East Bay Oral Surgery

Dr. Gronbach Joins Dental Panel at UC Berkeley

We would like to thank UC Berkeley’s Pre-Health DeCal for inviting Dr. Gronbach to join their dental panel. This last Tuesday, Dr. Gronbach spoke to a group of college students interested in pursing careers in healthcare. The Pre-Health DeCal is a course that exposes students to the various healthcare fields. The panel hosted a range of dental professionals and collegues including;

Dr. Edward Jang, General Dentist

Dr. Eric Axelrode, Orthodontist

Dr. Margarita Lachica, Orthodontist

Dr. Ali Rezai, Endodontist

Dr. Keith Gronbach, Oral Surgeon

The doctors shared their valuable experience and expertise with eager pre-health students. The panel allowed students to learn more about the dental field, as well as the interconnected nature between dental specialties. One student even described the panel as the “Fab Five of Dentistry,” saying she didn’t realize all of the diverse roles in the field and how they come together. The panel showed how dentistry is truly a team sport; your oral surgeon is working with your dentist who may also be working with an endodontist! It was a fun-filled, informative night for both the students and professionals.


Office Enjoys Lafayette Res Run for Education

This past weekend East Bay Oral Surgery participated in the Lafayette Res Run for Education. Staff members, accompanied with friends and family, completed the 2 mile walk/run. The event also included a “Healthy Lifestyles Fair,” which offered festive games, treats, and booths for the community. The family friendly affair offered many fun activities for kids, such as, decorating pumpkins and “fishing” for Halloween prizes.  The event also aims to give back to the community, with all of the money earned going towards local schools in the area! Overall it was a fun-filled Sunday morning 🙂

Thank you to everyone who came out and we hope to see you next year!


Back-to-School Oral Health Tips

Start the school year off with a sparkling smile by following these oral health tips!

  • Develop a brushing and flossing routine by remembering the rule of twos. Brush twice a day for two minutes each time. Don’t forget to floss at least once a day! Also, remember to purchase new toothbrush heads every 3 months. Another way to remember this is to change the brush every time a report card comes out.
  • Sports are also an important and fun aspect of school. With football, water polo, and other seasons right around the corner look into mouth guards. Consult your local dentist if one is necessary and they will be happy to fit your child with a protective custom fit. You do not want a visit to our office to replace a knocked out tooth!
  • Remember to pack healthy snacks and lunches for the busy school schedule. Healthy habits are important to develop at a young age. Avoiding heavily sugary and starchy foods that promote decay are key to healthy teeth!
  • Schedule dental appointments to prevent future dental problems. Regular check ups are important!

There are multiple benefits of maintaining good oral health for your children! Following these tips will decrease the likelihood of your child missing school due to cavities and gum diseases. Proper oral health leads to better grades and
improved concentration due to less mouth pain. We hope everyone is having an amazing start to the new school year!

Cinco de May Fiesta Raffle WINNERS!!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 1st Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta last Thursday! We would like to announce the official winners…

Spa Night Basket-Sara with Dr. Ko’s Office
Margarita Night Basket- Ashley with Lamorinda Tooth Buds
Date Night Basket- Gail with Dr Osterman
Instant Pot – Zayne with Dr. Schellinck’s office

Dr. Gronbach and staff randomly selected the raffle winners this past Tuesday. You can view the video on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/1773038982956946/videos/2307199826235866/

Again, congratulations to the winners and we hope to see everyone at next year’s fiesta!

1st Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Last Thursday, our office hosted its 1st Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

May 5th commemorates Mexico’s victory in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. During which, the Mexican Army defeated the invading French troops despite being drastically outnumbered. Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate the country’s rich heritage and pride. Take a look below to see how dental offices in the East Bay joined together and celebrated!

Over a dozen offices stopped by to enjoy a lunch break filled with tacos, chips, and guacamole! In the dental community, interactions between offices are often limited to talking on the phone and patient referrals. That’s why, the fiesta was an amazing opportunity for offices to come together and socialize with one another face to face. Lamorinda Tooth Buds brought the heat with their festive costumes and therapy dog Buddy. Everyone enjoyed getting outside and hanging out with other offices! The fiesta also included a fiery competitive raffle for various gift baskets and an Instant Pot (winners will be announced soon!).

Lastly, we would like to give an extra big thank you to Erin, who did the amazing job of organizing this fiesta!

We hope to see you all next year at the 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!!


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