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Fall 2010 Newsletter

Dr. Robert Matiasevich JrInside This Issue
1. Greeting from Dr. Bob
2. End of Year Insurance Reminder
3. WIN, WIN, WIN!!!
4. Meet our new Team Members
5. Techie Alert
6. Missing Teeth?
7. Recipe Corner
8. Happy Holidays


Greeting From Dr. Bob

Giants WinLiving in the Bay Area has never been more awesome! We have great weather (it’s nearing 80 degrees as I write this), great people and THE GIANTS!!! Fans and non-fans alike seem to be cheering for the underdog.

As summer edges to a close, I find it hard to believe it is autumn already. Wow, where did the summer go? It seemed that all summer long my calendar was full. Between finishing up a Fellowship at the California Implant Institute and my eldest son with his driver’s license I had my hands full. Yet, somehow, I did manage to slip in a few weekends of waterskiing at Tahoe!

Speaking of Teams, the Matiasevich Team has some new members that are sure to hit it out of the park! Look for the article on our “Newest Additions.”

I hope this newsletter finds you doing well and excited for the New Year!

To your health,
Dr. Bob

Are You Nuts?

Do you have dental insurance or a flexible spending account? Well if the answer is YES, then you better use up those left over dollars! Truth be told, in most cases benefits do not roll over. So don’t let your money go down the drain.

We know families are busy and sometimes overlook regular exams and cleanings, but by coming in to check-ups, you may actually be able to save money in the long run by avoiding complications that could exceed your dental insurance maximums! Don’t let it happen to you.

If you or a family member is overdue for a cleaning or exam we can get you back on track! Please call the office and set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Oh, and by the way some flexible spending accounts allow you to use your unused dollars on whitening as well. Start the New Year off with a bright confident smile!!

You Could Win Shark Tickets!

Win Sharks Tickets

Don't Forget To Enter Your Name At Your Next Visit!

Each quarter we like to give away FREE STUFF! This quarter in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the San Jose Sharks, we will be doing a drawing for tickets to game 42 against the St. Louis Blues!! No one likes going to a game alone so we will be giving away TWO tickets so you and your best hockey buddy can see Thornton and Pavelski sock it to those Blues! The game is on Saturday January 15, 2011. The drawing will be held Tuesday January 4th. When you are in the office just stop by and drop in your name. And if for some reason your best hockey buddy can’t make it, I’m sure Carly or Marcy would love to go with you!! GO SHARKS!!!!!

Newest Additions

Recently we were lucky enough to acquire two fantastic new staff members, Leslie and Marcy!

Look for this quarter’s recipe towards the end of the Newsletter!

Leslie who joins Anna in the Hygiene Department, hails from Southern California, and is an avid Cowboys fan. Her personable and caring manner will make you instantly feel comfortable and at ease. The patients can’t stop raving about her!

Marcy in the Front Office, will woo you with her genuine smile as you walk in the door! You might have even heard her caring voice on the phone already. When she is not rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles, you will find her in the kitchen making her “famous” tostadas.

And not to be forgotten, is Jenna, Anna’s newest baby girl who was born in July!!

Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.

~ John Beecher


GALILEOS: The Future of Dentistry

Are you a techie? Are you the first on your cul-de-sac to have the newest gadgets? Is your name already on the wait list for the next iPhone? Then you and Dr. Bob have lots to talk about!

Over the years our office has integrated the latest technology into our practice. It allows us to treat patients utilizing minimally invasive dentistry. It’s a win/win. We can provide great care and patients are able to receive prompt treatment in the most comfortable and convenient way possible.

In keeping up with our technology tradition, Dr.Bob has installed Sirona Dental System’s three dimensional (3D) X-ray system, GALILEOS, the first ever such system in Santa Cruz!

Galileos’ technology allows diagnostic X-ray imaging with the smallest amount of radiation possible, 10 times less radiation than a conventional CAT scan. With astonishing anatomical detail, it allows more accurate dental treatment plans with improved results. Dental implants can subsequently be placed with unrivaled precision and accuracy.

Galileos literally changes everything! Dr. Bob is extremely happy to be able to provide you with the latest technology that offers: Increased quality of care, convenient treatment in fewer visits with the smallest amount of radiation possible. It makes us smile, and we hope it does you too!

He who does not get fun and enjoyment out of every day needs to reorganize his life.

~ George M. Adams


Keys To Health

Part of the beauty of Santa Cruz, is we don’t have to see the end of summer bbq’s coming to a close. Year round we are lucky enough to enjoy pretty great weather, outdoor cooking and awesome fresh produce: Corn on the cob, fresh broccoli, fall apples and grilled meats. And, nothing tastes like a Corralitos Market sausage!

Do you know someone who wears dentures, a partial or is missing teeth? For a lot of those people it is difficult or impossible for them to enjoy some of these yummy benefits of California we might take for granted. Not only is it hard to chew fresh veggies and meat when you are missing teeth, but also your digestive system can’t properly process these foods. That means people actually don’t get the nutrients and vitamins from the foods they are ingesting, or they may just forgo the hassle of trying to eat them all together. Poor nutrition equals poor health.

Dr. Bob has advanced certification in not only prosthodontics (dentures) but also he recently finished up his Fellowship at the California Implant Institute. That means he is able to offer a lot of different solutions for people who are missing teeth or have ill-fitting dentures and want to be able to eat and smile again.

If you know someone who might benefit from Dr. Bob’s methods, don’t hesitate to share our number. It just might make them feel better.

Remarkable Recipes

Anne’s Derby Pie

The beautiful baker herself!

1 9″ Single Crust Pie Crust
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup Karo light corn syrup
4 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup bourbon
1/3 cup dark or bittersweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk or semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts or slivered almonds

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Roll out pie crust and place in pie pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and bourbon together until frothy.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  5. Pour into pie pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until just set.
  6. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

Each quarter a recipe from one of our patients will be featured here. Email your submissions to [email protected] and type RECIPE in the subject.


Happy Holidays From The Matiasevich Team!


Dr. Matiasevich & Staff, Christmas 2010