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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

 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Reasons You Might Want to See a Periodontist

A periodontist is a specialist in dentistry with advanced training in problems involving the tissues that surround the teeth. This includes things familiar to people, like the gums (its fancy name is gingiva) and bone; but also things most people outside of dentistry have never heard of, like cementum and periodontal ligament. To become a […]