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Hello im33 n I use to hav beautfull teeth since my children there extremely bad I hav a partical cant weat or eat wit them im very intersed n implants but im a singal mother wit low income plus im n school im so depressed dnt wanna leave my house etc... I need help finding a place that will help me if u hav info pls proved thanks

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Dear Jennifer,

First, using this visible format, for your privacy, it is better if you do not share your last name.

Now, to your teeth problems.  I'm not a financial advisor, but if you are a single mother with low income and little assets, it seems to me that you need to find a dentist who will work with you to fix your existing teeth, then make you a new partial that you can wear.  Ask your neighbors, your teachers, your doctor to recommend one.  Unless you have a dental plan that covers implants, it does not seem financially feasible that you will be able to get them right now.

If you cannot find a dentist near you who is willing to work with you, there may be a city or county dental clinic that can provide low or no cost dental care.  There is one several miles from my office in Broward  County, Florida.  Contact your county social services office for this information.  If you have served in the military, you may be able to receive free dental care from the VA.

If your county has no such clinic, the only other thing I can suggest is to locate the nearest dental college and contact them for an appointment.  They usually provide low-cost care in exchange for letting their students treat you under supervision.

Good luck.  Please let me know if I helped.

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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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