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tooth extraction

To Graft or Not to Graft?

Even with advancements in modern dentistry, tooth extraction is still a common procedure that is completed. In some cases, it is the only choice that can be made when a tooth is deemed non-restorable. In the past, we often would … Read more

144 days ago by 0 Comments

17yearold

Teachable Moments in Dentistry

I recently restored a 17-year-old female with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors that had recently completed her orthodontics. Her mother wanted a nice cosmetic result without looking at implants for her daughter just yet, and I found myself proposing Maryland … Read more

149 days ago by 4 Comments

antibiotics

Are Antibiotics Really Necessary?

Based on the wide variety of prescription antibiotics that have been given to patients presenting to my office for evaluation and possible treatment, there seems to be a significant misunderstanding and controversy around the topic. The confusion stems from being … Read more

156 days ago by 2 Comments

Anxious-Patient

Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part I]

As we all know the thought of visiting a dental office can cause anxiety for many of our patients. This anxiety can range from mild nervousness to extreme anxiety or phobia. The good news is that no matter what level of anxiety, if our patients make … Read more

166 days ago by 1 Comment
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