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DR. NIMIT GARG

India
Available
My field of expertise include restorative dentistry, periodontics and implant dentistry.

Thomas Karmen

U.S.
Available
All general dentistry questions, especially those related to fixed prosthetics. Endodontics, Periodontics, and implants, minor oral surgery I can't answer much about othodontics nor advanced treatment of carcinoma nor deep tissue surgery nor osseous surgery such as jaw reduction or advancement.

Rafia Minhas

Pakistan
Available
A dentist by profession and a mother of two wonderful kids I am able to answer your queries regarding general dentistry and also might be able to give u tips how to manage your probelm till you visit your dentist. However kindly be aware that since clinical examination is not possible so confirm diagnosis and treatment plan will not be possible. A professional advice will help you understand your problem better will give you an idea of what's going on in your oral cavity and will enable you to understand what to expect when you visit the clinic for your problem. Feel free to ask what bothers your teeth :)

Larry Burnett DDS

U.S.
Available
Preventative Dentistry. Conservative Periodontal Therapy

Jonathan - Dental Patient Point of View

U.S.
Available
My area of expertise from the patients point of view would be TMJ plus the speech challenges that these jaw and bite problems sometimes represent. Over the years I have seen a multitude of dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, speech therapists, neurologists and other health professionals who all had an opinion about my bite problem. I am not a doctor, but would purely be a patients point of view type person. I "get it" when people say they tried to explain to their dentist what their bite problem is and that they are misunderstood. I can listen to people's trials and tribulations and there is a good chance I have been down that road before. I can make suggestions as to what people can do at home, or what questions to ask their doctor or dentist when they visit. ////// I come from a family of dentists. My first house growing up was one of those residential/dentist combination homes and I was around the dental practice all the time. My teeth had always been perfect, and in many respects they still are. I have never had a cavity and my teeth are straight. About 25 years ago, I had my wisdom .....

Dr. Randolph Myerson

U.S.
Available
Please limit your inquiry to questions about orthodontics (braces) and children's dentistry. I am both an Orthodontist and a Pediatric Dentist, having been trained in both of these dental specialty fields. Orthodontics is the dental specialty that treats problems of tooth, bite and jaw alignment using braces and removable appliances. Pediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty also known as dentistry for children, which deals specifically with the dental problems of this special age group from infants to adolescents. I am also experienced in Forensic Dentistry, the application of dentistry to law enforcement and identification using dental records.

Stephen J. Moss

Available
I am a professor emeritus at New York University, with a background that includes extensive research, scientific writing and biology. I also am an international consultant in health education, particularly in developing education on new science for health professionals and consumers. I am a past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, former head of the NYU Division of Oral Biology and I represent the World Dental Federation at the United Nations. I travel around the world to provide health education to professionals and consumers.

John Kong, DDS, www.betterlivingdentistry.com

U.S.
Available
I am a board-certified periodontist and an expert on dental implants. I am currently in private practice at Better Living through Dentistry. I can answer questions related to the treatment of periodontitis (gum disease), dental implants, sinus lifts, bone grafts and gum grafts.

Veselin Shumantov DDS

U.S.
Available
Ask questions about: - minimally invasive implant and reconstructive dentistry - single tooth, partial and full implant reconstructions with its options and alternatives - sinus lifts and its alternatives - case-specific implants; allergies; reactions to implanted materials; alternative implantable materials - immediate implants; teeth in a day; staging of treatment with dental implants; combined perio-ortho-cosmetic cases

Zev Kaufman, D.D.S.

U.S.
Available
I can answer any question from simple routine dentistry to very complex dentistry with emphasis on reconstructive, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. My expertise is in co-ordination of very complex treatment plans with other dental specialists or as a one-man-team, since I have extensive training in Prosthodontics, Surgical Implantology, and orthodontics.

Gary Backlund, DMD, MSD

U.S.
Available
I am an Endodontist ( root canal specialist ) and can answer questions about root canals and their treatment. I cannot diagnose or treat online, but can answer general questions. I have been a specialist for 25 years and am Past President of the Washington State Association of Endodontists.

Lawrence Spindel DDS, www.lspindeldds.com

U.S.
Available
Cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics, General Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry, Comprehensive Dental Care

Jeff Dalin DDS

U.S.
Available
general dentistry questions with topics ranging from cosmetic dentistry to dentistry for children

dr mayank kaurani BDS, MDS

India
Available
rootcanals, cosmetic dentistry, dental pain, cavities, tooth colored fillings, endodontic diagnosis, post & cores, ceramic veneers, composite fillings, dental whitening, bleaching etc. please remember: i cannot treat you online and neither can i touch your teeth or test their health! i can give you general suggestions and critically evaluate various treatments and offer my advice.

