Archive for October, 2020

For a Happy Retirement, Resist These 6 Temptations

For a dentist—especially one who owns his or her practice—planning to retire is a very emotional thing. But if you trust gut instincts, there’s a risk you’ll make a decision you regret. Often, you must go against the grain of your inclinations for the big decisions involved in selling a practice and retiring, says Novi, […]

Optimizing Patient Care with EpicCare Link

Having a patient’s complete medical history is always an important detail determining the optimal dental treatment. Yet, many patients can’t provide accurate medical information, and others may downplay or lie about their health problems. “Relying only on what patients remember to tell us can hinder our ability to provide optimal care,” says Roseanna P. Noordhoek, […]

Better Outcomes for TMJ Disorder Surgery

Pain and restricted jaw function due to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders make it difficult for patients to eat and speak, leading to significantly reduced quality of life. Usually caused by degenerative changes or mechanical disturbances, TMJ disorders are most common in middle-aged women. In about 10% of cases, conservative therapy, such as a bite split, […]

Connecting with Patients

To give you a little insight into our team and provide some lighter reading, we include Q&A profiles like this one in our e-newsletter. We hope you enjoy learning more about Roseanna P. Noordhoek, dedicated oral surgeon, fiber arts enthusiast, music lover and mom. Why oral surgery? Many people come into our office and are […]

Save That Tooth!

A tooth that’s completely knocked out of its socket is a dental emergency that must be treated in 30 to 60 minutes for the tooth to have the best chance of surviving. If one of your teeth, or that of someone you’re with, is knocked out, here’s what to do: Locate the tooth and pick […]

TMJ Disorders: Is Surgery a Solution?

If you have pain in your face, especially near your jaw, and have problems opening and closing your mouth, you may have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The TMJ connects your lower jaw to your skull and allows your jaw to open and close. Each side of your jaw has a TMJ. TMJ disorders make […]