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About Chris Cook

Chris has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 11 years, with 16 total years working in various aspects of the dental industry - from dental assisting to strategic marketing and consulting. We are happy to have his unique and broad experience base powering our knowledge center.

How to Brush – Power Brushes

If you read the “how to Brush” post on manual brushes, then you know you need to choose a soft bristled brush and employ a circular motion in order optimally clean your teeth. Well…for the consideration of this post – power toothbrushes – we are going to throw that out the window.

That’s right. Forget about […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Knowledge Center, Patient Education|0 Comments

How to Care for Your New Smile – the Basics

The purpose of this post is to outline the basic steps to caring for your new smile.

Basically, you want to care for your cosmetically enhance smile just as you would your natural smile – if not better!

Why do we say that?

Well, some people who have had their smile cosmetically enhanced with porcelain veneers or crowns […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Knowledge Center, Patient Education|0 Comments

How to Floss

Many of my patients don’t feel the need to floss because, as they say “I don’t get food trapped between my teeth”.

Before I explain proper flossing technique, I would like to go ahead and disarm this excuse right now…

Floss MYTH: You must floss in order to clean out trapped food particles.


Flossing is not primarily about […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Knowledge Center, Patient Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Implant Case Workload

A recent study published by LMT magazine intended to survey the implant case workload of dental labs across the country. The data acquired from the survey revealed that the majority of labs view their implant case workload as “good or booming”. Only a small percent (14%) rated it as “slow”.

At Okon, we can confirm that […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Articles, Knowledge Center|0 Comments

How to Care for your New Smile – Advanced

Q: Which aspects of your new smile need little or no modification?

A: Normal chewing function, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss.

Q: Which aspects of your new smile need modification or specialization?

A: Frequency of professional dental hygiene visits, specialized hygiene instruments.


Let’s start by addressing the categories that require little or no modification…

“Normal” Function:

Porcelain veneers are quite strong. They can […]

By |May 25th, 2015|Knowledge Center, Patient Education|0 Comments

3-D Digital Impressions

Better for everyone!
What if there was a technology that could help you produce better fitting restorations, with less chair time, fewer appointments and faster turnaround, all while improving the patients’ in-office experience?

Well, there is! It’s called 3-D Digital Impressions.

3-D scanning technology is great for the Dentist, the Lab and the Patient alike. Let’s take those […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Articles, Knowledge Center|0 Comments

How to Brush – Manual Brushes

This post is dedicated to the art of brushing. The art of brushing, you say?

Yes. Brushing your teeth is more than a perfunctory task (although that is how most of us treat it). Proper tooth brushing is an art even when it comes to power brushes, but even more so with manual brushes (there is […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Patient Education|0 Comments