Join our Conversation!

Grab your coffee and pull up a chair. There is nothing better than sitting around with friends and collogues discussing HOT TOPICS! And that’s what we are going to do!

On the second Thursday of every month, we will get together to brainstorm action items and to bring more awareness to dentistry.

The Core Foundation would like to invite you to join our conversation! We’ll be discussing trending topics and issues in dentistry as well as important business and professional points.

Our first forum will be December 12 from 12-1 pm at 530 East 500 South Salt Lake City!

There is a decline of communication and action in Utah when it pertains to the dental community and we want to reverse that.

Do you know in Utah dental assistants do not need a license? So we are trusting someone who does not have specific training to work near us? Our dental care is just as important as any other healthcare, so why are the standards for professionalism and training not the same?

On December 12th, we will begin this conversation and introduce a new way of thinking and being. The CEO of The Center of Dental Professionals will be sharing her thoughts and helping facilitate the discussion along with

Beyond getting our voices heard, this is a great opportunity for you to meet others in the community and start to build a network of trusted professionals in the Salt Lake area.

Still not convinced? We will be serving a light lunch during the event as well! What’s a party without a little food?

We are looking forward to you and your team joining us in bringing about change and creating great dialogue around the field of dentistry and professionalism.

To RSVP call Emma Dillard at (801)747-8018 ext. 1106 or email her at [email protected]. There are only 50 spots available each month so contact her now to reserve your seat!

This is something you are not going to want to miss. It’s time for a change, and we want you to be a part of it!

Is Arthritis Preventing You From a Healthy Smile?


Is Arthritis Preventing You From a Healthy Smile?

By David L. Steed

As we all get older, maintaining proper care of our teeth can seem like a daunting task. Prescription medications and health conditions like arthritis that severely limit mobility in the hands and fingers can quickly deteriorate a healthy mouth. The circumstances of aging don’t have to be detrimental to your health. With the help of a proper Dental Provider, like the Center of Dental Professionals, you can continue to experience a beautiful smile.

The number one recommended practice for adults to maintain a healthy mouth is brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once per day to prevent oral health problems. These problems may include debilitating conditions like gum disease, root decay, tooth loss, dry mouth as well as a variety of other periodontal diseases. When proper tooth care is combined with regular visits to the dentist (every six months) people feel healthier and many individuals are able to sustain longer lives.

In 2008, a combined study by the American Dental Association and Crest/Oral-B found that most American adults believed that regular brushing techniques and visiting the dentist often were the key to proper mouth care. Of those individuals, 25% self-reported not having visited a dentist in the past year and an additional 54% only visited the dentist once.

It is because of this data that The Center of Dental Professionals urge all patients to visit the dentist regularly. With the help of a family dentist that you trust, most oral diseases are highly preventable or at the very least treatable with specialized care. Many healthcare providers are sensitive to the needs of their elderly patients and can make suggestions during consultation to meet individual circumstances. Other ailments such as arthritis, cancer treatments, and prescription medications should be discussed with your dentist to help them suggest alternative treatments to prevent bone loss or tooth decay.

At The Center of Dental Professionals we know that healthcare is a highly individual experience. Our amazing team of dentists, hygienists, and administrative staff want to find ways to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle for years to come. Please visit any of our office locations to discuss any concerns you might have about your oral health in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Make Flossing Fun!

Image Source: ABC and 123 Learning Cooperative
Image Source: ABC and 123 Learning Cooperative

Oral health is one of the most important things that we can teach our children and it can be so much fun! Young kids love to learn about everything that is going on around them.  Learning about their teeth with sensory activities can make future trips to the dentist more enjoyable for parents. Here is a fun project that you can do with your children to help them understand the importance of flossing.

Things you will need –

  • An egg carton or building block piece
  • A soft bristle hair brush
  • Yarn to act as dental floss
  • Play-doh or tissue paper

The first thing you will need a large building block piece or an egg carton to act as your teeth. Show your child how the teeth feel and compare them to the ones in their own mouth. You can then prepare the teeth for the experiment. Take your egg carton or building block and stuff bits of play-doh or tissue paper sporadically through the teeth. These act as bits of food that your child will need to try to remove by brushing the teeth with their pretend toothbrush (hairbrush) that you have given them to use.

After a couple minutes of brushing ask them if they were able to get all of the food out from between the teeth. Hopefully the answer is no so that you can teach them the importance of not only brushing their teeth but how flossing between teeth helps maintain a healthy smile. Give them the piece of yarn and show them how to make soft strokes between the pretend teeth. Carefully remove the bits of tissue paper or play-doh, being mindful to explain that the gums holding their teeth are delicate.

This is a fun and easy activity to do with your kids. For more information about your children’s dental health please visit A Kids Place Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can make an appointment by clicking here or by calling our offices at 801-747-8000.