We have set the photos up as a slide show, if you press on the photo, you can proceed slide by slide and read the captions to get an idea what we did for the day.
In today’s visit, the first thing we do is check to see how Mike is doing. The extraction sites are healing nicely. I’m happy for Mike: he will never have another tooth ache, ever again.
Remold, Reshape, Recontour
The lab has sent us upper and lower wax rims for today’s visit. The wax rims are a starting point: we take the wax rims and remold, reshape, recontour them to the shape we think would be ideal for Mike’s mouth.
Also in this visit, we select the teeth that will be used on Mike’s dentures. I love looking at teeth! Whenever I meet anybody who works with denture teeth, I am always asking, what are the prettiest teeth out there? In my opinion, the best-looking teeth in 2013 are Portrait IPN by Dentsply. While taking a denture course, I was fortunate enough to go on tour at the Dentsply factory in York, Pennsylvania, where the Portrait IPN teeth are made. The teeth are made of layers, with depth and “personality” — because of this; they are just beautiful! At today’s visit, we also pick the shape of the tooth and the color. Mike likes the idea of having a lighter color. He picks a Portrait P1 for his color.
Since the second visit, the lab poured up our master models and fabricated wax rims for today, the third visit.
Anastasia has everything ready for today’s visit: flame for melting the wax; tools for sculpting and contouring the wax; and Blu-Mousse Bite Registration by Parkell.
The wax rim that the lab sent is a starting point; it is our job to take that wax rim and sculpt a denture in wax. I need to add more, to make a fuller smile.
Working with the wax involves melting the new wax onto the wax rim.
We spend time trimming away the excess wax, sculpting and contouring.
The denture needs to be longer, so more sculpting and contouring.
We take this wax rim in and out, visually checking to see it is what we are looking for, sculpting and contouring.
Even more melting the wax, trimming, sculpting and contouring.
Let’s check how this looks!
Team Seasons of Smiles Dental, hard at work.
We made the upper wax rim first, working it against his lower older, existing denture.
Almost there! We use a stick as a tool to measure how close Mike’s upper jaw is to his lower jaw.
Using the big mirror helps us get an idea what the denture is going to look like.
Anastasia Snow of Seasons of Smiles Dental.
Nellie Clark of Seasons of Smiles Dental.
Working with the big mirror, almost there.
Now we make the lower denture so it works against the upper denture.
The upper wax rim and lower wax rim both look good; now it is time to record their relationship.
We must record the midline. This is where the lab will place the two front teeth.
We check the midline from different angles to make sure it’s in the middle.
Now we tie the upper wax rim to the lower wax rim using Blu-Mousse – Bite Registration by Parkell.
We ask Mike to bite down softly and wait for the Blu-Mousse to cure.
We record where we think the canines should go.
I love looking at teeth! Whenever I meet anybody who works with denture teeth, I am always asking, what are the prettiest teeth out there? In my opinion, the best-looking teeth in 2013 are Portrait IPN by Dentsply. Now all we have to do is pick a mold.
For a multitude of reasons, we picked 42F. I think it’s a “manly tooth” that should work out nicely.
The next big decision we need to make is on color. We are going with A1; it’s a color you might see on an 18-year-old young man. I showed Mike some whiter shades, but he liked the idea of A1 better.
We are done for the day! We will be sending this off to Eliason Dental Lab. Thank you, Julie Skelton, for all your help; Eliason Dental Lab has offered to do this work for us at no charge. They can be reached at Eliason Dental Lab, 190 Riverside St., Unit 6B. Portland, ME 04103 (207) 774-7881 http://www.eliasonlab.com
Eliason Dental Lab has offered to do this work for us at no charge. They can be reached at
Eliason Dental Lab
190 Riverside St., Unit 6B
Portland ME 04103
We are done for the day! We will be sending this off to Eliason Dental Lab. Thank you, Julie Skelton, for all your help; Eliason Dental Lab has offered to do this work for us at no charge. They can be reached at
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Seasons of Smiles Dental
15:29 22 Nov 21
If you are looking for a top notch dentist, then look no further than Seasons of Smiles and Dr. Medina! I am from out of town and scheduled an appointment. Not only did I get in right away but Kim was AMAZING! She did an outstanding job on my teeth and made sure I was comfortable! Thank you Kim!Shout out to the rest of the office as everyone, from when I first walked in the door till I left, was warm and welcoming! Seasons of Smiles has a fantastic team, offers a wide variety of services, and uses the latest technology!
