Did You Know? 10 Interesting Facts about Dr. K & Kazmer Perio

It can be hard to get to know your doctor, especially when you only get to see him or her a few times a year. Like all of us, Dr. Kazmer is a regular guy with a family and hobbies. He also happens to be a periodontist with a practice that has its own special traditions. To help you get to know Dr. Kazmer and Kazmer Periodontics a little bit better, here are 10 interesting facts about the man behind the dentist’s mask and the practice that he owns.

1. Our practice has its own special shade of blue, something our Social Media Coordinator Maya likes to call “Kazmer Blue.”


2. Dr. Kazmer is a graduate of both Tufts University in Medford, MA and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC. Go Jumbos! Go Heels!

Photo: “Tufts Universtiy” by Eric Kilby
Photo: “Old Well” by William Yeung

3. Our office celebrates employee birthdays with cake. Yum 🙂

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4. Dr. Kazmer and his wife Janet have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.


5. Dr. Kazmer is very adventurous and enjoys skiing, boating, scuba diving, and traveling with his family.


6. Dr. Kazmer has German roots.

Photo: “German flag” by fdecomite

7. Our office has been hosting an annual Oktoberfest celebration for 17 years now.


8. Dr. Kazmer was born and raised in Guilderland, NY (Albany County).

Photo: “Wormer Road – Guilderland, New York” by Doug Kerr

9. Speaking of Dr. Kazmer’s hometown, this is what he looked like as a child:

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10. Dr. Kazmer’s wife Janet has her own business, Preston Counseling Services. There is an entrance to her office within her husband’s practice.

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Did any of these facts surprise you? If so, let us know what you think in the comments below!

Have a wonderful rest of your week and take care of your smile!




It’s the Little Things That Matter Most


Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed these first few days of 2017.

With a new year comes new hopes, dreams, and of course, New Year’s resolutions. If you are looking for some ideas for resolutions, check out our post from 2016. In this post, we are going to focus on what 2017 means for us as an office.

This year, we hope to continue providing the same great care to all of our patients, both new and current.

That means you’ll be greeted with friendly smiles and feel welcomed as soon as you walk in the door.

And we will talk with you to decide on the treatment plan that’s best for your situation.

On the day of surgery or some other procedure, Dr. Kazmer and his assistants will be prepared and ready to give you the highest quality of care possible.

We’ll share important moments with you on social media, whether it be an employee’s birthday,


a seasonal celebration,


or the addition of a new piece of technology that will make your experience at our office even better.


And we’ll even try to have a little fun when we can.

Staff Christmas Selfie

Because to us, it’s the little things that matter most.

Thank you for the support that you all have shown us over the years. We love being able to share special moments with you. Take a look at some of the exciting things that happened for Dr. Kazmer and the rest of our staff in 2016:

Take care of your smile!

(That might make a good New Year’s resolution, don’t you think?! 🙂 )



In Case You Missed It: Oktoberfest 2016

Dr. Kazmer has been hosting an annual Oktoberfest celebration for 17 years now! While it is not nearly as big as the main Oktoberfest that is hosted in Germany every year, we’d like to think that our version is pretty fun, too! We sure put a lot of work into making it a success. In case you missed the festivities, here are the highlights of this year’s event.

1. The commemorative glasses were simple, yet still festive.


Attendees receive an Oktoberfest glass, and every year the design is different. This year’s design featured a beer mug surrounded by wheat and a blue checker pattern.

2. We gave away a lot of great prizes!



From pumpkin cookies to baskets filled with lotions and soaps, some of our lucky guests received wonderful goodies to take home!

3. We loved seeing everyone’s wonderful smiles!



Our guests are the best, and Oktoberfest certainly would not be the same without you all. Thank you for coming!

4. Pelican’s SnoBalls came to share their icy treats with us again this year! 


Mmm…looks good! 🙂


Pelican’s makes the best “SnoBalls” (similar to snow cones, but the ice is fluffier!) If you haven’t tried one yet, you’re missing out. Go visit a Pelican’s in your area!

