I see a lot of patients who need one or more dental implants, and they often ask me, “Doc, why is this going to take so long?” They’ve seen on TV that you can get same-day dental implants, and they don’t understand why their one or two implants will take six to seven months’ time. […]
Advice for People Interested in Dentistry
I recently shared my story of how I became a dentist, from my early interest as a child to my journey through dental school. Along the way, I was lucky enough to have mentors who encouraged me and helped me succeed. They offered sound advice that was paramount in my decision to pursue dentistry and […]
What is a Kois Dentist?
When choosing a new dentist, it’s important to know what type of practice you are entering. Many patients aren’t aware that dentists can fall under certain brands, or accreditations. But, much like the medical practice, there are different types of dentistry. We are a Kois dentist practice, meaning our team has been trained by Dr. […]
What Type of Dental Crown is Right for You?
There are a few types of dental crowns available for patients. Typically, when a patient is told that they need a crown, they aren’t told which type of crown they are getting. This is a decision made behind the scenes, without the input of the patient, based on several factors that the dentist must consider. […]
Frequently Asked Dental Questions
As a dentist, I’m often approached by friends and family with their dental questions. Either they’re looking for a second opinion, or they haven’t had a chance to see their regular provider and want an answer quickly. Based on my years of experience, here are the most frequently asked dental questions. My jaw is popping, […]
How I Became a Dentist
Having practiced dentistry for more than 20 years, I have many long-time patients who have become a part of our practice. Over the years, as they’ve gotten to know me, several have asked me how I got into dentistry. It’s not a question I’ve answered on the blog before, but in building a rapport with […]
What are the Benefits of BioClear?
Last year, my assistant and I learned about a revolutionary new technique called Bioclear®. In a previous post, I shared more about this technique and who can benefit from it, from people with diastema or gum recession, to those seeking cosmetic dentistry. Since publishing that blog, we’ve completed more than 150 cases using Bioclear and […]
How Bioclear Can Help You
New technique, Bioclear, offers patients less invasive, more predictable treatment options » Click here for a video version of this blog on our YouTube Channel « My assistant and I recently traveled to Tacoma to study under Dr. David Clarke, a pioneer in the dental profession who has developed a technique called Bioclear®. What is […]
Best New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Teeth
It’s that time of year. Time to set your New Year’s resolutions and determine how you will work to be a better, healthier version of yourself in 2022. Typically, people’s resolutions focus on their physical health – such as exercise more or eat healthier. But there is great value in setting New Year’s resolutions around […]
How Dental Technology has Improved Our Patients’ Experience
When I started my dental career in 1994, things were very different than they are today. Luckily, over the last 25 years, technology has made the dental profession a pretty great place to be. New materials and techniques have allowed us to improve patient care, while technology and digital imaging has
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