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August 28th, 2013 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

What’s involved in a dental cleaning?

We’ve all been to the dentist for a cleaning and check up before, and we leave with a fresher mouth that feels squeaky clean! But what’s involved in that cleaning? Dental cleanings are often referred to as a scale and polish. What this means is that the dentist or dental...

June 4th, 2013 | News | 3 Comments

Ten things everyone should know about dental insurance

Know your acronyms Dental insurance plans are generally categorized as either PPO or HMO plans, which stands for preferred provider organization and health maintenance organization. Other acronyms include DMO, for dental maintenance organizations and DPO for dental plan organization. Include that acronym when scheduling your appointment It’s not enough to...

June 4th, 2013 | News | Comments Off on Is the future of dentistry a family affair?

Is the future of dentistry a family affair?

With the growing trend of general dentists becoming “family dentists” and treating both adults and children, it might appear that way. General dentists are increasingly eager and able to take on children as patients. There are many reasons fueling this trend. Supply, demand, and economic effects In a depressed economy,...