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  • 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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  • Before & After Pictures of Another One-Visit Porcelain Crown with CEREC

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 15, 2009

    Interestingly, this porcelain crown was done on the same patient as the last gold onlay that I posted.  So why a porcelain crown on this tooth instead of gold?  Simple — this one is more visible in his smile, and he wasn’t interested in having “bling” in his smile.  LOL  Given that strength and durability […]

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  • Does dentistry last forever?

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

    How long will my dental work last? “It depends.” This is a question that we get a lot, and it’s a very understandable one, especially if you’re about to invest your hard-earned money into your mouth, right?  Just like a car, your teeth and gums require regular care to ensure that they are working properly.  […]

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  • Updates on Invisalign

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 25, 2009

    ALIGN Technology, the company that makes Invisalign orthodontic aligners, has not yet made any indication that they will be reversing their decision on June 1st to require dentists and orthodontists to do a minimum of 10 cases each year and complete 10 hours of their Continuing Education courses each year.  The backlash among dentists and […]

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  • A Complete Smile Makeover with Porcelain Crowns for Teeth Damaged by Bulimia

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 25, 2009

    Acid Erosion from Bulimia Damages Teeth There are many reasons patients come to see me for cosmetic dentistry.  One of the most common reasons is because their teeth are badly worn down from grinding, often in combination with acid erosion that has eaten away at the enamel.  Treating these cases can be complex, because if […]

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  • Baby Boomers – get your teeth fixed before you retire when you still have dental insurance and flex plans to help pay

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 6, 2009

    With more and more Baby Boomers approaching or entering retirement, an issue often not considered is their dental health.  I think it is actually an important topic to discuss, even more so in today’s economy. Will You Have Dental Insurance After Retirement? Many Baby Boomers – my parents included – have put retirement on hold, […]

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