch out approximately every two weeks. These aligners are individually manufactured to fit your smile through exact calculations so that your teeth will gradually shift into place. This creates a smile that truly fits your personality and facial features. Since the aligners are removable, patients are more easily able to drink, eat, brush and floss their teeth while in treatment. This prevents the staining and decay that can be caused by metal braces. Typically, an office visit for Invisalign involves taking impressions of the teeth, after which multiple clear trays are delivered. These trays are worn over a period of 2 – 4 weeks. A patient’s specific dental needs determines the number of trays and the length of treatment they will need.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

We recommend that you set up a consultation with either of the Orthodontists we have on staff, Michael Kacewicz, DMD or Brad Turchetta, DDS. During your consultation we will be able to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign and the steps and time needed to complete the treatment. Contact Maple Avenue Family Dentistry for your consultation today at 401-237-4038.

Courtesy Note to Parents: Please remember, children below the age of 18 cannot be dropped off and left without an adult present to first check in and speak with the dentist/orthodontist. Thank you!

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