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Brought to you by Dr. Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental INSIDER -

DR. IRINA MOGA FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina Moga, DDSSmile enhancement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance. Even the smallest step can boost your confidence, self-esteem, and make you want to smile more. With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures such as bonding and porcelain veneers can make chipped teeth look like new.

Tooth bonding is used in several different ways, but is probably most useful for repairing chipped teeth. Bonding materials (high-density, space-age plastics called composite resin) and porcelain–are more natural in color and can be designed to perfectly match the surrounding teeth making it difficult to discern there ever was a broken tooth.

Transitional bonding is used for anything from a mock-up to a full-mouth rehabilitation. It’s called transitional because it allows the patient to transition into more permanent dentistry as he or she can afford, or as the treatment sequence demands, and it allows the dentist time to work out any bite related and aesthetic issues. Transitional bonding is an important tool in the skillset of an accomplished cosmetic dentist.

Porcelain veneers can be used to repair chipped teeth that are located in the smile zone. Porcelain laminate veneers consist of several thin layers of ceramic. Using a special adhesive, the veneers are bonded to the tooth to replace the original enamel. A very small amount of the original tooth enamel (generally less than a millimeter) in preparing for the veneer to create room for a comfortable fit.

Don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation. Get a great new look for 2017!

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005



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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonInk cartridge cost is currently a hot button issue.  Like many product categories, marketing representations may be factual, but can often be disingenuous.

Epson’s EcoTank printers (five models from $300+ to $1,200) come with bags of ink, poured into the storage unit feeding the printhead; NOT replaceable cartridges.

Epson represents each has about two years of ink; enough to print thousands of pages, providing very low cost-per-page.  True, but…

Not mentioned: the basic printer is an existing low-end model, generally $70+, is slow, with few extra capabilities, and has an expanded storage area for raw ink  So, one pays $250+ upfront for ink and the possibility of lowering the cost-per-page, if all of the ink is used before the printer experiences problems.  If the printer doesn’t last, only using half of the ink, the actual cost per page doubles. And, if the user does not routinely clean the printheads it will clog up, possibly rendering the printer useless.  (See www.tinyurl.com/he59cnn/ )

We recycle lots of printers, periodically testing to determine history and quirks.  Few low end printers print more than a few thousand pages. 

So, it’s a great proposition, IF one gets full life.  If not, you overpaid.

We can shed some light on this issue.

Cartridge Network, a full-service independent, non-franchise operation, sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock dozens of different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

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Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - Retirement Living INSIDER -

BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanAs we end the year, I am deeply grateful for our community of cherished residents and staff members and looking forward to the new year.

Beaverton Lodge -- an independent, locally owned retirement living community founded in 1988 -- offers comfort in continuity and delight in the unfolding seasons throughout the year.

Situated along a tranquil portion of Beaverton Creek, the landscape is home to local creatures such as ducks and a large variety of bird species. Our residents love the walking paths and gardens, with plenty of benches on which to stop, sit and enjoy the beauty and sounds. A few blocks away are the Beaverton Library and the Elsie Stuhr senior center.

Residents find all the features one would want in a retirement community: large apartments with storage closets; a full-service dining room; a mineral saline pool and spa; and a movie theater with fresh popcorn.

Family and friends are welcome to stroll through “the golden gallery,” where local artists showcase their paintings and other art.

In the spring and summer, residents tend their raised-bed gardens, which produce tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and squash. The Beaverton Farmer’s Market is just a few blocks away, with fresh local homegrown produce.

We offer a full activity program, weekly housekeeping and linen, scheduled transportation, and resident managers on call 24 hours a day — all with an affordable month-to-month rent.

I look forward to meeting new residents this year. Stop by for a complimentary lunch and tour of our community.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005



Brought to you by Dr. Irina Moga, Dr. Irina Moga DDS - Dental Insider -

DR. IRINA MOGA, DDS - Dr. Irina MogaIt’s open-enrollment season. Deciding whether to buy dental insurance is a very important decision for you and your family. In addition to limiting your financial risk from some dental expenses, dental insurance can help in a number of other ways.

Dental insurance plans:

· Generally cover regular professional visits that include teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments. These visits, combined with proper flossing and brushing at home, help avoid tooth decay and promote healthy gums. Plans may also cover other aspects of professional dental care, including fillings, crowns and root canals.

· Can help pay for unexpected dental emergencies and damage to your teeth that may be expensive to fix.

· Will help your children establish healthy preventative dental habits early on. Regular oral exams, cleanings and X-rays are important to long-term dental health.

It’s important to assess your known dental needs and those of your family. For example, are any family members likely to need orthodontia, wisdom-tooth extraction, periodontal (gum) care, cosmetic procedures, bridgework or dentures this coming year? Does your employer offer a Flexible Spending Account or Medical Savings Account to save for larger expenditures?

