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The 5 Benefits of Mouth Taping

Use mouth taping to improve your sleep and your health. Mouth taping is not the same as, and should not be confused with, taping your mouth shut. Mouth taping is a postage stamp size of tape lightly applied across your top and lower lip. In contrast to taping your...

Dr. Dexter’s Four Tips for Masking Up

Your eyes don’t lie, and your mask can’t hide your smile —Dr. Donald Dexter. Whether we like it or not, the need to wear masks is here for a while, and we need to remain vigilant and comply with the rules. We are all in this together, and the issue of wearing a mask...
Ode to Steve

Ode to Steve

The instructors in dental school would often say that the greatest reward in practicing dentistry was the relationships that you would develop with your patients. At that time, we heard it so often that it seemed like a cliché, and it seemed like there would be so...
COVID-19 Protocol: Cold Fogging

COVID-19 Protocol: Cold Fogging

At the dental practice of Dr. Donald Dexter, we believe that the COVID-19 health challenges call for expanded sanitation protocols and that is why we have added cold fogging to our office cleaning protocol. While an N95 mask is probably our best personal protection,...
When is dental insurance not a benefit?

When is dental insurance not a benefit?

There is no benefit of having dental insurance if you don’t go to the dentist, and a lot of people with dental insurance don’t go. And of those that do go to the dentist, the majority of them do not maximize their benefits and get the dental treatment that they need....
R0 Prayer Flag Fundraiser for Lane Arts Council

R0 Prayer Flag Fundraiser for Lane Arts Council

Dr. Dexter is hosting the R0 Prayer Flag Project, a community art project raising funds to support Lane Arts Council’s Artist Support programs, supporting local artists and arts groups to advance their creative projects and careers. The goal is to collect 100...
Back to School, Back to Sleep

Back to School, Back to Sleep

During “normal” times, prior to COVID-19, parents would be preparing for their children to go back to school this time of the year. A big part of that preparation would be adjusting sleep schedules back to a school schedule. Education and school have drastically...
Does CPAP present a coronavirus risk?

Does CPAP present a coronavirus risk?

There is no evidence linking sleep apnea with coronavirus risk. However, people who have sleep apnea often share conditions that create a higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus, which includes: Those who are 65 years of age or older Those who have serious...
We are here

We are here

Due to the executive order of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, all dental offices have been ordered to cease all non-emergency dental care, but will be allowed to provide emergency care as needed. We will continue to be available, if you have a dental emergency call or...