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Eaves Family Dental Group in Penn Yan grows with 2 new dentists

Drs. Telehany and Silsby

August 7, 2014 – Eaves Family Dental Group is continuing to grow with two new associate dentists. Dr. Catherine Telehany, DDS and Dr. Evan Silsby, DDS, joined the Penn Yan office in July.

Drs. Telehany and Silsby were both 2013 classmates in dental school at the University of Buffalo and come to Eaves Family Dental Group after completing residencies in N.C. They are members of the American Dental Association and Seventh District Dental Society of the New York State Dental Association.

Before moving to Penn Yan, N.Y., Dr. Telehany completed her dental residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she gained notable experience in aesthetic dentistry and treatment plans. She is a native of Corning, N.Y. and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at SUNY Oneonta.

Dr. Silsby completed his residency at Fayetteville VA Medical Center in N.C., where he acquired valuable skills working with implants. He is a native of Gasport, N.Y. and lives with his wife, Heidi, in Canandaigua, N.Y. Dr. Silsby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from SUNY Geneseo. 

Eaves Family Dental welcomes new dentist to growing office in Bath

November 25, 2013 – Oct. 7, 2013 was a special day for a new dentist in Bath, N.Y. Not only was it his first day on the job for Dr. Michael Wakily, DDS at Eaves Family Dental Group, but also the birth of his second child.

Eaves Family Dental Group is happy to welcome Dr. Mike to their new and growing practice in Bath. Before moving to Horseheads, N.Y. to join the team, he was the owner of Rego Park Dental Care in Rego Park, N.Y.

Dr. Mike brings with him valuable experience in cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. He is proficient in endontics and has six years of experience with orthodontics, including Invisalign.

Dr. Mike is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), New York State Dental Association and Queens Dental Society. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, Calif and holds a bachelors degree from University of California at Berkeley.

Eaves Family Dental Group opened their office in Bath on April 15, which has helped meet the dental needs of the community after the Family Health Center’s dental clinic closed on Feb. 1. The dental practice provides a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry services, as well as 24-hour emergency dentistry

Eaves Family Dental & BonaDent seek donations to help Vietnam vet in Penn Yan cover the medical expenses for his service dog

November 4, 2013 – Eaves Family Dental Group in Penn Yan is teaming up with BonaDent Dental Laboratories in Seneca Falls to pledge a combined $2,000 to help a disabled Vietnam veteran in Penn Yan cover the medical expenses for his service dog. Tom Devine, the owner of Bear, a German Shepherd, is seeking donations to help pay for the two hip replacements his service dog needs.

Eaves Family Dental and BonaDent are also urging other businesses and individuals to contribute as well. Among the current businesses contributing are Longs’ Cards and Books, Penn Yan Aero, Roto Salt and Stork Insurance.

In October 2012, Mr. Devine was partnered with Bear, a 4-month-old puppy at the time, though the K9s for Veterans program. However, at 13 months, veterinarians at Cornell University’s Veterinarian Hospital diagnosed Bear with hip dysplasia, an abnormal formation of the hip socket that can lead to crippling and painful arthritis.

Mr. Devine estimates the costs of each surgery, medication and physical therapy to cost $20,000. So far, nearly $6,000 in pledges has been collected using an online fundraising website.

Eaves Family Dental and BonaDent will add to the growing number of donations when they each present Mr. Devine $1,000 checks at a benefit this Friday. In addition, Dr. Kevin Wallace from Eaves Family Dental is making a personal contribution of $500.

The Care for Bear Dinner and Silent Auction will be this Friday, Nov. 8, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Starkey’s Lookout, 5428 Rte. 14, Dundee, N.Y.

“With Veterans Day right around the corner, this is an opportunity to show our gratitude and support for one of our local veterans,” said Dr. Edmund Eaves, DDS. “For more than 30 years, Eaves Family Dental has been committed to our community. We’re proud to contribute to Care for Bear and encourage other businesses and individuals to make a donation too.”

To learn more about Care for Bear, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CareforBear. Donations can be made online at www.youcaring.com/care-for-bear.


