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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: NW Missouri State University
Dental: DDS, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry
Treatments offered at Dentistry by Design, Family & Aesthetic Dentistry
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These days, consumers are endlessly bombarded with advertising messages everywhere they go, messages promising to do this and that, promising “unheard of” prices, promising, promising, promising. As a consumer, it’s become more and more challenging to sort through the overload of information to figure out what’s actually of benefit to them, and what‘s “for real“, especially as it seems that we are constantly on-the-go, with time being an extremely precious commodity...
It’s so hard to believe that schools are in full swing already…in honor of back-to-school time, enjoy a "dental" version of the ABCs, and you may even learn a new thing or two along the way as well! Aesthetic treatment options shouldn't just look good- an experienced cosmetic dentist will make sure they fit the bill in terms of function and feel great, too. Before and after photos showcase a dentist’s experience, precision, and training. Catching potential dental...
The start of Football Season is only weeks away…Saturdays are marked off on the calendar, you may have been reading up on the key players for each team, and you’ve probably already been staking out (or at least thinking about) a prime parking or tailgating spot. As a tipoff to this beloved season, enjoy some lighthearted stats about the sleep habits of the SEC mascots…a perfect conversation starter for your next tailgate: • “Big Al” the elephant, of the University of...
"LVI”. It’s more than just another combo of letters in the alphabet soup of dentistry. So many patients have been helped by LVI that wouldn’t have otherwise—their lives changed, actually! So, what’s the big deal about these three letters? “LVI”, short for the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, is exactly what the name suggests-- a post-graduate dental training facility focused on the best in dentistry. As dental professionals, doctors...
Summertime is here! More daylight, warmer temperatures, sandals, changes in routine, vacations, and that “laidback feeling” all make for a favorite time of year for many folks. Although most probably wouldn’t say “woohoo, it’s summer, let’s go to the dentist”, here are some reasons why it may be worth a second thought to include the dentist in your plans this summer: • School work and attendance policies have become increasingly demanding for...
Most popular answers from Jon G. Rischer, DDS
Hello, and thanks for your question. If food continues to get caught in the areas between your teeth, that is definitely a possible culprit for what... READ MORE
Hi, thanks for your question! Even with the precision available in dentistry, it's not uncommon for a filling to need to be "adjusted" after it's... READ MORE
Hi, thanks for your question! The good news is that patients are in the driver's seat in terms of shade, size, and shape of their veneers;... READ MORE
Hi- thanks for your question. Finding a dentist, even a dentist to do Invisalign is an important decision. Visiting the dentist's website or Facebook... READ MORE
Hi, thanks for your question. X-rays are the best way to ensure that the contacts (the proximity of each neighboring tooth) are not too tight, and not... READ MORE
I Notice That Many Adults Have a Gap Between Their Two Front Teeth. Is This Always a Form of Periodontal Gum Disease?
Thanks for your question--to answer it further, having a gap between two front teeth is not necessarily a form of periodontal gum disease. Assuming... READ MORE
Hi, thanks for your question. Seeing a neuromuscular dentist will help you determine where your natural "bite" (how your teeth come together) should... READ MORE
Hi, thanks for your question! Restorations for larger areas, such as half-broken teeth, most often require full-coverage restorations such as crowns... READ MORE
I Am Getting 10 Upper Crowns to Correct Yellowness That I Have Been Self-conscious About All of my Life?
Hi, thanks for your question. There are actually several key players needed to ensure an optimal result--you, your dentist/their team, and the lab.... READ MORE
Thanks for your question! Something is causing your tooth to wear like this--and simply fixing the tooth with a crown or veneer would address the... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Rischer
Jon G. Rischer, DDS has shared 9 before and after pictures with 11 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.
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