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What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Located on each side of the head, your TMJ work together when you chew, speak or swallow and include muscles and ligaments as well as the jaw bone. They also control the lower jaw…

Michelle's 6th Year Anniversary

Congratulations Michelle! We extend our best wishes to you on your 6th year anniversary as a dental hygienist with Valley Dental. Throughout the years we have enjoyed your dedication and enthusiasm for your job. To get to know Michelle a little bit better we asked her a couple of fun questions. Please tell me about…

Words from Dr. Pendleton- Child's First Dental Visit

Child’s First Dental Visit I am often asked when is the ideal time for a child’s first visit to the dentist. Is it 1 yr, 3 yrs, when there’s a problem, when all the baby teeth are gone? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends the first visit to occur by one year or…

New Employee: Kyleigh Sopher

Kyleigh joined our team on July 29th, 2013. We believe she will be a great asset to our team as our new Office Assistant. To get to know her a little better we asked a couple of fun questions. Here were her answers: Position at Valley Dental: Office Assistant Places Lived: St. Paul, La Crosse,…

Dr. Jason Pendleton

Dr. Jason Pendleton has been a vital part of our practice for a couple of weeks and we would like to give our patients the opportunity to get to know him a little bit better. We asked him a couple of fun questions. Here are the answers: Places Lived: Superior, WI; Mankato, MN; Melbourne, Australia;…

New Employee Spotlight: Dawn Leu

We are pleased to welcome Dawn to Valley Dental, our newest Dental Assistant and Whitening Specialist. As we are growing rapidly we needed someone who was motivated with dental experience and we feel that Dawn is the perfect person to expand with us. To uncover some interesting things about her personal life we asked a…

Beth's 14 Year Anniversary!

Congratulations Beth on your 14 year anniversary at Valley Dental! Ever since Beth started working here she has been the pulse of Valley Dental. She is a wonderful Dental Assistant and Teeth Whitening Specialist. She is experienced and compassionate about our patients and always puts them number one. She will make you comfortable and answer…

Introducing Dr. Jason Pendleton

Valley Dental is proud to announce that Dr. Jason Pendleton has joined our office as of July 8th, 2013! Dr. Gavin and the Valley Dental staff are very pleased to introduce Dr. Jason Pendleton to our patients and their families. We are honored to have him as part of our dental team and look forward…

Patient Appreciation Summer Kickoff Event 2013

We had our First Annual Patient Appreciation Event this June! It was an event for the Valley Dental staff to show our patients how much we appreciate them. We had Premier Catering grilling out with burgers, brats and hot dogs. Altered Vision was here to entertain our guests as well. For the kids, we had…

Susan's 12 Year Anniversary

Congratulations Susan on your 12 year anniversary at Valley Dental! Our office greatly appreciates the long hours, the persistence, the attention to detail, and your passion for dentistry. Susan shows commitment throughout our success and expansion as a practice. Valley Dental’s growth is directly related to the employees like her that have stayed with us…

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