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Pediatric Dentistry: Giving Kids a Great Start

Pediatric Dentistry: Giving Kids a Great Start

As a pediatric dentist, my overall goal is to make visits to the dentist more positive so that children can understand at an early age why it’s ...

Dentistry’s Changing for the Better. <br/> Part II: Looking at Dentistry with Fresh Eyes…and Digital Imaging

Dentistry’s Changing for the Better.
Part II: Looking at Dentistry with Fresh Eyes…and Digital Imaging

The first part of this series took a closer look at two important changes which are helping to create a more holistic approach to dentistry. In ...

Dentistry’s Changing for the Better. <br /> Part I: A Holistic New Ballgame

Dentistry’s Changing for the Better.
Part I: A Holistic New Ballgame

Most of us have come to expect change — prompted by technology, new ideas and changing perspective. Often times this change is met with some skept...

Advancements in Endodontics: Why You Really Should “Rather Have a Root Canal”

Advancements in Endodontics: Why You Really Should “Rather Have a Root Canal”

Despite all the bad press, root canals are actually a good thing. The major advantage of a root canal is that it helps you avoid extraction. Los...

Dentistry and Technology: A Couple of Real Life-Savers

Dentistry and Technology: A Couple of Real Life-Savers

My best friend is alive today because he had a dental appointment. What began as just a routine preventive care appointment, soon became the cru...

Rethinking “Just a Trip to the Dentist”

Rethinking “Just a Trip to the Dentist”

So, why should you even worry about going to the dentist? Well, the obvious answer is to take care of your teeth. But what you may not realize is ...

A Little Mouth Breathing Can Be a Big Problem

A Little Mouth Breathing Can Be a Big Problem

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll keep your mouth shut. And I say that, not as some sort of bully, but as a concerned dental professional. A...

Same-Day Sedation Dentistry: a High-Tech, Low-Fear Dream Come True

Same-Day Sedation Dentistry: a High-Tech, Low-Fear Dream Come True

“I’d like you to raise your hand if you enjoy going to the dentist.” That’s how I began a recent event. It was no surprise to see only a dozen or so...

Getting a (Therapy) Dog in the Fight Against Dental Phobia

Getting a (Therapy) Dog in the Fight Against Dental Phobia

After experiencing the worst of the worst in childhood dental trauma -- everything from not being given local anesthetic to having teeth drilled wit...