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Debunking Dental Insurance Part 2: The problem with completing dental work $1,500 at a time

Unfortunately, for many individuals who are stuck in the dental insurance mindset, dental work is viewed as an expense that can be completed $1,500 at a time. We touched on this briefly in the last blog post, but I think … Continue reading

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Debunking Dental Insurance Part 1: 3 myths that may keep you from dental health

Over the years, I have seen a number of patients who quit going to the dentist because they do not have dental insurance. It’s a common scenario, particularly for those who don’t understand how dental insurance works, and can result … Continue reading

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Understanding the 3 Types of TMJ

I often see patients who believe that they have TMJ – they are experiencing facial pain or ear pain, or their jaw is clicking or popping. Most people believe that this indicative of a serious problem and that surgery must … Continue reading

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Should Adults be Getting Cavities?

Should adults be getting cavities? This is a great question, and one that I believe the general public might not know the answer to. As a dentist, my answer to this question is no. Adults should not be getting any … Continue reading

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The Art of Successful Root Canals

I recently attended an advanced endodontics course under renowned endodontist, Dr. John West in San Francisco. The course, which was attended by dentists from around the world, detailed Dr. West’s state-of-the-art technique for performing root canals and taught me a … Continue reading

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Complex Dental Issues From Tooth Wear

One issue that I commonly see in patients is the loss of tooth structure as a result of wear. Teeth have been worn down to the point that they can no longer function correctly, and complex dental work must be … Continue reading

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Masters in the AGD

I just completed two more courses in pursuit of my MAGD certification. The Master’s program is designed to develop mastery in all aspects of general dentistry. I love this program because it forces me to focus on my weakest areas. … Continue reading

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The Value of The New Patient Experience

When scheduling a new patient exam, there are often a number of questions that the front office staff will ask you. We’ve discussed the importance of these questions in a previous blog post, as well as the benefit of answering … Continue reading

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Creating Health

This is an example of a patient who came in for a regular cleaning and her chief complaint was a chipped front tooth.  She was not even aware that she had a very complex dental situation.  The problem here is that … Continue reading

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Joining a Fee-for-Service Dental Practice

The Value of Joining a Fee-for-Service Dental Practice When welcoming a new patient into our practice, we often receive a number of questions regarding our payment plans and insurance policies. These questions vary. However, what I tell patients is this … Continue reading

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