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Becky Baker-Illman of Nordland, Wash., is not your textbook retired school teacher. In fact, Illman’s second act has been about anything but slowing down. As her 65th birthday approaches, this national motorcycle racing champion continues to take life at full speed!...read more
Meet 91-year-young Bob Carter, who still has all his teeth, a mouthful of wisdom and plenty to smile about
Born into the no-nonsense generation, Clear Creek Dentistry patient Robert Carter of Port Orchard has seen his share of wonderful and difficult times. He has been around longer than TV, chocolate chip cookies and ballpoint pens, yet shows few of the typical signs of...read more
Devoted Olympic High School teacher helps struggling students ‘do a 180’ through new reading program
There is a new road to success in Central Kitsap – a fast-track for students not necessarily used to reaching their destination, let alone in double, triple, even quintuple time. This is a pathway where U-turns are not only permitted, but encouraged and facilitated by...read more
Egg-cellent new patient keeps on cracking world records, making a difference through his Silverdale restaurant
Clear Creek Dentistry is proud to feature the contributions of one of our newest patients, Ross McCurdy, to the Kitsap community. This lifelong Pacific Northwesterner relocated to Silverdale, Wash., last July to open a brand new Oak Table Café with his wife, Nikki,...read more
It’s the moment every girl dreams about. The perfect guy, the perfect dress, the perfect day…all captured in photographs that will be cherished, shared and looked at for many years, even generations, to come. So as Casey Kipfer of Silverdale, Wash., planned her...read more
Dyed-in-the-wool patient, friend knits duel success during first year in Silverdale business community
It’s a simple, yet successful pattern turned business model: Knit one, purl two, intertwine with many! When Dr. Lyle Beck met patient Karen Sharman for the first time last year he was impressed hearing her plans for a new friendly yarn shop and commitment to provide a...read more
Tammie Ostrander of Seabeck, Wash., has never been more ready to celebrate her wonderful life. “I feel like the richest woman in town this Christmas,” says the Clear Creek Dentistry patient, describing the culmination of the last nine months. “I have been given a...read more
Barbara Seiber of Bremerton, Wash., is a believer. She believes that amid a season filled with busy schedules and long to-do lists, love, generosity and devotion still prevail. She believes that one person, reaching out to another, can make all the difference in...read more
All Aboard! Clear Creek patient whistles last call for rides with Kitsap Live Steamers, spooky Ghost Train
He’s been working on the railroad all his livelong days. Larry Harper of Poulsbo, Wash., has had an affinity for trains since he was a young boy watching the ones roll under the Christmas tree. “It sort of just grew with me,” said the 68-year-old Clear Creek Dentistry...read more
June Blaser of Silverdale, Wash., is the picture of health. She works out 2-3 hours a day, six days a week, competes in multiple races – including Ironman Triathlons – each year, has a happy marriage, unyielding confidence and a beautiful smile. She doesn’t need a...read more
Monique Arnold of Silverdale, Wash., has regularly taken her seat as a patient at Clear Creek Dentistry for the past 7 years. But for the last couple of months, her dental team has been seated under her direction after hours. This master linguist, with degrees in...read more
It’s a big weekend for our patient Barbara Vernon of Bremerton, Wash. Not only will she turn 47 this Friday, she will celebrate by competing in the capstone of her season on Saturday (Jan. 31) during the Southwest Regional Basketball Tournament for Special Olympics...read more
Sydney Holcomb of Bremerton, Wash., shined in the Miss Poulsbo, Miss Kitsap, Miss Silverdale Scholarship Pageant on Jan. 10 as she earned a string of honors. The 18-year-old dually enrolled Olympic High School senior/Olympic College student received $1,100 in...read more
All the stars aligned at Silverdale Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 9, when the perfect storm of successes came ready to reign. In the biggest battle of their seasons, the undefeated Warren Avenue Knights met their match in the unbeaten Silverdale Spartans during the Kitsap...read more
Jessica Ford of Belfair, Wash., has made thousands of first and lasting impressions. She was the cheerful voice on the phone that patients often first spoke with, and the smile they were sure to walk out the door with. Now, after nine fine years, the familiar,...read more
For 16 years, Clear Creek dental assistant Mindy Finnegan of Bremerton, Wash., and her family have kept a beautiful tradition. As an expression of personal gratitude for all they have, living here in the United States, they devote themselves each November to a special...read more
