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  • World-Class Periodontal Surgery Training in Brazil

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 21, 2017

    Have you ever experienced something that completely changed your beliefs about your own skills and knowledge?  No, not getting married or having kids, although those probably qualify for most people. I’m talking about running a marathon or performing on a big stage for the first time – you suddenly realize you’re capable of so much […]

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  • In Defense of Science & Reason

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 16, 2017

    I’ve generally avoided politics on our website, but on Friday, December 15, the Washington Post reported one of the most horrifying & terrifying items to yet emerge from the Trump Administration, and I can no longer be silent.  I believe that the very foundation of our nation is under deliberate attack, and every opportunity must be […]

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  • Facts & Myths about TMD, TMJ, & Orofacial Pain

    TMD, TMJ Myths & Facts

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: October 7, 2017

    In dentistry as in medicine, you’ll find doctors on every side of contentious issues: is the mercury in amalgam dental fillings safe or not?  (Yes, the science is clear that it’s safe).  Is fluoride beneficial or dangerous? (Again, the science is solidly on the side of safety and efficacy).  While dentists argue about which bonding […]

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  • Why is Oil Pulling a Waste of Time?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 25, 2017

    It simply astounds me how blindly people accept “natural” remedies without any proof except personal testimonials, all while they proclaim that “real science” has been co-opted by greedy individuals and companies. The current fad of “Oil Pulling” is certainly one of the biggest examples of snake oil holistic mumbo-jumbo quackery to grace the surface of […]

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  • 2016: A Charlotte Dentist’s Year in Review

    Top Charlotte dentist blog

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 23, 2017

    Wow, I just realized that it’s April and that I never published this post about how amazing 2016 was for our Charlotte dental office!  Because it really was a great year in so many ways, and all because we have so many awesome patients. A Terrific Team For our patients who’ve been with us more […]

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  • Do CEREC Same-Day Crowns Last a Long Time?

    CEREC 1-Visit Crowns are Long-lasting

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 4, 2017

    When it comes to dental crowns, patients have long loved the convenience of the CEREC CAD/CAM system, but some patients do ask if these crowns are as good as the those made by traditional dental labs. They particularly want to know how long these crowns last, because no one wants to have them redone any […]

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