Wild Island

wp Looking for something to do with the kids on a hot summer’s day? Do we know the place for you! There is everything in one place  for ages 2 to 92 including a water park, bowling, black-light miniature golf, cool laser mazes, outdoor mini golf, go-kart racing, an arcade and more! If it is hard to please your kids because they are different ages and have different interests, have no fear, Wild Island is the place for you and your family this summer!

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Funky Tooth Fairy Traditions: Part 2

toothfairy It is not surprising that young children don’t mind losing their baby teeth. Not only does it mean that they aren’t babies anymore, but they get money! The going rate today is $3.70 per tooth. Not bad huh? Our first installment of Funky Tooth Fairy Traditions included South Africa, Asia, Spain, and the USA.  In Funky Tooth Fairy Traditions: Part 2 we revisit Asia and talk about the Middle East, France, and Mongolia.

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Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center

planetarium Do you find yourself looking up at the night sky in fascination? Do you wonder what’s out there? If stars, planets, solar systems, and the like fascinate you then the Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center at the University of Nevada in Reno will have you in awe. Offering public star shows, large-format films in their dome theater, and public star viewing, the planetarium and science center is a great place to while away a gloomy winter day. Check out the Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center at the University of Nevada.

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Enjoy EZ Air in Reno

trampoline Are the kids frustrated and pent up now that winter is taking hold? Let them burn off their excess energy with exercise and jumping.  And did you know that exercise is good for your oral health? It can reduce inflammation which can lower the risk of gum disease. So if you’re looking for something to do with the kids this winter your Reno dentistsDr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans suggest you EZ Air, Reno’s only indoor trampoline park.

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Check Out The Coconut Bowl

bowling Does your family like bowling? Looking for a place to take the kids in the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area? There is bowling, bowling, and more bowling at Coconut Bowl at Wild Island, and so much more. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family your Reno dentistsDr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans suggests checking out the Coconut Bowl.

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Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving! From All of Us at Wager Evans Dental


Here are some of our favorite recipes. We hope they add a little spice to your holidays.
Dr. Evans’ Turkey Mole Soup
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 1 ¼ lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ c. bottled mole
  • 29 oz. fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ c. raisins
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. black pepper
  • 19 oz. black beans, drained
  • 14 ½ oz. diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 3-6” corn tortillas, cut in ½” strips
  • ½ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add turkey and brown, stirring to crumble. Add onion, bell pepper, chili powder, garlic, and cook 5 minutes, stirring with whisk. Add broth mixture, raisins, and salt, black pepper, black beans, diced tomatoes, green chilies to turkey mixture, stir, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Place tortilla strips on baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Spoon 1 ¼ cups soup into 8 bowls; add tortilla chips to each; top with cilantro. Makes 8 servings.

Rhonda’s Jalapeno Popper Dip
  • 16 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ c. Panko bread crumbs
Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth. Add green chilies and jalapenos. Pour mixture into oven-safe serving dish. I use a glass pie plate. Top with parmesan cheese and bread crumbs mixture. Bake at 300 degrees until hot and bread crumbs are toasted! Delicious! Serve with tortilla or pita chips.

Trick-Or-Treating History from Your Reno Dentists

Sure, you might think dentists have a lot to say about a holiday where the main form of celebration is gorging on candy. Everything in moderation, as the saying goes, but it is a good idea to be extra proactive and diligent with your oral health at a time of year when sweets and treats abound. The fact that sugar contributes to cavities is fairly universal knowledge, but let’s have some holiday fun. Your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, offer you some trick-or-treating history to go right along with the Halloween spirit that is floating around across America today.

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Children’s Dental Care Fun (and a Little Trivia) from Your Reno Family Dentist

Exactly one week ago, February 28, was National Tooth Fairy Day, and—as Reno children’s and family dentists—Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans are always looking for new ways to teach little ones about the importance of healthy teeth and gums. Today, let’s take a look back at the history of the tooth fairy, and how to teach your child about quality dental health and hygiene.

The Origin of the Tooth Fairy

Since the beginning of the human race, people have lost their baby teeth and adult teeth have erupted in their place. While records of the rituals surrounding the loss of baby teeth don’t date back to the beginning of time, history shows that special ceremonies and traditions have accompanied the loss of baby teeth for at least a few hundred years. Continue reading “Children’s Dental Care Fun (and a Little Trivia) from Your Reno Family Dentist”