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Anatomy of a Bad Review
August, 9, 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/112650312832878434143/place/ChIJ319a42XX5IkR6eE0hisn6Ko/@41.5627067,-70.6101189,17z/data=!4m6!1m5!8m4!1e1!2s112650312832878434143!3m1!1e1?hl=en-US Christine Conforto = Subject Made a first time appointment at Direct Pay Dental. I haven’t been to the dentist is a while so I needed X-rays and a cleaning,...

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Your crown procedure – what to expect
July, 27, 2019

Crown appointments are scheduled for 2 hours. This involves 30 minutes of actual work inside your mouth. This 30 minutes includes pre-operative and post-operative procedures. After the tooth’s nerve and bone has been diagnosed, preoperative topical and local anesthesia are administered to provide numbness so the tooth preparation can be completed....

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To the fervently imPatient
June, 5, 2019

Over and beyond to get one’s bone fixed is not prerequisite to an unsubtle behavior intractably alive and away from truth, understanding, and patience. Rude hysterics will disappoint one blistering with mind spirits of eugenol and turmeric. Reschedule if warranted to do so. No. I’d complain and mourn my trip over to civilization. Place...

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Our one-visit crown process
February, 25, 2019

Our crown procedure starts with a diagnosis.  Standard diagnostic techniques determine the pre-operative state of the tooth and its influence on the outcome.  Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, treatment commences with local anesthesia.  In the past as the first step we would administer epinephrine with our anesthetic.  Now we commence anesthesia...

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Gain More Crown
August, 12, 2018

At Direct Pay Dental Care, we crown teeth.  For our high-risk patients, we have a standard crown protocol.  This protocol has helped to prevent the following common problems people have as a result of poor dental care management: 1. Cracked teeth 2. Recurrent decay and  repeated restorations 3. Nerve problems (need of root canal therapy) 4. Bone...

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Clash of the Intentions
June, 23, 2018

For the sake of this short piece, we will assume the two state programs through which we provide care are the same.   These are Mass Health and Rhode Island Medicaid.  They are not the same but since the purpose of this essay is not to compare the two, considering them the same does not undermine my purpose or the integrity, or lack thereof, of the...

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Our Angle
February, 26, 2018

This here and past treatment year was an eye-opener in so many ways. We moved into a facility with four large operatories and out of a space of two small operatories and little space to breathe. Four operatories have proven to serve our patient base better in terms of access. Emergency patients are provided same day treatment and care. Complex care...

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= Transfer Dental Anxiety
December, 3, 2017

Managing your fear requires the dimunition of one fear that requires increased loads of work into fear that requires less work and has a higher impact on your quality of life. Two steps are required in accomplishing this management of fear.  One is identifying the two fears which occupy the largest quantity of your time. Two is executing the rule. ...

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Dentist.com/photo
November, 26, 2017

On business websites, the photo is the over-rated.  Some favor it since they believe a photo can turn prospective clients into actual customers.  That is if the prospect likes the photo.  My theory is the photo can only hurt you.  If a prospect wants to patronize a business and the business possesses what that prospect wants, then independent of...

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Mutual intentions
October, 1, 2017

Title sounds like your next bad rom-com flick but certainly, intentions should be discussed with your dentist.    Today everyone has such a forever increasing load of mental baggage that many times we forget to touch basis.   Especially when things matter.   Before someone cuts on you, I’d suggest you make sure intentions are mutual. Teeth...

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