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 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 ...
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.)...
November 16, 2016
Porcelain Veneers 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 ...
November 9, 2016
Dental Hygienists 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 through the ceiling with that vibrating, screeching ...
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 took an ...
October 26, 2016
Dental Office 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 dental chains ...
October 19, 2016
Bone Grafts Q: Reading a treatment estimate for several extractions, implants and crowns, I noticed quite a few fees are for bone grafts. Is there any way to eliminate the need for the grafts? A: Fun fact about pulling ...
October 12, 2016
Dental Work 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 ones. ...
September 28, 2016
Dental Implants 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 ...
September 21, 2016
Porcelain Veneers Palm Beach Dentist Dr. Mitchell Josephs Answers a Question on Veneers Q: Although I am in my eighties, I still practice law and have an active social life. I want veneers for a great smile, but ...