Boise Dentist Blog

The professional blog of Doctors Dan Bruce, Steve Bruce, Rosa Pothier and Rob Ririe

Lead in Dental Lab Work Made in China

Lead in Dental Lab Work Made in China

A recent story in the news and on the ADA website reports the findings of a dentist who tested dental work done in China. The dentist found unacceptably high levels of lead in a crown (210 ppm) and bridge (160 ppm), although the report does not mention where the...

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Boise Laser Dentistry

Boise Laser Dentistry

Doctors Steve Bruce, Rob Ririe and Dan Bruce are in the process of being certified in the use of diode laser therapy after completing a certification course.  Diode lasers can be used for many procedures, including removal of excess tissue, biopsies, frenectomies, canker sore treatment, cold sore treatment, periodontal treatment...

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Laser dentistry for soft tissue & periodontal therapy

Laser dentistry for soft tissue & periodontal therapy

Doctors Steve Bruce, Rob Ririe, and Dan Bruce have recently been certified in laser therapy.  Lasers are used to treat periodontal conditions and perform common soft tissue procedures such as removing excess soft tissue, correcting "gummy smiles," removing fibrous tissue, and frenectomies, often using only topical anesthetic.  Lasers can also...

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What makes a dental office environmentally responsible?

What makes a dental office environmentally responsible?

There is a lot of information in the news lately about green living.  We think that being environmentally responsible is not only important for our personal lives, but also in business.  We have therefore made efforts to lessen our impact on the environment while still providing quality dental care.  Below are...

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Give Kids a Smile!

Give Kids a Smile!

The Bay Pointe location of our office participated in the annual Give Kids a Smile event on February 1st. Numerous sponsors donating dental products and many dentists around the country came together to treat underserved children. Our office, with the help of Dr. Rob Ririe, Dr. Dan Bruce,...

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Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Over the past few years there has been a lot of information in the news reporting the link between periodontal disease, tooth loss and cardiovascular disease.  Cardiovascular disease refers to the hardening of the arteries and can result in heart attack or stroke.  The current evidence seems to point to a...

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