There has been some talk in the media about dental x-rays and whether they are necessary. The answer is an emphatic, YES!!! I have often looked into children’s mouths and it looks perfectly healthy, but upon taking x-rays find up to 8 cavities between the teeth. These cavities are undetectable without x-rays. The problem is, if we don’t find them when they are small
Lately, dentistry has made big news! I would like to address these issues as to better educate the public. This past week there was a story done on the use of restraints on children while performing dentistry. The media, as usual, did not thoroughly explain the purpose of the restraint, commonly called a papoose board. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has specific guidelines
I recently had an amazing opportunity to go on a dental mission trip to Nepal. As an outdoor enthusiast, the chance to see Mount Everest was breathtaking and literally brought tears to my eyes. To be able to understand the area, imagine gorgeous mountains surrounding the villages, no cars or mode of transportation at all, no hot water for showers, no toilet seats, no
I was born with a cleft lip and palate. As a child, I spent at least one week per year in the hospital for surgery related to my cleft. At ten years old, I decided I wanted to be a pediatric doctor.
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