Dentist Dunwoody: The Right Smile (by a prosthodontist)

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The right smile, like all good things in life, is a collaborative effort of your input and our expertise.   We’ve found that by truly catering to our patients, your visits become more of a pleasurable experience, rather than just a necessity.

Our Sandy Springs dental office is open four days a week, but on occasion we schedule patients who need additional treatment time on Fridays.  We see emergency cases immediately and provide our patients with 24/7 access to your dentist via mobile numbers. In addition, your entire family is welcome in our office.   We have as many as four generations in the practice.  We offer comprehensive family care coupled with modern technology, bringing what we consider to be the best of contemporary dentistry to our patients.

You’re more than a patient to us; you’re an individual with unique concerns and needs.  And you’re the reason we are here.  Sidney or I are dedicated to taking the time to learn about you and your needs, and then and only then develop a practical treatment plan to create the right smile. We’ll discuss options and explain procedures, which may involve multiple of techniques and disciplines.

Your smile is the first thing people notice and our goal is to help you smile.  But we want to make sure it’s the right smile, one that’s natural and comfortable for you.  If you have questions, please ask. And if we can do anything to make you more comfortable, let us know. We are here to serve you and we have a history of making oral healthcare easy and convenient for your lifestyle.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist East Cobb: What you probably don’t know about Cosmetic Dentists

Sandy Springs Dentist near meIt seems to be prevalent in that most dentists these days are calling themselves cosmetic dentists, but there is no cosmetic specialty in dentistry.   And quite frankly, all dentistry is cosmetic.   I don’t know anyone who took the ‘ugly’ teeth class in dental school, because it doesn’t exist.  Regardless, the fact remains that the majority of dentists are general dentists, but call themselves ‘cosmetic dentists’.

They all have undergraduate degrees with either a BA or BS and at least four years of dental school with either a DDS or a DMD as the result.  But not one of them has a ‘cosmetic specialty’ in dentistry.   Those dentists who choose to make the claim do so by virtue of deciding to focus on cosmetics in their general practices.   The American Dental Association (ADA) traditionally has nine recognized post dental degree dental specialties and cosmetic dentistry is not one of them.  These specialties range in one to six years of advance training beyond dental school.  At the end of their post doctorate degree, these dentists receive additional certifications in their respective specialties, thus becoming what should be considered experts within their fields of dentistry.   Some are either board eligible or board certified.  These ADA specialties are:

Dental Public Heath, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Surgery, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and the least known, Prosthodontics.

Prosthodontics: (crown, bridge, and implants) A Prosthodontist has a dental specialty license pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. Most dentists are not trained prosthodontic graduates of a dental school – rather they take short continuing education and utilize trial and error experience to be able to understand how size, shape, color and symmetry all work together to create what a prosthodontists is trained in their post graduate work.   On the other hand, the prosthodontist is trained at a university to create the smile that implements the use of veneers, crowns, bridges and the increasingly more common procedure of dental implants to ensure that the right smile is achieved, both functionally and aesthetically beautiful.  If anyone has a specialty in cosmetic dentistry, it would be the prosthodontist.  So when you are seriously looking for a cosmetic dentist, look for a prosthodontist.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

 

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Dentist Roswell: Why you might be better off seeing a Prosthodontist

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(Prosthodontist = ADA accredited cosmetic dentist)

Prosthodontic dentists are gaining popular recognition as patients become more familiar with the advances in dentistry and how they can enhance their everyday lives. They are expert dentists with a post graduate ADA recognized degree centered around a complete knowledge of dentistry,  where function and beautification of teeth are combined in the final result.

There are a lot of people in this world who just weren’t born with beautiful smiles or for other circumstances ended up with damaged teeth.  Some inherited stains from medicines their parents took prior to child birth, while others developed discolorations through the years that make their appearance unattractive whenever they open to either to talk or smile. These people can be helped by  dentists who specialize in the cosmetic restorations that provide methods, procedures and plans which ultimately improve their personality as much as it improves their mouth.

