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About Jeffery R Van Treese DDS

Dr. Van Treese graduated from Miami University, OH in 1982 and went on to Ohio State University where he graduated from the dental school in 1986. He served a general practice residency in 1987 and then came to Sidney to start his dental practice. 2012 marks his 25th year as a dentist in Sidney. He has been married to Libby since 1981 and they have four young adult children. The whole family is active in Tournament Water Skiing and they have won several national awards. They have one dog and three cats. Dr. Van Treese is very active in his church, where he is a Board member and past chairman of the Sidney First Methodist Church Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA with additional responsibilities to the YMCA Foundation Board. Dr. Van Treese was very active in helping to bring free dental care to the uninsured and under-insured to the Shelby County area by working with the free medical clinic Compassionate Care. He is just beginning a term on the Compassionate Care Board of Directors. He and some of our team members regularly volunteer their time to this great cause. For the past several years, he has been the local chairman for the Give Kids a Smile program, which is a national event held every February to bring free dental care to children who are uninsured. Many dental offices in our area participate in helping the children of Shelby and Miami County to begin on a journey towards great oral health for a lifetime. Continuing education is critical to providing the best care possible to our family of patients, and Dr. Van Treese not only takes many courses every year, he provides many opportunities for his team members to do the same. Recent courses he has taken include: Bruxism – New Treatments for Tooth Grinders Mini Implants for Complete and Partial Dentures Sleep Medicine and Dental Treatments Invisalign Orthodontics Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Root Canals

Fun and Interesting Dental Facts and Myths

July 16th, 2015 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

Optimum oral health and a pearly white smile is not a new concept for humans. Our ancestors were also concerned about their teeth and their appearance. This article contains fun and interesting dental facts and myths about dental history. As you enjoy this article, you may find helpful answers to trivia games, as well. Records …
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What is Gum Recession?

June 30th, 2015 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

  Gum recession is a common dental condition that occurs gradually over time. The first sign of gum recession is sensitivity, or you may notice the tooth looking “longer” than before. Sometimes you may even be able to feel a notch above the tooth. Gum recession is when the tissue surrounding the tooth wears away, …
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Wooden Teeth, a Worm, and a Queen: Dental Facts You May be Surprised to Learn

June 17th, 2015 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

There are a lot of stories about dentistry throughout history. One of the most famous if of our own founding father, George Washington. When we hear stories about our first President, we often hear his dentures were made of wood. Even in school, teachers would mention this fun information, but is there any truth to …
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Are You Accepting New Patients?

June 5th, 2015 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

This is one of the most frequently asked questions and the answer is yes.  Although it is a relatively simple question, with a simple answer, there are many aspects of a new patient appointment that you may not know. For the residents of Sidney, a new patient appointment is an important step in developing a …
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The Beginner’s Guide To Why Your Teeth Need Braces

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

Has your dentist recommended straightening teeth for you or your teenager? Are you wondering why it is necessary? After all, you’re happy with your appearance, and what about these new braces called Invisalign; how do they work? Before plunging right into the topic of Invisalign, I’d like to explain a little bit about the importance …
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Visits and Dental Pain

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

You have been ignoring that nagging “twinge” in your lower right molar for the past few months, but now the pain is unbearable. It is 10:30 on a Friday night. Toothaches can be very painful, but painful enough to send you to the emergency room? It is estimated that nationally more than 2 million people, …
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Finding the right solution to eliminate snoring!

December 31st, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Todays market has so many different anti-snoring devices available. Finding the right solution for your snoring can seem like a daunting task. Many of these devices are unproven or work by keeping you awake at night. Fortunately, there are plenty of proven techniques that can help you eliminate snoring. Find the cause of your snoring …
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How to Prevent Gum Disease and Gingivitis

November 6th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

Gum disease is an infection that affects the tissues and bone that support the teeth. If left untreated gingivitis can progress to advanced periodontitis.  With time, as the plaque and tartar build up along the gumline, the soft tissues that support the tooth begin to break down.  As the disease progresses, the bacteria will attack …
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Why Deep Cleanings Are Important

October 29th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

  Did you know that your gum line is just as important as your teeth? During regular cleanings, the teeth and surrounding gum tissue are cleaned to help prevent gum disease. When gum disease begins, a routine cleaning is not adequate to restore the teeth and gums to a healthy state.  When the teeth and …
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Gingivitis vs. Gum Disease. What’s the Difference?

October 6th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

 Teeth are held firmly in place by the gums, bone and ligaments.  Healthy gums fit tightly against the teeth. Gum disease is an infection that  affects the tissues and bone that support the teeth. It is caused by plaque, a sticky film that forms on the surface of the teeth, which contains  bacteria that can …
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