5. It was the perfect time for our team to enjoy some quality time together!20160929_134656

Front row: (from left to right) Sarah, Ramona

Back row: (from left to right) Christy, Jennifer, Jill, Dr. Kazmer, Erica, Niki, Angela, Janet

Whether you attended this year’s celebration or not, we hope to see your office at next year’s Oktoberfest!!

As always, take care of your smile! 🙂

What to Expect During Your First Visit

Going to a doctor’s office for the first time can be a bit of an uncomfortable experience due to the amount of uncertainties involved: Will you like the doctor (Dr.Kazmer doesn’t bite, we promise!)? Can he provide you with the treatment that you need? What will happen during the visit?

We want you to feel as prepared as possible for your first visit. The infographic below is full of information that new patients should be aware of, so start reading! 🙂

New Patient Infographic

Hopefully this post has helped you feel more at ease. If you are looking for more information that you don’t see here, check our website or call us at (919) 468-6410.

We can’t wait to meet you! In the meantime, take care of your smile!


How to sELECT the Right Periodontist for You

Decision 2016 Perio2016 is an election year, which means that there are plenty of decisions to be made.

Which news sources will you listen to? Which candidates will you trust? In the end, who do you believe deserves your vote?

Choosing a periodontist is similar to electing a president, in a way. No, there are no long speeches or debates. But you, as a patient, still have an important decision to make.

Is the information on the doctor’s website helpful? Do you trust the statements that the doctor and staff make on and offline? And ultimately, which doctor is the right one for you?

While answering these questions can be difficult at times, hopefully this checklist will make the process easier for you:


To give you some key information about our office, we’ve filled out the checklist:


If you are searching for a periodontist and would like to keep a checklist handy, feel free to download this free PDF version of the checklist.

We wish you the best of luck finding the periodontist that is best for you and hope to see you in our office soon!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at (919) 468-6410. You can also visit our website: www.kazmerperio.com

Take care of your smile!


Anesthesia That Works Like Magic

We are excited to offer top-notch local anesthesia technology!

One of the main issues that often come to mind when patients think about visiting the dentist is pain. This is understandable, but the  good news is that advancements in medical technology have allowed dentists to greatly minimize the pain that their patients feel during a procedure. Our office uses The Wand, a machine that makes receiving local anesthesia a more comfortable experience for our patients.

How does The Wand work its magic?

The Wand uses computer-regulated flow rates and dynamic pressure sensing to deliver anesthesia with little pain. Our goal is to have anesthesia effectively delivered so that there is as little discomfort as possible felt during the delivery of the anesthesia as well as during the procedure overall. Less discomfort and pain means less anxiety for the patient.

This video from the Dental Wellness Center shows The Wand in action:

Why is The Wand better?

As Sandilands Dental Studio points out, most of the discomfort felt during an injection occurs “because the anesthetic was fired in too quickly.” Having the computer deliver the anesthesia allows it to be injected as slowly as possible, and the slower the more comfortable.



We hope that our use of The Wand will put you more at ease the next time you come in for a procedure that requires local anesthesia. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call us at (919) 468-6410.

Take care of your smile!

Making a Great Impression


If you wore braces,  you might remember being fitted for a retainer. A metal or plastic tray filled with a thick, goopy substance was placed in your mouth so that the orthodontist could make a mold. You may have wanted to gag, and you probably had residue on your face and mouth after the tray was removed.

Impressions are neccessary for purposes other than making retainers. For example, Dr. Kazmer uses impressions when making the crown for a dental implant. The good news is that here at our office, we can now take impressions without the use of uncomfortable mouth trays, thanks to the TRIOS Intraoral Scanner.

We are so excited to have a Trios Intraoral Scanner in the office!

The Trios creates digital impressions of the mouth using a camera, and the impression shows up on the computer screen as the impression is taken. The digital impression uses realistic colors, so that Dr. Kazmer can pick the tooth shade that is best for your mouth when making implant crowns.

Here at the office, we are both grateful and excited to have new technology that can make the impression process more comfortable for our patients, while still offering amazing results.

Take Care of Your Smile!