Mission Trip

Goodbye Ecuador…

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For the second time this spring, a team from Woodlands Family Dental have returned from serving in the mission field. Our first trip took us to Guatemala in Central America where we gave of ourselves to provide much needed dental care and oral health guidance. Our latest trip sees Dr. Nalley, Dr. Garza and hygienist Sarah Kelley returning all the way from Ecuador in South America. While the services we provide are essentially the same, each trip is special and cherished because of the unique culture and because of the wonderful people we meet. As you know, our greatest joy comes form proving a happy and healthy smile. Our new friends in Ecuador have filled us to overflowing with joy because of their gratefulness and beaming smiles they are so quick to share...
Mission Trip to Ecuador

First Guatemala. Now Ecuador!

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It’s only been a couple of weeks since our amazing trip to Guatemala. Now, Dr. Nalley & Dr. Garza, along with hygienist, Sarah Kelley from Woodlands Family Dental are in Ecuador where we’re, once again, blessed to serve as the hands and feet to those in need. In the first few days our team provided dental and oral health care to nearly 100 patients with more on the way each day we’re there. A local pastor took the opportunity to share the gospel message to our patients as they arrived and left our care facility. “It’s amazing to see the smiles on the kid’s faces after we give them a cleaning or provide some extended dental care. It’s equally amazing to see crowds gather and listen to the gospel message and leave with both a smile on their lips...
Mr. Molar

Say “Hello” to Mr. Molar!

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Recently, Woodlands Family Dental surprised The Woodlands Christian Academy with a visit from Mr. Molar. Along with hygienist, Sarah, Mr. Molar shared dental hygiene tips and played games with the children. One game had two "Sugar Bugs" (volunteers) chase after Mr. Molar while a Toothbrush (another volunteer) came to his rescue! The games were fun, informational and allowed us to run around with the kids for a good time. Woodlands Family Dental is excited to have Mr. Molar making appearances throughout the community. We desire that everyone have a full understanding of the value and benefits of good oral health. Our goal, with Mr. Molar, is to engage the young people in our community to make learning about oral health fun and entertaining. Keep an eye out for...
WFD Mission Trip

Guatemala Update: …and back again!

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As it usually goes with these kinds of trips, it is over too soon. The bittersweet reality of leaving the wonderful people of Guatemala is tempered by being back at home, surrounded by routine and the familiar. When we pause a moment to think back to the whirlwind of activity over the brief week, it's amazing to realize the impact we've had on so many lives. We were able to see and help more than 750 men, women and children in need of dental care. In this impoverished part of the world, these mission trips may be the only professional care they receive from year to year. This service does more than offer the local people a chance for a cleaning. It gives us an opportunity to reflect the compassion, love and abundant living in Christ that we can sometimes take...
Mission Trip Arrival

Guatemala Update: We’ve arrived!

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The Woodlands Family Dental mission team arrived safely in Guatemala on Saturday and set to work almost immediately. On Sunday, they saw 47 patients with another 116 on Monday and 243 on Tuesday with many more to see throughout their time there. Everyone is feeling blessed to use their gifts and talents in a way that brings glory to God and a smile to the faces of those they are serving. Keep an eye out on Facebook and on our blog as we share more about our trip to Guatemala. Please continue to pray for our safety and for opportunities to be a clear example of the hands and feet of Christ. Dr. Brett Murphey enjoys a short break with Kathy Fischnar and a few of his patients.
Mission Trip 2015

On a Mission to Share a Smile

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This Saturday, March 7, a core group from Woodlands Family Dental will once again travel to Guatemala on a gospel and dental health mission. This mission trip is an amazing opportunity for members in the dental profession to provide much needed oral health care in underprivileged areas. It not just about dental care, though. It's an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ. To fulfill a greater purpose. To serve and to give back. Dr. Brett Murphey, DDS is going on his 16th trip and will be accompanied by Dr. Andrew Nalley, DDS, Stephanie Webb, Jackie Meza and Kathy Fischnar. "The bond of serving Christ, serving others and being together in the Lord truly blesses each person involved.", said Dr. Murphey. "I always look forward to these trips because I know...
IV Sedation

IV Sedation for a Stress-free Dental Experience

Many people refuse to see the dentist for regular or even random check ups. That simple, semi-annual visit can help you avoid many painful and expensive treatments later on in life. After the misconception that dental care is too expensive, the next reason you don't visit the dentist is anxiety about being at the dentist. Anxiety from bad experiences in the past We recognize that many patients have had bad dental experiences in their past, either as children or adults. Those experiences can dramatically affect their comfort level and desire to see a dentist on a regular basis. We understand and try to make your experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible. One of the services Woodlands Family Dental offers to help with reducing anxiety is IV Sedation....
Dental Visit

Why Do We Go To The Dentist Every 6 Months?

Like most Americans you probably go to the dentist every 6 months. Every other visit you will get X-rays done, but each time you leave it is with a new toothbrush, some floss and a reminder to come again in 6 months. You may have asked yourself; is seeing the dentist twice a year really necessary? We believe it is one of the most important things you can do for your oral and overall health. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Scraping and polishing teeth. Flossing. X-Rays. These familiar activities are the cornerstone of any dental visit, but we do so much more for your health than just those things. Are your gums healthy? During your exam we'll check the health of your gums. Are they fresh and pink? Are they red, swollen...
New Year

New Year Goals, Not Resolutions

Just like many others this month, you are making your New Year resolutions. And, just like many others, some of your resolutions are bound to come and go. Usually, resolutions are not kept because they are talked about and wished for, but when it comes to actually doing them, there are no plans. No structure. No goals. We'd believe that being successful in these life-changing statements are not really about claiming resolutions as much as they are about setting goals. After all, you can't hit a target that's not there. Think about your resolutions and be sure to not only state your desired results, but also break it down into how you will accomplish them. This simple step will help you achieve many more of your goals than just hoping for an outcome. At Woodlands...