To our Advance Dental Family:

To be both proactive and socially responsible, we are following the CDC and ADA recommendations. Our office staff will be available during normal business hours. If you experience a dental emergency, kindly call the office at 574-271-9910 to make arrangements.

If you are scheduled after April 13th, this does not affect you.

We will be in touch to reschedule the affected appointments soon, if we haven't done so already.

Your Dental Family at Advance Dental

How Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Smile

Here at Advance Dental in Granger, IN, creating healthy smiles is our specialty. If your tooth develops an infection or is facing damage from decay, you should visit your dentist, Dr. Ronald F. Stangebye, DDS, immediately to discuss options for saving it. After all, a simple root canal could end up being the key to keeping your smile intact!
What Is a Root Canal?
Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from inside the dental pulp, prevent reinfection, and save your overall tooth structure. During the procedure, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected using miniature tools before being filled and sealed with a safe, putty-like material to protect the health of your smile. Root canal treatment is a comfortable and painless method that will benefit your oral health in the long run.

Reasons for a Root Canal
A tooth's nerve can develop inflammation, irritation, and infection and may require a root canal for several reasons. These include facial injury, a chip or…

So very thankful...

We areso very thankfulfor you. 
Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. It truly calls us to be present to those around us. It's a day to spend with our loved ones and truly appreciate how grateful we are to have each other. With that said, Thanksgiving is also the perfect time for our office to reflect on what we've been given and be so very thankful.
Everyone here at Advance Dental, would like to take this moment to express how thankful we are for you. We are thankful you've allowed us to care for your dental needs and your continual trust in us. It's individuals like you that make our office more than a dental practice. We are a dental family.
Happy Thanksgiving
Sincerely, Your Dental Family at Advance Dental
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We've all heard the saying "use it or lose it," well that is especially true when it comes to dental benefits. We want to assist you in maximizing your dental insurance benefits and essentially save you money.
1. Yearly Maximum
This is the limit on how much your dental insurance plan will pay within one full year. Most are capped at $1000 to $1500 and usually renew on January 1st. If you have unused benefits, these will not roll over to the next year, they will be lost.

2. Deductible
This a set amount of money you must pay before your insurance company will pay towards any treatment. If you've received dental treatment this year, you've probably met or made some progress towards your deductible. Completing treatment this year will help you avoid paying your deductible twice. 
3. Premiums
This one is simple, if you are paying for your dental insurance premiums every month, you should be using your benefits.

4. Changes in …

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Use your dental benefits and HSA before it's too late!

Time is running outfor you to use your 2019 dental benefits and health savings accounts. Every year you receive a maximum amount of dental benefits from your dental insurance company, and in most cases the unused portion of this amount islost on December 31st! These are benefits you have already paid for!

Your dental care is important to us, and we want to make sure you get the care you need without overpaying for it.If you have been postponing dental treatment or are overdue for a routine exam and cleaning, right now is the best time to schedule. 
Please call us at574-271-9910 orrequest an appointment online.Our administrative staff is excellent at explaining dental benefits. Please don't hesitate to call them for assistance. 
We're looking forward to seeing you soon.
Your Dental Family at Advance Dental

Our Sixth Annual Food Drive - Join us and help feed our community!

Advance Dental's SIXTH Annual Food Drive
Monday October 14th through Saturday December 14th
We would like to take this time to give thanks for what we have and consider what we can share with our community.
For the past five years, our office has partnered with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. If you’ve participated in previous years, you know that we've had FIVE wonderful years of donations, both through food and monetary gifts, from our patients and staff.

We challenge ALL our patients to participate this year and help feed our community members who are in need.
Here is what we've been able to donate together over the years and our goal for 2019.

·  2014: 146 pounds of food donated
·  2015: 233 pounds of food donated
·  2016: 409 pounds of food donated (including monetary donations)
·  2017: 556 pounds of food donated (including monetary donations)
·  2018: 1200 pounds of food donated (including monetary donations) *We doubled our goal in 2018*
·2019: 750 pounds is our goal this …


This Friday, September 13th, our staff will be participating in our Annual OSHA & HIPAA training. Our office hours will be modified on this day. We will be available back in the office from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. As always, if there is a true dental emergency please call the office to be directed to our emergency telephone number.

Next week, from Monday, September 16th to the 20th, Dr. Stangebye will be out of the office. Rest assured our office staff will be available to answer any questions you may have or schedule any appointment you may need!

Just a few friendly reminders:
The end of the year is rapidly approaching, if you are due for your dental check-up and cleaning and/ or are in need of dental treatment, please call the office today to schedule. If you have dental insurance, this year's benefits may expire on December 31st!If you haven't "LIKED" our Facebook page yet, please do so and join in on the fun! You can look forward to exciting and educational informat…