22:21 08 Nov 21
Dr. Medina is always very good about being very quick, and making sure you are as comfortable as you can possibly be. I would recommend his office to anyone. Everyone is so nice. But Nellie needs to stop playing Christmas music BEFORE thanksgiving. Haha. 😆
13:10 17 Oct 21
They deserve 7 stars! Professionalism above and beyond the call of duty is their motto.
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21:17 12 Aug 21
Everyone very friendly.
18:24 02 Aug 21
22:02 19 Jul 21
Lovely friendly office. Relaxing and very thorough cleaning.
11:35 07 Jul 21
Thank you Dr Medina and staff
21:17 05 Jul 21
Great Dentist and Hygienists!
12:59 02 Jul 21
21:17 30 Jun 21
Thanks for the personal and professional atmosphere!
21:17 24 Jun 21
Great practice with warm, friendly and above all knowledgeable professionals!
10:31 27 May 21
communicate very well about what's going on.Excellent staff!
11:12 29 Apr 21
23:20 28 Apr 21
Team you are the best! Friendly and professional too.
21:15 15 Apr 21
23:38 03 Apr 21
Very straight forward and professional. Skilled and competent, reasonable pricing.
13:31 31 Mar 21
Dr. Medina and his staff go out of their way to ensure a comfortable dental experience. They are excellent! I appreciate their professionalism, friendliness, and support of military families.
17:35 26 Mar 21
Seasons of Smiles Dental is a wonderful dentistry experience. A buisness that has a welcoming vibe with wonderful people. I'm giving five stars for a multitude of reasons. The technology in getting the best care and the ability of explanation in work being performed. You guys/gals make me smile.
17:34 26 Mar 21
Dr. Medina and his staff were very kind and compassionate to someone I know, and it made a big difference in her life. Thank you, Seasons of Smiles for going above and beyond - really appreciate what you do!
14:05 26 Mar 21
00:12 26 Mar 21
I just started going to Dr. Medino a few months ago. I have a great fear of dentists due to past uncomfortable experiences. Since I've been going not once have I suffered, I mean not ONCE.Between the friendly staff and the expertise of Dr. Medino, going to the dentist is no longer a stress, as I know I will be taken care of every step of the way.
23:16 25 Mar 21
Dr. Medina and his team do amazing work and are easy to work with. They also go above and beyond to support the military.
22:21 09 Mar 21
If you're looking for a great dentist with great hygienist who will take excellent care of you this is the place. Been my doctor for over 20 years hope he is there for another 20!
11:02 05 Mar 21
Dr Medina and his staff are the best. My entire family has been going for more than a decade. Wouldn’t go to anyone else!!! Love hearing nellie’s friendly voice reminding me of my appointment!!
03:59 25 Feb 21
Great practice; wonderful and professional team; on time and spot on customer service.
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11:38 20 Jan 21
There for a short time but everyone was very nice and helpful.
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22:04 21 Oct 20
The staff here are very friendly and make u feel welcome . They are knowledgeable and walk you through everything step by step I highly recommend this team !!!
21:28 14 Oct 20
Very thorough, patient and kind.
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01:33 23 Jul 20
I feel like I've had some time at a spa. I was pampered by Samantha, an extraordinary hygienist, and my teeth are squeaky clean. Just what I needed. My children had their teeth cleaned by Kim, the ever patient and brilliant hygienist. We all commented in the car on the way home how great it felt to have sparkling teeth after months of quarantine snacking. I love everyone at Season’s of Smiles for going the extra mile to make sure going to the dentist is enjoyable, even with all the new COVID-19 protocols.
23:52 22 Jul 20
22:13 29 May 20
I've been seeing Dr Medina for 4 years now, and I've never seen another Dentist since. I'm very happy with his services. It's safe, as only one is allowed during this time, and comfortable. Highly recommended.
21:05 30 Mar 20
00:05 17 Mar 20
Excellent and friendly as is usual.
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00:28 21 Nov 19
The staff and Dr Medina are amazing! So friendly and helpful! Always know my teeth will be taken care of when I go for a visit.
23:33 18 Nov 19
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21:07 16 Oct 19
Everyone is so nice and helpful
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01:57 10 Sep 19
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15:53 15 Aug 19
02:16 24 Jul 19
I had an excellent experience. The staff was professional and friendly putting me at ease for what could have been a painful procedure. My tooth was pulled quickly and with very little discomfort.
