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

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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.

Experience in the area

Having attained over 30 years of clinical experience in private practice in Michigan, in 2001 I was re-certified by taking and passing the Florida State Dental Board Examination. After moving to Florida, I spent nearly 10 years re-honing my skills while working as an Associate Dentist for several large dental groups. In September, 2004, I was appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor at Nova University's College of Dental Medicine. I am certified in placement of Mini Dental Implants, and I am Director of The Florida Implant Center (floridaimplantcenter.com). On March 1, 2010, at the age of 62, I began all over again by buying a dental practice near my home in the Fort Lauderdale area. As sole owner and Chief Dental Officer of the new Nob Hill Dental Center (nobhilldentalcenter.com), I can now carefully provide dental care to patients who care, all within a caring, joyful environment. Over my career lifetime, I have provided thousands of diagnoses, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, periodontal treatments, TMJ therapies, partials, dentures and extractions, and dozens of implants for my patients. The only aspect of dentistry with which I have very little experience is orthodontics.

Organizations

American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, Atlantic Coast District Dental Society, Vedder Honors Society, Broward Dental Research Clinic, Alpha Omega Alumni Association, and American Association of Dental Implantologists. Formerly, American Academy of General Dentistry, Michigan Dental Association, Macomb Dental Society, Detroit District Dental Society, Tri-County Dental Health Council (a charitable dental care organization)

Publications

"How To Save Money At The Dentist" Going to press soon.

Education/Credentials

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology from Wayne State University Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Detroit College of Dentistry Adjunct Clinical Professor, Special Needs Department, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Awards and Honors

Membership in The Vedder Honors Society

Past/Present Clients

HIPAA rules do not allow me to post this information.

What do you like about this subject?

Just about everything.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am now beginning to learn about orthodontics, the one area of dentistry I have the least experience with.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Infections from your teeth and gums can spread to other tissues and organs of your body. Gum infections have been associated with cardiovascular disease.

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Recent Answers from Howard Finnk, D.D.S., P.A., CEO

2017-03-26 tooth concern:

Dear chris,    What you appear to have is what we call "erosion"  or "abfraction".  By either name, what happened is your gumline receded to expose the root surface of your cuspid tooth.  This is much

2017-03-19 Implant or other care and payment:

Dear Virginia,    I am going to answer your questions in the order that they came up.    An implant, properly placed, should last regardless of the nature of your bite.  98% of implants, when properly

2017-03-01 Pain on Chewing:

Dear James:    1. Most post-root canal pain disappears within a few days.  Some may last several weeks.  This is why I wait a few weeks to complete my crowns after root canals.  Several months is a long

2017-02-28 gum recession:

Dear Lee,    I suggest that you use Crest Pro Health.  It contains a relatively large dose of the type of fluoride that desensitizes teeth.  Use it morning and night.  After you use it at night, take some

2017-02-22 extraction/period scale:

Dear Anthony,    I don't know the general health of your 79 year old mother.  But if she's in good health, I see no problem with doing all that in one visit.  Plus doing all at once will save her the risk

 

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