Archive for the ‘ Blog ’ Category

Importance of Primary Dentition

Author: Dr. Alison V. Berger, DMD, FAGD Did you know that primary teeth, commonly known as baby teeth, are a great indicator of the future dental health of your childs permanent dentition?  Unfortunately, I hear a lot of parents telling me: “Oh, it’s just a baby tooth.”  It is not just a baby tooth. Our […]

Antibiotic Stewardship

As part of our continuing education efforts within the practice, our most recent topic was antibiotic stewardship. This topic refers to the appropriate use of systemic antibiotics in the treatment of dental infections and prophylaxis. The overuse of antibiotics carries the risk of allergic reaction, anaphylaxis and the development of resistant bacteria that may harm the patient in […]

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 […]

All I Want for Christmas Is a New Toothbrush?

Author: Dr. Sarah Mischo, DMD Did you receive a gift card for the holidays, but aren’t sure what to spend it on? Are you thinking about treating yourself to a new toothbrush? No, I’m not joking, and if you’ve recently walked down the oral hygiene aisle at Target, Walmart, or any other department store you […]

Protect The Teeth

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli-Berger, DMD, FAGD Christmas season is my favorite time of the year. We get to laugh, enjoy our family and gather at the dinner table with lots of comfort food. Also, it’s the best time to bake all those yummy desserts and cookies. My family and I love all the chocolate and cookies […]

Stay Healthy

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI USA Today reported Pfizer and its partner BioTech “have shown that their new COVID-19 booster does what they hoped it would, with the same safety and side effect profile as earlier shots”. In a study released on Friday, “the pair found that adults mounted a strong immune response to the new […]