Q: I have been considering a cosmetic makeover for my smile, but I notice many people are walking around with Chiclets. Why is this? Don’t they see how ridiculous they look? A: ...
January 9, email@example.com
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. ...
January 2, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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 read that soon Medicare will not pay for my prescriptions that my dentist writes due to an Obamacare policy. Is this true? A: I’m not the political spouse in my family; I’m a man of science and tech. While my wife ...
March 18, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I would like to know which celebrity you think has the most beautiful dental work? A: Easy. Hands down I am going with former host of the Today Show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Meredith Vieira. (She also wins ...
February 18, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Sorry, no Q and A today. I must get this off my chest (as well as some odd shaped brown spots that resemble the Galapagos.) I was stunned reading an article in the June 8th Wall Street Journal entitled: “ ...
June 11, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I notice with age my lower front teeth have become crooked. Why is this and what can be done about it? Joanne in Delray A: When Dizzy Gillespie played trumpet his cheeks would blow up like a bullfrog. Medical textbooks actually named this condition “Gilespeism." I officially named crowded, adult lower ...
November 13, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: At a recent bridge game, a friend told me he spent $100,000 on his mouth. Was he ripped off? How is this possible? Tim in Palm Beach A: Dear Tim: A friend of mine told me he spent $100,000 on ...
October 24, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I have a new dentist whose office looks like a science fiction movie set. How much of this stuff is needed and how much is just for a “dog and pony show” to keep me as a customer? Lenny ...
September 19, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I am scheduled for open- heart surgery and am concerned about damage to my dental work. A friend of mine had a bad experience, which cost him thousands of dollars in repairs. How can I avoid this? Arthur in ...
January 31, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: A dentist told me I need gum surgery, which will involve thousands of dollars of treatment, stitches and many appointments. I already had this done back in the 80’s. Should I seek a second opinion?...Mel in West Palm Beach. A: ...
January 24, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: My husband is about to undergo cancer treatment and his doctor says he might have severe dental problems during and after treatment. What can he do to prevent this? Jill in Lake Worth A: Many physicians, including oncologists, are not aware ...
January 10, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I have seen in my travels that many dentists are doing Botox and Juvederm. Is this safe? A: I know this concept is a little hard for many patients to swallow. (Look, believe it or not, 50% of the population ...
December 20, 2011Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I need some teeth pulled and some implants, but have heard medication I take for osteoporosis can put me in danger of getting complications in my jawbone. Should I be worried? Doris in Wellington A: Sometimes the media gets on ...
November 22, 2011Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS