Q: I am upset. I had paid for a brand new crown, only to wind up needing a root canal after it started hurting. The doctor had to drill a hole through the new crown that I just paid for, plus ...
Ask the Dentist Column
August 9, 2017
Q: I was upset to find out that after four months of waiting for my dental implant to heal, I now have to have my gums cut open again just to take some ...
August 2, 2017
Q: I recently had some crowns done in my mouth. Some are so tight I can’t floss them, the others have gaps that keep trapping food every time I eat. I am really annoyed with the dentist. What is wrong with ...
July 26, 2017
Q: I am afraid to have titanium implants due to possible issues with having metals in the body that I have read on the Internet.I recently saw on a website some kind of ceramic non-metal dental implant alternative. What ...
July 19, 2017
As I promised in our last blog, here is an example of a bill with all its dental codes and procedure descriptions for a porcelain veneer cosmetic makeover. Don’t shoot the dentist just because you ...
July 12, 2017
Q: I recently had just one missing tooth replaced with an implant. The bill had nine different charges! What gives?! A: Mom, I told you to stop emailing my column! (I thought I gave her the Josephs family discount ...
July 6, 2017
Q: I was told I need to have bone grafts done after my teeth are pulled to allow for dental implants and to prevent my face from sucking in. I get a little “creeped out” when they mention using cadaver ...
June 28, 2017
Q: I had a bad experience twenty years ago when my final upper dental work of crowns, veneers and implants, turned out nothing like what I expected! I want to re-do all my work, but want to know how to ...
June 21, 2017
Q: My medical doctor recently told me that my entire gastrointestinal system is infected with a type of fungal infection. He insisted that I see a dentist to help me get rid of my dentures which he ...
June 14, 2017
Q: I am 50 years old and in decent shape, but I know my dingy gray, and very short teeth show my age. My girlfriend in NY had her veneers done and she looks stunning. How do I know how to choose ...
June 7, 2017
As promised, the finale of the Father of Dentistry, Gordon Christiansen DDS lecture in Vegas last month with techniques for your dental practice. What have I been up to since? Glad you asked. Had an upper endoscopy ...
June 1, 2017
Dental Office Technology Tips In our blog last week, "Is Your Dental Office Keeping Up with the Times?” we shared quotes from Gordon Christiansen DDS, the father of dentistry, in a two-day dental conference in Vegas. As promised, we are ...
May 24, 2017
Q: How can I be assured that my current dental office is up to date? A: A timely question for me, for sure. I Just got back from Vegas, or what I like to call “Disneyland ...
Q: I had an awful experience at my dentist’s office where she could not get my tooth completely numb. How can this be avoided? A: Easy answer, but first a quick mother’s day story: Visiting my son ...
May 10, 2017
Today was a great day for dentistry and for all dentists that do what I do. I received a gift from a patient who had gone through major dental implant reconstruction with me for nine months. ...