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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 We previously had been using a film developing system to take x-rays and this system is both outdated and outmoded because it leaves dental professionals dependent on the developer.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

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

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

Welcome to VINA’s Blog

In this blog, we are going to talk about a variety of topics. From the behind the scenes of VINA to the important things you need to know about your oral health, we’re ready to share it all! The purpose of this blog is to build connections and spread information among the Livingston County community.

University of Michigan’s Victors for Veterans at VINA

The University of Michigan’s Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education Program provides dental services to underserved patients in need by partnering with Health Centers and Community Clinics like VINA. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is partnering with VINA to establish its second Victors for Veterans clinic in the state under the direction Dr. Howard