Sylvenus Harris II of Silverdale, Wash., has turned his educational course back to the future. The 21-year-old psychology graduate of the University of Washington and Olympic College re-entered Central Kitsap Junior High School this fall to mentor students there with...read more
When Tom and Ben Walters of Silverdale, Wash., arrived for cleanings last week, they were gleaming. The brothers had spit-shined their babies – two hand-built derby cars – and were chomping at the bit to go showcase their stuff. Already in the winner’s circle at Clear...read more
To understand his joy, one must fully understand his pain. This patient, whom we’ll call John, had reached a level of unbearable heartache – not just a toothache – that drove him to the dentist. “I was deteriorating from the outside in,” said John. “At about age 50,...read more
Since the time Brion Anduze was playing tee ball, he has been finding ways to challenge his personal game. This all-around athlete has proven success in basketball, baseball and football – with an eye always on his next ambition. “Goals are dreams with deadlines,”...read more
It’s a new kind of freedom. No more bad breath to cover, unnecessary tooth staining, or mouth sores to contend with. Gone are her worries about tooth decay and loss, shrinking gums, black hairy tongue, jawbone deterioration, and high risks of oral cancer. Gained is a...read more
Jan Bahr knows how to pick them. Married for 44 years to her life, business and dance companion, she can tell you just how important it is to find the “right” partnership. She and her husband, George, have owned and operated the Roadhouse Nursery on Central Valley...read more
"We are grateful to Clear Creek Dentistry for what they are providing," said head coach Paul Dylan of Poulsbo, Wash. "When we started, we got a kick out of some of the kids running the bases backwards, then saw those same players' skills truly develop. But even...read more
Talk about your graduation gifts! Not only was Gee Yong Jorde well decorated at her Central Kitsap High School commencement ceremony for numerous academic and extra-curricular achievements, she was wearing an award-winning smile – courtesy of Clear Creek Dentistry....read more
"Initially, I was pretty nervous about my all-in-one appointment, but they kept me super comfortable and I didn't have a worry in the world my entire treatment," said 18-year-old Taylor Stracener of Suquamish, Wash., who found his necessary dentistry at Clear Creek in...read more
It is estimated that up to 75 percent of American adults experience some degree of dental fear, ranging from mild anxiety to full-blown panic attacks. In fact, there are so many people afraid of the dentist that it has been clinically categorized as its own brand of...read more
Your smile is your personal trademark. Do you recognize these Disney characters by only this feature?...read more
She flies from coast-to-coast to get the MOST – sharing her CC smile at the Happiest Place on Earth!
Sarah Harper, 24, has grown up with us. A Clear Creek patient since 2002, she has literally spent half her life rotating in and out of our chairs. What a treat it’s been to watch this energetic young woman take off and come into her own. A native of Bremerton, Wash.,...read more
Dr. Beck and Dr. Haws and the rest of the Clear Creek team are thrilled to be sponsors for the Little League World Series, currently being held at the Silverdale fairgrounds. Dr. Beck was especially proud last night when his daughter sung the national anthem. The...read more
Overheard at the Beck family dinner table: Resident Dentist: Patients are loving the new Bose headphones. Resident Teenaged Son (dropping his hamburger in shock): You have Bose headphones?! Are you serious? Can I have them? Resident Dentist: Yes, I'm serious and no,...read more
"In Your Face" Crew Beck and Haws with Joe, our river guide At the river and ready to go Dr. Beck ready for "Satan's Eyeball" - A rapid he would soon face Jonna getting the tent ready, "Is this thing bear proof?" Jessica setting up her tent Mindy and Caleb making...read more
I am so excited to be heading back to Romania once again this summer. This will be my fourth summer in Romania but will look a lot different then it has the past three summers. Previously I spent my time there at a camp working with village children one week and...read more
This morning we celebrated Dr. Beck’s birthday with a plentiful breakfast of quiche, breakfast casserole, pancakes, fresh fruit, and jugs of juice and milk. He was presented with a gift card to his favorite shopping locale: Home Depot. Also, in anticipation of an...read more
The Team at Clear Creek Dentistry wishes everyone a fun and safe summer. As school ends, many outdoor activities begin. Help your children maintain the routine of brushing and flossing to keep their teeth free from cavities. Also remember to protect your children's...read more
On March 22, 2011 the Clear Creek Dentistry team completed the American Heart Association training for Basic Live Support(CPR & AED) for health care providers. Every two years our team takes an afternoon off from dentistry and practices life saving skills. These...read more
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