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Second-Chance Smile

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments

GETTING THE SMILE OF MY DREAMS. I remember the day as if it were yesterday, despite the fact that it happened more than 13 years ago. After 16 long months of wearing braces, the metal brackets, bands and wires were finally coming off! I couldn’t wait to see my beautiful, shiny smile. My sister and […]

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I Want That Smile

May 20, 2014 No Comments

INSIGHTS GAINED FROM MY FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION. My experience with full mouth reconstruction was amazing from the very start. When I made my decision to get my teeth done, I chose a dentist whose working style was very similar to my own professional style. After speaking with a close associate at Arrowhead Dental Lab, I […]

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A Serendipitous Smile

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

MY EXPERIENCE WITH FULL ARCH RECONSTRUCTION I was never horribly unhappy with my smile. In fact, some of my good friends said my smile was one of the first things they noticed about me. However, there were some things about my teeth that I wasn’t one hundred percent happy with. For one thing, I felt […]

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The Transformation of Lisa’s Smile

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

When appearances are important in your business, it only makes sense that you put your best foot forward. At least that’s what Lisa Bouzide of Troy, Michigan believes. “I am a salon owner and a cosmetologist,” said Lisa. “My husband and I are also in the wellness industry. It makes sense that appearance plays a […]

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Building A Better Smile

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

For years I was embarrassed over the appearance of my teeth. Especially being a dental ceramist. I felt like every time I told someone what I did for a living, their eyes immediately went to my teeth. The unasked question always seemed to be, “Why don’t you fix your own teeth?” I felt like my […]

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I Got the Winning Smile

Nov 17, 2010 No Comments

I have had the privilege of working for Arrowhead Dental Laboratory and the Dr. Dick Barnes Group for ten years. During that time I have seen amazing smile transformations from both a clinical and technical perspective. Although I knew the process rather well, my own experience as a patient was surprising.

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The Smile of My Dreams

Jul 01, 2010 No Comments

I have always wanted a beautiful smile, but as a child my parents did not place a lot of importance in our teeth.

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Ask the Missing Question

Feb 01, 2010 No Comments

The first thing I notice about people is their teeth. I was born missing a tooth, which led to self-consciousness and years of orthodontic treatment. I always wondered what it would be like to have a big, beautiful smile.

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My Smile Dream Came True

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

I have always been extremely self-conscious about my smile. In my teenage years I had unattractive gaps between my front teeth. I was really embarrassed to smile and never smiled in pictures. Most teenagers don’t get excited about the idea of getting braces, but I actually begged my mom for braces because of how insecure […]

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