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We saw one of our patients on Friday that is undergoing the technique of Six Month Smiles.  It is as much a technique as it is a philosophy.  Basically, we treat children idealistically and adults realistically.  This is the template of Six Month Smiles.  Enclosed in this blog are some photographs that show the dramatic

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In the 21st century a dentist wears many hats.  We check for oral cancer.  We can move teeth with invisalign.  We can save teeth from decay, trauma and gum problems.  We can help a patient discover and treat, through an oral appliance, sleep apnea.  Laser Dentistry is a reality today.  We can safely sedate a

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We take our breathing for granted, don't we?  When was the last time you thought about the next breath you were going to take?  Exactly.  Our brain stem controls our breathing.  Carbon dioxide builds in our blood stream and the stimulus is there for us to breathe.  It is only when our breathing is a

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Do you have a mentor? Do you have mentors? Is there a person or are there people in your life that you look up to that teach you how to be better?  That you, yourself, would like to be more like.  I have been fortunate to have had a few mentors throughout the years that

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Economics - The word conjures up thoughts of Adam Smith and John Kenneth Galbraith.  But the economics of dentistry is as relevant to the dentist as it is to the patient.  Making dentistry available to our patients is of the highest priority.  It is why we do what we do.  What good is excellent dentistry

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In today's world of high tech, it is easy to lose sight of all the things that a modern dentist can do.  Thirty years ago a 'modern' dentist did not have the equipment, techniques or materials that are now readily available.  The number of services that can be performed in a dental office is so

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Do you know someone that has crooked teeth?  Or lots of space between the teeth?  People have been told for decades that they need to have braces for two years along with a major cost associated with the goal to get straight teeth.  Well, that is no longer true.  You or a friend can have

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If you're a hammer, all you see are nails.  You're familiar with the expression, I am sure.  Sleep Apnea is not dentistry, it is medicine.  As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine, there was an emphasis on the medical aspects of dentistry.  But Sleep Apnea was not part of the

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In my last blog, I wrote about 'Sleep Apnea and Saving Lives' because I believe that we need to pay attention to this deadly disease.  The medical issues surrounding Sleep Apnea are serious, complex and require a team approach that includes the patient, physician and dentist.  Today the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a State Representative,

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I have come to understand how important it is for the dentist and physician to be able to diagnose and treat sleep apnea.  I now see it as part of our office's mission to add this important disease to the other diseases that are covered in our office such as periodontal, endodontic, occlusal, caries and

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