Here are a few good questions to ask when comparing dental plans:

Which dentists are within this plan’s preferred provider network?

Which services are covered under this plan and which are not?

How much will I have to pay (monthly premiums, co-pays and annual deductibles) and what is the annual maximum coverage?

Don’t hesitate to call our office to ask questions that may inform your decision.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005



Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group Beaverton - Family Practice Insider -

PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - Beaverton ClinicIt’s open enrollment season again, when consumers make critical decisions about health insurance coverage and health care providers.

Pacific Medical Group has five locations in the Portland metro area: Beaverton, Tigard, Canby, Oregon City and North Portland.

All of our clinics are recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the State of Oregon, which means we offer enhanced, coordinated medical care for our patients.

At Pacific Medical Group Beaverton, we can care for pediatrics to seniors.  For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care. We help you play an active role in your health. As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

Call Pacific Medical Group today to find out how we can provide superior service to you and your family.

Pacific Medical Group – Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171


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Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - Retirement Living Insider -

ABEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret Normans people get older and become more vulnerable through physical aging, slower cognitive skills and limited mobility, they may begin to experience fear or anxiety.

Loved ones should recognize that such fears are a normal response to change, even in someone who once had a confident stride and attitude. Fears – even those that may seem baseless – should be recognized and their concerns should be addressed.

Studies show that 30 to 50 percent of elderly people fear falling and being injured. Others may be frightened to cook, concerned they may start a fire. Not being able to drive, which can be caused by vision problems or slower reflexes, fuels a senior’s biggest fear -- loss of independence.

A small degree of fear can be healthy, inspiring an aging adult to get a cane or walker. A high degree of fear may result in a senior sitting too much and losing muscle tone, which actually increases the likelihood of falling.

Some seniors may have concerns about moving to a retirement or assisted living community. Such concerns are often based in unfamiliarity with the services such a community may offer, the facility itself, opportunities to be active and social, medication assistance and safety measures.

Our retirement community, Beaverton Lodge, inspires confidence in our residents and helps them live healthier, happier lives.

Beaverton Lodge is a locally owned, welcoming community on a beautiful, walkable campus.

Call us today to arrange a tour. And have a wonderful holiday season!

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005



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Brought to you by Dr. Irina Moga - Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental INSIDER -

DR. MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina Moga, DDSYou may have a parent, spouse or friend who has difficulty maintaining a healthy mouth on their own. How can you help?

Two things are critical:

· Help them keep their mouth clean with reminders to brush and floss daily.

· Make sure they get to a dentist regularly.

These steps can prevent many problems, but tasks that once seemed so simple can become very challenging.

If your loved one is having difficulty with brushing and flossing, talk to a dentist or hygienist who can provide helpful tips or a different approach.

For a patient who wear dentures, pay close attention to eating habits. If they’re having difficulty eating or are not eating as much as usual, denture problems could be the cause.

When you’re caring for someone who is confined to bed, they may have so many health problems that it’s easy to forget about oral health. However, it’s still very important because bacteria from the mouth can be inhaled into the lungs and cause pneumonia.

Our team offers a full range of dental care in an inviting and comforting setting, along with a level of personal attention and compassion you won’t find elsewhere.

We are committed to providing comprehensive oral health care, with a strong emphasis on prevention.

For those who need dentures, we can handle all phases of the process.

Dr. Moga offers full dental care, including extractions, while Michael Moga expertly crafts dentures in the same office.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005



Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Living INSIDER -

BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanAccording to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 percent of seniors over age 65 have diabetes, diagnosed or undiagnosed. Twenty-nine million Americans have the disease.

November is American Diabetes Month. It’s a good reminder to find out more about diabetes risk factors (visit www.diabetes.org/) and to schedule medical tests to check for prediabetes.

For those already diagnosed with diabetes, is your disease well-managed? If not, why not?

Nutrition is the cornerstone of proper diabetes management. In some cases, proper nutrition alone will curb diabetes symptoms and eliminate the need for insulin.

At Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence, three meals a day are served in the dining room, which has flexible meal plans and hours. Whenever possible, our kitchen serves seasonal organic produce, natural beef and chicken and organic Oregon seafood. Diabetic desserts are also offered.

Exercise, foot care and regular medical checkups are essential for staying healthy with diabetes.

We have fitness options such as exercise classes, water aerobics and tranquil walking paths through the property’s gardens and alongside a creek. Foot and nail care is offered on-site.

We provide scheduled door-to-door transportation for residents to visit their doctors and dentists.

Our independent-living community has 24-hour on-site resident managers. Each apartment is equipped with emergency pull-cords in the living room, bedrooms and bathroom.

Call Beaverton Lodge today to arrange a tour and a complimentary meal.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005



Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Medical Family Practice INSIDER -

PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - Tigard Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer.

