Posts

The South Florida Heroes of Coronavirus

Dr. Pham, of Friedman Dental Group, says hello! A big THANK YOU to Dr. Pham for helping our community during this time!

Dr. Pham, local Prosthodontist at Friedman Dental Group in Plantation, FL, says hello as she is preparing to service a patient with a dental emergency during the Coronavirus crisis. Her service has helped alleviate the patient load at local hospitals for dental related visits and she is a #CoronavirusHero. This noble act has helped reduce the transmission of the virus as well as conserve the critically important PPE resources at local hospitals.

A hero is “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” (Merriam-Webster, 2020) and today, with the threat of the transmission of Coronavirus, you don’t have to go far to find one. We are used to seeing Hollywood heroes, like Batman and Spiderman, concealing their identity behind epic costumes, but today, our real everyday heroes are stepping out in plain sight and they have traded those costumes for uniforms, capes for surgical gowns, and are wearing face masks of a different kind. 

Friedman Dental Group patient, Stan, working at a local hospital during the Coronavirus crisis. THANK YOU Stan!

A Friedman Dental Group patient, Stan, is pictured as he is preparing for an ultrasound at a local hospital. Here is amazing example of a #CoronavirusHero and we thank him for supporting our community during this time.

Our community is filled with these heroes, especially since our daily tasks have now become an act of pure bravery. Things, like stocking the local grocery store shelf, wiping down carts, preparing food for takeout, delivering packages, and showing up to work everyday despite the impending threat, is considered a noble and courageous act.

This act of bravery extends to those treating dental emergency patients to reduce dental related emergency room visits. We look to these people for strength and reassurance during times like these. We desperately look to them for a sense of normalcy. These are our local heroes of Coronavirus and if you pay close attention, you’ll find them popping up everywhere. 

Farley, a OneSolution® Surgical Assistant, pictured while preparing for an emergency dental surgery at the Friedman Dental Group office during the Coronavirus crisis. Without him, our doctors wouldn’t have access to the resources they need during procedures. For this reason, we thank him and acknowledge that he is truly a #CoronavirusHero.

Farley, a OneSolution® Surgical Assistant, says hello! THANK YOU Farley!

The interesting thing about this time of uncertainty, is that it has lifted the veil and opened our eyes to see that these heroes have been serving our community this entire time. They have always been here for us and always will be, long after this is all over. You may not realize it, but you are a local hero of Coronavirus too. Even if it might be in the smallest ways like: practicing social distancing, wearing gloves and a mask while shopping, buying groceries for your family members, and avoiding the hospital for your dental emergency. You are doing something courageous and noble and we celebrate you! 

Local community heroes caught in the act of practicing social distancing at Trader Joes in Fort Lauderdale, FL to protect community from the transmission of COVID-19.

Together, we make the decision to say, thank you, more often. Return our shopping carts to the places they belong. Wave to our neighbors and lend a helping hand. Let the people in the community know that we appreciate them. Take better care of ourselves. Share a smile with a stranger. If we do this right, the world we return to can be a happier, friendlier, and all around a better place. It’s our local heroes that make the difference, change our communities, and save the day! For these reasons, we celebrate you! We thank you for keeping us safe and helping us get through this uncertain time.

If you know of a local hero you would like to honor, you can submit a photo to us on social media or at marketing@friedmandentalgroup.com. As you know, Friedman Dental Group is open to support you and your families by providing video consultations, dental emergency exams, and any essential dental treatment. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency dental services, please reach out to us before visiting the emergency room at 877-421-0584.

Sidewalk chalk art captured at Jackson North Memorial Hospital in North Miami Beach, FL during the Coronavirus crisis.

DON’T SETTLE FOR METAL: THE ONESOLUTION® FULL MOUTH DENTAL IMPLANT APPROACH

A highly specialized team of Prosthodontists and Oral Surgeons with over 150 years combined experience, at OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers, urges patients not to settle for acrylic teeth bonded to metal by offering a full mouth solution to patients with dentures, severely decayed or multiple missing teeth in Plantation, FL using a revolutionary dental implant procedure providing brand new teeth in a single day with final zirconia teeth in as few as forty eight hours.

Highly skilled prosthodontists and oral surgeons at OneSolution Dental Implant Centers are changing the lives of patients with missing teeth in Plantation, FL every day. The OneSolution® Dental Implant procedure provides hopeless patients that have been suffering from decayed, unhealthy, and missing teeth, a natural-looking set of replacement teeth in a single procedure. This highly advanced tooth replacement treatment provides a permanent solution by restoring the patient’s smile aesthetics, chewing capacity, and confidence.

The OneSolution Dental Implant Center Team (2020)

OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers were founded by Drs. Eli and Katia Friedman and have been created with the mission of providing patients with full mouth reconstructive dentistry in only one day by using the highest quality materials, technology, and specialized providers in the industry. After years of research, the OneSolution® team came to the conclusion that acrylic teeth bonded to metal were not the best option for patients seeking a long term dental implant solution requiring a full arch restoration.

