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CYBER WEEK Special: Professional Whitening In-office $200 off

CYBER WEEK Special: Professional Whitening In-office $200 off

Normally, $500 for 1-hour In-office Whitening, we are running a cyber week special, for $300.

  1. Go to the Pay Now page. Enter the information for the person paying for it, under First Name Last Name Billing Address, City, State, Zip Code, Country, Phone Number, and Email, all of these top fields should match the credit card billing information.
  2. In the space for Invoice Number/ Chart Number, type “CYBERWEEK” Under the space for Po Number/ Patient Name, type the name of the person who will be using the in-office whitening.
  3. In the space for amount, enter $300.

We will email you a certificate for the gifted In-office Whitening.

We never run a special, so get it before it runs out.

If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, you can give this to a family member or friend.

If a friend or family member comes in who is not yet a patient, as long as they have a home office where they have been seen within the past 12 months, they are eligible to do in-office whitening. If a person does not have a home office, but, wishes to redeem the whitening, we would strongly encourage them to get a cleaning, x-rays, and exam before moving forward with whitening. Otherwise, a person would need to sign a waiver that states that they understand that we cannot be held responsible for underlying caries, periodontal disease, or any other conditions, without a comprehensive exam. If a person who is redeeming the gift would rather use the money toward a cleaning, x-rays, and exam, then, the $300 will spend like cash and would cover a new patient visit (including cleaning, x-rays, and exam) assuming that the patient does not have periodontal disease. If the person using the gift certificate would rather have bleach trays made for at home bleaching and whitening, they can apply their credit to that, which would normally be $500, and it will completely satisfy the cost for whitening trays with 3 tubes of whitening gel. They will not owe $200, but instead will receive the same consideration, and the $300 gift will serve as complete payment.

If you have any questions about this promotion, call our office at 512-454-2744

This promotion will run from 11/29/17 through 12/15/17.

Friday and Saturday are now open: Dr. Mobley has arrived!

Dear Patients,

I have exciting news. The McFarlane Dental team is growing. We are adding Dr. Megan Mobley. This will allow us to continue to meet the growing demand for services at our office. It will also allow patients to be seen on Fridays and Saturdays. I want to give Dr. Mobley a chance to introduce herself. (Sincerely, Dr. Russell McFarlane)

My name is Dr. Megan Mobley and I am thrilled to be joining Dr. McFarlane’s amazing team. I am a native of Lake Jackson, Texas, located just south of Houston along the Gulf Coast.  After completing my undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University, I attended The Ostrow School of Dentistry at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After graduating with my Doctorate in Dental Surgery, my husband and I decided to move back to Texas and call Austin home.

It was while I was in high school that my destiny was set for me to one day become a dentist. I was involved in an unfortunate accident that resulted to the loss of my two front teeth. From this traumatic experience I was blessed to receive quality dental work that gave me the passion to help others in the same way I was. Not only do I possess the passion to do beautiful dentistry but I also empathize with the pain, fear and self-confidence that go hand in hand.

I am lucky to say I married my high school sweetheart and we have one beautiful daughter. We also have a fur child (Molly) that we adopted while attending Texas A&M University. When I am not in the office, I enjoy traveling, cooking, baking, wine tasting, home remodeling, eating at new restaurants and most of all, spending time with my family.

I have many professional passions, and I always strive for perfection but there are two I put at the top of my long list. First is converting a terrified patient that has lost hope in good dental care into a patient for life. I specialize in treating adults and children with dental anxiety by providing a caring and relaxing experience. One way I achieve this is by offering different options for sedation including nitrous oxide and oral sedation. The second is creating beautiful cosmetic dentistry by using techniques I have acquired through years of practice and continuing education. My mission is to provide the best possible dentistry while keeping the highest standard of ethics.

I am eager to meet you and continue the tradition of excellence, treating you with the same quality and passion you’ve come to expect from this amazing practice.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Megan Mobley

 

Guatemala, Here We Come!

Viva Guatemala!

With great excitement, I told the staff in December that I am headed back to Guatemala. I asked the critical question: “Who is coming with me?”

Last time we went as a team, Prema and Lisa joined the group. This time around Jena is coming on the trip. We have a team of around 80 people, including: dentists, a hygienist, hygiene students, and dental students.

I have been down to Central and South America many times to share the gift of dentistry with patients who need the care. We are excited to live out the mission of taking care of patients. We are responsible to take care of all the lost sheep, marginalized, poor, orphans, and widows. The Guatemala trip focuses on the community of San Raymundo, and we will serve primarily children.

We are thrilled to be going and we would ask that you pray for our work. Pray for the families we will meet. Send us your encouragement.

Hooray! Pay Now online!

I would like to announce our new plan to allow patients to make payments online. With my merchant services provider I have engineered a page to accept online payments from all major credit cards.

The plan will include your ability to enter your payment online. We plan on continuing to send a physical invoice, which will include all your relevant data.
Pay Now

Farewell Message from Prema

Prema Strecker, RDH, MS – August 2016

Greetings dear patients!

I want to let you all know that I’m retiring from my work as a clinical dental hygienist and from Dr. McFarlane’s dental practice. I’m really going to miss my beloved co-workers and patients, but my neck and back are thanking me! Also, I look forward to enjoying some empty-nest retirement time with my husband. I’ll continue peer co-counseling, singing with an a cappella group and, who knows, may even pick up my guitar again!

I have practiced dental hygiene for over 35 years, including 8 years at the City of Austin Public Health Dental Clinics. I’ve been here with the McFarlane Dental team for 7 years. A highlight was the 2013 Spring Break dental mission trip to Guatemala for a week, with Dr. McFarlane, Lisa, and 32 Texas dental professionals. We cared for 600+ kids and adults–an interesting and gratifying experience. This fall our team donated custom-fitted sports mouth guards to McCallum High School’s football players. I’m definitely going to miss my wonderful co-workers here, and you–our great patients.

But I won’t get bored, because I will continue my work through teaching. As an Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College, Department of Dental Hygiene, I am proud to continue working alongside exceptional faculty, talented students, and contribute to the pool of dental hygienists serving in central Texas & beyond.

Memberships and Recognitions:

  • American Dental Hygienists’ Association (current),
  • AISD’s Back-to-School Bash – Fluoride Varnish treatments (2015)
  • T-Bob’s Guatemala Spring Break Dental Mission Trip (2013)
  • Research Poster Presentations (2009)
  • UTHSC Master of Science (2008)
  • Teaching Excellence Course (2006)
  • City of Austin – Distinguished Service Award (1992)

Warm wishes to you, for good health and well-being,

Prema Strecker, RDH, MS

Poor Journalism

I just received a link today espousing the idea that flossing doesn’t do any good.

There are very few fields of study that are as well studied as periodontal disease, biofilm development, calculus removal, inflammation, and bleeding. So, let’s debunk the poor journalistic effort that was made in the above article and I will bust out a few bullet points to make it clear.

I guess people can believe what they want, but, it is my job to at least force you to face reality, as it relates to flossing.

New design to the website

Do you like the new website design?

If so, I had help. This summer, Lisa’s daughter Rachel has joined us working at the practice for a summer job. So, I have been having her work on many different tasks. One of these tasks has been to help update the look and feel of the website. I asked her to move several of our old blog entries and attempt to duplicate the look and feel of the pages. Together we came up with some nice refinements.

I used to do all my web design at my house, by necessity, because I was designing in iWeb, an Apple software product. But, Apple stopped giving new updates to this software several years ago and it had made working on the website a drag. So, I transitioned to WordPress. Thank you to Nathan Weiss and Kelly Saunders for giving me clear direction.