Hi-Tech Dental Office Q: How can I tell if my current office is up to date? A: All I have to do is basically give you an outline of our seminar to the public. A multi-media Power Point extravaganza! (Details below). Why ...
Ask the Dentist Column
May 25, 2016
Dental Implants Q: I have extensive upper crown and veneer work. Recently I lost my two front teeth and had them replaced with two dental implants and two crowns. I noticed I now have a black triangle-shaped hole at the gum ...
May 18, 2016
Dental Nasal Spray Q: Has dental technology come up with a way to get numb without shots? A: Forget the iPhone, the Tesla, breast implants and, my favorite, the Black and White Cookie: Get ready for Kovanaze, aka a mouth-numbing nasal spray. Mouth-Numbing Nasal ...
May 11, 2016
X-rays Q: I recently had a problem finding cracks X-rays missed. I had a tooth removed due to a fracture that apparently went un-detected during my frequent exams and X-ray visits. Is there anyway to prevent this from happening ...
Dental Office Q: I attended one of your free seminars about a year ago and was wondering if your next one will have new material? A: Wow. Is my act getting stale? Impossible! Just ask the bunch that shows up to each and ...
April 27, 2016
Dental Implants Q: I am eighty years old and have lots of dental work. My hygienist explained what all the hardware was in my mouth on the X-rays, including several implants done by various doctors over the years. Why ...
April 20, 2016
Dental Implant Crowns Q: I need implants to replace two front teeth that I was born missing. How can you make the implant crowns look just like the neighboring natural teeth? A: You could have not asked for ...
April 13, 2016
Placebo Q: I was always told since I was a kid that I am allergic to penicillin and Latex. I will need both for my implant and crown work. Should I be concerned? A: Firstly, check with your physician about ...
April 6, 2016
Q: I had an awful experience at the dentist. He just could not get me numb enough to do the work. I thought dentistry has advanced to the point that this kind of thing can’t happen anymore. What else ...
March 30, 2016
Dental Implants Q: I am only missing my last lower back tooth, but my dentist insists that I replace it with an implant and crown even though I don't even have the upper tooth for it to meet with while chewing. ...
March 23, 2016
Q: I recently attended one of your seminars and found the use of digital impressions fascinating versus the goopy molds but, I can’t seem to find a dentist on the West Coast of Florida who uses this technique. Any suggestions? A: The ...
March 16, 2016
Antibiotics Q: My tooth hurt quite a bit after a root canal. A friend of mine who is a retired dentist asked me why the endodontist did not give me antibiotics before or after the root canal. What do you ...
Dental Work Q: I am about to embark on major, costly dental work. Can I ask the doctor to speak with some of his patients to see how things went for them? A: I love this question because my affirmative answer I ...
March 2, 2016
Dental Implant Treatment Q: I do a lot of traveling and I need to explore faster ways to complete my implant treatment. I need fewer appointments and cannot wait three to six months to finish. What other options exist?...
February 24, 2016
Q: I broke a tooth down to the gum line. One doctor wanted $5,000 to pull the tooth and replace it with an implant and crown. I went to another doctor who put some pins in the stump ...