Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Senior Dental Care

Dental Care for Seniors Watertown SD
Dental Care for Seniors
Our teeth and gums show signs of wear, tear, and age, like our bodies do. Years of use in chewing, drinking caffeine, smoking, and taking medications can all add up to undesirable changes that show on your teeth. Teeth may be worn down and uneven. Dark stains cannot be removed with daily brushing. And the flow of saliva through the mouth may be reduced by certain medicines.

Fillings loosen and allow the start of decay on the tooth or even at the roots. Teeth may have hairline fractures from old fillings that need replacement. Regular visits allow us to keep on top of any of these problems. Gum disease and root decay are also very common conditions for seniors and require immediate attention. If you experience loose teeth, bleeding, or inflamed and red gums, please contact us immediately. 


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Monday, 29 December 2014

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Dental Sealants Dentist

The Best Cavity Preventive Treatment for ChildrenPreventive Dental Treatment Watertown SD
Even careful brushing and flossing may not clean the back teeth thoroughly. As bacteria build up and teeth are exposed to more acid, plaque forms and eventually develops into cavities. Even the smallest cavity is permanent damage that needs a restoration. The good news is there is a quick and easy way to help prevent cavities. Dental sealants that are applied when a patient is still in his or her formative years have proven to greatly reduce the development of cavities.

After the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and sterilized, one clear coat of dental sealants is applied to the surface area of each tooth. A curing light is used to bond the application to the tooth. And that is the whole procedure! There is no tooth reduction, shots, or drilling. It is completely painless and takes just minutes to apply. This treatment is one of the best techniques for both children and adolescents to preserve their own teeth throughout their lives.


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tooth Abscess Symptoms And Treatment

Symptoms And Treatment Of Tooth Abscess
If you have a toothache that goes beyond mild to moderate tooth pain and reaches a level of severe, throbbing pain, it could be a sign of a tooth abscess. A tooth abscess is a pus-filled lesion at the roots of a tooth, and is caused by an infection. The first sign is a throbbing toothache that won’t go away.

At first, the tooth will likely be sensitive to chewing and biting, as well as to heat and cold. You also may develop a fever, swollen lymph nodes in your jaw or neck, or swelling on your face.

If the abscess ruptures, you’ll know because of the nasty-tasting discharge in your mouth. Although the pain may recede if the abscess ruptures, you still need to be treated by a dentist in order to get rid of the infection, save the tooth and avoid complications. If the abscess doesn’t rupture, the infection can spread to other parts of the body. This is not a problem to ignore.

Treatment will likely include draining the abscess if it hasn’t ruptured. Your dentist also may recommend that you take over-the-counter pain relievers, rinse your mouth with warm salt water, and take antibiotics. More severe abscesses may require a root canal to remove infected tissue, and the worst cases require extraction of the tooth.

A tooth abscess can get its start as an untreated tooth cavity, so the best way to prevent an abscess is to prevent the cavity in the first place by following a consistent oral health routine of twice daily tooth brushing and daily flossing. Regular visits to your dentist are important too, especially if you’ve been treated for an abscess. This allows your dentist to confirm that the infection has cleared.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Six Month Smiles Dentist

Six Month Smiles Short Term Dental Braces Watertown SDStraight Teeth in Just Six Months – No Kidding!
If you never had braces as a child and needed them, you may still be hiding your smile behind your hand. Many adults would love to have a beautiful smile with straight, even teeth, but cannot commit to long-term correction. 


Clear Dental Braces Dentist Watertown SDYou will be very happy to learn of Six Month Smiles™, an innovative technique that changes only the teeth that are noticeable when you smile. This accelerated method takes care of overlapping, crowding, and gaps in just six months and sometimes even less time!

These braces are barely noticeable because the brackets are clear and the wires white or clear. They work with a low-force method and are comfortable to wear. The shorter amount of wearing time allows for better hygiene for a clean look when treatment is completed. And Six Month Smiles is very affordable – less expensive than veneers, aligners, or traditional braces. Be ready to welcome your new smile in just six months!  


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Causes and Treatment of Canker Sores

Cold Sores and Canker Sores Compared
It’s easy to confuse cold sores and canker sores.

Unlike a cold sore, a canker sore is not contagious, and it appears on the inside tissues of the mouth rather than the outer surface of the lip (which is where cold sores appear). A canker sore, also known as an apthous ulcer, looks like a small, round or oval lesion that has a white or yellowish center surrounded by red. They tend to be indented, like a crater, rather than raised, like a bump.

