Dental School Diaries : Terrible Two's and I Do’s

River Oak Dental Newly weds enjoying their healthy, happy smiles. Palm Bay FL.

Handling Withdrawing and a Wedding This month for Dental School Diaries, we have chosen to do a vlog! There’s a lot to talk about—from dropping out of dental school (temporarily!) to tying the knot, this month is full of some dental school experiences we don’t hear about often. Melissa’s Dental Diaries Vlog Post – December … Continue reading

Holiday Dental Advice

Keep your teeth healthy and clean this holiday season with a cleaning from River Oak Dental.

The winter holidays are here, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Sharing presents, watching all the classic holiday films, and seeing the lights and decorations are well worth looking forward to each year. And while celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, it’s good to keep a your teeth in mind so they … Continue reading

It's Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

Male dentist looking at female patients teeth. River Oak Dental Palm Bay FL

This year 51,000 people will be diagnosed with mouth cancer, which is often beatable when caught early. If detected in time, nine out of ten people diagnosed with early stage mouth cancer survive. Unfortunately, many cases of mouth cancer are not diagnosed until it’s too late. This November, keep in mind how important it is … Continue reading

Little Thing, Big Differences

Male Dental Students smiling at River Oak Dental, Palm Bay FL

Welcome, Little Ones! Can you believe we’ve been drilling away at dental school for a whole YEAR? With the new Fall 2018 semester, we got to welcome the new kids in town— our “Littles”! If you recall, our first days as D1s (first-year dental students), we were assigned “Bigs” from the D2 class to act … Continue reading

Halloween Dental Tips

Future patients of River Oak Dental: children receiving halloween candy

When maintaining consistent oral health, or simply avoiding a dental emergency, it’s important to know how to be smart when it comes to enjoying this sweet and scary time of year. What to know about Your Halloween Sweet Treats Chocolate It’s no surprise that chocolate would be a safe bet on Halloween. It’s easily the … Continue reading

Fall Savings from River Oak!

Philips Sonicare recommended by River Oak Dental in Palm Bay FL.

Fall Savings: Through October, get 20% off the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Ultrasonic Smart Toothbrush and a $20 dollar rebate! It’s pumpkin spice season, Halloween is around the corner, and the holiday desserts are coming soon. Taking care of your teeth is essential And what you brush with is equally important. Make sure you’re brushing with … Continue reading

Use ‘em or lose ‘em – 2018 Dental Benefits

Remember your insurance card when visiting River Oak Dental in Palm Bay FL.

The end of the year is officially upon us, the holidays are approaching, the heat is hopefully subsiding, and we’re getting ready to end this year on a high note. End your year with healthier teeth and a brighter smile – and use your benefits before you lose them! Think about those New Year’s Resolutions … Continue reading

Starting D2 and the Candy Store for Dentists

River Oak Dental Students and future dentists celebrating their  Graduation

Yay, welcome to D2! We’ve been working hard in our first summer semester but are still carving out time for making memories… other than radiographic localization techniques and type IV hypersensitivity. Put some SHPEP in your step! One UF Health Science Center’s (UFHSC) greatest attributes is their advocation for students of all walks of life. … Continue reading

Recycle with River Oak and Colgate

River Oak Dental Infographic Colgate toothpaste and toothbrushes

We all know recycling has changed our world for the better, and now a partnership with River Oak Dental and Colgate is making it easier to keep oral health packaging out of landfills. Most local recycling programs do not accept dental hygiene products like toothbrushes. And you shouldn’t throw toothpaste tubes in the recycling bin … Continue reading

Services that Sustain Your Smile

River oak dentists practice cleaning patient teeth.

Flashing a smile may seem simple enough, but keeping that smile in prime condition? That’s where we come in! At River Oak Dental, we provide quality dental services to ensure that your smile is always the best and brightest it can be. From routine cleanings and crowns to periodontal therapy and x-rays, you’ll find everything … Continue reading

Finding the Right Dentist

Three smiling dentists pose for a picture in nature in Palm Bay FL.

Imagine getting excited when a reminder for an upcoming dental appointment pops up, instead of dreading it. The good news is, you don’t just have to imagine it! With a little research, selecting the right dentist for you and your needs will make it easy to relax and feel right at home. There are many important … Continue reading

[Dental] Dam It + We’re not in the Swamp Anymore!

Dental student practicing and smiling with Medical Trainer

[Dental] Dam It: Class of 2021 is going strong and learning a LOT. We’ve been introduced to rubber dams—sheets of rubber that isolate the tooth you’re working on. They help prevent contamination during a restoration, protect adjacent tooth structure and keep the patient safe from accidentally swallowing objects (like a crown or clamp). It seems … Continue reading

They’re Giving us Power Tools!

Dental Assistants working with dental tools and smiling

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] After two weeks of luxurious days spent sleeping in and filling ourselves with our moms’ homemade cooking for Winter Break, we were dragging our feet back to class with some hesitation on January 2nd. Who really wants to get back to studying, even if you’re excited to see your friends? Nevertheless, we got back … Continue reading

We’re 1/11th Dentists!

Four young women celebrating their  River Oak healthy smiles at a restaurant

Granted, I’m a very mushy person in general… but I am holding back tears as I write this post. The UFCD Class of 2021 has finished their FIRST SEMESTER OF DENTAL SCHOOL! It’s impossible to write about everything we did this year, but our incredible Class Historians and Media Manager really summed it up in … Continue reading

Loupes + Llamas: Fall in Dental School

Me, Jon, and llamas in Palm Bay FL at River Oak Dental.

Save the Drama for your Llama: If you’re wondering, “What do llamas have to do with dental school?”, the answer is: absolutely nothing! They have to do withour amazing Fall Break away from school! In the Colleges of Health, we don’t get the month-long breaks between semesters like we did in undergrad. Real breaks are … Continue reading

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