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 ...
Ask the Dentist Column
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
November 22, 2016
A: Apparently as of tonight, there are 11,400,000 responses to this question. The most common question beginning with “How do I pick….”was: How do I pick a lock? (Which has now taught me that I need to set my home alarm EVERY night.) West Palm Beach ...
November 16, 2016
Dr. Josephs' reply to a patient question about veneers "trumps" his previous answers. Q: Is it necessary to have veneers on both the lower and upper teeth? I feel that only my uppers really show. A: Regardless of ...
November 9, 2016
Palm Beach Dentist Dr. Josephs answers patient question about dental hygienists Q: I stay away from the dentist because when the girl cleans my teeth I want to go ...
November 2, 2016
Can a failing root canal be saved? Q: Just a few months ago I had two root canals done by a specialist. I saw my general dentist for pain and swelling in that same area. He ...
October 26, 2016
Dental Patient Asks About Strip-Mall Type Franchise Dental Offices Q: I got a quote from my longtime dentist for implants and crowns. I got a second quote form one of those strip-mall type ...
October 19, 2016
Thanks to an overwhelming response to our last FREE seminar this past Friday; we have added an additional date, December 9th. Details below. Q: Reading a treatment estimate for several extractions, implants and crowns, I noticed quite ...
October 12, 2016
Dental patient asks: "Old silver fillings or the white fillings?" Q: At my recent dental visit my doctor said I need some fillings, which will be white in color instead of the old silver ...
October 5, 2016
FREE Seminar Moved to Friday 10/14/16 Thank you for the fantastic response to those who have signed up for our FREE seminar, Teeth for Live XVI. Due to the weather situation, we ...
September 28, 2016
Dr. Mitchell Josephs Answers a Question about Blood Thinners and Dental Implants Q: I am on blood thinners and I need four lower implants to allow a denture to clip on to. My ...