12:57 23 Jul 19
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12:19 13 Jun 19
Always friendly and understanding to those who have a little fear about the dentist. The work is absolutely beautiful and speedy. Thank you for helping my smile better!
23:00 01 May 19
We receive excellent care at Seasons of Smiles. The staff is terrific.
23:18 29 Apr 19
13:18 17 Apr 19
I love the whole crew at Season of Smiles. They do wonderful work, and truly care about your health & well-being. It’s always the most pleasant experience and the staff are some of the kindest people you will meet!
23:06 21 Mar 19
00:23 21 Mar 19
Lovely & respectful people and everything went really quick.
23:03 18 Mar 19
Definitely the best dental experience I've ever had for as far as easy relaxing explaining everything to very good place to go I'd highly recommend them they've taken good care of me over the last few years
23:17 14 Mar 19
My crown feels like it is an original tooth. Dr Medina and Michelle did a great job in just over two hours.
17:22 25 Feb 19
Very happy with every the whole experience. Highly recommend !!
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23:23 23 Jan 19
Clean inviting living room- like waiting room, friendly technicians, state-of-the-art dental technology, and a gentle dentist. Who could ask for anything more?I was always afraid of dentists because of past unpleasant brutal experiences. Dr Medina's office however, is a Good Practice. No need to fear here. They know what they're doing. 🤗
12:24 16 Jan 19
I came in with a dental emergency and encountered a very professional team totally committed to making my patient experience a positive one. Looking forward to utilizing their services for all our future family dental needs.
00:34 16 Jan 19
I never have a hesitation when I have to make an appointment for Dr Medina and staff... they are all great and make you feel so comfortable. Would highly recommend if you are in need of a new dentist!!
Ruthie & Joshua Perry
02:11 09 Jan 19
Dr. Medina and his whole staff have been way over the top to our whole family. Today the TEAM took the time to assure my son (13) who was pretty nervous about his appointment and make it comfortable for him. And all this on top of the excellent dentistry we have experienced over the years! We are blessed to be patients of Dr. Medina and his knowledgable staff! Thank you all!This was my post 6 years ago...and again today we are still receiving caring attention and excellent dental care. Knowing our family and caring for us like family. Our favorite dentist!!
05:23 07 Dec 18
I cannot say thank you enough to the entire team at Seasons of Smiles! The technology is amazing, the staff is super kind, and my filling was PAINLESS. You're THE BEST!
11:33 28 Nov 18
Kim is a great dental hygienist. Gentle, thorough, and informative.Dr Medina also provides excellent care.Highly recommended!
23:15 26 Nov 18
I GOT A CROWN IN ONE DAY!! I was dentist shopping after recently arriving in Camden. Luckily, this was the first (and last) office I called. It was one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. Dr. Medina's office is the perfect blend of professionalism and family warmth. They explained everything to me and helped me understand all my options. Ultimately, we decided a crown was the best option--both dentally and financially--to get a crown. Allow me to repeat myself: I did not wait 3 weeks and two seperate visits for a crown. I, LITERALLY, GOT A NEW CROWN IN ONE DAY. He mills a custom crown for you in the office. I've found my dental office for life. Hopefully he's not planning on retiring anytime soon!
00:40 21 Nov 18
I'm not a fan of the dentist let me start there. But I went in was greeted but a friendly staff who got me everything I needed and once I was in the chair Dr. Medina and his staff did everything they needed to figure out the best plan to get my teeth back on track I am super happy with my decision to go here and cant wait to see the end result when all is said and done.
15:15 12 Oct 18
As you know, I'm an individual who makes tartar on my teeth overnight so I visit the Seasons of Smiles frequently; I spend a lot of time with Kim Pedersen who is both a good hygienst and great teacher. I highly recommend this practice. They want you to be a happy patient and they work to make that happen!
21:33 11 Oct 18
23:22 02 Oct 18
Seasons of Smiles has always been a great office with excellent professionals, thorough work and a caring attitude. I moved away and still travel back every 6 months for my cleanings and work because I just love this office!
21:55 01 Oct 18
I had my first cleaning in a longgg time here, so safe to say I was very nervous. I can’t express how comfortable they made me feel throughout the whole X-ray, cleaning and quoting process. Will definitely recommend them to anyone who will listen!
01:28 20 Sep 18
01:16 31 Aug 18
I have never been to a dentist that is so friendly, personable, and professional! Dr. Medina and his staff are an absolute pleasure to work with and do amazing work! They make you feel extremely comfortable while being in the chair and any time you need them they are there! I am beyond thrilled to be their patient and know I am in wonderful hands with them! I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist in the mid coast area to go to Seasons of Smiles!
00:42 30 Aug 18
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20:36 17 Jul 18
Camden Maine is one of my favorite places to visit. Part of the excitement is going to get my teeth cleaned at Seasons of Smiles. Dr. Medina and his staff are always so welcoming and they make you feel like family! From Nellie’s cheery hello to Samantha’s exper-teeth cleaning, Seasons of Smiles is the best in every way!
18:17 05 Jul 18
The staff is amazing and I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Medina. Very happy new patient
19:26 29 Jun 18
I stopped in to Seasons of Smiles Dental while I was vacationing in Camden this summer to get an opinion on some dental work, and get my teeth cleaned. Dr. Medina and his staff were all very friendly and helpful, they got my teeth cleaned up and answered any questions that I had. I will definately continue to see Dr Medina and his staff at Seasons of Smiles Dental.
23:35 26 Jun 18
Very caring and understanding great visit . They explained everything so I understood.
23:39 19 Jun 18
Seasons of Smiles is always so wonderful,friendly and makes me feel so comfortable and welcome!! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!!!
12:47 13 Jun 18
12:52 31 May 18
This was by far my best dental appointment. They are all so positive and kind. Also I love how the office is set up. My whole family will be going here.
They always make me feel comfortable, I'm not one for having teeth pulled, and hate having needles stuck in my gums,but ,things are never rushed , they do their work with carefulness, and precision. Thanks again, I've been in a lot of pain,with a headache as well , now I can rest easy , until next time!!!
I’m a new patient. The staff made me feel very comfortable and didn’t pressure me into making decisions on the spot. I had gotten a lot of information to digest and certainly needed time to sort it. And I thank them for their patience.
I have been to a lot of dentists and I’m one tough customer. My mouth is very sensitive and I’m a big, fat cry baby.
Dr Medina (and crew!) is the best dentist that has ever worked on my mouth!
They are focused on keeping you comfortable and to have as minimal pain as possible. They are also “teeth perfectionists”. Everything they do is done right. I’m so happy to have Season of Smiles as my dental office! They are amazing! 👍🏻
I love the warm welcome at Seasons of Smiles Dental. Samantha and Kim are always very gentle and provide compassionate advice to myself and my children emphasizing the importance of keeping up our good work to keep our teeth shiny. Dr. Medina and his entire team are hands down fantastic in every way!
I have gone to them for just about my whole life! I’m terrified of the dentist but they give such a personal & caring experience, it makes it so much easier. The rest of my family hasn’t been in years, but the staff never forgets to ask how each family member is doing. Amazing people and great work!
If all dentist offices, including all personnel, were like this office my teeth wouldn’t be in such rough shape. They give good advice without criticizing. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend Seasons of Smiles. Jon Skinner
As someone with "white coat" anxiety, and very comfortable with the dental practice I used in NY, I did not look forward to starting all over after having moved to Maine. I'd just like to say that I was very pleased with all aspects of my experience at Seasons of Smiles. Good choice!!
1. I am a tourist and needed ER assistance. The office called me on Sunday to see me first thing Monday morning! 2. Michelle and Dr. Medina saw me immediately. 3. Expert care, friendly, and fixed a difficult dental problem. 4. I was shocked by the low fee charged for their work. 5. What was outstanding to me was the respect and kindness all staff showed and spoke to one another and to patients. Really a lovely atmosphere.
Dr Medina and his staff are amazing! (and super funny) Michelle and him were great with me today! I get a little anxious to be at the dentist but they were so nice and made me feel better about being there! Also Nellie is always there to greet you with a smile! Thanks again guys!!! :)
I am someone who gets very nervous/anxious before having any dental work done. But at Seasons of Smiles I was made to feel very comfortable, and was treated very well. Michelle is amazing, and just the nicest, most professional person, and Nellie is super friendly and greets you with a smile! Dr. Medina and the rest of the staff is also very kind, understanding, and friendly! A great dental office all around!
I have always received excellent care from skilled professionals at Seasons of Smiles Dental. During my latest visit I benefitted from newly introduced cutting edge technology. A thoroughly pleasant experience.
Update. I had another appointment today 1/23. The process and outcome met all my expectations. Genial treatment in congenial surroundings.