Canker sores most often appear on the inside of the cheeks and lips or at the base of the gum. Canker sores are not usually associated with bleeding gums, so if you are experiencing bleeding gums you should see your dentist to be evaluated for possible gum disease.

The majority of canker sores are mild. Mild canker sores are less than one-third of an inch long and usually heal on their own after a few weeks.

But major apthous ulcers, defined as larger than 10 mm in size, can take more than a month to heal and can cause scarring when they finally do heal. So it’s important to visit your doctor or dentist if you have a canker sore that has persisted for more than a few weeks. These large ulcers are most common in young adults after puberty, and they are more likely to recur than smaller sores. Older adults are more prone to herpetiform lesions, in which dozens of tiny lesions group together to form a large ulcer.

The exact cause of canker sores remains uncertain, but possible factors include an allergic reaction to bacteria in the mouth, a minor injury to the inside of the mouth due to dental work or poorly fitting dental appliances, food allergies or health problems, such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Although most canker sores resolve on their own, if you have a large or stubborn lesion, your dentist may prescribe an antibiotic mouth rinse, topical paste to apply to the lesion, or a nutritional supplement if poor nutrition may be the cause of the canker sore.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Preventive Dentistry

The Main Reason for Tooth Loss
Most people think that teeth are mostly lost due to decay. But the most common reason is gum disease. Sometimes there are no noticeable symptoms up to the point of losing your teeth. Bleeding gums from brushing or flossing and shifting or loose teeth are signs of gum infection. If treated in the earlier stages of the problem, there are nonsurgical methods to reverse the problem. Once the infection has been chronic, surgery may be the only option.

Gum Disease connection with health conditionsGum Disease Has an Effect on Serious Health Conditions
You may be surprised to hear the conclusions of recent medical research. Bacterial infections of the gums can contribute to strokes, diabetes, and respiratory and heart illnesses. As these conditions can be fatal, dentists are now regarding gum disease as a very serious problem. The American Dental Association has provided statistics that indicate 80% of Americans have gum disease. Dentists regard this high percentage to be an epidemic and now consider periodontal disease to be a bigger problem than just losing your teeth.

The bacteria in the gums travels throughout the bloodstream, affecting vital and life-giving areas of the body. The American Academy of Periodontology reports that “studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.” 


Periodontal Disease Treatment Dentist Watertown SD
Easier Treatment for Gum Disease
When gum disease is detected early, there are various nonsurgical methods that can work well to reverse the condition. Surgery may be necessary if the infection is advanced, and it is typically successful in controlling periodontal disease. Both levels of care are usually provided for by most dental insurance coverages.

Is There a Problem with a Missing Tooth?

Yes, even one missing tooth can allow other teeth to shift. This is not good as chewing can be affected and fewer nutrients will be absorbed from the food. It may become more difficult to chew raw fruits and vegetables and instead, softer foods of a higher calorie content may be consumed more often. This can result in unwanted weight gain. Fuller facial contours may be lost without a full set of teeth, which can change the shape of your face to make you look older. Your speech may not always be easy to understand. You can avoid these problems with the replacement of lost teeth with dental implants. They look and perform just like real teeth, and they will feel like they are your natural teeth.

Treating Bleeding or Receding Gums or Chronic Bad Breath
These symptoms are usually an indication of periodontal (gum) disease. The American Dental Association has indicated that most Americans aged 33 to 45 have gum disease at some stage – 90% of the population in this age group! Treatments vary and include deep cleaning, scaling, and surgery. We also offer a very effective, FDA-approved treatment that is an alternative to surgery. With Perio Protect™, you can treat your gums effectively without surgery. It is painless and produces great results. It is easy to do – you simply insert trays that resemble teeth whitening trays over your dental arches. When the necessary medication is just applied to the area, saliva washes it away. But when applied with the trays, Perio Protect maintains the medicine where it needs to be for the amount of time for its ultimate effectiveness. This means less time for healing and returning your gums to a healthy state.


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

What To Know About TMJ

What Are TMJ Diseases And Disorders? 
TMJ diseases and disorders are a group of conditions that cause pain in and around the jaw joint (called the Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ) and nearby muscles. Jaw problems affect a person's ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow and even breathe.

