White Fillings: How Have They Done?

During the time that I was in dental school in the mid-1980's, the white fillings materials were becoming a popular option for the back teeth. Naturally, silver fillings were more visible and were not … [Read more...]

Insurance Plan Dentists: Finding a Dentist

Many patients for different reasons find themselves in a situation of finding a dentist. Quite a few of these patients have a dental insurance plan which offers a list of "preferred providers." This … [Read more...]

Insurance Plan (PPO) Dentists: Can They Afford to Be Conservative in Their Care?

Insurance plan dentists sign contracts to accept maximum fees that they may charge to their patients. While this may sound great for patients, the downside is that the fees much more closely approach … [Read more...]

Custom Night Guards: Are They Worth the Money?

I have been recommending night guards to my valued patients with evidence of tooth wear for over 30 years. I truly believe in the benefit of these guards. To me, they are just as important as … [Read more...]

Finding a Dentist Who Saves You Money

Many want to find a dentist who saves them money. Many patients opt for a managed care insurance plan dentist or for a "coupon dentist." I can understand how that may save them money today, yet will … [Read more...]

Finding an In-Network Dentist: Some Help

Many patients want to find a dentist within their network in order to perhaps save money. Their intent is indeed to save money. Are patients really saving money? Let's digress a bit. We have all … [Read more...]

Choosing a Dentist: An Updated Perspective

Many patients find themselves in a situation of choosing a dentist. They may have moved into a new community. Perhaps these patients changed their insurance plan or employer. Having to choose a … [Read more...]

Insurance Plan Dentists: Choosing a Dentist

Many patients look for a dentist on their insurance plan. Patients are looking to decrease their out-of-pocket expenses. This makes sense. However, when you are choosing a dental office with a "cute" … [Read more...]

What Dentists are on My Dental Plan?

Dental insurance plans are helpful in paying for dental care. Many patients want to find a dentist within the dental plan network to "save money." This does sound reasonable enough, right? Over 20 … [Read more...]

Need a Dentist in the North Dallas, Plano, Carrollton Area?

  Choosing a dentist now is so much different than it used to be. Understandably, many things have changed over the past thirty years. Some of the changes are good, some of the changes are … [Read more...]