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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

Snoring is More Than an Annoying Sound – Part 1

November 27th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health | Sleep Apnea - (0 Comments)
Dentist in Sidney, OH

Snoring occurs when air passes through the throat and causes your soft tissue to vibrate. Snoring can affect everyone, but generally overweight males are affected by it the most. Occasional snoring is usually not a sign of trouble, but frequent snorers may be at risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). 50% of frequent snorers have …
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Oral Cancer: What are the Common Warning Signs? Pt. 2

November 13th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Cancer | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Oral Cancer exam Sidney, OH

When we last left you, we had discussed two oral cancer screening options. This week, we would like to discuss what some of the early warning signs of oral cancer are. It is important to remember that oral cancer is easily treatable when caught in the early stages. Over 42,000 people were expected to be diagnosed …
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Oral Cancer Pt. 1 | Screening Options

October 30th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Oral cancer screening Sidney, OH

If caught in the early stages, oral cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer. Generally, people do well while they are being treated, and, luckily, catching oral cancer early is possible because of the access to screening options. There are two main forms of oral cancer screening; one is called OralCDx, and …
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Oral Health: How to Avoid Cavities This Halloween

October 16th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Oral Health - (0 Comments)
cavity prevention Sidney, OH

Halloween is almost here, and, as everyone prepares for the scariest day of the year, dentists also prepare for the scariest day of their year. Halloween is fun for children, but their teeth suffer from the excess candy they tend to eat following Halloween. This year, we would like to offer you a couple of …
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Bad Breath? Yet Another Reason to Floss – Part 1

October 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Bad Breath Sidney, OH

Flossing your teeth is a critically important activity that some do not do regularly, or skip altogether. Here is why you should floss every day: Halitosis, or more commonly known as “bad breath,” is actually more frequent than most individuals realize. Bad breath is an important dental health issue. Bad breath is more than an …
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Oral Cancer: Signs of a Serious Health Issue

September 18th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Oral Cancer Sidney Ohio

Smoking cigarettes or using another form of tobacco is extremely dangerous for your oral and overall health. Oral cancer is an extremely prevalent disease with over 40,000 people diagnosed in 2012. Even if you have not used tobacco products during your life, you should still be aware of oral cancer. It is reported that a …
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Oral Hygiene: Can I Get Rid of Tooth Decay?

September 5th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health | Tooth decay - (0 Comments)
Cavities Sidney Ohio

Nobody wants to go to the dentist with a mouth full of tooth decay and cavities. You know why? This means more chair time, more drilling, and way less fun. When you hear “cavity” at the dentist’s office, that means you need a restoration (filling, crown, etc.). This is never good news for you… Restorations …
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Can a Dental Emergency Send You to the ER

August 21st, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Dental Emergency

Have you ever had, or heard of, a dental emergency? The most common dental emergencies include having a tooth knocked out, cracking a tooth, biting down too hard on your tongue or cheek, or severe toothaches from infections or cavities. Whether you sustain a blow to the face/mouth or have been ignoring a toothache for …
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Is Gum Disease and Gingivitis the Same?

August 9th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Gum Disease

Often you hear the terms gum disease and gingivitis, and they are used almost interchangeably. In addition to gum disease and gingivitis, you may also hear the terms periodontitis, periodontal disease or pyorrhea. You might be confused if all of these things are the same, or if they are different, but similar, diseases. If your …
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Oral Health | Keeping Your Mouth Healthy With Braces

July 24th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Oral Health Sidney

Many of Dr. Van Treese’s young patients in the Sidney, OH area are undergoing some sort of orthodontic treatment. While receiving orthodontic treatment will improve the cosmetics of your smile, the functionality of your mouth, and your long-term health, it can have adverse effects on your current oral health. The reason for these adverse effects …
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