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Summer Smiles

June 22, 2015

Happy active underwater child swims in pool

The sunshine and warm weather of summer puts a smile on our faces, and makes us all want to go outside and have fun. One of the best summer pastimes is lounging by your local pool, especially if you have children. Taking your kids to the pool and letting them swim is a great way to pass summer hours, get them out of the house, and sneak in some relaxation time for yourself. (more…)

Feeling Confident in Your Smile: What Does Your Portrait Say About You?

March 13, 2015

Darlene Sand Wall MarchI feel that the camera brings out my inner critic every time. Having your photograph taken can be a fun experience, especially if you feel confident in the appearance of your smile. However, if you feel self-conscious about how your teeth will look through the exacting lens of the camera, the entire experience may prove stressful and unpleasant. Believe it or not, the way we perceive ourselves just before the click of the shutter makes a huge difference in the end result. (more…)

There’s Magic in the Air… and in Your Smile

February 13, 2015

When I think of February, the first thing that comes to mind is, yea! It’s time to celebrate the love we have in our lives! It’s the month for hearts, flowers, togetherness, and smiles. Lots of smiles.  In fact, did you know that a smile is the single most attractive feature to both men and women, and that its power can be expressed anywhere and at anytime? What better way to get a little magic stirring? I find that we rarely consider how powerful and magical a smile can truly be, and I think February – the month of love – is the perfect time to give this captivating and charismatic characteristic the attention it deserves.
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Ringing in the New Year in a Brand New Way

December 17, 2014

I can’t believe how this year has flown by! Christmas is right around the corner and, before we know it, the New Year will be upon us. As I spent some time decorating the office for Christmas this week, one decoration in particular made me stop and think for a moment about something I believe is especially important this time of the year.

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This festive little sleigh, adorned with twinkling lights and gingham ribbon bows, has been one of my favorite holiday decorations for more than ten years. Every Christmas, I bring out the sleigh with its smiling snowmen and pine needle boughs, and I have to smile at all of the memories it carries. I love this cheery addition to the office and the unmistakable holiday spirit it contributes to the ambiance of this space. (more…)

Home is Where the Heart Is: Giving Thanks for Our Dental Family

November 13, 2014

Our magnetic map, where our patients are invited to place pins showing where they’ve been and how far they’ve come.

Our magnetic map, where our patients are invited to place pins showing where they’ve been and how far they’ve come.

November has finally arrived, and with it comes the season of giving, togetherness, and genuine gratitude. In light of the Thanksgiving spirit, I’d love nothing more than to take this moment to pause and give thanks for each and every member of our dental family. From the precious smiles of your little children as they toddle in for their very first visit to the cherished patients I’ve been serving for years, all of you represent a special place in my heart. That connection is what I’m most thankful for this year and every other year I’m fortunate enough to serve as your dentist. (more…)

Inspiration through St. Apollonia: The Patron Saint of Dentistry

October 30, 2014

00001 St. ApolloniaNovember 1st is All Saints’ Day, and I can think of no better time of year to recognize one of my favorite saints: St. Apollonia. As the patron saint of dentistry, St. Apollonia serves as a welcome refuge for those suffering from dental pain, particularly toothaches. As a dentist, I often call upon St. Apollonia as a source of continuing inspiration and strength as I provide my patients with the dental care they need.

The account of St. Apollonia’s life was written by Dionysius (then the Bishop of Alexandria) and relayed to Fabian, the Bishop of Antioch. Dionysius recounted the story of Apollonia, an aged deaconess, whose refusal to renounce her faith resulted in her torture and eventual death at the hands of her persecutors. After having all of her teeth forcibly removed, Apollonia whispered a prayer and committed herself to the flames of her attackers.

In her final moments, Apollonia serenely and voluntarily brought an end to the torture inflicted by Emperor Philip’s mobs, even as they continued to demand that she forsake her God. Her martyrdom has since been seen as a testament to her heroic faith, and she is invoked and remembered fondly by millions, particularly those in the field of dentistry.

