Blog - Miscellaneous

  • Minimally invasive dentistry with a dental microscope

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 30, 2009

    I sure wish I had the HD video hookup for my dental microscope already, but since I don’t yet, I’ll keep showing you stuff with my Canon cameras.  🙂 One of the most incredible benefits of the microscope is the ability to work on levels of detail that aren’t even imaginable without one.  And that […]

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  • Fun Fun Fun! Single-visit porcelain crowns with CEREC 3D!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 28, 2009

    OK, I know that most people don’t think that going to the dentist is fun, but it sure can be a lot more interesting than it used to be for sure.  The advent of digital dentistry, particularly CAD/CAM dentistry that allows us to make all-porcelain crowns in just 1 visit, is just pretty darn cool, […]

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  • Are Amalgam/Mercury/Silver Fillings Safe?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 9, 2009

    While silver/amalgam fillings are not requested very often in our practice, as most prefer to have fillings that blend in with their natural teeth, they are something that we do when situations warrant, as I discussed in an earlier post. However, when it comes to the general topic of silver fillings, there are a lot […]

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  • Digital photography & patient communication

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 8, 2009

    See Pictures of YOUR Teeth to Understand What’s Wrong In today’s world, when dental patients are increasingly savvy about dental care, but also increasingly worried that they’re being taken advantage of, developing the critical trust between a patient and our team is occasionally difficult.  This is where the power of digital photography is so evident, […]

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  • Silver (amalgam) fillings: still a good choice in 2008

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 22, 2008

    Are Silver/Mercury Dental Fillings Safe? For many years, the dental profession has been moving away from gold and silver restorations to composite (plastic) and porcelain/ceramic restorations.  However, they are not always the smartest options for certain circumstances.   While there is a lot of misinformation out there about the alleged dangers of (mercury) silver fillings, here’s […]

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