Review of the question posed by a reader two weeks ago: Q: Recently I had a new hygienist clean my teeth and the bill was $2000! How could this be? A: Just a side note: My son, a dental student at Tufts in Boston, ...
Tag: Dr. Mitchell Josephs
April 3, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Recently I had a new dental hygienist clean my teeth and the bill was $2000! How could this be? A: The word “cleaning” in reference to a dental procedure is an overused, useless word along the likes of ...
March 27, email@example.com
Q: I have several fractured dental implants that were done back in the early 80’s which were done by one of the initial developers of dental ...
March 20, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I need dental Implants. My dentist wants me to get a scan that costs over $500 and is not covered by insurance, plus produces lots of radiation. Another doctor said he could do ...
February 27, email@example.com
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 ...
December 26, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, 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
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: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org