Took my son here for his first visit ever. They were super patient, kind and involved him in everything which made the visit AMAZING! At three years old you never know how it will go, and they made it easy. We will definitely be returning here in 6 months. THANK YOU ALL!
Seasons of Smiles has a kind, knowledgeable staff with all the cutting edge technology for a superior dental experience! Dr. Medina made my husband a crown in ONE DAY with his new Glidewell milling unit. After all, who has time to wait for three weeks for a crown? Getting it made and placed in one day was AMAZING! We'll be back!
When I see the dental care providers at Seasons of Smiles I feel that I’m being seen as an individual and am receiving excellent care. I appreciate their consideration of my preferences and their creative suggestions for management of my dental care needs. I’ve been a patient of this practice for more than 20 years and have never considered going elsewhere. My daughter travels 2 hours back to Camden to have dental care at Seasons of Smiles!
I recommend going to Seasons of Smiles for the total experience of being taken excellent care of and for a dentist's office that is completely pleasant and warm. You will be feeling like family when you have dental work done! Bravo!
After my initial visit in February, I thought I was finished with my teeth for a long while, but today I found myself back in the chair with a chipped tooth! The good news is that the trip to the dentist isn't a pensive as it used to be since I am now a patient of Dr. Medina. He's the best, and love Michelle, and Nellie. I wonder if they realize how important their work is? I for one am grateful. See you guys soon to get this chip tooth fixed!! Can't wait! (not really)
I cannot recommend Dr. Medina and team enough! I've never had a bad experience with them. They've always made me feel comfortable with every appointment. So glad I switched to them years ago! Thanks Kim for another comfortable teeth cleaning experience!
Fantastic! I always have a good feeling when I leave the office. My last visit was very successful and kind of fun! We played musical chairs! LOL I was in and out in record time and my problem was fixed. Thanks Michelle! Always nice to visit with you Nellie, we always have a laugh together.
5 stars in spite of the fact the dentist is not my favorite place to go. My great experience started from the initial call to Nellie...working with my availability and making it happen. Dr. Medina and Michelle were amazing. They made a difficult visit as easy as they could with sincerity and compassion. I will definitely be making the call to completely change my dental provider to Seasons of Smiles.
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the staff at Seasons of Smiles. Everybody is friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. Dr. Medina and Michelle were so patient and gentle with my seven year old daughter. Thank you for the great care.
Kimberley Pederson is great! She hears my concerns, encourages my own efforts to improve my dental health, and then helps me plan next steps. They have been great providers; Dr. Medina is a wizard at crowns, and he also hears my concerns. Excellent care all around.
Dr Medina and his staff always treat me with the utmost courtesy and respect. They are upfront and honest about the treatment needed. I've had some pretty bad experiences with dentists in my past but at Seasons of Smiles I am always made to feel comfortable and cared about. Thank you all so very much for such great care.
Everyone there is very professional. Always fits me in when necessary . The office is always spotless. The hygienist is very thorough and gentle. Nellie is always pleasant and a great first person to represent the office when people come in !!!!
(this is Diane) I have been using this office for the past 17 years. I have never once even considered finding someone else to be my dentist. They are kind, smart, dependable, and fun! Thank you for making all my fears vanish!
They were so great about getting me in same day because I was in so much pain. The staff was super nice and so passionate and patient. They took the time to hear my concerns and really cared about the fact that I was in pain and not just another check coming in. Dr. Medina was so nice and thoughtful, patient and kind. That is the kind of person you want taking care of your teeth!
My family has been going to Dr. Medina for many years. Nellie has always been so accommodating with making the appointments for the whole family. She calls and sends out reminders for the visits. She is friendly and is happy to see you when you walk into the office. Our hygienists ( We have seen Kim and Michele) are kind and are very gentle. They care about you when you are in their chair and make you feel at home. Dr. Medina always comes in at the end of every cleaning. He goes over any treatment plan and spends time going over any questions that you have. He cares about you as a person, not just another patient. Seasons of Smiles even sends out birthday cards with all of their signatures. My family has always had great experiences and we will continue to be patients of Seasons of Smiles. It is a great place!
10/13/15: My family have been patients of Dr. Medina for 20 years. From the minute you walk in with Nellie's friendly greeting and making you feel like more than a number, to the knowledgeable hygienist (Kim this time) who take the time to answer ALL my questions, to Dr. Medina who will take the time to explain procedures and listens to concerns to give me quality dental care. This office seems to be genuinely concerned with preventative care: Save the tooth, don't replace it. I like that I am not a number in this office. Thanks.