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Honoring Black History Month

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI February is Black History Month and I wanted to add a couple of my personal thoughts about observing this commemoration this year. Dr. King and I share the same birthday on January 15th and I have taken an interest in his history and background. My experience in going through grade school was […]

Uses of LASER In Dentistry

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD The name LASER is an acronym for “Light Amplification by The Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. It is literally a beam of light that has a single wavelength unlike daylight or white light which are a continuum of light with many wavelengths. In the dental field, the usage of LASER has become widely popular […]

Treatment Planning

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD It is important that there is an uncomplicated patient-provider-business team relationship. Ease of communication amongst the group can be facilitated by a well-devised treatment plan. The treatment plan is an itemized list of recommended dental care and associated cost. It is formulated by reviewing the patient’s medical history and evaluating the […]

Dental Sealants

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD I am a firm believer that preventative care is the best approach for keeping a healthy smile. This includes routine cleanings, use of fluoride varnish and sealants among others.  “What are sealants?” many of our patients ask or you might hear us say: “I recommend to bur and seal a […]

Flu Season

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD Around this time of the year, most of us get sick with the flu or flu-like symptoms. These symptoms include fever, body aches, sore throat, cough, headaches, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea. Best way to help fight the flu is to get flu shot in the months of October and November. If you haven’t […]

Plan and Do

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD 2019 has come to an end. We tend to look over the year and evaluate our lives through our successes, failures, joys, sorrows, regrets, relationships, blessings, etc. With the greatest intentions, we vow to make the next year better than the one we left behind. If your dental health is one […]

Anecdotal Versus Evidence Based Dentistry

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI The profession of dentistry is undergoing a revolution in evaluating how we make decisions and provide a diagnosis for our patients. Treatment is always based off of that diagnosis, but are our treatment regimens based on good science or gut feelings? An example that I can give you is […]

Happy Holidays!

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are just two weeks away from saying goodbye to 2019 and welcoming 2020!  I am sure a lot of you will agree when I say that this year has brought a lot of twists, turns and challenges, but most importantly blessings to […]

Your Dentist CAN Help With Sleep Apnea

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD Yes, it is correct that your dentists at Spring Lake Dental Group can help you with sleep apnea! It is common for your primary care doctor to diagnose you with a sleeping disorder called sleep apnea. This disorder is often determined through sleep studies that can be done at home or […]

Stay Safe

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD We are headed for the end of 2019, how quickly it came and went. Now is the season of love, appreciation, cheer, and giving. Christmas is a festive holiday, but is an opportune time for ones whose desire is to receive rather than give. It is imperative that […]