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March 02, 2016  | by Amanda

Chicago Midwinter - What's at a Dental Convention?

Dr. Farrow and members of his team traveled to Chicago, IL in late February for the Midwinter Meeting hosted by the Chicago Dental Society. This event was attended by almost 30,000 dentists, graduate students, hygienists, assistants, office personnel, guests, and vendors. The exhibit floor hosts 724 vendors of every kind of dental equipment, product, or service for a dental office.


Why does Dr. Farrow take time away from seeing patients to attend an event such as this? Because he believes in continuous learning and staying up to date with the latest training and dental products. Dr. Farrow spent time on Thursday attending a course on esthetic composite restorations and how to make natural looking fillings. He and his staff attended courses on Friday learning on how to perform low pain extractions and visited the exhibitor booths to check out the latest products and services to serve you.


Attending events such as these and other continuing education are one of the ways Dr. Farrow demonstrated in his care in providing you and your family with the best service possible. We realize it is inconvenient when you are asked to reschedule a previously reserved appointment or if you are not able to reach the office while the team is away, but we hope you appreciate our efforts to provide you with only the best and continually improve. If you ever have questions about alternate dental services, techniques, or products, please don't hesitate to ask. We're more than happy to provide you with answers about what we do know or look into it further for you.

September 27, 2017

Erosion: What You Can Do

Erosion occurs when acids wear away at the tooth enamel over time. Read more for find out how it occurs and what you can do to prevent or treat teeth with erosion.

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July 19, 2017

Invisalign - Why the Time is Now

Read more to find out how you can achieve a straighter and healthier smile.

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April 17, 2017

Tips on How to Prepare Your Child for a Filling Visit

Here are some tips if your child has an appointment for a cavity.

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February 13, 2017

Health History – Now Paperless

​If you've been to our office lately, you may have noticed a change with our check-in process. We have introduced electronic health history forms.

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January 15, 2017

How to Prepare for Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist

Dr. Farrow recommends children have their first dental visit after their first birthday. Learn how to prepare yourself and your child for their first visit to the dentist.

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October 05, 2016

To Floss or Not to Floss?

Have you read the recent articles debunking the recommendations to floss daily? Read more about Gina's and Dr. Farrow's reflections and response to those articles.

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August 15, 2016

Dental Implants

We now offer dental implant services at Monroe Street Family Dental. Read more on why choosing a dental implant may be right for you.

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July 21, 2016

Invisalign Promotion - Summer 2016

Monroe Street Family Dental is excited to offer an incredible package to help get you the smile you’ve always wanted!

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July 06, 2016

Oral Care During Pregnancy: A Guide

Misinformation abounds in terms of prenatal dental health. Read more to know specifically what preventative steps to take before, during, and after your pregnancy.

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May 04, 2016

The Healthy Baby Exam

What is a healthy baby exam and why is it important?

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April 11, 2016

The Early Orthodontic Evaluation

Many parents with young children have questions about orthodontics: Will my son or daughter need braces? When do you start? How much will it cost?

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March 24, 2016

“No-Drill Dentistry” on NPR’s Your Health

Is fluoride good for you and does Dr. Farrow recommend it? Read more...

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March 02, 2016

Chicago Midwinter - What's at a Dental Convention?

Whatever your industry - everyone has a conference. What's at a dental convention and why does Dr. Farrow and his team attend? Read more to find out about their latest trip to Chicago for the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

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February 18, 2016

Managing Dental Anxiety

Going to the dentist can cause anxiety and this a normal reaction. Whether it is a specific fear (i.e needles, sounds, painful past experiences) or nervousness about the entire experience, we would like to know how you are feeling.

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January 29, 2016

Preventing Overkill in Modern Dental Care

This past summer, I had the pleasure of reading an insightful article in the New Yorker by surgeon Atul Gawande, entitled “Overkill.” Its central thesis is that our health care system is wrought with overtreatment and unnecessary care.

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December 28, 2015

Changes for State of Wisconsin Employees

2016 brings big changes to State of Wisconsin employees who previously had Momentum as their dental insurance administrator.

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December 07, 2015

End of 2015 News

​The end of year is upon us and we hope 2015 has been a wonderful year for you and your loved ones.

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November 02, 2015

Options in Orthodontics: Stick with Your Dentist

Have you considered Invisalign as an adult for a straighter smile. Learn why your dentist may be the best person to help you with orthodontic treatment.

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October 19, 2015

Oil Pulling: Is the Benefit Real?

Have you heard of “oil pulling"? This natural health trend is being touted by many as having curative properties.

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September 30, 2015

Insurance Open Enrollment

The month of October brings open enrollment for dental benefits, and we encourage you to review your options. Read more to review some of options that may affect you.

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September 21, 2015

Athletic Mouthguards

For many students back to school also means participating in sports. A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be standard equipment from an early age.

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August 05, 2015

E-Cigarettes: Their Threat to Your General and Dental Health

Learn more about e-cigarettes and how they can affect your health.

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July 15, 2015

Probiotics and Your Oral Health

Several of our patients over the past year have asked about the probiotics and oral health.

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June 24, 2015

Team Trip to San Francisco

Last week the entire team traveled to San Francisco for the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) conference and convocation for Dr. Farrow. Learn more about our trip!

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March 06, 2015

Join Our Sustainability Commitment

Did you know the average person wastes at least 90 glasses of water every day by leaving the tap running while they brush their teeth?

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February 15, 2015

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Many people that we have met in the last 5 years have asked us if our office practices “holistic dentistry.” We see our unique approach to holistic dentistry as one that broadens perspectives: whole person. whole community. whole planet.

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March 17, 2014

Headaches and TMJ

Headaches are complex and can have many contributing factors. We have found that with careful diagnosis, we can relieve some headaches and improve patient's daily activities like eating and sleeping.

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March 17, 2014

It's Not Just a Cleaning

​Regular dental cleanings, with an exam, can do more than keep your smile attractive. Recent research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole.

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