Dear Teachers,

My name is Dr. Daren Gehring.  I have been practicing Pediatric Dentistry here in Cache Valley for the past 11 years.  My practice is limited to kids, teens and patients with special needs.  I love working here in Cache Valley and enjoy getting to know many amazing kids and families.  

I attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating in 2000.  I then attended an additional 2 years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Florida.

As a pediatric dentist, one of my main goals is to help educate kids and families in the proper care of their teeth and smile.  There are many unseen benefits of a healthy mouth.  Each day I see patients who are in pain due to dental issues and in turn, find it hard to concentrate in school or fully participate in activities.   Some dental issues are preventative, and my wish is to help eliminate the issues that can be corrected by simply knowing how to care for teeth properly.

  As a dental community, dentists in the valley have tried to visit every 2nd grade classroom each February for Dental Education Month.  However, I see a real benefit to opening this educational opportunity to all students at anytime that is convenient for you as their teacher.

I would like to make you aware of a service to the community my office at Cache Valley Pediatric Dentistry has implemented to help spread the word about proper dental hygiene.  We will be scheduling “education time” for a few hours each Friday.  Our goal is to be of help in teaching your students about the importance of oral health and proper oral hygiene.  A member of my dental team, or myself, will be happy to come to your classroom to share a short and fun presentation with your students.  Or, if you would like to schedule a fieldtrip to our office, we would be happy to host your students in our office with some hands-on teaching.

We will be scheduling these educational sessions on a first come, first serve basis.  If a Friday will not work for your schedule, we would be happy to try to accommodate you with some  advanced notice.

Finally, I am constantly impressed at how great the teachers are here in Cache Valley.  I just want to take this opportunity to thank you as a parent of 5 kids that have been taught by very caring and dedicated teachers.  I hope this program will be a help to you in your amazing efforts.

Dr. Daren F. Gehring, DDS