Archive for February, 2010
February 27th, 2010
Our office uses an extremely high level of sterilization to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. Dr. Thomas’ sterilization techniques are used by most high quality orthodontists throughout the United States. Sterilization is critical in any Orthodontic office & is something we take very seriously. ALL of our instruments are first placed in customized cassettes – designed for use in orthodontics, and then wrapped in surgical grade material. They are then heat sterilized in an medical grade autoclave (Midmark). It’s California law that all dental and orthodontic instruments are fully wrapped, sealed, and then sterilized in an autoclave. Instruments are not allowed to be openly sterilized and then placed in bags after they are removed from the machine. Our sealed wrapped cassettes are then brought to the orthodontic chair for treatment and only opened when ready for patient use. We take pride in all aspects of our practice & you are welcome to see how we sterilize our instruments for all of our orthodontic patients.
February 27th, 2010
Did you know our office is one of only a few who practice Orthodontics full time in Poway! We have flexible available hours Monday – Friday to fit your needs and busy life. Monday through Wednesday our hours are 9am – 5pm. Thursday, we begin seeing patients at 7am to help those wanting to avoid missing school or work. Friday appointments are available, if needed for special situations, giving our patients added flexibility. We are truly dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment possible with outstanding customer service. Parents, come relax in our reception area where you will find cold bottled refrigerated water, specialized coffee brewed instantly for you, warm chocoloate cookies, hot pop corn, and up to date big selection of magazines for you to read. In addition, our office has a wireless network all ready for your use and connection to the internet should you desire. The password is available at the front desk – please ask & your on the way to being connected!
February 25th, 2010
February 22nd, 2010
Congratulations to our Patient David Bru – he is starring in the upcoming Theater Production of Alice in Wonderland at the American Spirit Theater in Escondido!! Dates for the Shows are: February 26,27th, March 6th @ 7:00pm and March 6,7th @ 2:00pm. Visit www.cyt.org or call 619 588-0206 for more information.Alice in Wonderland JR
February 22nd, 2010
We are proud of the fact that our office always strives to incorporate the latest advances in Orthodontic care. Recently, Dr Thomas and his staff attended the 9th annual Damon Forum held in Phoenix Arizona. It was a 3 day meeting where the doctors and staff attended courses and lectures from 8am – 5pm every day. Topics included advanced treatment techniques including new material on how to correct difficult bites in 18 months with far more comfort for our patients and the use of temporary ancor screws to help many people avoid jaw surgery to correct their bites! Previous years Dr. Thomas was one of the keynote speakers at the Damon Forum teaching how to best use custom braces for all patients. Our office strives to give our patients the best possible orthodontic treatment with great customer service – exactly what we would want for our children as well.
February 12th, 2010
Powaybraces & Dr Thomas have rented out Round Table Pizza – March 25th, 5-8pm for all of our fantastic patients and families. We are hosting a pizza night as a token of our appreciation and thanks for your choosing our Orthodontic practice to give you your awesome smile. Stay posted on our powaybraces Facebook page and also ask about it when you come in during the next month to find out all of the details for this event. Come in, have your braces fine tuned, and get ready for Pizza, games, prizes and FUN!
February 7th, 2010
When I meet new people, I often hear “I’d love to straighten my teeth but it’s just too expensive.” Of course, I follow up with “Have you seen an orthodontist (me) for a consultation?” and the answer is invariably, “No, I just know braces are expensive.” Unless you have a thorough exam by a certified Orthodontist, you really don’t know what a beautiful smile will cost. Orthodontic treatment is generally priced according to the difficulty of the particular case. Today, I am able to treat the vast majority of my patients in LESS THAN 2 years with beautiful results. My opinion is that ALMOST EVERYONE can afford braces, it’s just how they choose to spend their disposable income. A family trip to Disneyland or a lifetime of beautiful smiles? I also hear “I can afford the monthly payments but the down payment for the braces is just too much.” In response to that thought I’d like to tell you how our office is working with families during this recession. First is our willingness to lower the down payment to something you CAN afford. Another option is Chase Health Advance or Care Credit Financing. Both of these options have interest free financing and no down payment options. I truly believe if you want a beautiful smile there is a way to afford it. Ask us, we will be happy to help you get on your way to your dream smile. Dr Bill Thomas