August Anniversaries

Two of our wonderful assistants are celebrating their anniversaries this month at Zachary Orthodontics.

Theresa started with our office in 2006 and works in the back with the patients.  Theresa is also in charge of all the ordering and makes sure we have the supplies that are needed.  Theresa loves being with the patients and does a great job making each one feel special!

Kathy started with us in the year 2000 and fills in where she is needed.  She works mostly in the front office as the Front Desk and Marketing Coordinator but also helps with the patients in the back.  Kathy’s favorite thing about work is interacting with the patients and their families!

Thanks, Theresa and Kathy,1-Kathy and Theresa for all your wonderful years of experience!

One August Birthday!

Happy birthday Maria!  She’s been a part of our staff for many years.  Maria enjoys working in the back office with our patients, helping to make beautiful smiles.  When not working at the office, Maria enjoys being with her family, especially at the beach!  When you see Maria this month, don’t forget to wish her a very happy birthday!Maria

How Important is a Panoramic X-ray?

A panoramic x-ray is one of the most useful films in orthodontics. It is typically taken between the ages of 7 and 9, when children have both baby teeth and adult teeth. The American Association of Orthodontics as well as the American Dental Association recommend a panoramic x-ray be taken as part of an orthodontic screening to check for extra or missing teeth, tooth eruption problems, root resorption, cysts or any other anomalies that might have gone undetected with a routine dentist series of x-rays. According to the American Dental Association, children should see an orthodontist by age 7.
We would like to thank our patients for their continued referrals. It is an honor to take care of your friends and families, and if you know anyone who could benefit from our services, please pass Dr. Zachary’s name along.

Fluoride and Your Drinking Water: What Do You Think?

In the June issue of Costco Connection, readers were asked to vote on whether they thought community drinking water should be fluoridated. Sixty-five percent of readers voted “yes” in favor of fluoridation. This reinforces what the ADA (American Dental Association) and the American Association of Orthodontics has said for nearly 70 years, that community water fluoridation plays a major role in improving the public’s oral health.

Using fluoride toothpaste after each meal is one of the most proven ways to help you stay cavity free. Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to the acids produced after eating or drinking and replaces minerals that are lost in the early stages of tooth decay. Fluoride is recommended for all ages.

If you have questions about the effects of fluoride with braces or would like to set up a free consultation with Dr. Zachary, please call us at 949-831-5500. We’d love to hear from you!DSC_0330

Celebrating July Anniversaries!

Bonnie1-KimWe are celebrating two more anniversaries this month! Both Kim and Bonnie have been wonderful assets to our office. We love their positive attitudes and dedication to our patients. Kim, our back office assistant, has been with Zachary Orthodontics for 11 years. Our financial coordinator, Bonnie, has been with our team for 8 years. Congratulations ladies, you are both wonderful!