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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University
Graduate: Masters, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
Dental: DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
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Most patients do not realize that dental benefit plans are not dental insurance. Insurance protects you and reimburses you for damage. Dental benefits are designed to help you defray the cost of your dental care. This is why the dental plans can place limits on how your benefits can be spent. Dental benefits have not changed much since they were introduced in the 1960s. The annual allowance has barely changed over the past 50 years. What has changed is the...
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In general, dental implants do not break. The actual implant is securely fixed to the bone prior to final restoration. The abutment, or implant... READ MORE
It is rare for a crown to fail alone, but not uncommon for the patient to fail their crown. Crowns, whether gold, porcelain on metal or all porcelain... READ MORE
Dental bonding is a great solution for repairing a chipped tooth. It usually requires no anesthesia. The tooth surface is roughened, etched and a... READ MORE
When teeth whitening products get on your gums, they turn white and the surface sloughs off. Although not pleasant to look at, it is a minor form of... READ MORE
Unlike composite or plastic veneers which tend to loose their sheen, change color or end up with defective margins after several years, porcelain... READ MORE
Dental work provided by Medicaid varies from state to state. Some states provide comprehensive care for all patients while other states may only cover... READ MORE
Older bonding materials were notorious for discoloring over time. Modern composite bonding materials are far more color stable and resist staining... READ MORE
Yes, it is very common to use a "temporary" cement over a "permanent" ement when placing a crown on an implant abutment.... READ MORE
Most often, pain relievers are not needed after a crown procedure. Some patients feel some soreness after the procedure, but this is usually the... READ MORE
NOT A GOOD IDEA! Invisalign is a great orthodontic process that uses thin, clear, retainers to move the teeth. It is a 24/7 procedure for many months.... READ MORE
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