The first advantage of a prosthodontist is time related.  As a result of their training and experience with difficult cases modern techniques take much less time in the beautification of the teeth as compared to older ordinary dentistry.  Techniques and procedures as common as in house whitening which takes only couple of hours as opposed to otherwise days of the repeated home bleaching have become fairly common place and routine in the restoration of a smile.

Another major change related to teeth are implants. In the past there had been an extensive time period involved in replacing missing teeth.  Now, while still a complex procedure there are alternatives that with significant preparation allow for teeth to be implanted in a day and utilized by the patient shortly thereafter.

Finally, technology often comes into play with veneers which are made up of a special material and again while technique sensitive are very easy to incorporate into quick and favorable results.  The combination of all of these techniques rest comfortably within the purview of a prosthodontist’s training and expertise.  A comprehensive approach by a prosthodontist is the best way to get your inner confidence boosted and your personality improved.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

 

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Ideal Patient Dental Care

Dentist near meThe Right Smile Center is a family, cosmetic, and implant dentist creating and enhancing beautiful smiles in Sandy Springs and Chamblee, Georgia.

Whether you need dental care for periodontal disease or dental implants to replace missing teeth, you and your smile will always be the center of attention for Drs. Scheinfeld, Bock and Orland at the Right Smile Center! We are a full service dental care practice that specializes in cosmetic dentistry and relaxation dentistry services, dental implants (including all on 4 dental implants in one day!), TMJ disorder treatment, periodontal disease treatment, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers, and other restorative dental care. Having a flawless, natural-looking smile that changes the way people think and feel about themselves. It gives them a boost of self-confidence, allowing them to smile more, feel more outgoing, and new opportunities suddenly start to come their way.

“The patient is always our first priority throughout dental care and we strive to give you something to smile about after every visit.”…. Novy Scheinfeld, DDS

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30441

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

http://www.rightsmilecenter.com

 

Sandy Springs Dental: Sorry for the Inconvenience

Sandy Springs Dentist near meCOVID-19 is bringing unprecedented disruption to the US health care sector, including the dental workforce.  The dental hygiene labor force has tightened considerably and based on the data collected about one-quarter of dental offices reported they had recently hired or were actively recruiting dental hygienists. We are all in the same boat.

It appears the majority of dental hygienists who left their jobs, including our own experience, did so voluntarily. Originally, there was hope that most of this voluntary departure from the workforce is likely to be short term, only lasting through the COVID-19 pandemic. But there appears to be a portion of dental hygienists who do not want to be employed as a dental hygienist any longer, even after the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Ergo an industry wide problem that is historically unprecedented.

This is causing labor price hikes and disruptions in the delivery of oral health care. And unfortunately, the cost of delivering dentistry has to go up.  It’s unavoidable.

We are doing all we can to hold our prices down, but the increased costs of labor and protective equipment are making that impossible. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Sandy Springs, Georgia?

There are two important aspects to note, though, that dentists won’t know exactly how much your implants will cost until they examine you and the reputation and experience of the dental practice providing the procedure. The answer to the question “how much do dental implants cost?” requires a personal assessment. Be wary of anyone that quotes you a price without seeing your mouth first and also of anyone offering you a quote significantly lower than expected. This could be a sign that you’re getting an inferior product or poor experience that won’t last the test of time.

Implant Dentist near meThat’s an interesting question and it’s hard to put an exact price on dental implants, but typically, they cost around $2,500-$4,500. According to data from RealSelf, the average cost of dental implants in Sandy Springs, GA is $4,650. Considering that the national average is $6,775, the Right Smile Center in Sandy Springs and Chamblee is one of the more affordable places for dental implants.

For a reputable group of dentists under one roof, contact us for your consultation.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist Sandy Springs: Diabetes Detection

Unbeknownst to most patients, you sit in our chairs and don’t realize the value of your oral examinations. And this is compounded by the lack of support from insurance companies and physicians.

