Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma February 2020 - Page 11

Creative Edge Dentistry offers cosmetic, preventive, periodontics, restorative, sleep apnea treatment, and TMJ Therapy. to reassure and educate them to help them feel more comfortable with procedures. At Creative Edge Dentistry they have several options to help with comfort and relaxation from nitrous oxide, blankets, essential oils, and the most important, spending the time needed with each patient.  “We have several ways of getting you to feel relaxed,” Bender said. “We are not going to push for time. We are going to give you all the time you need to get comfortable. We aren’t just treating teeth. We are treating you as a person. “Our goal is get you the healthiest that we can get you. Whatever is happening in your mouth is affecting the rest of your body. Once we get your mouth environment healthy, it is going to lead to improved health throughout your whole body.” Bender, 37, received her undergraduate biology degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she was a collegiate athlete playing women’s basketball. Soon after, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry. Bender is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, and American Women’s Dental Association. In her ongoing quest to provide her patients with the highest level of dental care, Bender furthers her skills by participating in continuing education opportunities in the latest dental techniques and technologies. She is currently active in the Spears Education Center and Spears Study Club. Bender said she welcomes patients both with and without insurance. “We have amazing patients,” she said. “I have tried to find other ways within my practice to help them overcome insurance by offering an in-office dental plan.” Through the Give-Back-A-Smile program, Bender has volunteered her time to helping restore the smiles of domestic abuse victims, re-establishing their confidence and health as they rebuild their lives. She also volunteers for Oklahoma Mission of Mercy “OK Moms,” an annual two-day event providing free dental care to as many adults and children as time will allow. “My passion is to help people be healthier,” Bender said. “We can make a huge impact in their overall health.” For more information call 405-341-9351 or visit Your Mouth is the window to your overall health. Edmond Economic Development Authority Thanks to our February 2020 Featured Business! Autoworks Established: 1997 Number of Employees: 3 Product/Service: Japanese Auto Repair and Maintenance Website: Autoworks and other Edmond businesses will be featured in the EEDA’s newsletter, The Arrow. To view past issues of The Arrow, visit February 2020 | The Business Times 11