The good news is that self-exams, clinical exams and mammograms help with early detection. Most women can survive breast cancer, if it’s found and treated early.

Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so it’s important to establish a regular time to perform a self-exam.

While mammograms can help detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can alert your healthcare provider if there are any changes. Find out how by visiting www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam

Clinical breast exams are an important part of early detection. An experienced professional may notice a suspicious area on the breast that may not register as a warning in the patient’s mind.

During a clinical breast exam, your healthcare provider will exam your breasts to look for differences in size or shape between your breasts as well as the skin covering your breasts for any rash, dimpling, or other abnormal signs.

Talk with your healthcare provider, especially between the ages of 40 and 49, when to schedule a mammogram. It is recommended that women ages 50 to 74 have a mammogram every two years, unless your provider recommends having a mammogram more often.

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171


M-F 7:30 am-7 pm/Sat 9 am-1 pm

Brought to you by Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental INSIDER -

IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaYou may wonder why you're suddenly getting cavities when you haven’t had them in years.

As we get older, we enter a second round of cavity-prone years.

One common cause of cavities in older adults is dry mouth. Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. However, it is a side effect in more than 500 medications, including those for allergies or asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety or depression, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

This is just one reason why it’s so important to tell your dentist about any medications you’re taking. Your dentist can make recommendations to help relieve your dry mouth symptoms and prevent cavities dry mouth symptoms. Here are some common recommendations:

· Use over-the-counter oral moisturizers, such as a spray or mouthwash.

· Consult with your physician on whether to change the medication or dosage.

· Drink more water. Carry a water bottle with you, and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Your mouth needs constant lubrication.

· Use sugar-free gum or lozenges to stimulate saliva production.

· Get a humidifier to help keep moisture in the air.

· Avoid foods and beverages that irritate dry mouths, like coffee, alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and acidic fruit juices.

· Your dentist may apply a fluoride gel or varnish to protect your teeth from cavities.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005



Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Residence INSIDER -

BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanFall is a great time to shop for a retirement community, before the colder weather hits and the holidays get under way.

Settle into your new home and enjoy the easy-care living and all the amenities.

At Beaverton Lodge, we have a relaxing heated mineral saline pool. Saline poolwater doesn’t have the side effects often associated with traditionally chlorinated pools, such as irritated eyes and skin to lung irritation and asthma-like symptoms.

There are a variety of activities right on-site, including indoor exercise classes, art shows and a movie theatre.

Turn over the shopping, housework and cooking duties to our staff and enjoy our delicious cuisine.

We’ve also got a high “cozy” quotient, with a fireplace in the sitting room.

No need to worry about power outages when the wind whips up. Our solar voltaic panels generate electricity and we have solar hot water heating.

There’s a back-up power generator in extreme weather conditions. If the power goes out, the generator comes on in 10 seconds, supplying electricity to the central building to keep it fully operational, including both elevators. Apartment hallways are lit by emergency lighting hallways stay warm. During a power outage, we can feed and support residents and staff and maintain communications with emergency personnel.

Make an appointment to visit, have a meal and ask about going on a trip with the residents. It’s a great way to talk with people who live in the community and learn more about life at Beaverton Lodge.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005



Beaverton's Features

January 12, 2017

Tall tales, terrible foes, triumphs

by Dana Haynes
Centerpiece of a Nordic Northwest exhibition is the book, 'The Troll With No Heart.'
COURTESY PHOTO - Jeff Farrar, manager at Ridgewalker taproom in Forest Grove, plays the Sassy Santa in a video advertising an ugly sweater dance party at the venue. Farrar and his co-workers have a good time coming up with new, entertaining material for the taprooms Facebook page.
January 12, 2017

A stormtrooper and a Wookiee walk into a bar...

by Michael Sproles
A Forest Grove taproom has added costumes and fun to its menu.
January 12, 2017

Wind ensemble slates two shows in Beaverton

by The Times
Shows are scheduled for Jan. 18 and Jan. 21 at the library auditorium.

COURTESY: NBC UNIVERSAL - 'Grimm' stars David Giuntoli (Nick Burkhardt) and Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette/Eve), who are engaged, plan to live in Portland after the end of the show.
January 05, 2017

'Grimm' tidings

by Jason Vondersmith
As the television series wraps up, the cast lauds the local community.
January 05, 2017

Hollands celebrate 60th anniversary

by The Times
The Beaverton couple was married in Portland on Dec. 29, 1956.
COURTESY PHOTO - The Oregon Symphony will present a free community concert Jan. 5 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.
December 29, 2016

Oregon Symphony will play free family concert

by Michael Sproles
The orchestra will play music from Strauss to 'Harry Potter' at a Hillsboro performance to open the 2017 season.
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Folks skate on the ice rink at Winter Village at Orenco Station on Saturday, Dec. 3.
December 22, 2016

