Oral Cancer

Posted by on Friday, June 17th, 2016

What do Babe Ruth, Diane von Furstenberg, Rod Stewart and Humphrey Bogart have in common?  They all had oral cancer. The most common form of oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. It often appears as a ulcer that will not go away, with a firm elevated border and red halo. It is most frequently associated […]

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Why so Many Dental Implant Choices?

Posted by on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

One of the most frequent questions when discussing dental implant choices with patients,  is “what would you do doc?”. Many times, the answer is clear cut and there is only 1 option, and when this is the case I will tell you so.  However, often there are choices.  For example, when getting a tooth extracted, […]

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Botox for TMJ Pain

Posted by on Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Botulism toxin, Botox, may be used to treat temporomandibular  joint pain and dysfunction. The jaw joint, or temporomandibular joint is susceptible to many problems, just as the other joints of the body. It has a ball and socket and a disc between those two components. The disc slides with the ball during normal function of […]

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The latest in Implant Dentistry

Posted by on Friday, October 30th, 2015

I recently attended an international symposium on the state-of-art in implant dentistry hosted by Nobel Biocare. Nobel Biocare is the leading dental implant manufacturer, developer and research company in the world. We have had an association with the company for over 25 years. One of the topics was the zygomatic implant. This is a specialized […]

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What’s a snap on denture?

Posted by on Friday, September 25th, 2015

“Snap on denture” is a term used to describe a denture that is retained by implants. Ordinary dentures are held in place by suction or a combination of suction with some form of adhesive. This is very unsatisfactory for many people, it limits their chewing ability and the denture is often displaced during function, which […]

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