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Oral systemic health is about taking a holistic approach to dentistry.

Oral Systemic Health Dentistry Goes Beyond Teeth for Total Wellness

A trip to the dentist typically involves fillings, cleanings, and other routine services. But today, progressive dentists are spending more time learning and informing patients how dentistry and overall heath are directly connected. For example, when patients are experiencing gum disease, their chances of serious health risks dramatically increases. This ...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Are you familiar with this deadly disease? According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), an estimated 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer EVERY YEAR and 9,000 U.S. citizens will die from this horrifying disease. Oral cancer's mortality rate isn't ...
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Spring is just around the corner - could your dental health routine use a refresh?

How to “Spring Clean” Your Dental Health Routine

Warmer weather, budding trees...signs of spring are all around us! The first few glimpses of spring-like weather may send us into a spring cleaning frenzy around our homes and yards. Before you grab your bucket, squeegee, and mop, take a moment to think about your dental health routine. Could it ...
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sleep apnea is a big deal

Sleep Apnea: Is It a Big Deal?

Sleep apnea contributes to 450,000 death per year. So, yes! It is a big deal if you don't undergo the proper channels to treat this deadly disease. If you believe you or a loved one have sleep apnea, you're not alone. In America, sleep apnea affects more than 12 million people ...
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Cavity prevention isn't child's play!

Fluoride and Sealants: Cavity Prevention for All Ages [Infographic]

You may think you've outgrown the tendency to get cavities, but according to the CDC, 91% of people over the age of 20 have had cavities at some point in their adult lives. Of course, there are many preventive steps you can take to avoid cavities, including daily brushing and ...
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Invisalign the perfect solution for brides

Say “I Do” to the Perfect Smile with Invisalign

Did you recently get engaged? First, let us say "congratulations!" While you're trying to find the perfect venue, the perfect dress, and the perfect photographer, have you asked yourself, "Do I have the perfect smile?" Say "yes" to the dress your perfect wedding-day smile with Invisalign®! Invisalign® involves a series ...
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Learn how to handle common dental emergencies.

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies [Infographic]

Dental emergencies can happen at any time. Would you know what to do if you or a family member suffered from a broken or knocked out tooth? You can do your part now by keeping your teeth healthy with daily brushing and flossing and regular checkups at your dentist. However, accidents ...
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your issaquah highlands dentist providing invisalign

Invisalign and your Issaquah Highlands Dentist

Have you thought about straightening your teeth? If you've been told in the past that you need braces but just weren't ready to commit to the hassle that traditional braces come with, we have another answer for you. Invisalign is the perfect way to achieve the smile you've been waiting ...
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Learn how to leave your favorite dentist a great review using Google+

How to Leave Your Favorite Dentist a Google+ Review

Picture this: You just had the most amazing dental visit! The service was excellent, the staff was friendly, the dentist was incredibly talented, and the list goes on and on. You're definitely feeling the love, and while you highly recommend your dentist to others in conversation, have you ever considered leaving your dentist a ...
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Halloween Candy Buy Back Event at Your Issaquah Highlands Dentist

Discovery Dental’s Halloween Candy Buy Back is a Sweet Success!

We are so proud of our children! If it weren't for their support, our Halloween Candy Buy Back at your Issaquah Highlands dentist office would not have been such a huge success. Kids received $1 for every pound of candy donated, and a special goodie bag to protect their little ...
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Patient Testimonials

DrVanama a great dentist!

DrVanama a great dentist! She is professional, warm and very thorough. She also has massage chairs, warm blankets and TV's so it is a more relaxed experience. I would reccommend her to anyone.

Sue Skelton

5.0
2016-03-05T06:29:59+00:00

Sue Skelton

DrVanama a great dentist! She is professional, warm and very thorough. She also has massage chairs, warm blankets and TV's so it is a more relaxed experience. I would reccommend her to anyone.