What Are Symptoms Of TMJ?
Pain is the most common symptom of TMJ; however, some people have no pain but still have problems using their jaws. Specific symptoms include:
Face pain
Pain in the jaw joint and nearby areas, including the ear
Back pain
Inability to open the mouth comfortably
Clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint
Locking of the jaw when attempting to open the mouth
Headaches
A bite that is uncomfortable or feels “off”
Swelling on the side of the face, neck or shoulder

Other symptoms may include ringing in the ears, decreased hearing, dizziness and vision problems.

Keep in mind that occasional discomfort in the jaw joint or chewing muscles is common and is not a cause for concern. Many people with TMJ problems get better without treatment. Often the problem goes away on its own in several weeks to months.

To read the entire article please visit: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sleep Apnea & Snoring Disorder Dental Treatment

Restful Sleep is HealthfulSleep Apnea Dental Treatment Watertown SD
It is important to have sufficient, restful sleep each and every night. Just as essential as food, air, and water, sleep allows your brain and body to revitalize for another day of activity. Throughout the day, your heart will take on the effect of daily stress. When you rest properly at night, your heart can decompress and release the stress it has gathered. Lack of sleep will place a burden on your heart with the accumulation of excessive strain on the muscle. Cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes have been connected to a regular lack of sleep. You can also help to curb other illnesses such as hypertension, obesity, memory loss, and diabetes by having restful, nightly sleep. It can even slow down age-related health problems!

Snoring Can Be Related to Serious Health Conditions

Snoring may not be just an annoyance. It often indicates a more severe health condition called sleep apnea. This problem centers on the obstruction of the airflow into and out of the lungs. More often than not, people are not aware they have this problem. Not receiving sufficient oxygen throughout the night can contribute to heart disease and strokes by increasing and sustaining high blood pressure and often resulting in premature death.

There are other negative effects from sleep deprivation. Lowered brain functioning and an increase in the release of stress hormones can cause depression. An easy solution to the problem is the use of an oral appliance that keeps the airway open and stops incessant snoring. Please ask us how we can help you and your partner get a sound sleep each night.


Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea - Watertown SDA New Approach in Eliminating Sleep Apnea
The traditional method for treating sleep apnea is use of the CPAP device, which stands for Continuous Positive Air Pressure. It is a machine that pumps air continually though a mask and into a person’s lungs, preventing breathing disruption. Although it provides the necessary flow of air, many patients find wearing a mask during sleep very frustrating and stop using the CPAP.

If you have gone through this annoyance and have set this device aside, we can provide an alternative that remedies the problem in a more comfortable, natural way. With a small acrylic oral appliance such as the SomnoDent™, we can realign your jaw and tongue to keep your air passage open while you sleep. Dr. Bach custom makes the device to fit your upper and lower teeth, similar to a retainer. Results have been very positive, and this device is comfortable to wear, easy to put in, take out, and clean, and convenient to take along when traveling. This makes it easy for you and your partner to get a good night’s rest for a smile in the morning.


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 6

I have diabetes. Will I get gum disease
Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects your body's ability to process sugar. The resulting high blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body. Diabetes can also lower your resistance to infection and can slow the healing process. If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk of developing some oral health problems, including gum disease, so it's important that you are extra diligent with your oral health.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 5

Bad breath can be an indicator of gum disease 
Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth can be an indicator of gum disease and other oral diseases so it is important that you uncover what’s causing the problem. If constantly have bad breath, make an appointment to see your dentist. Regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems as your bad breath may be the sign of a medical disorder. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your primary care physician.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 4

Bleeding gums during pregnancy is normal
While it’s true that some women develop a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis,” it’s not true that everyone experiences this. You can help prevent this condition by taking extra care during your brushing and flossing routine. Your dentist may recommend more frequent cleanings to prevent this.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Mini Dental Impalnts Dentist

Implant Secured Dentures Dentistry Watertown SD
An Alternative to Standard Implants
You may want the security of dental implants, but have been advised you are not a candidate for them due to lack of bone density in your dental arch. You will be pleased to learn of a recent breakthrough that will allow you the security and stability of implants. With mini implants, you will stop the movement of dentures and eliminate the problem of trapped food. In just one appointment, you can have this type of implant in a painless procedure. And amazingly, on the same day you can go home and eat whatever you like. There is no waiting time for the surrounding bone to heal. Ask us about mini implants and how they will keep you smiling.



Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Dental Root Canal Treatment

Root Canals Save TeethTeeth Cleaning Dentist Watertown SD
No longer does a tooth with infected roots have to be extracted. We now know that removal of a tooth can cause other problems that can be avoided by restoring the tooth with a root canal. Our dentists are very experienced in the latest advancements of this therapy. In the past, patients often dreaded having to have this procedure. But with today’s techniques and modern anesthesia, it is very manageable and easy for a patient.
 

During this procedure, the interior pulp chamber of a tooth is completely removed and replaced with a special filling material, not the same as used for cavity restoration. Sometimes a crown is positioned over the tooth to give it added strength.


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry Watertown SD
Dental Sedation Watertown SDIV Sedation for Easy and Worry-Free Treatments
We are understanding of all our patients’ needs and know the anxiety that shots, drills, and treatments can give the dentally challenged. We relieve all your fears and make it easy for you with sedation dentistry.  

Dr. Darin Bach is among the few qualified in the state to give IV sedation. This type of sedative provides the deepest level of calmness and takes effect in the shortest amount of time. As an IV is given directly into the bloodstream, we have complete control over the amount administered for the need required. You will not remember any of the procedure, and one hour will seem like just minutes. It is very safe and accurate.  

Patients who need extensive work completed but don’t want to keep coming back to the office can also choose sedation dentistry, which allows more work to be done in one session.  

It's easy to have confidence in Watertown Dental Care’s sedation dentistry program. Dr. Darin Bach has been a leader in the state of South Dakota, pioneering the use of IV sedation here. He has earned fellowship in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, which means his level of experience and education is virtually unmatched. His knowledge and passion are not unique; our dental team is dedicated to providing you with the safest, most comfortable care. Dr. Bach also has Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, allowing us to provide an exceptional level of safety to our patients. Your medical history review is extremely thorough, and our team monitors you constantly during treatment to ensure safety and comfort. 

We also offer lighter sedation as required with nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. We want you to feel comfortable throughout longer appointments or relieved of any anxiety during any type of treatment.  

If you’ve been putting off necessary care for years, sedation dentistry may be just what you need to overcome your anxiety. With the use of sedation for every level of care, from routine visits to extensive procedures, we have made a high number of our patients extremely happy. You can join them!

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 3

Having gum disease means I will lose my teeth
Not so! You don’t have to lose any of your teeth to gum disease if you practice good oral hygiene. That means brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth daily, eating a healthy diet, and scheduling regular dental visits. Even if you are diagnosed with gum disease, your dentist can design a treatment plan to help you keep it under control.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 2

I don't have cavities so I can't have gum disease
Being cavity-free doesn’t ensure you are in the clear where gum disease is concerned. That’s because gum disease is painless and many people have no idea they have it. Gums that bleed easily or are red, swollen or tender is a sign of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease and the only stage that is reversible. When caught early gingivitis can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at the dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 1

Gum disease is not that common
On the contrary, gum disease is extremely common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease, an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Monday, 22 September 2014

Children's Dentistry

Your Kids Will Be Happy in Our Care! 
Kids Dentistry Watertown SDOur doctors’ friendly and caring natures make children feel at ease during their treatments. We use the latest methods in children’s dentistry and administer them in a thoughtful and compassionate way. We teach kids how to care for their teeth with proper daily dental hygiene so they can keep their natural teeth for life. We enjoy meeting them for their first visit at age one and look forward to all their visits as they grow and change.

You can be assured we are capable of helping your children, no matter what age, feel comfortable at our practice. We want this and all generations of children to be anxiety free while sitting in the dental chair. And parents have let us know that we’re achieving this goal! Whether your child is anxious or rambunctious, we can have them relax to enjoy their visits.


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Cosmetic Denitstry

A New Smile Is Easy to HaveDental Crowns Dentist Watertown SDWe can give you the smile of your dreams with both excellent preventive care and advanced restorative techniques. With today’s dental treatments of veneers, bonding, crowns, and whitening, you can have your best smile in less time than you think and more affordably than you ever imagined. Let us show you how easy it is to have a makeover to a great smile.

A New Smile in Only Two Visits!
With porcelain veneers, you can correct problems of unsightly gaps, deep discoloration, or misshapen teeth in just two visits. No kidding! Veneers are sheets of dental ceramic that are very durable and the best quality. After some tooth reduction, they are bonded to your teeth and create a straight and uniform smile. They also are used for chipped or cracked teeth. They cover over these problems and can also conceal a worn-down or misshapen tooth. Veneers match the color of your other teeth to blend in and look completely natural.



Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Monday, 15 September 2014

Orthodontics Watertown SD

Early Detection of Bite Problems Makes for Easier Correction Dental Braces Dentists Watertown SDIt is important to understand that wearing braces does not just straighten teeth but corrects the more serious problem of a malocclusion (bite disorder). Treatment at an early age can minimize the need for orthodontics or sometimes eliminate any need for braces. When this problem is detected at an early age, it allows for permanent teeth to come together as they should. Young children are at an advantage to more easily resolve this condition, as their bone is more pliable than an adult’s.

Our doctors are very qualified and use the latest techniques to make orthodontics comfortable and more attractive than ever. What used to be 3 – 5 years for treatment is now 6 – 24 months! Length of time varies according to personal needs and goals.  

Braces Do More than Straighten Teeth
Orthodontics do more than just give you a smile with straight, even teeth. Often teeth and jaws develop improperly, resulting in an improper bite that causes other problems. We offer specially designed oral appliances that guide the jaw and teeth into correct alignment. Having corrections of an overbite (upper teeth come over lower teeth), underbite (lower teeth are forward of upper teeth), and crossbite (teeth overlap on the sides) are more easily taken care as a child or adolescent, which helps to prevent more serious problems as an adult. 


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Dental Implant Dentist

‘Growing’ New Teeth as Replacements for Missing Teeth

Dental Implants Dentistry Watertown SDWe recommend dental implants to recapture a complete and healthy-looking smile. They can be inserted in the front or back of the mouth and provide the strength and stability to chew every type of food. They do not sit on top of the gums like a bridge or denture, but actually come up through the gums, adding to its appearance as a real tooth. Those without any teeth can benefit from implants by replacing slipping or loose dentures to eliminate embarrassing situations when speaking or eating. They are permanently placed and do not need to be taken out at night. We complete the entire process from post implant to crown placement, so there is no need for referral to another practice. 

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Monday, 8 September 2014

Dentists Watertown SD

The doctors and team at Watertown Dental Care are pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to their neighbors in Watertown and the surrounding communities.

Darin Bach, DDS, FAGD, Diplomate, ABDSM,
Dentist Darin Bach - Watertown SD earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry after attending Augustana College. His postgraduate education includes completion of the program at the Kois Center as well as the rigorous requirements to achieve Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Darin recently achieved his Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the only Diplomate in the State of South Dakota. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Darin has recent additional training in IV sedation, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, orthodontics, and implant surgery and restoration.

Dr. Darin gives back to the community by volunteering with Give Kids a Smile and Dentistry from the Heart as well as various church activities. He and his wife, Dr. Hally, have three beautiful children, and in his spare time, he enjoys playing/coaching basketball, traveling, exercising, and being active with his family.

Hally Bach, DDS,
Dentist Hally Bach Watertown SDalso attended Augustana College and earned her dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and belongs to several professional organizations. Because she has a special interest in children’s dentistry, she has focused her postgraduate education on pediatric dentistry so she can be sure to bring the latest tools and techniques to her young patients. Dr. Hally is also passionate about mission dentistry. She has helped to establish a fully functional dental clinic in Hopewell, Jamaica, and annually leads Christian dental mission trips to provide dental education and treatment to the local community.

When Dr. Hally isn’t chaperoning dental students on their mission trips, serving on the Watertown Christian School Board and the Cornerstone Church missions committee, or volunteering with Women in Science, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with Dr. Darin and their three kids.

Ashley Stoll-Pfrimmer, DDS,
Dentist Ashley Stoll-Pfrimmer attended the University of Northern Iowa for her undergraduate degree before completing her dental education at the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa. She has received continuing education with an emphasis on improving a child’s dental experience, using ceramic restorations for the best esthetic outcomes, modern techniques of endodontic therapy, and advanced cardiovascular life support. As with her colleagues, she maintains membership in several professional organizations and is committed to lifelong education to ensure the highest level of care for all patients, today and tomorrow.

Dr. Ashley is a freelance volunteer and has been a part of the community’s National Night Out as well as Give Kids a Smile, Dentistry from the Heart, and the Women in Science conference. She and her husband have two dogs, a yellow lab named Roxy and a morkie named Ragen, and in her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, travel, fitness, and interior design.


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com