In my practice, I like to emphasize the importance of maintaining an environment that is balanced, harmonious, and imbued with positive energy. Recognizing and honoring St. Apollonia’s enduring spirit is just one way that I strive to do this every day.

Thank You for 25 Amazing Years!

June 11, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — kentuckydentalnews @ 3:00 pm

shutterstock_166112729There are a couple of expressions that stand out when it comes to Dr. Darlene Sand Wall. The first one being how much time flies when you are having fun, and the second being how when you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. Dr. Sand Wall has dedicated her life to offering the best dental service to her patients in her Erlanger, KY community, and, believe it or not, it has been an astounding 25 years since she began her dedication to the Northern Kentucky community. Knowing she wanted to be a dentist from a young age, she has made it her mission to make a difference in her community one smile at a time. With the 25th anniversary of Dr. Darlene Sand Wall’s delivering exceptional smiles being at the end of this month, we wanted to take the time out to thank Dr. Sand Wall as well as the amazing team members that made these 25 years the most amazing years possible.

Our practice would be nothing without the woman in charge, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall. We thank you for your love, devotion, and dedication to your field and to your patients. Your allegiance and love of your profession and patients truly shows with everyone you meet, and your work is always above the rest. We only hope that you are able to serve our community for another 25 years, changing lives and smiles every single day!

Cathy Humphreys, thank you for your dedication to our practice for so many years. You have been a key component in making sure our practice runs as smoothly as possible, and we would be absolutely nowhere without your hard work and your expertise. Cindy Carsman, thank you for your commitment to your patients. Your support and warm demeanor is one of the amazing things that keep our patients coming back, and your gentle touch is always appreciated and admired.

Diane Wisnieski, your profound talent of making our patients feel at home every time they come into our office is nothing short of a gift. Your hard work and genuine interest in getting to know our patients is always appreciated, and we would be nowhere without you.  Mary Ann Judge, your gentle demeanor and ability to make our patients laugh and smile is surely something to be treasured. Thank you for everything you do for our practice. Any dental practice would be lucky to have you in their office!

If you would like to help celebrate Dr. Darlene Sand Wall’s 25 years of dedication to the Northern Kentucky area, call to make an appointment. There’s no doubt our amazing team will be able to give you the perfect smile you have always wanted!

Contact our Erlanger, KY dentist office today to schedule an appointment or a consultation. We are able to take care of whatever general, preventative, or cosmetic dentistry need you may have! We serve patients from Erlanger, Cincinnati, Crestview Hills, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Union, Independence, Taylor Mill, and the surrounding communities.

Erlanger KY Dentist: Can an Athletic Mouthguard Improve Your Performance?

July 11, 2013

mouthguard 1Do you play a sport, such as football, hockey, or boxing, that could result in damage to your mouth from a jarring collision? If so, you probably wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth. But did you know that recent research suggests that an athletic mouthguard can actually improve your performance? To learn more about this research, read the explanation from your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, below. (more…)

Erlanger KY Dentist: Is Your Popping Jaw a Symptom?

June 27, 2013

woman jaw painDoes your jaw pop or click when you open and close your mouth? If it does, you probably find the noise distracting as the opening and closing of the mouth is a frequent occurrence throughout the day. In addition, a popping jaw may also be accompanied by soreness or outright pain in the jaw area. But what causes a popping jaw? Your Erlanger KY dentist explains below as she takes a closer look at the jaw joints. (more…)

Erlanger KY Family Dentist Challenges Parents to a Dental Quiz

June 20, 2013

quiz red 1As a parent, you shoulder the responsibility of caring for your child, and that means being informed and prepared to act in many situations. The same is true when it comes to your child’s oral health, so to help make sure you are prepared for the many dental scenarios your child may experience, your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, has created this quiz. (more…)

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