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Beating Dental Insurance

Click here to see video. I think there are two big mistakes people make when working with their dental insurance. First, because the policies are complicated (by design in my opinion) many decide, because they have no pain, to postpone dental visits. Big mistake, because disease usually begins as a silent problem — for years […]

Flossing and Dental Insurance

To watch video click here. Script Outline: Confused? You’re not alone. Obviously the fact that I have put the two subjects in a single title implies they have some things in common, and they do. Many things, actually. For one thing, they have ME in common. I’m interested in both and yet most people are […]

Flossing and Dental Insurance

 Here’s the video. Here’s the script: Confused? You’re not alone. Obviously the fact that I have put the two subjects in a single title implies they have some things in common, and they do. Many things, actually. For one thing, they have ME in common. I’m interested in both and yet most people are not […]

Dental Care and Dental Insurance

This is a long video but I don’t apologize. That’s  because if you have dental insurance, but really don’t understand how it works, this information will be both helpful and unique. The reason I say this is because you will be getting the perspective of a dental provider whose primary professional purpose is to help […]

Is Guided Implant Surgery Necessary?

The terminology is a little tricky when thinking about “guided” surgery. Does it mean the implant is placed by a robotic arm? It might be. Technology like this does exists, but right now I would still consider robotic arms to be in “the development phase” when it comes to placing dental implants. So if it […]

A Reflective Pause

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”       — Lao Tzu Mystical thoughts intrigue me. They make sense but only when the context is right. It’s a challenge to the reader or recipient of a deep thought, to consider whether or not the thought is true, […]

On Hammers and Nails

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” ― Abraham Maslow Our “hammers” or solutions to problems come out of our experiences – the people met, the books read, as well as the mistakes made and the achievements experienced. The […]

Why Flossing is Important

  A book about flossing your teeth? Really? I am a periodontist, which means I am a dentist with additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases. Yes, some of it is pretty complicated, but not all of it. After years of study and after treating thousands of patients, I have come to […]

Arguing with Mom

  Mom wants to argue. It’s something we do. We don’t fight, just debate issues. She is ninety-two and at sixty-two, I am still her baby boy.  As for what she wants to argue about with me this time, it isn’t small potatoes. No, she wants the end to all wars and for cows to […]

One Way to Check Out a Dental Practice

What’s the best way for people to find a high-quality dental practice? I think it begins by doing what you are doing right now — searching the Internet for ideas, suggestions and dental practices near you. To make a reasonable decision, you need to become fairly knowledgeable about two things. First, you need to know […]