Thursday, July 21, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I would like to address the issue of radiation exposure. Medical CT scans do expose the patient to relatively large doses of radiation. This is justified due to the inherent value of information obtained. The dental CBCT imaging method allows dentists to obtain vital three dimensional information without exposing patients to high levels of radiation that come from medical CT scans. Dentist ascribe to the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) protocol concerning radiation levels. This protocol guides practioners to expose patients to the least amount of radiation possible while still gaining the most information. For dentists placing and restoring implants, having this information beforehand is imperative to determining anatomical variations that can affect the procedures success or failure.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Dangers of Soda
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Fall is here and I just had my teeth cleaned. I generally do a spring and fall cleaning. I know it is not the most comfortable experience but when it is finished my teeth feel great. The importance of having routine cleanings done by a hygienist to prevent gum disease as well as other systemic disease is well documented and should provide enough motivation. But again, I say my mouth feels really clean and fresh. Don’t put it off; get it done and you’ll be happy you did. I know I am.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Congratulations to the Classes of 2010. A special acknowledgement goes out to our patients Daniel Greco, Salutatorian at North Warren Regional and Michael Guyer, Valedictorian at East Stroudsburg North High School.
On a dental note, I am seeing some significant changes coming our way. The one I would like to focus on this month is the use of CADCAM technology (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) in the production of our restorations. I am experiencing a noticeable improvement in the accuracy and fit of our restorations. This in turn will lead to fewer adjustments in the chair therefore less time in the chair, which I am sure everyone would agree is beneficial. Today we are utilizing the computer design aspect at the dental lab allowing them to scan models produced from an impression taken in our office. We have plans to incorporate a scanner into our office which will eliminate the uncomfortable impression phase of the restorative process. Visit
http://www.cadentinc.com/itero/itero.php?section=patient to see more information on this process.
See you next month.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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