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Why Does My Dental Office Keep Changing Dentists?

We have heard too many patients tell us about how they got frustrated at their last dental office because there was a turnover of dentists. In some cases, the patient thought they were in a privately-owned dental practice. The office looked like a privately-owned dental practice, and the office staff acted as if the dentist owned the practice, however, over time, the dentist in the office changed with some regularity. Clearly, they were not in a more traditional privately-owned and operated dental practice. Times have changed. I myself get very disappointed to see what has happened to dentistry. Similar changes

Not All Toothaches Require Root Canal Therapy!

Well, it happened again this week. We had three patients with a toothache. For many patients and for quite a few dentists, this may mean the need for  root canal treatment. However, this is not necessarily true, at all. Evidence-based dentistry and thoroughness in diagnosis and treatment planning often indicates another manner to treat. There are many things that can contribute to a toothache. Just because you have a toothache does not at all mean that you should assume you need root canal treatment. In fact, I am willing to admit, and I am publishing now which I have never

The Latest Emerging Dental Trend

Some people often ask, “What is the latest emerging dental trend?” There is much changing in dentistry. In dentistry, trends do not necessarily occur yearly; it is slower than that, for differing reasons. However, in five-year periods of time, dentistry can and does change. In my humble opinion, to answer this question, the delivery of dentistry has changed, many dental practices have changed, and the ownership of dental practices has changed. These changes in dental practices have occurred due to forces outside of dental practices requesting lower fees, more hours of availability, more in-network providers of insured services, cheaper deals,

What is a DMO, a Dental Maintenance Organization?

Over the past several years, more companies are signing on with dental maintenance organizations (DMOs) in order to save on their dental insurance costs. We see cost saving measures being taken in many facets in our lives. In some cases the changes are acceptable; however, in other cases, the cost savings create additional costs in some way which we do not anticipate. This is indeed the case with DMOs. The truth of the matter is this. Each DMO signs up “preferred dentists” who are willing to get paid anywhere perhaps from $10-30 monthly for each employee who declares them as

Obamacare Update: November 2015, Shop for Lower Rates!

Within my website, I decided several years back to be a nice resource concerning Obamacare. Naturally, we provide much about my dental practice and our brand of delivery of dental care in other sections which we invite you to peruse. However, in this post, we are notifying you about the higher costs coming for Obamacare in 2016. Through the federal insurance marketplace of, the most popular plans are the Silver plans. These plans are the only ones that offer added cost-saving assistance. For these Silver plans, the amount of these cost-savings is a sliding scale depending upon income. Over

Quality Dentistry is Affordable!

Yes, I understand many see dental care as expensive. I understand that, unlike medical visits, there is not a fixed $45 co-payment that represents your total financial investment on the dental visit. I also understand that dental expenses are not generally anticipated or planned. Moreover, with medical insurance, patients generally have an 80-20 plan, whereby more major expenses are paid by your insurance carrier at 80% following your payment of a deductible. However, in this example, dental insurance pays benefits for more major expenses generally at 50% of the carrier’s allowable fee, following your payment of a deductible. Differently than

Obamacare Update: Fall 2015

We have tried within our website to give you the most up-to-date and accurate information concerning Obamacare. With all the lawsuits, changes, waivers, deferments, and news concerning Obamacare, it is difficult to keep up. However, we offer you what we understand to be current at this time. The next and third enrollment period for health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, begins November 1, 2015. That is right around the corner. These plans would then have the effective date of January 1, 2016. Obamacare is still the current law and will not possibly change until 2017. Obamacare

Root Canal Dentists in Dallas

Yes, there are many root canal dentists in Dallas. They can be in the form of an endodontist or in the form of a general dentist. So, how do you go about selecting one? In the past, asking friends and neighbors was the primary way patients would find their dentist. However, with the Worldwide Web, patients can research root canal dentists. Patients can find certified patient reviews of dentists, they can find information on the dentist’s websites, and they can find ratings of dentists as well. I myself would utilize the Internet to find a dentist as well. There is

Dentist Ratings in the Dallas, Texas, Area

Finding a dentist can be a frustrating ordeal. Times have changed. With the onset of dental insurance and now Obamacare, with the marketing of dentistry becoming more like that of a retail store, and with dental practices becoming owned more frequently by corporate entities and non-practicing dentists within the same facility, patients are becoming increasingly confused and frustrated. We see this almost every week within my own privately-owned, traditional, single-dentist general dental practice. Patients are often being misled into thinking they are being treated within a privately-owned dental practice, patients are often feeling “bated and switched” upon by advertising and