Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
As the premier dental office serving Union, KY and its surrounding areas, Derringer Dental Care & Rejuvenation is committed to building a long lasting relationship with you, your family, and the rest of our community. Since 1997, Dr. Sandra Derringer has provided the highest quality of dental care, ensuring you attain the oral health you deserve.
Our suite of comprehensive dentistry includes general and preventive care, pediatric dentistry, dental implants, laser treatments, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™ clear aligners, Zoom!® whitening, and CEREC® single-visit crowns.
Dr. Sandra Derringer
8667 US Hwy 42 STE 100, Union, KY 41091
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Your Teeth For Life
Brushing: 1) Place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gum. 2) Brush gently in a circular motion. 3) Brush the outer, inner and chewing surfaces of each tooth. 4) Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.
- Review your medical history
- Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
- Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
- Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
- Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, and polish
- Oral cancer screening
- Blood pressure screening
Visiting the dentist every six months gives you the chance to talk with your doctor and receive answers for any questions you may have about your oral health. Checkups are also a great way for you to find out about new treatments that may benefit your smile.
- Gingivitis — This is the early stage of gum disease, when the gums become red and swollen, and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is treatable and can usually be eliminated by daily brushing and flossing.
- Periodontitis — If left untreated, gingivitis will advance into periodontitis, and the gums and bone that support the teeth will become seriously and irreversibly damaged. Gums infected with periodontitis can cause teeth to become loose, fall out, or be removed by a dentist.
Factors that Increase Risk: Smoking or using chewing tobacco, Diabetes, Certain types of medication such as steroids, anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, calcium channel blockers, and oral contraceptives, Bridges that no longer fit properly, Crooked teeth, Old fillings, Pregnancy Symptoms: Gums that bleed easily, Red, swollen, tender gums, Gums that have pulled away from the teeth, Persistent bad breath or bad taste, Pus between your teeth and gums, Permanent teeth that are loose or separating, Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite, Any change in the fit of partial dentures
Treatments for gum disease can vary depending on the severity of each individual case. Typical treatments include:
- Non-surgical treatments such as at-home periodontal trays, and scaling and root planing (deep cleaning)
- Periodontal surgery and laser gum surgery
- Dental implants
Dr. Sandra Derringer, DMD, Owner
I enjoy taking care of people, interacting with them and helping with their dental needs. I realize some people have concerns or fears of going to the dentist and I am respectful, compassionate, and even entertaining to help my patients have a pleasant dental experience. I treat all my patients as I would want to be treated or as I would treat my own daughters. I feel blessed to work with so many wonderful patients. We share our stories and lives with each other, celebrating fun events and creating meaningful relationships. I love educating them about the importance of maintaining their oral health or making improvements when necessary, and then celebrating when optimal health is achieved. I absolutely love practicing dentistry and have been working in a dental office since I was 15 years old! I was employed as a dental assistant, then attended Palm Beach Community College graduating in 1988 as a licensed dental hygienist. Gaining more and more respect for the profession and wanting to give more to my patients, I returned to school, Palm Beach Atlantic College, in 1990 to complete my prerequisites for dental school. I, then, continued my education at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, graduating in 1997 with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Olivia Faulkner Estes, DMD
Dr. Olivia Faulkner Estes, a Cynthiana, KY native, completed her undergraduate education in Biology and Chemistry at Western Kentucky University and her Doctorate in Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Estes’ caring nature has allowed her to establish great relationships with her patients. She believes in furthering and expanding knowledge within the dental field. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and Kentucky Dental Association, where she serves as the New Dentist co-chair. Dentistry runs in Dr. Estes’ family! Her dad and younger sister are both general dentists. Her husband, Dr. Ryan Estes, is a periodontist and owner of Perio-Implant Care in Florence. Outside of the office, Dr. Olivia enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family, especially her two chocolate labs, Malley and Titan.
Victoria Brown, FAADOM, Office Manager
Victoria joined our team in 2012, and is responsible for the smooth running of the office and schedule on a day to day basis, providing an organized work environment and a friendly atmosphere for our patients. You will normally see Victoria at the front desk working with our patients to help them understand their insurance and scheduling their appointments – if you have an insurance question, she is our ‘go to’ girl! Victoria has been with our office since 2012 and enjoys making all of our patients a part of our Dental Family. Victoria is an Ambassador for the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) and will graduate from their Fellowship program in August 2015. She is also the President of the SW Ohio / Northern KY Dental Office Managers Study Club and strives to remain up to date on Dental Industry developments. Victoria moved from England to Kentucky in 2008 and resides in Florence with her Husband Shawn, and her Twin boys, Joseph and Daniel.
Manda Fife, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Manda works alongside Dr. Derringer assisting our patients when they come into our office for treatment, and you will normally find her placing fillings, designing crowns, working with our invisalign patients and assisting Dr. Derringer with Botox treatments. Manda has been in the dental industry for 9 years and returned to school to obtain her EFDA qualification, graduating from Indiana University in 2010. Manda has been a part of our Dental Family since 2011, and takes great pride in building relationships with our patients and getting to know them and their families. Manda lives on her Farm in Hillsboro OH, with her husband Jesse and her gorgeous baby Harper.
