2023 August Newsletter

Insurance, Insurance… Know All About It…

The benefit packages provided by insurance companies vary from employer to employer. Dental insurance is a contract between you, your employer and your insurance company. Not all services are a covered benefit in all contracts. You need to learn the benefits in your policy. All patients are encouraged to review the cost of their treatment by asking for a treatment plan if one is not provided to them. If you have insurance, we can send a pre-determination to your insurance company for any treatment recommended to you.

Got Dry Mouth???

Teeth depend on saliva to remove microbes and neutralize acid. Many medications and health issues can impact saliva production, resulting in dry mouth. There are many over the counter and prescription rinses such as Biotene and Colgate Dry Mouth Relief that can help!

Keep Up the Good Work!

We are so appreciative of the amazing reviews we’ve been getting. As some of you are aware, after your appointment an email or text message is sent out with a link to give us a review– no sign ups, no log in, just a click and it’s done. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to do this. It helps us grow, helps us improve, and helps us provide you with the best service we possibly can.

Back to School?

There are only a few hygiene openings left for the month of August, so if you or your child are overdue for your dental cleanings, please give us a call so we can schedule you before heading back to school. Don’t forget, in order for us to fill out your child’s dental forms they must be up to date with their cleanings!

Fun Fact

Shark teeth don’t have roots, so they fall out easily while the shark is eating. Sharks typically lose at least one tooth per week and grow another.

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Dr. Gary Vander Vliet

Preventive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry



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Hastings Commons, Building 2B;
486 Schooley’s Mountain Road;
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840


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