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The Anatomy Of The Tooth

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD During your dental appointment, you may hear your dentist talking about different layers of teeth and how each part of the tooth shows up on your radiograph. Teeth have three layers. The outer layer of the tooth is called the enamel and it is the hardest and densest material in […]

It’s Necessary!

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD We understand that most people do not like coming to the dentist. We are also aware of the number of forms that our patients are required to complete. However daunting, we want you to know that it’s necessary. One document that protects the patient’s health information and gives […]

Removable Prosthodontics and How To Care For Them

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Removable dentures are a relatively quick and financially reasonable option for replacing multiple missing teeth. Sometimes it can be used as an interim solution during the healing phase of more extensive treatment. There are two main categories of removable dentures: partials and complete. When a patient still has natural teeth […]

Continued Dental Appointments

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD This month, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated coronavirus guidelines and recommended that, “all non-urgent dental visits to be postponed until after the pandemic to reduce the spread.” After these guidelines were released, the American Dental Association (ADA) issued a statement responding to WHO, stating, “It respectfully, yet strongly disagrees.” […]

The Importance of Elective Care During The Pandemic

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out with a statement that they recommended that elective dental care be deferred during this COVID pandemic. I could not disagree more. This is the same organization that President Trump has largely de-funded because of their biased ties to China and their […]

The Teacher

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD As the school year begins, parents, students, educators are learning how to navigate another year under very different circumstances. Although there are various and valid opinions about how students should be taught, virtual, in-person, hybrid, I believe that our teachers will continue to provide excellent care, support, and […]

Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Today we are going to be discussing several terms that some of you might have already heard, but do not necessarily know what they mean. We are going to be diving into some terms in Periodontology (study of the gums and its attachment and health). Two key dental term for […]

All About 3D Imaging

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD CBCT stands for Cone Bean Computed Tomography. It is a radiographic imaging method that allows accurate, three-dimensional imaging of hard tissue, soft tissues, and nerve pathways in a single scan. CBCT technology has become widely popular in implant dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics and endodontics. It has allowed the evaluation of […]

Misinformation

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD The internet provides a wealth of information on every professional discipline, social concern, political party and platform, COVID updates and potential vaccines, and everything else under the sun. There are many reputable websites that are excellent sources to feed your inquiry and there are others that do not. […]

The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD I hope you all are staying safe and healthy during these times! As dental professionals, we can’t stress enough the importance of good oral hygiene. Oral hygiene involves more than just brushing your teeth. The tongue and the oropharynx (part of your throat closest to the mouth) are equally important […]