Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Fortunately the CariFree company has made their products available online and offer a discount when referred by CariFree dentist. I highly recommend visiting the CariFree Website and you can receive a discount each and every time you order by using the referral code POH5797.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This year's Dominican Dental Project was a great success. Two dentists, eight dental students fom the University of Maryland, and three Dominican dentists provided extractions, fillings, and partial dentures for nearly 400 patients. The patients live in the rural mountain region of the Dominican Republic near the Hatian Border, the most poverty stricken part of the country.Everyone had a great time and the students enjoyed an unbeatable educational experience. For pictures of the trip click HERE.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Current dental sealants do not contain Bisphenol-A and have not for many years. Below is a quote from a blog on Ultradent"s website (A popular and respected dental material company whose sealants and bonding agents I have used for years)
The media continues to address the health concerns over Bisphenol-A. As is often the case, they serve an important role in bringing public safety issues to light. To support you in communicating with your patients about these concerns, we want to provide you with additional third-party evidence that our own sealants are void of such contaminants.
After testing through a well-respected laboratory, we received tests results that indicate a 0.00000% presence of Bisphenol-A in our UltraSeal XT plus. This is the same type of test we conducted over 12 years ago – the results remain the same. Our sealant is alternatively composed of Bis-GMA, like many currently available dental sealants. Despite this, I encourage others to undergo the same testing to bring confidence back to clinicians and patients alike.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
|The Temporalis Muscle is a Common Location of "TMJ Headache"|
Nighttime clenching can also aggravate migraine headaches and the NTI device is FDA approved as an adjunctive migraine treatment as well.
UPDATE - We have now connected with the physical therapy team at St. Agnes Hospital who have experts in TMJ Disorder management. Physical therapy is an important part of TMJ treatment for many patients.
UPDATE - The popular and effective NTI devices are now being made by Keller Labs. They are made out of a durable and stain resistant material that should last for years. They even make a soft liner version that is ideal for patients with crowded teeth, crowns, or veneers.