Cheryl L. Malick, DMD

From Goop and Gag to Digital

by Dr. Cheryl Malick, DMD



Embrace The Benefits
Say good-bye to the goop and the gag, of the digital impression!

Dentistry is no stranger to advancements with all things digital.

We have all experienced the marvels and health benefits of digital x rays and digital intraoral cameras. But did you know that old-school impressions are no longer the only option?

With state-of the-art technology, making a great – and – comfortable impression with a digital scanner has never been easier.

Let’s face it – It’s not easy to stop your gag reflex when getting a goop-filled dental impression made! There are several digital impression machines available today which allow your dentist to take a digital impression – a highly accurate, digital 3D image of the individual characteristics of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue.

The digital scanner is all about keeping you comfortable while delivering precise imagery, without the putty-filled impression tray that makes you gag.

Not only is it more comfortable, but taking a digital scan for your new crown, bridge, or other dental work is quick and accurate, which allows you to spend less time at the dentist’s office and more time enjoying your new smile.


• No gooey mess associated with impression materials
• Breathe and swallow naturally during the digital 3D scan
• No unpleasant taste
• Can take impressions on patients of all ages and of all sizes of mouths


• Does not expose you to radiation
• Uses a laser to generate the images


• Precise fit of crowns, bridges, veneers and other dental work
• Eliminates the need to retake impressions multiple times


• View 3D scans onscreen with your dentist immediately
• Digital impressions taken for restorative purposes are complete in two to five minutes.
So, say good-bye to the goop and the gag, and embrace the benefits of the digital impression.

Dr. Cheryl Malick and the Naples Dental Excellence team are pleased to be serving the Naples, FL area and look forward to personally welcoming you today. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Look for Dental Excellence, 7955 Airport Rd. N Suite 201,
in the Fountain Park Office Centre near the corner of Airport Road North and Vanderbilt Beach Road. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Malick’s iTero digital impression scanner or have any dental questions, call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at 239.596.3434


Sending A Smile

by Dr. Cheryl Malick, DMD

Dr Cheryl Malick


With squeals of excitement, the Malick-Beltran children eagerly opened a large envelope from U.S. Army Captain Sam Almquist, who has since been promoted to Major. The children, Jade (4), Todd (6) and Brad (7) regularly sent care packages to “Captain Sam” throughout his recent, nine month deployment in Afghanistan, and to other soldiers over the past eighteen months. Their uncle, First Lieutenant Derek P. Wimmer, who serves with 3rd Brigade, 1st Armor Division, 1-41 sending a Infantry, and the local family have endeavored to teach the children ways to acknowledge military servicemen, women and veterans.

With soldier wish lists, care package guidelines, and boxes in little hands, the children have ventured to the grocery store, created artwork, cartoons, holiday cards, and decorated mailing boxes in an effort to make the soldiers laugh. They’ve painted “Welcome Home” and “Thank You” signs their uncle posted in Captain Sam’s front yard on his return to Fort Bliss, Texas.

“In our platoon, you guys are famous”, Captain Sam’s letter reads. “Your support brought lots of smiles, motivation, and surprises with each package. It is hard to explain to people how nice it is to get mail from home as a little reminder of normalcy.



A small gift of gratitude is included with a photo of those you inspired.” With awe the siblings studied the platoon’s photo and delighted over the striking red, white and gold 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment’s recognition coin. Captain Sam explained the coin is a military tradition and sign of gratitude. The next day Jade, Todd and Brad brought the treasures to their classes to share their experiences with fellow students and teachers.

They are also expecting their uncle to deploy again later this year. The Malick-Beltran’s next “mission” is to prepare care packages now for Veteran’s Day, since they know delivery takes up to six weeks

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