Q: I had some dental work done last April before I returned to my summer residence for the summer. I had problems with the work and had another doctor perform the needed repair and replacement. Is it the norm to ask ...
Ask the Dentist Column
March 15, 2017
Porcelain Crown Q: I have a temporary crown. Money is tight for me to have a permanent porcelain crown and wonder how long I can hang on to this one before I have a problem. A: I will answer this great question ...
March 8, 2017
Dental Implants Q: Some doctors told me they can pull my tooth and stick the implant in right away; others said I have to wait 3 to four months before they do the implant. What are the pros and cons? A: I ...
March 1, 2017
Full Dentures Q: Other than not “feeling great”, do I have other potential health risks using dentures? A: The thing I like least about my profession is breaking bad news to patients. (Not the mild stuff; like “Too Jays is ...
February 22, 2017
Porcelain Veneers Q: My granddaughter wore braces for over two years and also had a retainer that was worn fairly often. After the braces were removed she looked lovely. As the years went by, (about two or three) her teeth reverted back ...
February 15, 2017
Root Canal Treatment Q: I have a toothache. One dentist says I need a root canal to save my tooth, another one says it can’t be saved and needs to be removed and ...
February 8, 2017
Dental Implant Q: My upper front tooth, just next to the two big front ones has been missing since birth. I have an ugly plastic tooth glued to the adjacent tooth, which falls off periodically. The doctor said I don't have enough ...
February 1, 2017
Annual Consumer Dentistry Summit Q: What do you do if you get hungry between breakfast and lunch like I do? A: Book a reservation for next Friday February 10th at the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens for the Annual Consumer Dentistry ...
January 25, 2017
General Dentist Q: My general dentist wants me to have a root canal with the specialist located inside his office; I would like to go back to a previous specialist in another town that I ...
Guided Tissue Membrane Q: I was looking at an itemized bill for removing and replacing two upper right back teeth. It shows I am getting a “membrane”. Is this needed, as it does add to the cost? A: Do you ...
January 4, 2017
Q: I have had implants up north were the doctor removed the tooth and then waited three months before the implant was placed. A local doctor wants to place the implant immediately after he pulls the tooth. Is this ok? A: Recently ...
December 21, 2016
Dental Implant and Bone Graft info Q: I recently attended an educational event at a plastic surgeon’s office in Manhattan that focused on injectable like Restalyn and Botox. What I liked is that representatives of the actual companies were present to ...
December 14, 2016
Dental Anesthetic Nasal Spray Q: When will dentistry drop the needles for getting numb? I am deathly afraid. A: If you asked me this two weeks ago, I would not have had a solution for you, but tonight is a ...
December 7, 2016
Hi Tech Pediatric Dentistry Q: As a frequent reader of your column, I know your field is adult dental medicine, but how do we choose a pediatric dental specialist for our kids? A: I have a confession to make: I have been ...
November 30, 2016
We all have had mentors in our careers and many of us have had a special teacher as one. That being said, my father, grandfather, uncles, and even great uncles lead the way for me in the world of humor. They ...