By Dr Cristina D Bender DDS
Spring is the time for new beginning and that completely hold true at Pearl Care Dental. Our
commitment has always been to help our patients live their healthiest lives. As a result of this, our
practice has grown throughout the years outside of traditional dentistry (fillings, crowns, cleanings, etc.).
We still do those procedures and much more as they are an important part of a healthy mouth.
However, at Pearl Care Dental, we passionately believe in getting to the root cause and treat it or
prevent it altogether! A big motivating factor in this transition has been trying to find solutions for my
own health issues and those of my family: crooked teeth, allergies, ear and sinus infections, snoring,
poor sleep and headaches. When we are not firing on all cylinders, we cannot be the best version of
ourselves to live our best life!
So, what has changed at Pearl Care Dental. On the surface much looks the same. However, there has
been much growth and learning this year with more to come! We have developed specialty teams
focused on a multidisciplinary approach in the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of nasal
obstruction, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and breathing disorders. With our passion for providing
whole health for the whole family, we recently have been approved to become an Affiliate of The
Breathe Institute based out of Los Angeles led by world-renowned ENT Dr. Soroush Zaghi. The Breathe
Institute is a global pioneer in bringing airway support to sleep and breathing while advancing the
standard of care through research. The entire Pearl Care Dental team will be taking “The Breathe
Course,” a 5 day knowledge packed course about breathing, sleep, facial growth, tongue-ties and more.
Even more exciting, I and select team members will be traveling to Los Angeles learning directly from Dr.
Zaghi to perform his tongue tie release techniques, called Functional Frenuloplasty. To top it off, Dr.
Zaghi and members of The Breathe Institute will be coming to Pearl Care Dental later in the year! A
handful of selected patients will be receiving a Functional Frenuplasty done by me while Dr. Zaghi is
proctoring. He will also be giving a private lecture during his stay here in Ellensburg. We are honored
and humbled that Pearl Care Dental has been chosen to be part of such an amazing organization such as
the Breathe Institute.