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Beautiful smiles – bleaching

All of us desire a beautiful smile (;-).  How we go about achieving it is the BIG question.  One of the key sayings that Dr Molar Devan (a hero of Dentistry) said was “Do no Harm”.  Before any large treatment is started or bleaching begun, the person and the dentist should plan what is to be […]

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Street Painting Festival

Again, the Street Painting Festival at Roane State C.C. was a success.  Sponsored by Oak Ridge Rotary, the artwork is always special because it brings out artists and groups to toil over a section of cement.  The effort is special and the artwork is frequently exceptional.  The best part is always that the sponsorship money […]

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Very interesting

Well, It finally happened.  A patient of ours received an EOB from his insurance company with the “Usual and Customary” fees listed. There was  a discrepancy between the UCR and our fees. (What a surprise!)  Our patient was disgruntled by this and called his insurance company to investigate the reason for the discrepancy.  The customer service rep […]

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Insurance Enigmas

      Every day we in the dental industry are discovering new changes to insurance programs that had been stable for years. A recent change which is really insidious is the change in the duration of a PRE-Determination.      Previously patients who needed treatment and were covered by an insurance plan could file a “Pre-D” and find […]

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Bulls and Bullettes

Well, it has been very interesting doing a new website. Our original site ( and still viable ) is www.the-tooth-be-told.com.  Deedee and I have spent hours doing the new site …. www.drwilliamlenihan.com .  We need to thank our little Bullette, Elaine F at www.Slamdot.com, for all her help and guidance. {She is an alumnus of Suny Buffalo( Da Bulls) [ergo […]

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Osteoporosis Medications & Your Dental Health

Recent news reports have alarmed & confused people who take bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Boniva) to prevent or treat osteoporosis. A condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw (O.N.J.) has been reported in some patients who take these medications. Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw, or BONJ, is a rare but serious condition that can cause severe damage […]

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