Oral Cancer Screenings a Regular Part of Our Check-Ups

On a very serious note,  over the past few months we have seen a number of our patients who are being treated for very forms of cancer, including one patient who we diagnosed with oral cancer, localized in her tongue, and another with a large tumor in an area just behind the lower jaw. As [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|After Care, Patients, Procedures|0 Comments

Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics meeting

Wendy and I just returned from the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE) meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, looking at the latest trends, materials, and innovations in general and cosmetic dentistry.  In terms of materials, changes in porcelain  - both in color and hardness - have revolutionized veneers and crowns.  The leader is the E-max porcelain, fabricated [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|Dental Technology, Procedures|0 Comments

Oral Cancer Exam A Regular Part of Our Check-Ups

We like to get hugs, and recently we got a hug from a husband and wife, when we detected a tumor on the woman's tongue  that she had not known about.   She was a new patient of ClevelandSmiles, and had seen a number of physicians and dentists who were unable to diagnose her problem, [...]

By | June 13th, 2011|About Us, Patients, Procedures|0 Comments

Learn About Our Digital X-Ray System

We frequently get asked questions about our digital x-ray system. Here are some facts: It has 90% less radiation than conventional dental x-rays; a full set of radiographs is similar to 2-3 minutes in the sun. We always use a lead shield for our patients, one that has a thyroid collar as part of the [...]

By | June 6th, 2011|About Us, Dental Technology, Procedures|0 Comments

George Washington’s Teeth

While visiting my sister Joanne in Sarasota, Florida, recently, I came across a book her husband Marshall was reading entitled, "Washington - A Life," by Ron Chernow. Interestingly, a chapter was devoted to his struggle with his dentures and his relationship with his dentist, who played a major role in his life, as they became [...]

By | April 29th, 2011|About Us, dental implants, Procedures|0 Comments

Welcome Our Newest Staff Member

On Aprill 11th, we welcomed a new staff member, Ms. Suzanne Moss, who is an EFDA (i.e. Expanded Function Dental Auxillary).    She comes to us with a wealth of training and experience.  Like a Physician's Assistant in medicine, she will help Marilyn and me chairside. Suzanne will help us educate, place restorations/fillings, sealants, and assist.   Suzanne [...]

By | April 18th, 2011|About Us, Procedures|0 Comments

Learn More About Our New Navigator Laser

We love our new Navigator laser.  Wendy and I just spent time at the Ivolclar company in Buffalo getting advanced training on it and are even more thrilled with the opportunities with it; from gum contouring to help with painless canker sore removal.  For more on how the Navigator laser, watch our appearance on WKYC's [...]

Salt Can Prevent Harmful Bacteria

At a conference we attended recently in San Diego, put on by the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, we attended a presentation/course focused on gum disease in the Middle East that has application here in the United States.  Due to poor home care, often because of  lack  of toothpaste and toothbrushes (from both financial and availability [...]

By | February 3rd, 2011|After Care, Procedures|0 Comments

Learn From Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s Dental Troubles

A number of people asked/commented on congressman Dennis Kucinich and his broken tooth (he apparently bit on an olive pit in a "wrap" and broke a tooth that was an "anchor" for a bridge).  They wanted to know if things like that happened often and what could be done to avoid it.  Our response has been that whether you [...]

By | January 31st, 2011|News, Procedures|0 Comments

Office Using New Portable Laser

We are very excited about our new portable laser, the Navigator from Odyssey.  We've been using it for gum contouring and crown lengthening.  It can also be used for apthous ulcers/canker sores.  It takes seconds to use, with virtually no pain or sensitivity, and the healing is great.  The laser has been demonstrated at a [...]

By | January 13th, 2011|News, Procedures|0 Comments