News Updates At Wheatfield Family Dentistry
We had a wonderful summer at Wheatfield Family Dentistry. Thank you to all of our patients, friends, and family that attended our June Open House and helped us raise $650 for Make-A-Wish
WNY. Congratulations to Sunshine Friedline for winning our $5,200 Invisalign treatment contest!! Patients are still using their gift certificates for Invisalign. You still have time to use your $500 off
coupon…just call to schedule your appointment. If you attended the Open House and lost your coupon, that’s ok, just let us know.
We have had a few wonderful additions to our staff this year! Hillary joined the team working as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Casacci. Kate is a friendly new face in the front office. Linda came out of
retirement because she missed everyone so much, and has been helping out in the front office.
2018 is a big year for weddings at Wheatfield Family Dentistry. Rachel married Will in July, Dr. Bailey married John in August, and Dr. Heppner will marry J.T. in October…and will be away for two
months on her honeymoon.
Food Bank Donations
Our annual tradition of donating to the North Tonawanda Food Pantry will be continuing this fall. During the months of October & November, everyone that brings in a non-perishable, non-expired
food item on the day of their appointment will receive $5.00 off their dental bill and a raffle ticket to win a 1-hour massage. Drawings for free massages will occur at the end of each week. All entries
will be entered to win a free Zoom Whitening treatment at the end of November.
Save $10 off a 1-hour massage or $5.00 off a 30-minute massage through the end of November.
Usually most dental insurance plans reset on January 1st. If you haven’t used your plan, now is the perfect time to get your dental work completed before the end of the year. Don’t forget…if you don’t
use it, you lose it!
Fall has arrived and the year end is rapidly approaching. The following are news, treatment specials and special events for the fall.
We will be holding a free implant information seminar on November 7,2017 from 6:30 -8:00 pm. If you have thought about implants, know someone who would benefit from them or just want to join us and see what implants are all about we encourage you to come. Reserve your spot ASAP. This is the last seminar we will hold this year and all attendees will receive free radiographs, photos, and a consultation to see a customized implant treatment plan made just for you. Refreshments will be served, Dr.’s’ Casacci, Heppner and Bailey will all be in attendance to answer questions and provide an office tour. We hope to see you there.
Food Pantry donations are being accepted during October and November. Remember, anyone bringing in a not perishable, non expired food item the day of their appointment will receive $5.00 off their dental bill. The food pantry of North Tonawanda has been a grateful recipient of hundreds of pounds of food every year for the last 19 years, courtesy of our wonderful patients.
Zoom tooth whitening makes an excellent Christmas / Hanukah gift. Our in office whitening treatment takes about 1 1/2 hour and you can get 10 shades whiter teeth. Cost is just $249 and there is a $50 rebate from the manufacturer. Anyone who gets our in office treatment will be eligible for $99 custom whitening trays. Call today for an appointment.
Continuing education of the staff and Dentists is a priority at Wheatfield Family Dentistry. All our staff participated in CPR training in June and in August an infection control course was also completed.
Dr. Casacci was in New York City early October for OBI’s (Orthognathic Bioesthetic International) annual education meeting, learning more about full mouth reconstruction, TMJ discomfort and oral airway complications. She also completed a sedation review program at SUNY @ Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Bailey just returned from San Diego and the American Academy Of Implant Dentistry’s annual meeting. She was very excited to sign up for the New York Implant Maxi Course. Maxi courses are year long programs with intensive study of surgery and restorations in implant dental care. In the spring she went to Normandy France to study with Dr. Hilt Tatum. Dr. Tatum is one of the leading implant dentistry innovators who pioneered many of the techniques all implant dentists utilize today.
Dr. Heppner has also been busy this summer and fall with officer training for the National Guard. Dr. Heppner has been named her company ‘s commander and has also being elevated to Major in the Army National Guard.
As we grow we have some new faces in our hygiene department and at the front desk. We will now be able to have Thursday and Fridays available for hygiene appointments thanks to our new hygienist Mariah. Kelly has joined our front desk staff and more new faces are in our future.
Linda, Dr. Casacci’s assistant for 23 years (since we opened) officially retired September 1,2017. We will all miss her terribly but wish her good health and luck with her new position as a Nana to her 3 soon to be 4 grandchildren.
Congratulations to our winner, Andrea Norton, on winning the free Invisalign orthodontic treatment valued at $5200.
Grand (Re-Opening) Open House
Thursday, August 10th from 2:30-6pm
The dust has settled, and our new addition is now in full swing. We are pleased to expand our services and show off just a little during our open house on Thursday, August 10th from 2:30-6pm. Come in for a tour.
Meet our newly expanded staff and see our new I-Tero Element scanner in action. Free food and refreshments provided by Ted’s Hot Dog Truck and Nitro Magic Ice Cream Sunday Bar!
Try your best shot at the Dunk the Dentist Tank sponsored by the Make-A-Wish® Western New York. We will be offering free I-Tero scanning for those interested in Invisalign Orthodontics during the open house. The new scanner takes a digital model in less than 3 minutes that can be used to create a treatment plan for “invisible braces”. Both teens and adults interested in Invisalign treatment should come and get scanned. A follow up appointment will allow us to present a plan for your best smile options. Meet the dentists, hygienists, assistants and massage therapists who make Wheatfield Family Dentistry your best choice for optimal dental care and massage therapy.
Anyone who wants a chance to win a free Invisalign orthodontic package (value $5200) can donate $5 per chance to our fundraiser for Make-A-Wish of Western New York. Receive one star ticket for each $5 donation. Advance sales of “stars” starts Monday July 31, 2017. For each $5.00 donation during our open house to the ” dunk the dentist” water tank, or spin on our prize wheel will also receive a chance to win. Anyone who gets screened at the open house event will also receive a gift certificate worth $500 towards a new Invisalign treatment plan. Bring a friend, Ted’s hot dog truck and Nitro Magic ice cream sundaes for anyone who tours the office. See you there!!!
to benefit: Western New York Make-a-Wish®
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.
Summer specials! 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.