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Welcoming Patients from Dubuque, Davenport, Dyersville, IA & Galena, IL

August 17, 2009
Hey Doctor, what do you do? What do our dentists do?Dr. Murray & Dr. Berning calm fearful patients everyday. They diagnose periodontal disease every day. They save teeth every day. They improve the self image of their patients every day. They fix broken, missing, chipped, cracked, crooked yellow teeth every day. They have three awesome hygienists who give gentle cleanings every day.
August 03, 2009
Men with a history of bone loss due to periodontal disease run a higher risk of having a stroke, according to a study in the Annals of Neurology (May 28, 2009). The researchers analyzed data from 1,137 men in the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, an ongoing study that began in the 1960s with healthy volunteers from the Boston Area. Participants underwent medical and dental exams every three years for an average of 24 years. Overall, 80 incident cases of cerebrovascular disease occurred during a combined 27,506 person-years, and the periodontal bone loss was “significantly associated” with an increased hazard rate of cerebrovascular... Read More
August 03, 2009
Dr, Ted Murray is the President of the Iowa Academy of General Dentistry. He just returned from the annual AGD meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. It was a five day dental meeting, with many committee meetings, and continuing education courses. The opening inspirational speaker was baseball great Cal Ripken. Dr Murray’s next project is arranging a Region 10 meeting in January in Des Moines, where AGD leaders from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska will attend.
July 02, 2009
Dubuque, Iowa won the All American City Award. Our city has done an incredible job developing the area along the Mississippi River, and the west-end, where our dental office is located at 4200 Asbury Road, is growing with restaurants, retail shops and homes. We want to welcome new companies IBM (bringing 1300 jobs) and Hormel (brining 250 jobs) to our great city. IBM has done a great job renovating their building at 700 Locust Street. We welcome the new workers and their families. Summer is a great time to get a beautiful, bright, healthy smile!  Call or email us today at 563-556-2711.  
June 24, 2009
Dr. Kristen Berning, and our three hygienists, Talia Roarig, Sharon Grisanti, and Charity Rausch, attended a continuing education course on June 18th and 19th Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. The course included information about Active Maintenance, Oral-Systemic connection, and the consequences of jaw-bone disease. Sometimes a patient will tell us that every time they have their teeth cleaned by a hygienist, she scrapes around the teeth, and now their gums really bleed. We can understand your concern. People’s gums don’t bleed unless they are touched. Actually healthy gums never bleed. When there is an infection, we always... Read More
June 16, 2009
We are proud to welcome Talia Roarig to our team. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist.
June 08, 2009
Exceptional Dentistry’s conservative approach to modern dentistry features a gentle touch, so important for children and those suffering from dental anxiety.