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Mechelle wrote at 2013-11-08 17:38:57
Wow, do I know where your coming from.  I am also 95% home bound with a disabled child too, I am on dis, Medicare and Medicaid I have been down all the same paths with all the same uncaring attitudes so I sympathize with you, I have three broken teeth lower front and am only 50.  But my child has always come first and due to finances I go to the back burner.  The programs you will find on google are the yearly free clinics, you have to wait in line and it's first come first serve, so many people camp out up to 1day before, I'm sure you can't do that I know I can't.  Your story breaks my heart, bless you.  Maybe if the public could hear some of these stories they would quit talking about how spoiled and lazy people on disability are and try to fix this problem, I just want to be off antibiotics and out of a little of the PAIN I feel everyday all day long.  I am in Ariz. it's no better here, I have an appt. at a dental school Mon. It's a little cheaper not much but I don't see any alternatives, I'll do what I can when I can afford it, I don't see the system getting any better for slackers like us...  Oh yea, I worked as an educational sign language interpreter for years and loved it but have lost almost everything I worked for!


Mechelle wrote at 2013-11-08 17:39:21
Wow, do I know where your coming from.  I am also 95% home bound with a disabled child too, I am on dis, Medicare and Medicaid I have been down all the same paths with all the same uncaring attitudes so I sympathize with you, I have three broken teeth lower front and am only 50.  But my child has always come first and due to finances I go to the back burner.  The programs you will find on google are the yearly free clinics, you have to wait in line and it's first come first serve, so many people camp out up to 1day before, I'm sure you can't do that I know I can't.  Your story breaks my heart, bless you.  Maybe if the public could hear some of these stories they would quit talking about how spoiled and lazy people on disability are and try to fix this problem, I just want to be off antibiotics and out of a little of the PAIN I feel everyday all day long.  I am in Ariz. it's no better here, I have an appt. at a dental school Mon. It's a little cheaper not much but I don't see any alternatives, I'll do what I can when I can afford it, I don't see the system getting any better for slackers like us...  Oh yea, I worked as an educational sign language interpreter for years and loved it but have lost almost everything I worked for!


Gary wrote at 2014-02-05 17:02:07
I am in same exact situation, i do live in Tampa area, could you point me in the right direction? Thank you so much.


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I am a Family, Implant and Cosmetic dentist. I will answer questions on any aspect of dentistry and matters relating to the smile, gums, jaws and lower face. Member American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, and Atlantic Coast District Dental Association. I have served as District Council Member of Alpha Omega, as well as serving for one term as its President. I am also a member of The Vedder Honors Society, Broward Dental Research Clinic, and Mount Sinai Hospital Guild. I have served as a Volunteer for Project Dental Health and The Tri-County Dental Health Council.

Experience

Having attained over 30 years of clinical experience in private practice in Michigan, in 2001 I was re-certified by taking and passing the Florida State Dental Board Examination. After moving to Florida, I spent nearly 10 years re-honing my skills while working as an Associate Dentist for several large dental groups. In September, 2004, I was appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor at Nova University's College of Dental Medicine. I am certified in placement of Mini Dental Implants, and I am Director of The Florida Implant Center (floridaimplantcenter.com). On March 1, 2010, at the age of 62, I began all over again by buying a dental practice near my home in the Fort Lauderdale area. As sole owner and Chief Dental Officer of the new Nob Hill Dental Center (nobhilldentalcenter.com), I can now carefully provide dental care to patients who care, all within a caring, joyful environment. Over my career lifetime, I have provided thousands of diagnoses, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, periodontal treatments, TMJ therapies, partials, dentures and extractions, and dozens of implants for my patients. The only aspect of dentistry with which I have very little experience is orthodontics.

Organizations
American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, Atlantic Coast District Dental Society, Vedder Honors Society, Broward Dental Research Clinic, Alpha Omega Alumni Association, and American Association of Dental Implantologists. Formerly, American Academy of General Dentistry, Michigan Dental Association, Macomb Dental Society, Detroit District Dental Society, Tri-County Dental Health Council (a charitable dental care organization)

Publications
"How To Save Money At The Dentist" Going to press soon.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology from Wayne State University Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Detroit College of Dentistry Adjunct Clinical Professor, Special Needs Department, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Awards and Honors
Membership in The Vedder Honors Society

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