Luis Granados DDS MS ESP.

Peru
Available
Any question related to Periodontal disease (Gums), Dental implants, Prothesis over dental implants, bone regeneration, and guided tissue regeneration

Rafael Mosery,D.D.S.

U.S.
Available
I`m a practicing general dentist for 29 years. Member of ADA,NYSDA,SDDS. In addition I am a fellow of the ICOI.My emphasis is on Implant Dentistry .I would be happy to answer questions regarding implant dentistry as well as general dental questions. Ofcourse within the limitations of no clinical exam and the absence of radiographs .

Susan Tannenbam

U.S.
Available
I AM NOT A DENTIST!!!!!!!! PLEASE DON'T ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ANSWERED BY A DENTAL PROFESSIONAL..but I have had TMJ so I can answer questions on how I finally got my TMJ under control. I have several things I have done to treat myself, plus suggestions on what professionals to seek out, exercises, the best nightguard devices, etc..

Dr Craig W Peck ( B.Med.Sc., B.Ch.D., Clin. Botox, Cosmet. Derm.)

South Africa
Available
I am a General Dental Practitioner, with special interests in Cosmetic Dentistry & facial aesthetics and Periodontology, placing a strong emphasis on the establishment and maintenance of a healthy periodontium (the support structure of the tooth) before cosmetic options are considered. I uphold all principles of prevention above those of intervention treatment and try as far as possible, to remain conservative in my approach. I believe in detailed, open and honest patient discussion, establishing what the patients expectations are and what the reality is of achieving this and involving the patient on every level of the treatment. I have strong principles on ethical treatment and appropriate patient management. I have chosen to treat and rehabilitate many nervous and phobic patients, who, for whatever reason, find it impossibile to take part in the very important task of even a routine check-up. I will accept questions relating to general and cosmetic dentistry (in conjunction with the use of facial cosmetic procedures) and dental fears/phobias. I will be more than willing to answer any academic questions in dentistry, biology, physiology, psychology and health sciences in general. There is no restriction on what you may ask me - if you feel comfortable with my .....

Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired

U.S.
Available
I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and I am available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.

Howard Finnk, D.D.S., P.A., CEO

U.S.
Available
I am a Family, Implant and Cosmetic dentist. I will answer questions on any aspect of dentistry and matters relating to the smile, gums, jaws and lower face. Member American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, and Atlantic Coast District Dental Association. I have served as District Council Member of Alpha Omega, as well as serving for one term as its President. I am also a member of The Vedder Honors Society, Broward Dental Research Clinic, and Mount Sinai Hospital Guild. I have served as a Volunteer for Project Dental Health and The Tri-County Dental Health Council.

Benjamin Schwartz, DDS FAGD

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 11/01/2014
I can answer a range of questions in dentistry, ranging from cosmetic dentistry, fillings, root canals, and comprehensive treatment. Specifically, my fields of interest are in CEREC technology, Invisalign (Invisable braces), and Endodontics (root canals).

Lawrence Gold

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 11/10/2014
can answer: TMJ Syndrome/TMJ Dysfunction / TMD jaw pain popping and clicking of jaws earaches TMJ/TMD headaches can't answer: drug-related questions

Recent Answers

2014-10-29 Question About My Father's Partial Dentures:

Dear Zent,    Thank you for the informative question. I am not surprised that elderly people who sleep with dentures are at higher risk of pneumonia. Along with the main bug that grows under dentures

2014-10-27 Pain after dentist forgot to place filling:

Dear Marcus,    From the sound of your story, I would guess that you have a combined tooth nerve and TMJ issue.  The nerve inside the tooth is inflamed and sensitive (like an open wound on your skin might

2014-10-26 Irreversible pulpitis or neuralgia:

Rebecca - I have sent you the name of the doctor I suggest you see.  Your description of the pain does not sound neurological in origin.  If it is an infectious process, the bone surrounding the root of

2014-10-26 Irreversible pulpitis or neuralgia:

Rebecca - I wish I could just read the paragraph you wrote and come up with a simple answer, but by now, I am sure that you are aware that the reason for your pain appears not to be a simple one.  I agree

2014-10-23 Apicoectomy without root-end filling:

Hi Mark,    This is a tough one to answer reasonably. In our office, the microscope and root-end filling are used almost all the time. It is rare that we wouldn't use one or both. However, that said, it

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