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Westfield, Massachusetts 01085 US
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University
    Graduate: Masters, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
    Dental: DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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Dental Benefit Plans

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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I Got a Dental Implant 5 Years Ago, and It Broke Off! What is my Recourse?

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

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

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

Can Dental Bonding Fix A Chipped Lower Incisor?

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

What to Do when Gums Peel and Blister After Teeth Whiting

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

How Do Dental Veneers Get Replaced?

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

What type of dental work will medicaid cover?

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

Old Bonding Has Discolored. Can This Be Retouched Up Without Drilling?

Older bonding materials were notorious for discoloring over time. Modern composite bonding materials are far more color stable and resist staining... READ MORE

Temporary Cement for my Permanent Implant Crown?

Yes, it is very common to use a "temporary" cement over a "permanent" ement when placing a crown on an implant abutment.... READ MORE

How effective are OTC pain relievers after a dental crown procedure?

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

What Are Good Whitening/bleaching Products To Use With Invisalign?

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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