Prophylactic Antibiotic Coverage (PAC)

Prophylactic Antibiotic Coverage (PAC):  Do you need to premedicate with an antibiotic for a dental appointment due to a heart condition or a prosthetic joint?             This is truly one of the most debated issues in dentistry today.  The most current...

Dental Tourism: Beware of the Risks

            Some people decide to leave the US, often to Mexico or South America, to seek “cheaper” medical or dental treatment.  But, “Buyer Beware”.  There are many known and unknown risks associated with such treatment.  Your healthcare should not equate to a game...

MRONJ and Bisphosphonates

MRONJ (Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw) and Bisphosphonates             Bisphosphonates (BPs) are a class of drugs used to prevent the loss of bone mass.  Oral BPs, including Fosamax, Actonel, and Boniva, are used to help prevent and treat osteoporosis, a...

Options For Replacing A Lost Tooth

Once a tooth is lost, it is important to replace it in order to maintain esthetics, teeth positions, and proper chewing. Most people want to replace a missing upper front tooth because it is visibly missing. However, many people choose not to replace a missing back...