Dr. Kevin brings sleep medicine advancements to Eaves Family Dental Group

June 26, 2013 – Each year the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) holds a meeting inviting all dentists, physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals to learn about advancements in the field of sleep medicine, which attempts to treat patients that suffer from various sleep disorders. The 22nd Annual Meeting of the AADSM was held on May 30-June 1. The conference discussed management of sleep apnea in patients, developments in treatment for sleep apnea, as well as the best options for successful dental sleep medicine practices.

We are very fortunate that our very own Dr. Kevin was among the many dentists, physicians, and scientists that attended the AADSM Annual Meeting. Through hands-on educational courses, discussion groups, clinical workshops and meetings with experts, Dr. Kevin was able to learn more about dental sleep medicine which will further Eaves Family Dental Group in treating their patients with the best care possible.


Invisalign open houses in June

June 14, 2013 – Eaves Family Dental Group Have you been dreaming of the perfect smile? Now is your chance to learn more about Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces. Just stop by one of our open houses!

Take advantage of our great offers too, including a complimentary teeth whitening with treatment, $250 off the cost of treatment and interest free financing for those who qualify. Don’t miss this great opportunity!


Eaves Family Dental Group opens new office in Bath

Full-service dental practice fills void and meets needs of community

April 15, 2013 – Eaves Family Dental Group opened a new office in Bath, N.Y. today, filling a void left after the Family Health Center’s dental clinic closed on Feb. 1. The new dental practice is meeting the needs of the community with full range of cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry services, as well as 24-hour emergency dentistry

“After the closing of the dental clinic, we knew families in Bath would have limited options for dental care,” said Dr. Edmund Eaves, DDS. “We acted quickly to ensure Eaves Family Dental Group would be able to meet the needs of the community with first-rate and family-friendly dental services.”

In response to patient requests, Eaves Family Dental is providing a full slate of treatments, including: crowns, digital x-rays, fillings, implants, Invisalign, root canals, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea and snoring treatments, plus several other dental services. Flexible payments options are available and staff makes sure all patient care is affordable and insurance benefits are maximized. 

Patients at the new office will recognize several familiar faces. Many of the staff who worked at the old clinic joined Eaves Dental Group, including Dr. Fred Wood, DMD, dental hygienist Lori Fleishman, RDH, and other assistants.

Before closing its dental clinic at 226 West Morris St., Arnot Ogden Medical Center worked closely with Eaves to ensure patients were prepared and would be able to get the care they needed. After the clinic closed on Feb. 1, Eaves Family Dental provided emergency dentistry and general dental services from their practice in Penn Yan, N.Y. 

Construction on the new office in Bath began shortly after the closing of the Family Health Center dental clinic, making it the second expansion for Eaves Family Dental in less than six months. In November 2012, Eaves Family Dental opened an office in Geneva, N.Y.

Conveniently located at 355 W. Morris St, Suite 105, patients can call (607) 776-6600 to schedule an appointment or visit www.eavesdental.com for additional information.

The new office will be open at special times to accommodate patients work schedules:

  • Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In July, we will be adding hours for Wednesday and Saturday.


Now Accepting Online Payments!

March 27, 2013 – Eaves Family Dental Group is pleased to now offer our patients the ability to pay online. Making a payment online is safe, easy, and convenient.

Simply go to our website and select "Patient Login" at the top of the page. If it’s your first time logging in, you will select “Sign up for an account & password” and it will walk you through the process.

With your online account, you can view past treatment, out of pocket expenses and insurance payment history, and even write a patient testimonial. For our secure online payments, we accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and checks (ACH).  


See your dentist for a better night’s sleep

Eaves Family Dental Group offers treatments for sleep apnea

AADSM logo

February 1, 2013 – Millions of adults are affected by sleep apnea, a serious medical condition in which their breathing stops periodically during sleep. However, many struggle with the treatment or don’t know where to turn for help. Eaves Family Dental Group is looking to change that and help patients and their families, across the Finger Lakes, get a more restful night’s sleep.

“We want to help people, so raising awareness is the first step,” said Dr. Kevin Wallace, DDS, a member of the AADSM. “Working with a sleep specialist, we help ensure patients get the right diagnosis and the right treatment.”

According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), at least 12-18 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause them to stop breathing hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. Sleep apnea is a potentially life threatening condition that can increase the risk for serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression and impotence if left untreated.

