Spreading the Smiles
Denver- Nicaragua (2015). As a holiday project, Southland Smiles donated almost 150 toothbrushes, more than 100 tubes of toothpaste and floss to the Casa Bernabe orphanage in Nicaragua. At the end of December the youth and adult volunteers (with Ms. Lorna in the photo) delivered the goods to the orphanage.
Southland Smiles is happy to be able to brighten up the holiday season for the children at the orphanage.
Donated Dental Services is part of Dental Lifeline Colorado and helps people with disabilities, elderly and medically fragile with their dental needs. Organization has 717 volunteer dentists, 282 volunteer laboratories and donated $22 million in treatment to 11,000 patients since 1985.
Aurora ( 2013) - Southland Smiles Family dentistry greatly enjoyed annual Community Helpers visit to Goddard School. Dr. Kristina, Karen, Mecy and Amparo reviewed brushing and flossing with the young students and gave some tips on how to maintain a sparkly smile .
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends to establish a dental home for infants by 12 months of age. It is important to make sure your child brushes their teeth twice a day for 2 to 3 minutes with a pea size amount of toothpaste. The toothpaste your child uses should contain fluoride, which helps strengthen teeth. Your child should also floss their teeth once a day. You should supervise your child’s brushing until they are 8 years old to make sure they are getting all surfaces of each tooth.
Veneers can give you the SMILE that you have always wantedDenver (2012) - Dr. Kristina Harvan completed intense two day practical training course on cosmetic veneers from world known Pankey Institute.
A dental veneer is a cosmetic technique which allows unsightly teeth to be transformed. The best way to think of porcelain veneers is as a kind of dental equivalent of false fingernails – wafer thin laminates which are bonded to the existing tooth to produce the illusion of a perfect tooth. Dental veneers work with the body of the existing tooth, meaning that the treatment involved is less traumatic and painful.
The Pankey Institute has been training advanced cosmetic dentists for over 35 years. Some of the top dentists in the world teach at the Pankey Institute. Pankey-trained dentists are taught to be patient centered, which means treating patients as individuals, taking the time to carefully listen, and dedicating their efforts to eliminating discomfort (both physically and emotionally). The goal is to provide patients with a lifetime of health, comfort, and beauty with the least possible treatment.
Aurora Dentist Receives 2011 Fellowship Award from
the Academy of General Dentistry
CHICAGO (2011) - The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public, is pleased to announce that Kristina K Harvan DDS, FAGD, of Aurora, CO, received the association’s 2011 Fellowship award during the AGD 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held July 28 to 31 in San Diego, Calif.
The Fellowship award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Harvan completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.
As a recipient of the Fellowship award, Dr. Harvan joins more than 7,000 active AGD Fellows who understand that providing great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.