As if there was just ONE problem LOL…Dental Insurance gets more confusing every year. The main thing to remember is that insurance companies are in business to make money. That means they have to take in more money than they pay out. One of the biggest ways of doing this is by delaying payment. Let … Continue reading “The Problem with Dental Insurance”

I have heard this question a lot in my dental career. I don’t blame people for this seemingly dumb question because how would they know. They’re not dentists! The answer is yes. And just to clarify another point, a tooth with a root canal and a crown can still get a cavity…..or fracture…..or infection. A … Continue reading “What? A crown can get a cavity on it?”

Our team at Summit Dental has seen some exciting changes in the last couple of months! Here are a few highlights:   -The much-anticipated babies finally arrived! Our devoted hygienist Michelle, who was set on working right up until the due date, had her baby 4 weeks early! Little Reese came in early August and … Continue reading “PRACTICE UPDATES”

Everyone knows you should floss once a day, but not everyone knows how to floss properly. Here are some step by step instructions and tips for using dental floss and a water pik. Dental Floss Wrap the dental floss around the middle fingers of each hand and hold the dental floss tightly between the thumbs … Continue reading “HEY YOU! Are you flossing correctly??”

The fortunate patients of Summit Dental in Las Vegas know that Michelle Heiner is the best dental hygienist ever. For every other potential patient out there, this serves as our formal announcement: We believe we have the best hygienist in the ENTIRE world and you need to come see her! Why is she the best? … Continue reading “Happy Dental Hygienist Week to the Best Hygienist in the World!”

When you have an efficient, stream-lined, great experience at Summit Dental, it is because of the diligent efforts of our two amazing assistants, Fred and Jen! They are pros at the behind-the-scenes details you don’t even realize go into a making a dental appointment seem routine. From sterilizing equipment and cleaning rooms, to giving you … Continue reading “Amazing Dentistry Starts with Amazing Dental Assistants!”

It’s February and of course that means Valentine’s Day, but did you know February is also National Heart Health month? While you are busy taking care of your sweetheart, don’t forget to take care of your heart too! Heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women in the United States, but … Continue reading “Healthy Mouth-Healthy Heart”

We are so excited to have our new assistant Jennifer! Anyone who runs a business knows how important it is to find the right fit professionally and personally. Here at Summit Dental, we cultivate a passionate, sincere team and Jennifer fits right in. She loves dentistry and educating patients about having a healthy mouth. Always … Continue reading “Welcoming our newest addition!”

2018 is shaping up to be a year of continuing education………. again!  For some time now, I have wanted to gain more training in implants.  Recently I was made aware of some great courses that will be held in my own backyard of Las Vegas!  The implant company Implant Direct has a series of courses … Continue reading “What’s Next?”

We have been blessed with another successful year in treating the wonderful people of Las Vegas (and a few who have traveled from Utah and Reno to see us!). We wanted to reflect for a couple of minutes on what we are thankful for during this holiday season. 5) We are thankful that people eat … Continue reading “Top 5 things the Summit Dental Team is Thankful About”

Last week I had the opportunity of attending the Dentsply-Sirona World 2017 here in Las Vegas.  As many of you know, my identical twin brother is a dentist (the one on the left of the photo) as well and we were able to “nerd out” together for 3 straight days! This was nothing new for … Continue reading “DS World 2017 Highlights!”

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of new technology and procedures at our dental office!  A couple of months ago we had the opportunity to purchase a Cerec machine.  This machine enables us to make crowns in a single visit, which eliminates the need to wear a temporary crown for 2 weeks … Continue reading “A Summer of Learning”

I know it’s a little early but I was thinking about the sacrifice mothers make as I completed some crowns on a wonderful patient.  This mother lived for years not liking the look of her smile.  But as with so many other mothers I see in my office, she had put off her needs and … Continue reading “Happy Early Mother’s Day”

Poor oral health not only effects the look of our smile but also our self-confidence, often our success, and even our relationships, not to mention our general health as well.  Research is continuing to show a correlation between poor oral health and serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and premature low birthweight babies, … Continue reading “5 Tips to a Happier Healthier Smile!”

Sometimes I feel a little out of place in the big city of Las Vegas.  My vision for Summit Dental involves our practice experiencing the types of relationships you might get in a small town dental office.  This type of office, to me, seems to be the best way to find fulfillment and enjoyment in … Continue reading “Small Town Feel in a Big City”

Happy Holidays! What a wonderful year we have had here at Summit Dental. The road has been long with even a few bumps along the way, but it has been worth it to see what Summit Dental has become. I started this journey 7 ½ years ago when Dr. Peers decided to open his own … Continue reading “Reflections on 2016”

At Summit Dental we have a soft spot for Veterans Day. This year we will be open on Veteran’s Day and I look forward to treating some of our favorite veteran patients! One of the most rewarding aspects of owning Summit Dental is the quality of the patients we serve from the VA dental clinic. … Continue reading “Happy Veterans Day!”

On behalf of the Summit Dental team we would like to welcome you to our brand-new website! It has been a true labor of love, and we have tried to make it as user friendly as possible. We want our new and current patients to quickly and easily see the fun and professional personality of our office!