Q: I recently brought my mom to a doctor who placed several dental implants. I was shocked that she was in the office for almost five hours! She was exhausted. Is this normal? A: Five hours? You ...
Ask the Dentist Column
December 26, email@example.com
Q: My daughter is looking for a new dentist. I told her to just ask friends. How do you feel about searching for dentists? I see ads for 1-800-DENTIST, websites that lists all kinds of doctors, Google ...
December 19, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I had a crown done at a new dentist. I was in the chair for over two hours. My jaw was open so long, it took six weeks for me to finally be ...
December 11, email@example.com
Q: I have been reading your column for years and now my doc wants to pull a tooth and give me a dental implant. I am scared stiff! How do you do it differently from ...
December 5, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I had my implants placed to replace my top front, missing ten teeth. I am patiently waiting for the four months of healing, but I can’t stand my removable flipper which is loose, ugly and traps food. Are ...
November 28, email@example.com
Q: Dear Dr. Josephs. my sister and I were fascinated by your discussion at your summer seminar on the "goop- free" digital impressions. Will this raise dental fees? A: I am glad you enjoyed our last dental gig. I apologize that the only ...
November 21, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I had an upper right molar pulled six weeks ago. My dentist said it’s “up to me if I want an implant or a bridge.” How do I decide? A: I had this classmate in dental school named Norm. ...
November 14, email@example.com
Normally I write about the technical aspects of my beloved profession; mixed with a bit of humor. Today I would like to memorialize a fallen colleague who was sadly gunned down while praying at his Pittsburg Synagogue, at exactly the ...
November 7, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Which is better for a new smile; crowns or veneers? One doctor wants to do crowns, one wanted to do veneers? A: Part II of my $14,000 home A/C estimate that I whined about last week. I got ...
October 24, email@example.com
Q: I almost fainted when my friend told me that she was about to spend $15K on a “new smile”, as she put it. Is this figure for real? A: I almost “plotzed” when: My air ...
October 17, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Why does it seem like I am constantly re-doing crowns? I am lucky to get seven years out of them! A: I just sent back a pair of sneakers called allbirds; (yes, a lower case “a”.); Made famous ...
October 10, email@example.com
Question: When is your next seminar? My wife and I just moved to Palm Beach County. Answer: Welcome to the neighborhood. A few tips: Use your turn signal, but turn it off after completing the turn (not a ...
October 3, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Does medical insurance pay for any type of gum treatment or periodontal treatment? A: Periodontal disease, gum and bone loss around teeth, has no symptoms until it’s too late. This makes it tough ...
September 26, email@example.com
Q: I was shocked that a friend of mine had spent close to $100,000 on his mouth for dental implants. Was he just exaggerating? A: I am not shocked that someone “invested” in ...
September 19, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: My upper canine tooth was removed and replaced by an implant and crown. When I smile big, an ugly gray metal line shows where the gum has receded. How can this be fixed? A: If I ...
September 12, email@example.com