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I began treatment with a prosthodontist a couple months ago, however, progress hasn't turned out they I would like. But, before calling to ask for my lab stones to take to a new specialist, I thought I'd write in and ask how appropriate to make such a request without appearing confrontational.
- I am just looking to save time.

Any insight you may provide is appreciated,
Thank you

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It is not uncommon for this thing to happen. It is also very important to have that rapport with your treating dentist, and more so with a prosthodontist because your treatment, most probably, is going to take several months and be expensive.
Asking for your stone models to be sent to another prosthodontist or picking them up yourself shouldn't be confrontational, and most probably you are going to only see the front desk personnel.
Hope this helps.
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Mohamed Elsafi, DDS, MS, FACP

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I am a board-certified Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. I do head and neck prosthetic reconstruction for patients with congenital and acquired defects. This also includes trauma and cancer patients. I can answer questions about prosthetic rehabilitation of the head and neck area. I am also a board-certified prosthodontist and can answer questions about dental reconstruction including crowns, bridges, veneers, partial and complete dentures and implant restorations. I can also answer questions about TMJ problems. I can not answer about surgical reconstruction.

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I am a board-certified prosthodontist and maxillofacial prosthodontist and have been practicing denitstry for over 15 years.

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American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. American College of Prosthodontists. American Dental Association.

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I received my dental degree from University of Southern California. I did my prosthodontics residency at University of Florida and my maxillofacial prosthetics fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Awards and Honors
Chief Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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