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Been awhile since your last dental visit? No judgements here

By |2018-09-27T17:20:48+00:00September 27th, 2018|Our Team|

We had close friends over for dinner last weekend and during our table conversation one of them referenced recent dental work that he wasn’t happy with. That reminded me that years ago he called and asked me for a dental office referral. At the time I was a new graduate, so I gave him the [...]

Overcoming fear and anxiety

By |2018-09-06T15:26:44+00:00September 6th, 2018|Our Team|

Do you avoid certain people because you’re afraid of embarrassing yourself? Do you avoid airplanes, crowded events, or that new roller coaster because you fear a catastrophe? Do you ignore your dental office when they call to schedule an important treatment? You’re not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common diagnosed mental illness in the [...]

Mo’ money, mo’ problems

By |2018-08-22T13:32:34+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Our Team|

The phrase made popular by the famous Notorious B.I.G., who said “the more money we come across, the more problems we see” pretty much only applied to him. It’s actually quite the opposite when it comes to the end of the year and your dental insurance benefits. Each year your dental insurance allots a maximum [...]

Overcoming the fear of dentists

By |2018-08-10T16:29:11+00:00August 10th, 2018|Our Team|

Let’s face it: We would all rather be on a beach or in the comfort of our own home rather than sitting in the dental chair. Most dental treatments require shots of an anesthetic (Lidocaine) to numb the tissues and teeth, and many people are afraid of needles. Even though anesthetic helps prevent unnecessary pain [...]

Is your dentist gay friendly?

By |2018-06-14T16:44:35+00:00June 14th, 2018|Our Team|

Happy Pride Month! What is Pride Month? Pride Month is the entire month of June, when the world's LGBTQ communities come together to commemorate, recognize, and inspire those who have helped fight for and positively impacted the rights of the LGBTQ community. This is a special month for me, not only because my birthday is [...]

Doesn’t a girl normally clean my teeth? Thoughts from a male dental hygienist

By |2018-05-16T16:36:42+00:00May 16th, 2018|Our Team|

I understand that it can be a surprise to some people to see a male dental hygienist. "Are you a new dentist here?" "No, I'm a hygienist, and I’ll be taking care of you today." "Oh okay, normally a girl cleans my teeth." Over the past two years in dental hygiene school at Columbus State, [...]