In fact, “acrylic prostheses can harbor MRSA bacteria” and cause health related illnesses (Brazilian Dental Journal, 2013).

This propelled the need for a safer and longer lasting treatment alternative. OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers operates state of the art in-house dental labs that utilizes a 3D auto-cad software to fully customize a new set of teeth milled from a solid block of zirconia; this is the most advanced technology available in the world. This provides patients with a safer and more natural looking smile that can last a lifetime! By utlizing a solid block of zirconia, OneSolution® hybrids avoid chipping, cracking, and fractures. The zirconia teeth never discolor (like acrylic teeth) and are far stronger, restoring chewing capacity back to 99%. The zirconia hybrid is easier to keep clean, and unlike the acrylic teeth bonded to metal, does not have a metallic taste. This advanced process has enabled our patients to save time and money!

A solid zirconia hybrid being prepared with porcelain in the OneSolution Dental Implant Center in-house lab located in Plantation, Florida.

Research has shown that acrylic teeth bonded to metal are prone to breakage and must be replaced every five years.

Recently, overnight implant centers have been promising final teeth replacement options using metal bonded to acrylic teeth as a permanent solution in one visit. OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers are tasked with educating patients about the potential hazards this short term treatment option provides when relied on as a long term solution. This temporary solution provides patients with the aesthetic enhancement but ends up costing them thousands of additional dollars years after the procedure has been finished! Due to these factors, OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers consider acrylic teeth to be stepping stones to getting the final prosthesis and utilize acrylic teeth for a short period of time as placeholders for the final zirconia teeth during the healing process.

When speaking with Dr. Eli Friedman in his Plantation, FL office he stated, “Patients shouldn’t settle for acrylic teeth bonded to metal, it’s a much shorter term treatment option, that requires replacement every five years, and could pose serious health risks if not properly maintained. Zirconia teeth are safer, look more natural, and could last a lifetime.”

The OneSolution® Dental Implant procedure uses four-six dental implants placed in the bone. Similar to natural teeth, the dental implants reduce the chances of further bone loss. This procedure is known as a graftless dental implant solution. Once the implants have been placed and are stable, the OneSolution® full mouth dental implants become the base for a gorgeous new set of teeth. The team of highly skilled Prosthodontists at OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers ensure these final teeth restorations, made of the highest quality zirconia, are comfortably fit on the dental implants, are durable, and look natural. Specialized dental fabrication technicians work chairside during a patient’s procedure to ensure the perfect custom smile.

When asking the lead dental technician about custom zirconia hybrids, “Patients will bring us photos of their favorite celebrity and ask us to make their new teeth exactly like that and with our auto-CAD technology we actually can do it”.

Actual OneSolution® Patient with her new final zirconia teeth.

For nearly the same upfront cost, OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers offer a full arch reconstruction with final zirconia teeth that can last a lifetime! The OneSolution® procedure can save a patient thousands in the long run by avoiding the expensive replacement fees acrylic teeth require every five years.

It’s hard to believe but patients really do leave the OneSolution® Dental Implant Center with a brand new set of teeth the same day as their procedure and their final zirconia teeth can be provided in as little as 48 hours!

In the best interest of the patients, OneSolution® prostheses are handmade in the USA, locally at the OneSolution® in-house dental lab.

Dr. Eli Friedman explaning to patient, Steve S., his treatment options for full mouth dental implants.

The OneSolution® Dental Implant procedure offers the best quality option to living with traditional dentures, replacing patients’ overall health and their quality of life. Similar to single dental implants, full mouth dental implants have a high success rate, this makes them a favored treatment option for patients with multiple failing or missing teeth, and for those who currently wear dentures or removables. The team at OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers focuses on creating an ideal patient experience that provides a comfort focused procedure.

Steve S. with his son, Chase, smiling after receiving his OneSolution® zirconia upper and lower prostheses.

“I came in on a Thursday and I was back to work Monday.” says Steve, a patient of OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers, when explaining his experience with the OneSolution® dental implant procedure, “You have no idea how a simple smile can change the way you live.”

Anyone with missing teeth who would like to have a discussion about their treatment involving full mouth dental implants, for a single or double arches of their mouth, are encouraged to contact OneSolution® Dental Implant Centers at their Plantation, FL or Palm Beach, FL practice locations. Consultations are complimentary, including a 3D CT Scan, and can easily be made by contacting 877-421-0584 for either the Broward or Palm Beach county location.

*The All-On-4 mark is the registered trademark of Nobel Biocare and One Solution Dental Implants & Friedman Dental Group claims no ownership of this mark. Zirconia teeth in forty-eight hours is case by case. Results may vary. The OneSolution® Dental Implant Procedure results may vary and is case by case.