Q: While reading your columns since 2004, I noticed that you have always been on staff at a hospital. What does a dentist do as a member of the medical staff at a hospital? A: Well, I can tell you it has ...
Ask the Dentist Column
February 3, 2016
Implant Crown Q: I had an implant and a crown placed three months ago. Now I am getting food stuck between that crown and the one in front of it, which is annoying the heck out of me. Is this right and ...
January 20, 2016
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Q: Can you tell me what problems would arise in treating someone with EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)? A: My good friend of thirty five years and awesome Palm Beach County podiatrist, Dr. Alan Hartstein and I ...
January 13, 2016
Dental Specialist Q: What did you today at your office? (Note: Actual question!) A: As the Beatles’ lyric goes: Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I noticed I was late. Honestly? 9:00 a.m.: ...
January 6, 2016
Hybrid Implant Bridge Q: I am missing most of my upper teeth and absolutely do not want dentures. I have qualified for Care Credit zero interest financing for $21,000. One doctor said I could only have five implants and a ...
December 30, 2015
Q: My husband says when I speak; I show my lower teeth, which are much worse looking than my uppers. Do dentists ever do veneers on just the lowers? A: Most of my holiday stay-cation consisted of fitness ...
December 23, 2015
Q: I had an awful experience in a dental office while having teeth pulled and implants placed on my back right jaw. The doctor had me in the chair for five hours and was pounding a hammer and chisel in my mouth claiming he needed to do this to ...
December 9, 2015
West Palm Beach Dental Implants Q: I have no teeth on the bottom and had a dentist place four implants. The hope was to then make a denture that would ...
November 18, 2015
West Palm Beach Crown Lengthening Q: I just had a new crown placed and when I got home I noticed that the edges are nowhere near my gum line, yet the ...
November 4, 2015
West Palm Beach Veneers Implants Q: I want veneers to have permanently whiter teeth, but I like the shape and size of my current teeth and do not want to change my characteristics. I just want to ...
October 29, 2015
West Palm Beach Oral Surgeon Q: I need back lower teeth replaced with lower implants. My face has become sucked-in and I can’t chew well. I was told I don't have enough bone for even the shortest implants. ...
October 21, 2015
Q: My husband and I loved your last seminar. You spoke a lot about the digital impressions that are replacing the clay-like “yucky” molds. How is this related to implant work? A: Thank you for the positive feedback! In my business, most people try ...
October 14, 2015
Q: How does a layperson like myself evaluate dental offices to see if they are up to date? I know I am going to need some major implant and crown and bridge work, but also want to find problems early before they become ...
October 7, 2015
Q: I saw an ad for Lumineers which claimed: “No shots and no drilling” of the tooth enamel to place porcelain veneers for a new smile. Is this true? If it is, why would anyone do ...
September 30, 2015
Q: I have had several opinions on my much needed implant work, how can I make the decision on which way to go? Some doctors say it could be done in four months, some say six months. A few require two ...