Orenco outdoor skating rink slides into second year

by Geoff Pursinger
Hillsboro's ice rink is expected to draw more than 7,000 people this month.
December 08, 2016

Out and About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘Sorry! Wrong Chimney’ — Beaverton Civic Theatre invites the community to “Sorry! Wrong Chimney,” which runs through Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Beaverton City Library auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. In “Chimney,” David Tuttle is moonlighting…
December 08, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Murray Hills Christian Church hosts fundraiser to benefit food pantry On Saturday, Dec. 10, Murray Hills Christian Church will host a dinner and concert event to benefit the Casey’s Corner Food Pantry. At 6 p.m., a honeybaked ham and turkey dinner…
December 08, 2016

Weekly meetings

by The Times
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce holds its weekly networking meeting on Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The Dec. 15 meeting will be hosted by Homestreet Bank, 16200 S.W. Pacific Highway, Suite Z-3. The public…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Sarah Moyle, left, and Rachel Ciula, owner of Delice Chocolates and Confections, pipe frosting onto the set pieces of GingerTardis, on display now as part of Gingerbread Adventures at OMSI.
December 08, 2016

Bakers, architects build gingerbread creations with space theme at OMSI

by Ellen Spitaleri
'Ground Control to Santa Claus,' one of the featured gingerbread structures, was baked in Tualatin.
TIMES PHOTO BY JON HOUSE - Tualatin High School students Matthew Grand, left, and Drew Haevnar, right, take the stage during the opening night performance of 'The Foreigner'
December 07, 2016

Finding commonality with 'The Foreigner'

by Ravleen Kaur
As they face life in a nation divided by fears, Tualatin High School drama students found a message of inclusivity on the stage. Tualatin High School’s drama department opened its first play of the year last weekend with a production of “The…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Ben Tissell flies free in Broadway Rose's 'A Very Merry PDX-mas' and considers himelf very lucky to be working full time as an actor and director.
December 01, 2016

Actor goes from sandwich-maker to Christmas caroler

by Barbara Sherman
Benjamin Tissell, appearing in Broadway Rose's new show, is making a name for himself in Portland-area theater productions.
COURTESY: JESSE FAATZ - Cirque du Soleil's 'Toruk, The First Flight,' set to stage at Moda Center Dec. 7-11, tells the story of the legend of the Toruk, and serves as a prequel to the movie 'Avatar.'
December 01, 2016

'Toruk' takes flight with Cirque du Soleil

by Jason Vondersmith
The company's new show, which was inspired by the movie 'Avatar,' lands in Portland.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Virginia Parks, the featured member artist at Art on Broadway in December, uses an encaustic technique thatuses melted beeswax mixed with tree resin and pigment.
December 01, 2016

Art on Broadway features new exhibit on seeds

by Miles Vance
The work of Virginia Parks, an archeologist and painter, will be featured through December.
FILE PHOTO - Pacific University's choral ensembles will perform a holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 3 at Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on the Forest Grove campus.
November 30, 2016

Three concerts in three days set at Pacific University

by Kathy Fuller
Pacific University's Music Department is set to roll out a series of three concerts this weekend, with musical flavors for everyone. On Friday, Dec. 2, Pacific's Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Dr. Dijana Ihas will perform its fall concert at…
TIMES PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Lizzy Shannon recently completed her third novel, A Song of Bullets, which is based on true events that occured during the period of Irish history known as The Troubles.
November 24, 2016

Sherwood author takes on Ireland's 'The Troubles' in new novel

by Ray Pitz
'A Song of Bullets' was 'too painful and traumatic' to write 20 years ago, Lizzy Shannon says.
November 24, 2016

Local dancers star in 'Toyshop,' 'Gift Box'

by Miles Vance
The Portland Ballet's performers include young dancers from Beaverton and Raleigh Hills.
COURTESY: LAST RIDE LLC - Ron and Deborah Threadgill have expanded their memorial services company for the born-to-be-wild set with Last Ride LLC.
November 24, 2016

Take your last ride on a Harley hearse

by Jason Vondersmith
Funeral directors Ron and Deborah Threadgill have a new company that offers a custom-built motorcycle for the dead.
November 24, 2016

'Seeds of Hope, Roots of Change' now on display at Art on Broadway Gallery

by Miles Vance
The exhibit by Victoria Parks continues in Beaverton through December.
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - The cast includes of 'A Very Merry PDX-mas' includes many of Portland's finest musical theater talent: Collin Carver, Sarah DeGrave, Cassi Q Kohl, Isaac Lamb, Dru Rutledge, Benjamin Tissell, and Danielle Valentine.
November 23, 2016

'A Very Merry PDX-mas' will brighten the holidays for one and all

by Pamplin Media Group
Broadway Rose's new show opens Friday night at the New Stage in Tigard.

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