Q: Are there any new methods on the horizon that will eliminate the needle at the dental office? Is there technology for comfortable dental visits? A: The army loves acronyms: AWOL, IED’s, MRE’s etc. Some acronyms, I am SOL ...
Ask the Dentist Column
December 13, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I recently visited a local ER for an excruciating tooth ache. All they did was give me Motrin and an antibiotic and told me to see my dentist. Neither of the meds worked and I could not get to ...
December 5, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I recently read an article about how a tooth problem if ignored can become fatal. I know I am going to need some major implant and crown and bridge work, but also want to find ...
November 29, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I want veneers to beautify my smile permanently, but what will I have on my teeth while the lab is making my new teeth? Do I go around with little stumps? A: I’m glad when anyone feels a ...
November 22, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I am a middle school student and am interested in a career in dentistry, but since I have no fillings and have not had braces I have no idea what you do. What is ...
November 20, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
As you can see in the media, words seem to “matter” more than ever before. Tweets, emails, texts, graffiti on the side of a bus; they all have impact. I never understood the use of the phrase: “projectile vomiting.” Is ...
November 10, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I am a retired dentist and read your column faithfully. Although your last column lists many “gadgets and gizmos”, I don’t feel you can judge a doctor just based on that alone. What about their talents on using that stuff and ...
November 1, email@example.com
Q: I have been reading your column since 2004. You have mentioned the “Hi Tech Dental Office Checklist” as a way to evaluate an office to see if it is modern and up to date. I just moved ...
October 25, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I recently chose a dental office for my complex dental needs. My plan gave me a list of providers. I visited three offices and found all of them to be awful. What do you suggest? A: ...
October 18, email@example.com
Q: Dear nephew Mitchy. It’s Uncle Howard again. My dentist in Queens said I have a problem with my upper left last dental implant; (not the one you did in front of it.) I will send you the X-ray and ...
October 11, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: At this point, it’s not the money. I just can’t get my spouse to get his teeth done. He has missing teeth and the ones that are left look awful. And, to top it off, he is in sales! Any suggestions? A: Firstly, pass ...
October 4, email@example.com
Q: I have complex needs, but need the work to be done around my business and travel schedule. I am finding it difficult for dental offices to work with me. What do you suggest? A: This question could not ...
September 27, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: My new dentist said my old dental work is failing due to poor fit. When I asked him why it was made that way, he said there could have been defects in the dental impressions ...
September 20, email@example.com
Q: I notice you are on staff at JFK medical center. I was very interested to learn how dentists are involved in hospitals. A: When I was in college, busy studying and being rejected by girls on a weekly if ...
September 13, firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to invite you to an action packed, informative and, at times, quite humorous FREE seminar to the public on Hi-Tech dentistry. Back by popular demand will be all-you-can-eat Danish from the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach ...
September 6, email@example.com