We are very glad to have her in our area

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Vanama. We began with her when she was first getting started in the Highlands. She has always taken very good care of both of us and has continued to make us feel comfortable and at ease in her office. She and her staff always have a welcoming attitude! We have recommended her to several of our friends. We are very glad to have her in our area.

Elizabeth Watkins

5.0
2016-03-05T06:29:23+00:00

Elizabeth Watkins

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Vanama. We began with her when she was first getting started in the Highlands. She has always taken very good care of both of us and has continued to make us feel comfortable and at ease in her office. She and her staff always have a welcoming attitude! We have recommended her to several of our friends. We are very glad to have her in our area.

I constantly refer patients to her

My family has been coming to Dr. Vanama for over 8 years. I constantly refer patients to her. Her staff always remember us, and my kids love her. Dr. Vanama is very attentive to your comfort and she had definitely earned our loyalty.

Kathryn Campbell

5.0
2016-03-05T06:28:00+00:00

Kathryn Campbell

My family has been coming to Dr. Vanama for over 8 years. I constantly refer patients to her. Her staff always remember us, and my kids love her. Dr. Vanama is very attentive to your comfort and she had definitely earned our loyalty.

My best dental experience ever!!

Right from the start, I knew this was the office for me! All of the staff members were warm, caring, and highly skilled. Dr. Vanama really took the time to identify my concerns and problems, which made me feel confident in the treatment that I was receiving. My best dental experience ever!! Thanks 🙂

Pratyusha Naidu

5.0
2016-03-05T06:27:12+00:00

Pratyusha Naidu

Right from the start, I knew this was the office for me! All of the staff members were warm, caring, and highly skilled. Dr. Vanama really took the time to identify my concerns and problems, which made me feel confident in the treatment that I was receiving. My best dental experience ever!! Thanks 🙂

Vanama and her team provide the best possible care

Always a great experience, Dr. Vanama has a very calming manner and Joelle is a killer hygienist, (in a good way!) My family and I look forward to our visits because we know how important good oral health is to our futures and that Dr. Vanama and her team provide the best possible care. I would and have recommended this office to friends and family.

Ed Wilhelme

5.0
2016-03-29T14:55:23+00:00

Ed Wilhelme

Always a great experience, Dr. Vanama has a very calming manner and Joelle is a killer hygienist, (in a good way!) My family and I look forward to our visits because we know how important good oral health is to our futures and that Dr. Vanama and her team provide the best possible care. I would and have recommended this office to friends and family.

She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful

I have been seeing Dr. Vanama for my dental needs for several years. She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful. When it is necessary to refer me to a specialist, she has the specialist come to her office for the convenience of the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Vanama.

Susan Draughon

5.0
2016-03-29T14:56:06+00:00

Susan Draughon

I have been seeing Dr. Vanama for my dental needs for several years. She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful. When it is necessary to refer me to a specialist, she has the specialist come to her office for the convenience of the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Vanama.

I have much confidence in her as a dentist

I have been a patient of Dr. Vanama for several years during which my experiences have been very positive. She is very approachable in regard to questions and finding the best course of treatment. I have much confidence in her as a dentist. Thank you.

Nicholas Moe

5.0
2016-03-29T14:56:41+00:00

Nicholas Moe

I have been a patient of Dr. Vanama for several years during which my experiences have been very positive. She is very approachable in regard to questions and finding the best course of treatment. I have much confidence in her as a dentist. Thank you.

Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable

Every time I go to Discovery Dental I am completely satisfied with their services. Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable. This is the first time I have ever had any dental work done and Dr. Vanama was very helpful throughout the entire process. I have never had a bad experience! I look forward to every visit

Alyason Mitchell

5.0
2016-03-29T14:58:17+00:00

Alyason Mitchell

Every time I go to Discovery Dental I am completely satisfied with their services. Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable. This is the first time I have ever had any dental work done and Dr. Vanama was very helpful throughout the entire process. I have never had a bad experience! I look forward to every visit
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