Archive for April, 2022

A First in the State for Dr. Noordhoek

We want to offer a huge congratulations to Dr. Rosie Noordhoek on being inducted into the American College of Surgeons (ACS)! She will be the first female oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Michigan to be accepted by the ACS. The American College of Surgeons was established in 1913 to “Improve the quality of care for […]

Non-Opioid Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach

Over-prescription of opioids after dental and other types of surgery fueled the opioid epidemic in the United States, leading to 49,860 overdose deaths in 2019 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In dentistry, nearly 1 in 3 opioids (29.6%) were prescribed for pain that was expected to be mild and 29.3% […]

Retire on Your Schedule, Not Your Aching Back’s

Retirement is like heaven: you want to get there, but not too soon. Yet every year the careers of many still vital, engaged Michigan dentists are ended prematurely by work-related musculoskeletal injuries and the aching backs, necks, shoulders and wrists they cause. Happily, there are things you can do to avoid this fate. In a […]

We’re an All-on-4 Center of Excellence!

The Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants is now a certified Center of Excellence for the All-on-4 treatment concept, one of only three oral surgery practices in Michigan to have achieved this recognition. It means that our surgeons have undertaken extensive training and have the necessary surgical experience with this technique to provide the […]