Our Asheville office will be closed November 22 & 23rd for Thanksgiving, reopening on Monday November 27th at 8am. Our Hendersonville office will be CLOSED November 20-23 reopening on Monday November 27th at 8am. If you have a dental emergency during this time please call 828-252-6541. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Carolina Mountain Dental is happy to announce our sponsorship of the 3rd Annual LEAF Downtown festival. The event runs this Friday and Saturday, August 4th and 5th, in Pack Square Park downtown Asheville. We hope everyone enjoys some great music and art. It’s going to be FUN -so come on out!
Visit theLEAF.org/downtown for info on this inclusive, family-friendly, FREE event!
Dr. Efird and the Carolina Mountain Dental Team
Attention to all parents, grandparents, and child caregivers:
The FDA has released important information regarding homeopathic teething tablets. Recent reports state a toxic substance known as, belladonna, has been found in teething tablets and teething gels. Belladonna, which is an extract of the deadly nightshade plant, can cause seizures, muscle weakness, and exhaustion. The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research recommend that parents and caregivers not give these teething tablets to children and to seek advice first from their healthcare providers. Our office suggest other alternatives, such as teething rings and toys to comfort a teething child.
The FDA also encourages if you have experienced any adverse effects or reactions while using these tablets and gels to please report on the FDA website.
As a front office administrator here at Carolina Mountain Dental, and currently an expecting mother myself I urge you to pass this information on to anyone that may have children entering the teething stages. If you have any questions or concerns about dental care please feel free to call us.
Carolina Mountain Dental will close for the Christmas holidays Thursday Dec 22 at 5:00 PM and reopen Tuesday Jan 3 2017 at 8:00 AM. If you are a patient of record and have a dental emergency during that time, call 828.252.6541 and one of our dentists will call you back. Thank you to all our patients for making it a great year at Carolina Mountain Dental.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all !!!
On Oct 6th Dr Efird traveled to Atlanta for continuing education. He attended a program entitled “Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic Dilemmas”. The course was led by Dr Frank Spear of Spear Education. Dr Spear is a world renowned dentist who lectures on advanced dental treatment topics. While at this course Dr Efird gained knowledge on evaluating facial development problems, profile imbalances and esthetic issues. Patients who seek treatment for these types of issues may be treated with jaw surgery or a combination of orthodontics, gum surgery and restorative care to achieve the desired esthetic result. This course was designed to help dentists treatment plan their patients for the best possible outcomes using the latest in modern dental techniques and advancements.
Also during the course Dr Efird was introduced to a new video patient education system that we will begin using at our offices and ultimately incorporate into our web site as a resource library for patients. The goal of this education system is to help patients better understand how to maintain their oral health as well as understand any treatment they may require.
We at Carolina Mountain Dental are grateful to all the patients who entrust their dental care to us and we remain committed to continually advancing our knowledge, skills and services to better serve you.
THE CAROLINA MOUNTAIN DENTAL TEAM