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Digital X-Ray

VINA has updated our x-ray system! We previously had been using a film developing system to take x-rays and this system is both outdated and outmoded because it leaves dental professionals dependent on the developer. We experienced breakdowns in the developer earlier this year and decided to convert to a digital x-ray, as we believe

VINA Spring Auction Less Than 30 Days Away

VINA Community Dental Center is counting down the days to the VINA Spring “Out of Quarantine” Silent Auction, taking place virtually from April 14, 2021 through April 17, 2021. The silent auction features a variety of auction items providing experiences and trips to safely “spring” back into the world as the weather warms up and

Oral Health & Your Body

Your overall health starts with your oral health. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is a gum infection that comes from bacteria buildup in plaque. The plaque and bacteria build up on teeth from food and drinks and then stick to teeth and gums and become inflamed. Left unremoved, plaque can get further and further

Oral Health & Your Diet

A month into the new year, if you haven’t given up on your diet or are trying to make a change for the better, keep reading. Your diet has an impact on your overall health, including your mind, body and teeth. How does my diet affect my teeth? Sugar and acid in your diet can

The Importance of a Dental Home

A dental home is the office where a patient is comfortable and where they can get comprehensive, easily-accessible care from the same dentist(s), hygienist(s) and support staff. Dental homes are crucial for patients’ oral health and systemic health for many reasons. Comfort and Quality Care The relationship that is built from having a dental home

Happy Holidays

Finally, it’s here! The end of 2020, a year that brought more challenges than anyone expected. Here at VINA, we had to transition our Tailgate and Spring Gala to online auctions while we canceled the Golf Outing altogether. The clinic was shut down for five months as our patient list grew. More Livingston County residents

COVID-19 Procedures

Some important COVID changes in the clinic include: Air purifiers in the clinic and waiting room (pictured below); Masks required at all times for all patients, staff and volunteers (except for when you’re in the chair); Daily temperature checks & screening questions for all patients, volunteers and staff; Patients wait in their vehicle until their