NEWS, TIPS & GUIDES FROM AROUND THE BENCH

October 2022 | Issue #6

October is here - has this year been flying by OR WHAT? The leaves are starting to turn colors, pumpkins are lining stoops, and fall is in the air. As we start to settle in to soup and sweater season, we begin to look over the last year and can't help but to be proud of what we have achieved and accomplished.


This month we've planned an employee Bowling Night that we are looking forward to, and sshhhhhhhhh- we've already started planning for our 30th Year Anniversary Jamboree Bash coming up in June.


Quick Links:

Coming Up Tips from the Lab : Adjacent Anterior Impressions New Employee Spotlight Color Matching : Shade Guides Local Apple Picking

Photo by olia danilevich: https://www.pexels.com/photo/pumpkin-jack-o-lanterns-5490809/
Photo by olia danilevich: https://www.pexels.com
 

Coming Up in November

  • Remember to FALL BACK - remember to turn your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 6.

  • Arieno Dental will be closed November 24th & 25th for Thanksgiving, reopening Monday the 28th.

 

Tips From the Lab


Make sure your adjacent anterior teeth are clearly defined, this will ensure we can build you (and your patient) appropriate and matching contours.


The model below shows an example of what an undefined adjacent anterior looks like, illustrating how difficult it would be to match a tooth's contours to.

 

New Employee Spotlight

Say HELLO to Scott

New Team Member:

We are happy to welcome aboard another new employee to team Arieno! Scott has over twenty years of experience in the Dental Lab field - we are so glad he has come to work with us. Scott commutes daily from Lyons, where he loves spending time with his two children, Nicholas and Kayla, and fiancé Allison.


Having heavy expertise with Implants as well as Crown & Bridge, Scott has settled quickly in to the Crown & Bridge department and is looking forward to delving deeper in to the digital and design departments.


Get to know Scott some more below with some fun Q&A~


Q&A with Scott:

Q: What do you like to do for fun? A: I like to ride my motorcycle and also work at my friend's Haunted House.


Q: What is your favorite family tradition? A: Going camping on the weekends every summer, and taking out of state trips with my family. Q: What type of music is playing on your phone/car? A: 90's Alternative Rock


Q: What is the best advise you have ever been given? A: Always strive to be better at everything you do! Surround yourself with people smarter than you.


Q: Does pineapple belong on pizza? A: Absolutely Not!

 

Color Matching Tips

Teeth are as unique as fingerprints. Our goal is to provide patients with restorations that look natural, instilling with in them a greater sense of pride and confidence. Equipping us with the tools and information necessary to produce the perfect shade match is one of the most important steps in cosmetic dentistry. Dentists whom successfully gauge the appropriate color match and clearly communicate this information to the lab, will ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.


There are many different types of shade guides your office can use to get that perfect match for your patient, specifying the type of guide could make the difference between a wow case and a bow-wow case.


Our standard here at the lab is the Classic VITA Shade Guide, you are however welcome to use any guide your office prefers. As you can see in the reference photos, many chips that use the same codes can look completely different depending on the guide. In order to make the best possible product for you and your patient, please specify clearly in the script which guide you are using.


When blends and shades are highly characterized and difficult to explain on a lab script, you can always send your patient to our lab to meet with a skilled technician for a custom shade. Personal attention and a trained eye for lighting, color, and how internal characteristics relate to existing dentition, make this a good solution for accurate custom work.

 

AN APPLE A DAY

Local Apple Picking

Photo by Josh Hild: https://www.pexels.com/photo/red-apples-on-wooden-crates-2949140/
Photo by Josh Hild: https://www.pexels.com

We all know that western NY loves our apples, and apple picking season is among us. Check out a list of some highly rated, and family fun places to pick FRESH, local apples this season.

Whittier Fruit Farm | 219 Whittier Rd. Rochester, NY 14624 | whittierfruitfarm.com At the Whittier Fruit Farm you can pick 32 varieties of apples on trees that are easy to pick - no ladders necessary! We are always planting new trees, so there are more and more choices each year.


Robb Farms | 800 Gallup Rd. Spencerport, NY 14559 | robbfarms.com For over 100 years, the Robb family has been growing quality fruits and vegetables on their farm in Western New York. Today this 300-acre farm is home to more than 19 varieties of Apples, 12 varieties of Peaches, Blackberries, Blueberries, Juneberries (Saskatoons), Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Green and Yellow Beans and more!


Hurd Orchards | 17260 Ridge Rd. Holley, NY 14470 | hurdorchards.com We are proud of our apple collection which encompasses over forty nine varieties. Shopping for apples at Hurd Orchards is an apple connoisseur's delight. Our hope is to showcase the distinctive characteristics of each special variety. Come choose a basket, mixing and matching your favorites new and old!


Schutt's Apple Mill | 1063 Plank Rd. Webster, NY 14580 | schuttsapplemill.com Our family’s Apple Mill and Country Store has been a part of the local community since it first opened its doors in 1918 by Paul “Great Grandpa” Schutt. Located in beautiful Western New York a few minutes outside of Rochester, Our family run farm is in the heart of apple country. For almost 100 years our family has brought you its delicious apples and sweet cider.


West Wind Farms | 928 Manitou Rd. Hilton, NY 14468 | greenacreupick.com Pick-your-own fruits including: raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples & pumpkins. Over 30 varieties of apples available for picking.

 
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