Stop Gagging at the Dentist Q: I finally saved up for a new smile with porcelain veneers, but I have a terrible gag reflex. What can be done with patients like me? A: I had to rewrite the ...
April 25, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dental Office Staff: Do You Feel Safe Q: When I visit my physician's office, most of the staff are PA's or RN's. I recently changed dental offices because I did not feel the staff ran the practice professionally and seemed to have no ...
April 11, email@example.com
Q: After 40 years of practice, my lovely hygienist has retired. I don’t want to leave my dentist, but how do I find another awesome hygienist? A: I once attended a funeral of a veterinarian who ...
January 18, 2018Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I am upset that I have had to re-do my gum and bridge work several times in my life which has cost me a bundle. Doesn’t today’s technology make dental ...
January 10, 2018Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: What technology should I stay away from and what has chosen to be good for dental care this year? A: I often ask myself this question to evaluate my life as a consumer: In 2017 I learned that my iPhone hates my ...
December 20, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I recently visited a local ER for an excruciating tooth ache. All they did was give me Motrin and an antibiotic and told me to see my dentist. Neither of the meds worked and I could not get to ...
December 5, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I recently read an article about how a tooth problem if ignored can become fatal. I know I am going to need some major implant and crown and bridge work, but also want to find ...
November 29, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
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 ...
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com