While the standard sleep apnea treatment has been a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and mask, dental sleep medicine is a growing segment of dentistry that focuses on oral appliance therapy (OAT). The AADSM estimates that up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP.

OAT devices prevent the airway from collapsing by either holding the tongue or supporting the jaw in a forward position. While sleeping, patients wear a “mouth guard-like” device to maintain an open, unobstructed airway.

Often covered by medical insurance, OAT offers many valuable benefits. OAT devices can be more comfortable to wear than a CPAP mask, and they are also quiet, portable and easy to care for.

“Oral appliance therapy is relatively unknown but is a very effective treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea,” said Dr. Edmund Eaves, DDS, a member of the AADSM.  “Not only does research suggest that OAT is as effective as CPAP, we know some patients are more likely to stick with it.”

For more information, click here or call 315-536-3341 for an appointment. Eaves Family Dental Group has offices in Penn Yan and Geneva, N.Y.


Eaves Dental Expands to Better Serve Patients in Geneva

New Location Welcomes Community to Open House and Halloween Candy Buy-Back

October 31, 2012 – Eaves Family Dental Group has announced the opening of its new location in Geneva, N.Y. After serving more than 400 patients who live in the northern Seneca Lake area from its Penn Yan office, the practice’s founders recognized the opportunity to better serve these patients by moving closer to them. The office will begin seeing patients in the new space on Nov. 5.

In the meantime, to celebrate, Eaves Family Dental will welcome the Geneva community to an open house on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. During that time, the dentists and staff look forward to meeting new patients, catching up with existing patients, and exchanging hundreds of pounds of sticky Halloween candy for cash.

Eaves Family Dental has conducted the Halloween Candy Buy-Back in its Penn Yan office for four years. Parents and children receive $1 for every pound of candy they donate to U.S. military personnel deployed overseas. Last year, 42 pounds were collected from its single office; this year, the team hopes to double that amount.

Haloween Candy Buy-Back

“We’re dedicated to make oral health more accessible and affordable, but we can also make it fun,” said Dr. Edmund Eaves, DDS. “Parents and kids love our Halloween Candy Buy-Back. It’s been a tremendous success the last four years in our Penn Yan office, so we wanted to bring it to Geneva. The timing of our opening couldn’t be better, and we hope to see all our neighbors during the open house.”

Conveniently located at 64 Elizabeth Blackwell St., Suite B (corner of S. Exchange St. and Elizabeth Blackwell St.), the office will provide a full range of cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry services, such as teeth whitening, crowns, fillings, 24-hour emergency dentistry and several other dental services. Drs. Ed Eaves and Kevin Wallace will serve the new office, as will one dental hygienist.

“Like our office in Penn Yan, the Geneva office was designed with the comfort and convenience of our patients in mind,” said Dr. Kevin Wallace, DDS. “The new office features state-of-the-art dental technology and will continue to provide the high-quality and family-friendly services people expect from Eaves Family Dental.”

Eaves Family Dental Group will begin seeing patients in the Geneva office on Nov. 5, and welcomes new patients of all ages. The new office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (3 p.m. on Fridays). Call (315) 789-8899 for an appointment. 


EFDG Team Receives Further Implant Training

July 2012 – A group of team members from Eaves Family Dental Group (EFDG) traveled to Toronto, Ontario for the International Congress of Oral Implantology's Spring Symposium. Dr. Ed attended classes on preventing and treating implant complications, and incorporating digital 3D imaging into implant treatment, as well as a presentation on the latest implant research and products.

Several members of the EFDG team also went. Jessi Eaves (Office Manager), Anne Olmstead (Clinical Team Leader), Sandy Montinarelli (Hygiene Coordinator), and Rachel Vanderwarker (Dental Assistant) attended the Auxiliary Program which was run in conjunction with the Doctors' Meeting.

The team learned more about the technical aspects of implants, as well as how to discuss implant treatments with patients more clearly, how to navigate the world of dental insurance in relation to implants, and how to maintain implants and teach patients about implant care so they can keep their implants for the rest of their life.

Dr. Ed says, "I love having the opportunity to know what is on the cutting edge of dentistry. The fact that the ICOI provides programs specifically designed for my team is a bonus. We can all learn together how to provide the best possible care for our patients."



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