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Dawn wrote at 2012-01-23 06:28:35
Amy,



No matter what any doctor or dentist says. I have lost almost all of my back teeth and am struggling to keep the fronts. I had a very distal gastric bypass in 1993. Prior to that I had never had a cavity and my dentist actually brought his assistants in to show them a perfect set of teeth and gums!


BARBARA MACMARTIN wrote at 2014-05-22 06:33:29
i HAD GASTRO BANDING IN 1997. IN 2009 DEVELOPED PROBLEMS HAD TO HAVE IT OUT A YEAR LATER THEY DID STOMACH BY PASS. SINCE THEN WHICH IS COMING UP 5 YEARS I HAVE SPENT $37,000 ON MY TEETH I NOW ONLY HAVE ONLY 12 TEETH IN MY HEAD. I WOULD LOVE ANSWERS BECAUSE I HAVE LOOKED AFTER MY TEETH ALL MY LIFE AND IT REALLY ANNOYS ME THAT I HAVE HAD TO SPEND ALL THAT MONEY WHICH I DONT HAVE TO SAVE MY TEETH WHICH IN ACTUAL FACT I HAVENT BEEN ABLE. I HAVE CONSTANT TEETH ACHE WHERE SOMETIMES I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. I DID A LOT OF RESEARCH BEFORE THEY DID THIS OPERATION AND ASKED MANY QUESTIONS WHICH OF COURSE THERE WAS CERTAINLY NO HONESTY WHEN ANSWERING THEM BECAUSE HAD THEY BEEN HONEST I WOULD NEVER OF HAD THIS OPERATION.


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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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