ABSOLUTELY It Is! The world continues to change at a breathtaking speed with some fear and uncertainty. As it begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, one question that I am often asked is “Do you think it is safe to go to the dentist? “ My immediate response is an ABSOLUTELY, “YES!” You may…

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There is much confusion on what a dental crown does. When a tooth has decayed and/or broken down beyond the ability to be preserved and protected with the use regular filling material, partial to full coverage is often recommended – i.e. THE CROWN. Metal crowns can be of stainless steel, gold or Titanium. Tooth-colored (most…

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In the 1960’s a group of California dentists formed a dental insurance company called the California Dental Service, which later became Delta Dental. Later came the PPO’s the HMO’s to which I call them the OhOhOhs’s (uhoh OO’s). The CEO’s of these OhOhOh’s get paid many millions of dollars each year. The dentist doesn’t get…

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What did you say? Why didn’t you say something earlier? Human communication is a surreal experience. We have foreign languages that separate us, non-verbal communication that is not observed, music that the performer has not experienced, written word not understood etc. But what confounds me more as a Doctor is how much miscommunication or lack…

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In the realm of reoccurring pain scenarios, Migraine Headaches ranks among the most despised.  My own Mother suffered with these and would be buried in the dark bedroom for days at a time.  Pills after pills, bio feedback, and psychiatric counseling did little to help her.  Today, as a dentist, I can reduce headaches in…

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“When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni This season has me thinking of the all the things that I am thankful for and there seem to be far too many. I think of all my experiences and the things that I have learned, I am in awe. This season has…

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While standing in the grocery store line, the clerk asked me, “How is your day going?” I responded “wonderful!” But I was still taken aback as she had asked it with real sincerity. In today’s modern world, expediency has over taken personal service. Smart phones have replaced personal connection. Busyness has replaced serenity and fulfillment.…

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Within the American population there are three groups of patients that are not receiving adequate dental care. Personally, I have treated underprivileged children for seven years under the auspices of the Head Start program. Additionally, I have treated elderly patients in 26 different nursing homes for a five year period. Those are two of the…

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That is the question — or 4 on the floor and 24 For nearly a century- orthodontists have suggested the removal of four bicuspids when straightening teeth. Thus the phrase 4 extracted teeth on the floor and 24 months of banding. Today the trend is away from extractions. The results are usually more esthetic without…

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