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 ...
Ask the Dentist Column
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
Q: I had a tooth pulled, but when I went to a new dentist who looked at the previous X-ray, he asked me why I had it pulled and thought it could be saved which ...
August 30, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I had a tooth pulled and was immediately referred to an oral surgeon to have a bunch of broken root tips removed from my sinus and jaw bone. Do I have a right to be angry ...
August 23, email@example.com
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 ...
August 16, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 9, email@example.com