Health Matters, Television for Life

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Health Matters, Television For Life

Keeping that Healthy Smile

From baby teeth to braces, cavities to crowns, we focus on the impact good dental habits and modern dentistry can have on your overall health. Brushing and flossing doesn’t just keep cavities at bay, it can reduce your risk of heart disease!

And a look at how a new clinic inside Spokane's John R Rogers High School is expected to improve healthcare access for students and families.


David W. Engen, DDS, MSD
Dr. Engen is a board certified Periodontists and has specialty training in Orthodontics.

Amy L. Doneen, ARNP, DNP
Dr. Doneen is the owner and medical director of The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center (HASPC) in Spokane. She is an author and international leader in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

Timothy B. Naomi, DDS
Dr Naomi is head of the Providence Dental Residency program in Spokane.

Elisabeth Warder, DDS
Dr Warder is Dental Director at Community Health Association of Spokane.

Helpful Links:

CHAS Health

Providence Dental Residency Program - Spokane

The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center

Dr David Engen - Periodontics, Orthodontics & Implants

Mayo Clinic - Oral Health: A Window to Overall Health

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