We knew very early in the pandemic timeline that patients with heart disease, diabetes, and compromised immune systems were at greatly elevated risk of COVID-19 complications. As the months have gone on, we have learned a staggering amount of information regarding this disease. Recently, we have discovered a firm connection between COVID-19 and a common […]
With the national picture of the novel coronavirus continually changing, we want to communicate clearly to our patients what this means for you and our practice.
I just want my teeth checked, do I really have to fill out this entire form? Why does your dentist make it his/her business to know what diseases you have and what medications you take? How much does your dentist really need to know just to take care of your teeth? Many patients are surprised […]
Have you ever stood up too fast and caused yourself to be dizzy? As a child, do you remember the feeling of spinning fast on a merry-go-round and suddenly stopping, but the world around you continued to spin? Now, imagine you are standing still, not moving, and the room starts spinning around you. Although your […]
An article recently published by ESPN discussed the West Virginia University football program’s postponement of their Fan Appreciation Day due to an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease among the football team. This sparked a worthwhile discussion topic: what is hand, foot, and mouth Disease (HFMD)? How does it spread? Who is susceptible? And […]
Switching dentists can be a stressful ordeal. Perhaps you’re looking to switch because your insurance changed. Or perhaps you moved to a new area and want a dentist closer to home. It’s never easy walking into an unfamiliar office for that first appointment. And, let’s be frank, it’s also never easy to allow relative strangers […]
Last week, I attended a lecture a colleague of mine gave on using lasers to treat gum disease. I was simply astonished at what he is achieving in his periodontal practice with laser technology!Lasers have been in the dental field for a number of years now. They are being used for fillings, crown & bridge, […]
Imagine you are watching TV and a commercial comes on about dental implants. You might think, “Wow, it’s amazing what they can do these days!” You may also say to yourself, “Gosh, I could never afford that,” or in disbelief you could say, “Yeah, so what’s the catch?” While marketing of dental implants has been […]