Monthly Archives: April 2013

Surgeon General Officially Endorses Community Water Fluoridation

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin today officially endorsed community water fluoridation as “one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens.”

Dr. Benjamin made her endorsement in a letter sent to the National Oral Health Conference being held this week in Huntsville, Ala. Attendees heard the letter read aloud at the conference opening ceremony this morning.

“Fluoridation’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay is not limited to children, but extends throughout life, resulting in fewer and less severe cavities,” Dr. Benjamin wrote. “In fact, each generation born since the implementation of water fluoridation has enjoyed better dental health than the generation that preceded it.”

Every surgeon general for the past 50 years has endorsed fluoridation of community water supplies as a safe and effective weapon in the war against tooth decay.

The American Dental Association has supported fluoridation since 1950.

“The ADA’s policies regarding community water fluoridation are based on the best available science showing that fluoridation is a safe, effective way to prevent dental decay,” said ADA President Dr. Robert A. Faiella. “The ADA, along with state and local dental societies, continues to work with federal, state and local agencies to increase the number of communities benefiting from this very effective public health measure.

“We applaud Dr. Benjamin for making this public endorsement of fluoridation,” Dr. Faiella said.

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Team Member Spotlight: Meet Valerie!

Dr. Capehart understands that he would not be where he is or be able to treat his wonderful patients without a stellar team.  The team keeps Dr. Capehart on track and makes sure the office runs smoothly so when you, the patient, calls and visits us, you will have nothing but positive experiences at our office.

Let me introduce you to Valerie!  When you call or ask finance or insurance questions, you are more than likely speaking with Ms. Valerie!  Valerie is our front office administrator who has been with our practice for almost six years with over 12 years of front office administration experience. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science’s from California State University, Fullerton. She brings her twelve years of front office administration experience and expertise to answer all your needs at our office. She can assist you in your billing, insurance,  financing, and treatment option questions. She is happily married to her husband, Mike, and they have a beautiful daughter, Megan and handsome son, Jacob. Valerie enjoys spending time with family, friends, and traveling to California to see friends.

 

Valerie Lamb!  Our wonderful office administrator!

Valerie Lamb! Our wonderful office administrator!