Danielle Miller, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Danielle began her career as a Dental assistant in 2006 while she attended Colerain High School. Upon graduation she realized that she wanted to be more involved in patient education and care, and graduated from UC Blue Ash (Raymond Walters College) in 2012 with her AAS in Dental Hygiene. Danielle joined our team in 2014, and our patients describe her as sweet and friendly, and gentle yet thorough. Danielle spends time with her patients getting to know them and their families and connecting with them on a personal level. Danielle is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and is consistently taking classes to keep up to date with the latest methods and techniques. In her free time, Danielle enjoys boating, and being active with her husband Mike, and her friends and family.
Theresa Evans, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)
Theresa joined our team in 2000 and has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years. She works with both of our doctors assisting them with dental treatment on our patients including fillings, extractions, crowns, implants, and dentures. Theresa grew up in Union and is a familiar face to all of our patients, and considers many of them to personal friends! Theresa attended NKHOC for Dental assisting to become a Certified Dental Assistant through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), and then furthered her education through the University of Louisville to become an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA). Theresa is a proud mom of two daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, who are students at UK and NKU and enjoys spending her free time riding horses, hiking, and spending lots of time outdoors!
Dawn Banfield, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Dawn has been in dentistry since 2001, first as a dental assistant and then as a dental hygienist in 2011. She received certificates in block and infiltration anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia, and laser debridement with diode laser. The most rewarding part of her being a dental hygienist is the relationships she continues to develop. She enjoys providing a personal and valuable healthcare service while helping each patient feel comfortable. When she's not with patients, she enjoys spending her spare time with family. She loves getting to as many Reds games as she can, from Opening Day on.
Amy Byrnes, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)
Amy works alongside Dr. Mirrielees, assisting our patients when they come into our office for treatment, and you will normally find her placing fillings, assisting with extractions, crowns, invisalign , and dentures. She has been Dr. Mirrielees’s EDDA since 2013. Amy obtained her EDDA qualification graduating from The Academy of Dental Assisting in 2009. In 2010, she briefly relocated to Los Angeles CA, where she assisted at an elite cosmetic dental office in downtown Beverly Hills. Amy’s caring, soothing, and helpful personality is appreciated by our patients. Amy resides in Villa Hills KY, with her husband Billy, and their dog. In her free time, she enjoys going to Reds games, running, and spending time with her friends and family.
Lea Sprague, Dental Assistant (DA)
Lea was born and raised in Union, and joined our team in 2013. As a Dental Assistant she is responsible for helping all of the members of our team keep our office running smoothly! Lea assists our Doctors with treatment, our front desk team with scheduling, helps our hygienists with their patients, and looks after our sterilization area and our in-house lab. Lea attended the Dental Assisting Program at The Institute of Dental Technology and graduated in 2013. Our patients love Lea for her warm and caring manner and her infectious giggle! In her free time, Lea enjoys going to Reds games and spending time with her friends and family.
We are proud to invest our time and reinvest into our practice to dedicate in the training and knowledge so our patients will benefit in the latest advancements dentistry has to offer.
Bite Force Analysis
Your jaw is one of the most complex and delicate joints in the human body, and our T-Scan technology can objectively determine if there are any imbalances in the way that it moves.
Do you suffer from Headaches & Migraines, Tinnitus, Vertigo & Dizziness, or TMJ Disorder? We diagnose & treat the Hidden Bite Imbalances behind your pain. Are you ready to Start Living Pain Free?
Range of Motion Analysis
We perform a Range of Motion Analysis to compare the movement of your head and neck to the healthy human average, and highlight any irregularities that might be related to issues with the jaw.
Cerec Same Day Crowns
We are your local CEREC dentist for single-visit tooth restorations.
Our X-Rays have unsurpassed clarity for superior diagnosis.
We have advanced technology for more complex periodontal treatments.
Get in Touch
Derringer Dental Care & Rejuvenation is committed to building a long lasting relationship with you, your family, and the rest of our community. We are conveniently located on Hwy 42 on the border of Union & Florence, KY near the Union Kroger and right next to Skyline Chili.
Mon, Wed, Thur 8am – 5pm
Tues 8am – 7pm
Fri 7am – 2pm
Address 8667 US Hwy 42 STE 100
Union, KY 41091
First Office Visit
Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing you with the best care possible. Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.
During your first visit, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Take necessary X-rays of your teeth checking for cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.
- Discuss your chief complaints and how we can be of service to help you achieve optimal oral health for a lifetime.
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:
- Your completed patient information form, if not submitted online
- Any previous dental records or x-rays you like us to review.
- If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card so we may submit the claims for your convenience.
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.