Archive for January, 2023

New Year, New You?

Author: Dr. Sarah Mischo, DMD Well, it’s that time of year yet again when we are well into January and may or may not still be following our New Year’s resolutions. Almost everyone has made a resolution of wanting to eat healthier, exercise more, see friends more frequently, etc. etc, but how many of you […]

Polypharmacy

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD What is this? In a recent article on Colgate Oral Health Network, polypharmacy refers to the use of multiple medications, with the most accepted definition referring to a count of five or more medications. As stated in the article, the prevalence of polypharmacy was higher among individuals at […]

Local Anesthetics

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli-Berger, DMD, FAGD Numbing!  This is a frightening thought for a lot of our patients. But, what a difference it has made in the last century for the dental field. Local anesthetic was successfully introduced in the dental field in 1943 when lidocaine formulation was stabilized. Since then, we administer local anesthetic […]

Do-It-Yourself Dentistry

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI According to Becker’s Dental review (1/3, Portalatin), “Dentists are warning against a new wave of TikTok videos showing people using do-it-yourself methods to solve dental issues to avoid visiting the dentist”, the Miami Herald reported on January 2nd. Some of the viral “videos include making at-home veneers, removing braces […]

Every Patient Is Special

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD An article in General Dentistry titled Understanding Special Needs in Dental Practice starts with the statement, “Every patient is special, and each deserves the greatest care we can deliver”.  The statement is very true, but the emphasis is on a population whose needs can range from “anxiety to […]