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You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup – Elizabeth’s Story

January 25th, 2021|

This article is part of the series You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup. I have a favourite spot in the house where I like to sit and drink my coffee in the early morning before the rest of the world wakes up.  I [...]

Dental is Essential – Your Safety is Our Safety

January 18th, 2021|

COVID-19 has changed all of us.  It has changed how we interact with people, how we run our businesses, and even how we communicate.  There are also many things it uncovered, and in many ways, it made things better… at least for those like [...]

A Scientific Study that shows why it’s even more important to see your dentist regularly

January 4th, 2021|

For as long as I have been a dentist, I’ve been telling, educating, stressing, and even nagging my patients to please come in for their periodontal therapy (often referred to as a “cleaning”) more frequently.  Many patients don’t want to come in that frequently [...]

New Dental Technology Helps Dentists Diagnose and Treat Chronic Pain

December 2nd, 2020|

Angela was like many patients we see in my office.  She had pain, chronic pain that would not go away despite numerous visits to the dentist, and nothing on the x-rays showed up to explain it.  A decade ago, I would have done root [...]

Dental Specialties and Niche Education | Dental Costs Blog

November 23rd, 2020|

No matter what you may think, dentists are not all the same. Each dentist, the same as each human being, focuses on something they want to be good at. Some dentists like to do their own extractions and surgery, others love doing their own [...]

Cost of dental materials: why would that make any difference?

November 16th, 2020|

Ever wonder why dental fillings cost so much? I mean, they are such tiny things. And it takes a few minutes to place them… of course, after making sure you are numb, getting the room ready, having a dental assistant or hygienist present to [...]

Digital Scanning vs Sloppy Impressions: How Significant is the Difference?

November 3rd, 2020|

“Significant” is an understatement. Anyone who has ever experienced having a dental impression for a crown or bridge or implant or veneer, knows how gross, uncomfortable, and disgusting these impressions can be. But I bet you didn’t know the extent of human error involved [...]

Quality vs. Price in Dentistry: How Do I Decide?

November 3rd, 2020|

The Ontario Dental Association states on their website: “Dentists are obligated to adhere to a high standard of dental care and must comply with strict statutory requirements designed to ensure the highest level of patient safety.  Dentists are responsible for the costs related to [...]

More On The New Definition of Optimal Dentistry

October 26th, 2020|

One thing that has become critical to many of our patients in the last few years is the desire to be treated as a whole person.  More and more people are getting frustrated with their current doctors and dentists, and looking to alternative treatments [...]

You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup – Mike’s Story

October 19th, 2020|

This is the fifth blog in the series You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup Mike is a therapist.  He helps people deal with their issues.  He helps couples come together, and he helps people manage their challenges.  But Mike had one of his own.  [...]

You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup – Kelly’s Story

October 5th, 2020|

This is the third blog in the series You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup Kelly’s husband is the one who made the initial appointment.  She wanted to but she was hiding in her closet, her migraine so bad that any light would put her [...]

Good-bye Sloppy Impressions. Hello to Our Scanner!

September 21st, 2020|

If you have ever had dental impressions, you know exactly how messy, uncomfortable, and gaggy they can be. But what you probably didn’t know is that when we take an impression of your teeth, this impression is sent to the lab with their driver, [...]

How COVID changed my Cosmetic Dentistry Practice

September 7th, 2020|

Six months ago seems like a lifetime away now.  Looking back on how cosmetic dentistry was practiced and delivered to our patients, I am amazed at the number of ways I have changed how we do this now.  In this blog, I will outline [...]

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