Archive for January, 2020

Case Study: Poor Resource Allocation Puts Medicaid Patients at Risk

We’ve all seen patients we wish would have sought care sooner, when their dental issues would have been less expensive to treat, with less discomfort for the patient. Unfortunately, current funding of Medicaid Dental fee-for-service care is limiting access to oral healthcare for the roughly 20 percent of Michigan adults who are covered by Medicaid. […]

Teaming Up for Optimal Outcomes

When your patients need dental implants or other types of oral surgery, they trust you to refer them to the best care. At the Center For Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, our five oral surgeons team up with you to provide care that’s professional, efficient, compassionate and safe. “Patients are reassured when they know that […]

Six reasons to choose dental implants over dentures

Traditionally, patients missing multiple teeth have been fitted with a partial or full denture. Today, more people are choosing to upgrade to dental implants to restore their ability to chew, eat and smile with confidence. Though more expensive, implants are a better long-term solution for missing teeth, offering these important advantages over dentures. 1. No […]

Oral Cancer: Resolve to Decrease Your Risk

About 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to greatly reduce your risk—for the new year and beyond. Kiss tobacco goodbye.’] Around three-quarters of oral cancer cases in patients older than fifty can be traced back to […]

When Wisdom Teeth Can’t Break Through

While wisdom tooth extraction is often considered as a preventive measure, removal of the third molars can become more urgent—for example, when wisdom teeth are partially impacted and can cause infection. In this post, we’ll answer common questions about impacted wisdom teeth and explain why it’s necessary to extract them. What’s an impacted wisdom tooth? […]

How We Work with Your Dentist to Give You Excellent Care

You trust your dentist to send you to an excellent oral surgeon. At the Center For Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we take that trust seriously. That’s why we work closely with your dentist to give you the professional and compassionate care you deserve. “We’re working together behind the scenes,” says Roseanna P. Noordhoek, DDS, […]