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2021 End of the Year Letter

Although we have continued riding along the COVID pandemic waves, it’s always encouraging to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments as 2021 comes to an end. Besides working hard and going through difficult times as most of us had, I was able to study 53 hours of continuing education in 2021. I also [...]

Oral Cancer Screening

As your dental health care team, we want to help you be on the lookout for symptoms of abnormal conditions in your mouth. One of the most serious problems we ever encounter is oral cancer, which affects about 37,000 Americans every year. It is a particularly dangerous form of cancer, because it may produce very [...]

Office Updates Fall 2021

Happy Autumn!  Starting October 1st, our office will now open Fridays 8 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm until further notice. Please note that Saturdays will only be reserved for cleanings, exams, and emergency appointments only.  As a reminder, please take advantage of any unused dental benefits. Every year [...]

Increase Shear Bond Strength of Zirconia Using 10-MDP Primers

In previous notes, I recommended Panavia V5 resin cement with ClearFil Ceramic Primer Plus (Kuraray Noriteka Dental Inc.) which has 10-MDP monomer. This monomer has the phosphate that allows chemical bonding to the oxide surface of zirconia. In this article, the authors use Alloy Primer (Kuraray America) & Ea-Z-y Primer (Parkell) for the same purpose [...]

Zirconia Cement for Zirconia Crowns & Bridges Long Term Survival-Panavia V5

Zirconia Crowns and Bridges Survival For Zirconia crowns and bridges to survive a long time, these should be done. 1. All dentin and enamel do not have any decay left in the tooth preparation. 2. Avoid all contamination from saliva or water moisture. 3. Make Parallel tooth or metal preparation 4. Sandblast internal crowns/bridge abutments [...]

Tooth Discoloration Causes

What Causes Tooth Discoloration? Ever look at a photo of yourself from a few years ago and ask yourself, “Huh, my teeth were a bit brighter back then … I wonder, what happened?” It’s important to be wary of some of the things that we do in our day to day routine. Drinks like coffee [...]

Covid-19 Updates

COVID-19 is in the news everywhere, and we are closely monitoring the situation. We’re reaching out to assure you that you are safe at Menlo Park Dental Excellence and to let you know of the updates. We are following directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a way to limit patient [...]

2019 Holiday Letter

Dear Valued Patient, Friends and Family, Thank you for your continued support and love throughout many years. It has been twenty years since I graduated from dental school. Before I saw my first patient in dental school, I swore to uphold this oath. This is an oath that I hold dearly in my dental profession [...]

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