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Giving Thanks to Modern Dentistry

Thanks to modern dentistry
In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue…

     But how many travelers do you think were suffering from tooth pain during that time? A lot I would imagine. Fortunately dentistry has had many advances in the treatment of toothaches, tooth loss and loose teeth, however it is astonishing to realize the treatments that took place hundreds and thousands of years ago and how far we have come and truly lucky we are to have these advances. Though much of the philosophy and treatment “approaches” were surprisingly progressive for their time and similar to today’s treatments, we need to count our blessings to be a part of the era of “modern dentistry”.

     Can anyone recall the scene in Castaway, with Tom Hanks, knocking his tooth out with the ice skate? The scene is hair-raising to watch and resonates with me as a dental professional. I can only imagine primitive dentistry was similar, using rocks and stones to gain relief of nagging tooth pain and barbaric…

Bountiful Benefits

As we gear up for the holidays, November and December are also a time to start closing out the current year. It’s satisfying to tie up life’s loose ends while preparing for traditions, celebrations and family. In addition, November hosts one of the most active shopping days of the year, Black Friday.

Many of us are willing to cut our Thanksgiving short, so we can take advantage of some of the best consumer deals money can buy. I propose that we take that one step further and use the savings we earned with these shopping deals to do something responsible for ourselves. Why not treat yourself to the necessary dental work that has been hanging around your neck like the purple and red scarf Aunt Ruthie knitted for you last year? The time is now to take advantage of the premiums that have been paid for and the deductibles that have been reached to avert a dental emergency that could be more painful than the airport crowds this Thanksgiving.

Unlike traditional Thanksgiving dinners, the “De…

The Dental Insurance Game: How do you know how to choose a dental plan?

Insurance can be tricky. How do you choose a plan that works for you?  Luckily, we have valuable information to help you understand the best dental insurance options for you.

READY, SET, HIKE!

For some, it is time consider which dental plan to choose for 2016. Take it from one who works with a plethora of insurance companies on a day-to-day basis: insurance can be difficult to decipher.

Here are some tips that can help you select the right plan, keeping in mind that all insurance plans have a multitude of options. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the plans available to you and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are always happy to help.

PPO vs. DMO

When selecting a dental plan, it is important to understand the difference between PPO and DMO plans. PPO plans give you the freedom to see any doctor (in or out of their network). In many instances, the coverage is typically not dramatically different to go in our out of network. A PPO plan gives you more control of y…