Sandy Springs Dentist near meIt’s unfortunate that the public along with their insurance companies do not appreciate the role dentists play in the detection of diabetes and the failure of the insurance industry to routinely reimburse dentists for the screening for diabetes. Because many patients annually and semi-annually visit their dental provider, but not a primary care physician, dental visits could be and probably should be the opportune time for diabetes screening, and a recent study by the American Journal of Public Health supports this thought. The study confirms that using gingival crevicular blood for hemoglobin Arc testing produces values virtually identical to those obtained using finger stick blood.

Call now and schedule an appointment that includes an oral examination. And try not worry about whether or not your insurance carrier provides coverage.  It’s your life that you should value, not the coverage dictated by your insurance carrier.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

Howard Abrahams, DDS

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist Sandy Springs: Oral Cancer Detection

Dunwoody Dentist near meIt’s unfortunate that the public along with their insurance companies do not appreciate the role dentists play in the prevention of oral cancer and the failure of the insurance industry to routinely reimburse dentists for the screening of oral cancer. Unbeknownst to most patients, you sit in our chairs and don’t realize the value of your oral examinations. And this is compounded by the lack of support from insurance companies and physicians.

During your oral examine, dentists are looking for abnormal cells that may be in the early stages of cancerous formations.  It is estimated that as many as 10% of the patients we examine may have red or white spots that may be cancerous, but can only be detected and determined under a microscope. A dentist cannot discern the difference between dysplastic cells and others with the naked eye. If these spots containing dysplastic cells are detected early and removed, progression to squamous cell carcinoma can be prevented. Over 9,000 deaths per year occur from oral cancer.

Call now and schedule an appointment that includes an oral examination. And try not worry about whether or not your insurance carrier provides coverage.  It’s your life that you should value, not the coverage dictated by your insurance carrier.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

Howard Abrahams, DDS

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Sandy Springs: COVID-19 infection rate among Dentists lower than other health professionals

Sandy Springs Dentist near meThe cumulative COVID-19 infection prevalence rate among U.S. dentists was 2.6% as of November 2020 — lower than the infection rate of other front-line health care professionals, including nurses and physicians[1] “We’re pleased to see that dentists have demonstrated continued low monthly incidence of disease despite several regional and national COVID-19 rate spikes during the study period,” said Marcelo Araujo, D.D.S., Ph.D.[2]

Because many dental procedures generate aerosols, practicing dentistry was originally believed to present a high risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to dental professionals. During the study period, the rate of dentists performing aerosol-generating procedures increased from 92.8% in the first month to 98.4% in the last.

Contrary to the perception in the public, at least 99.7% of dentists use enhanced infection prevention and control strategies in their practice each month.  Our office, continues screening patients and staff for COVID-19, disinfecting between patient appointments and encouraging social distancing among patients.

This study and our practical application of what we as a profession have always implemented, reinforces that the dental care sector is up and running safely.

Schedule you appointed today! Your oral health is critical to your global health.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com


[1] , According to a study from the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute and Health Policy Institute.

[2] CEO of the ADA Science & Research Institute, chief science officer of the ADA and senior author of the report.

Sandy Springs Dentist: Covid-19 and Your Dental Care

Dentist near meThe COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot of things about our daily lives in 2020. And your regular visits to the dentist changed, too. In March of 2020, the ADA recommended that dentists postpone all but emergency procedures until April 30 at the earliest to help reduce the spread of the virus; save masks gloves and other personal protective equipment and help keep patients who need emergency treatment from going to busy hospital emergency rooms.

Now that 2020 has passed, vaccines are in the pipeline of our society and states have reopened, dental practices are seeing patients for the full range of dental services without any issues.

An October 2020 report published in The Journal of the American Dental Association found that fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to have had COVID-19 and 99 percent of dentists were using enhanced infection control procedures such as screening protocols and enhanced disinfection practices when treating patients.  Additionally, an October 2020 study published in February 2021 also found a low infection rate of COVID-19 among dental hygienists.

What’s important here is the knowledge that we are handling the risk factor very well and it’s safe to come to our offices in Sandy Springs and Chamblee for your dental needs. Remember, regular dental visits are an essential part of your overall heath. Be sure to reschedule your dental checkups, particularly if you have been vaccinated.  Our ADA dentists will make sure your visit is as safe as possible for everyone involved.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com