News Updates At Wheatfield Family Dentistry
There has been exciting news for Spring at Wheatfield Family Dentistry! Our staff has several part time employees who are graduating from college this spring:
Heather Cirrito,Niagara County Community College, Associates degree, travel and tourism, she will continue to SUNY @ Buffalo in the fall to complete her Bachelors degree.
Kaylee Cirrito,Niagara University, Masters of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is working at the Beacon Center as a chemical dependency counselor and will continue her education to PHd.
Nicole Casacci, Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering
Jennifer Helfer, SUNY @ Buffalo Masters Degree, Biology,
In addition, we are very proud of Jennifer as she will attend SUNY @ Buffalo School of Dental Medicine this fall to start her training as a dentist.
Love is in the air as Rachel Kohfal one of our dental hygienists and Dr. Anna Bailey, one of our dentists both became engaged this past May. They are both looking forward to married life next summer.
Dr. Heather Heppner has taken command of her National Guard Unit and has been promoted to Company Commander C Company 427BSB in the Army National Guard. We are very proud of her continuing service to our country. She will be out of the office during weeks 2-3 in June for officer training and will soon be promoted to Major. Dr. Heppner has also completed Pinhole Periodontal surgery training and has began to do this non invasive surgery at Wheatfield Family Dentistry. Pinhole Periodontal surgery can treat root recession with a conservative tunneling procedure with less pain and excellent results.
Dr. Kathleen Casacci has completed the first step in becoming a diplomat in the American Board of Oral Implantology by passing the six hour written exam this past March. She will be preparing ten of her implant cases to present to the board for her oral defense examination next spring. Diplomat status is the highest level of distinction a dentist can obtain and makes her qualified to be an implant specialist.
Dr. Anna Bailey is attending a bone grafting and implant continuing education course in Normandy France during May with Dr. Hilt Tatum. Dr. Tatum is considered a leading pioneer in Implant dentistry and has developed techniques, implant systems and equipment used around the world. Dr. Tatum has been practicing and teaching implant dentistry for more than 55 years.
Get ready for summer with Zoom Whitening. Our 1 hour in office whitening special $199.00, has been extended thru the summer and Phillips Corporation will continue to offer the $ 50.00 rebate. Save now and whiten your smile!
Our popular summer special for sealants is here again. Sealants can be place on any molar without a filling. They seal the grooves on the top of molar and premolar teeth to prevent decay and staining. We are offering 25% off all sealants for June, July and August. They can be done on children and adults on any unfilled molar or premolar. Take advantage of this while the kids are off of school and protect those teeth from decay!
Grand Re-Opening Celebration!!
As many of you know, we had construction most of last summer and fall to add additional treatment rooms to our practice. We will be holding a Grand Reopening event that will highlight some of our new equipment and staff. We now have a much faster digital impressioning camera that will allow us to scan a patients teeth and gums in just 3-5 minutes. During our soon to be announced open house date, we will offer free Invisalign Scanning and evaluations for anyone interested in straightening their teeth with Invisible braces. Look for the date to be announced in the next 2-4 weeks!
Massages & Invisalign Now Available!
We are excited to announce that patients can experience relaxing and therapeutic massages in our office. Visit our Massage page to learn more and for pricing. We are also excited to announce that Invisalign treatment is available for patients seeking the comfortable alternative to braces. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Coming Soon…Home Sleep Testing For Sleep Apnea & Teeth Grinding
Soon our patients will be able to take a home sleep test for the help of diagnosis of sleep apnea and teeth grinding. Dr. Kathy can treat you accordingly for best results once officially diagnosed.
Excuse Our Dust…
In an effort to provide the best patient service, we are undergoing an expansion to be completed October 2016. We will have three additional treatment rooms, massage services, and expanded hours.
North Tonawanda Food Pantry Drive 2015
- Annually, Wheatfield Family Dentistry collects for The North Tonawanda Food Pantry.
- The drive runs for the months of October and November.
- Bring in your non-perishable, not expired food donations on
- The day of your appointment and $5 will be credited to your account.
- Please donate generously.
- Dr. Casacci has been holding this food drive for the last 15 years.
- Please help make this year’s drive be a success.
The New Location
The wait is over. We have finally moved into our beautiful state-of-the-art, new home at 3349 Niagara Falls Blvd. North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Conveniently located only a half of a mile north of our old office, and next to the Niagara Gun Range.
This is an invitation to old friends and new to come and see our beautiful new office. Our goal is to provide a welcoming, calming spa-like atmosphere. The soothing trickle of the waterfall will melt your dental anxiety and Dr. Casacci will then be able to meet your dental needs.
Dr. Casacci has been taking a lot of continuing education lately and apologizes for any inconveniences that have occurred due to rescheduling. Continuing education is required by New York State Health Department for all licensed professionals. The dental board requires 45 hours every three years. This is considered the absolute minimum.
CE – WHAT’S THAT?
Courses taken by Dentists are referred to as CE. Recent Continuing Education topics Dr. Casacci has attended include courses on implants and aesthetics, occlusion and TMJ, perio and orthodontics and CPR, ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) Intravenous sedation training and Botox and dermal fillers. Dr. Casacci was awarded the prestigious Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in June of 2012. There is only one other dentist in WNY to achieve this level of recognition by the Academy. She has attended more than 1200 hours of advanced quality education in all disciplines with over 700 hours in hands on courses and taken a rigorous exam to receive this distinction.
In January of 2009 Dr. Casacci finished Level 4 Bioesthetic Dentistry Training . There are less than 300 dentists world wide with that distinction and she is the only one in Western New York. Bioesthetic Dentists treat Headaches, grinding, tooth wear , and provide beautiful full mouth reconstruction of the Dental system.
Dr. Casacci has finished a 1 year implant dentistry maxi-course in June of 2011. She passed the fellowship written exam and will complete part 2 case presentation and oral defense for her fellowship credentialing in May of 2013. After passing part 2, she will become an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in October of 2013.
Dr. Casacci completed over 3,000 hours of CE to date. A majority of these courses were advanced levels in Orthodontics, Implants Endodontics (root canals) and Esthetics. She has completed 10 of the required 12, part II Aesthetic courses at SUNY Buffalo needed for certification. This training course has taken approximately 2 years to complete. She has traveled extensively in the US, Canada and Europe to receive the best training available to provide the best care for her patients. We at Wheatfield Family Dentistry believe in providing our patients with the most up to date procedures available.