Chapter Eighteen: The Virtual Dentist

It almost feels like a scene in a movie – you now have the ability for technology to let health professionals know something is wrong with your remotely. It seems unbelievable, but sensors and “smart pills” have now come into play as an actual healthcare option. Imagine that? But how can we get it into our dental health needs? In this chapter, Dr. Rosenthal talks about the various ways dental technology is constantly monitoring in order to improve patient care, even remotely.

Telemedicine platforms. Let’s face it – the internet isn’t going anywhere. But one of the more brilliant uses of it are the communication systems developed in order to improve treatment plans. There is no I in team, so why not pull all of the resources available to give your patients the best treatment possible?

Digital interface. The ability to communicate with the laboratories creating their patient’s restorations not only improves the natural look of the patient’s teeth but can also make tracking these packages easier. Combine that with 3-D prosthetic development and we have the ideal product for our patient.

Mobile devices with video. Being able to video chat with your dentist when something is amiss is not only a benefit to the patient, but also for the doctor. It is an instant way to ease a patient’s fears and instruct aide until they can be seen live.

Crowdsourcing via citizen sensing and social media. Each one, teach one is a motto we should all believe in, especially with the development of the internet. We can now reach out to anyone who can help and that is a comforting thought. Sharing knowledge is key to progress. Together we are stronger.

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Chapter Seventeen: The Aesthetic Consultation

When it’s time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, there are a few things you need to do. Because before anything can happen, you need a dental consultation. Not only will you both be able to sit with your dental professional to discuss what you’d like your smile to look like, but they will offer you various options that you qualify for based on your particular case. It also gives you time to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the procedures and what type of aftercare will follow. So, before you make your dental appointment, ask yourself these questions:

  • How would you describe what you want to achieve?
  • What are your goals? What would make you happy?
  • What’s really bothering you the most? Everything, really? Or just this tooth or that tooth?
  • If you had a magic wand, what would you change and how?

When it’s time to see the dentist, there are things you should keep in mind. The goal is to give you your best smile. It may not mean that you get your entire wish list, but you may not need your entire wish list. Make sure you have realistic expectations but can be flexible to what your dental professional is suggesting.

Once your treatment plan has been set and all of your concerns have been addressed, it’s time to put the plan into play. The important point of this chapter is to realize that a plan is necessary in order for things to run smoothly. Speak up about your needs and concerns – the more you know, the less anxious you’ll be once things get going.

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Chapter Fifteen: The High-Tech Practice

For many people, thinking about going to the dentist leads to a bit of anxiety. The reasons behind it can vary, but for many it is the stigmas that really send chills down the spine. After all, dentists haven’t been presented to us in a kind fashion when it comes to the entertainment industry. In fact, a butcher or a barber are shown as similar occupations to the dentist, and this is what sticks in our memories. So, of course there is apprehension when it comes to keeping dental appointments.

The good news is that there really is nothing to fear about being in the dentist chair. Tons of advancements have been made to not only relax the patient, but to make a dental procedure practically painless. It’s true – what was once perceived as loud, painful drills and bleeding gums is now more assimilated to a day at the spa.

But that’s not all – the dental field has revolutionized the way we understand dental issues. We know how to improve bone growth and how periodontal bacteria attacks your gums the way they do. We have a new way to examine your mouth with 3D technology. Traditional x-rays are now a thing of the past. So, not only can our smiles be completely remade, but the process isn’t as extensive as you may be think it would be based on past experiences.

Oral surgeon Gary Ruth, DDS, sums it up nicely: “Dentistry is the only area of the medical professional that can replace missing body parts – tooth and jawbone – with something that’s stronger and better looking than the original.”

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Chapter Fourteen: Wearable Art, Wearable Technology

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, dental professionals need to be creative when it comes to their patients’ treatment options. Thankfully, today’s technology has given license to do be innovative with the tools they use. In this chapter, Dr. Rosenthal discusses today’s “wearable technology”.

Braces. What was traditionally metal brackets and wire, braces have taken a huge leap. Now there are lingual braces and invisible aligners to move teeth to a desired position.

Crowns. The materials used to create restorations like crowns has advanced tremendously over the years to not only provide a stronger replacement, but to make them look as natural as possible by replacing the metal previously used.

Veneers. A perfect combination of ceramic and adhesive has allowed veneers to become a leading solution for many dental issues, making them much stronger and less invasive than a crown.

Implants. Implants have improved from the traditional version because they are now more durable and biologically compatible.

Bridges. When creating bridges, it is important to secure the ends, in order to reinforce it enough to handle the pressure needed. These anchors now come in a variety of fixed and removable options.

Mouth guards. It is important to protect your mouth when doing active sports. Today’s mouthguards now have accelerometer sensors and gyro sensors to track g-force and angular velocity.

Night guards. Patients that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea need help keeping their airway open while sleeping. Night guards now have devices that keep this area clear.

Cosmeceuticals. Cosmetic dermatology rounds out the wearable technology chapter, as the topical and injectable treatments have had major innovations made to tighten, smooth and fill in aging skin issues.

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Chapter Thirteen: The Dream Team | New York, NY

In any situation, there will always be a leader and followers, but who are these followers they are leading? Leaders need their team and dentistry is no different. To become the best, you must surround yourself with the best, and with that comes gorgeous smiles on happy, thankful patients. Chapter thirteen takes a look at eight of Dr. Rosenthal’s “dream team” and how they are an integral part of his success…

Endodontist. An endodontist specializes in the roots of teeth, so all root canal work and diseases affecting the roots of the tooth fall into their lap.

Oral surgeon. When a patient needs a tooth extracted or some type of surgery to the face, it’s time to call in the oral surgeon.

Master ceramist. It is very commonplace for dental offices to send restoration work to a master ceramist in a lab to have cosmetic appliances created according to certain specifications.

Cosmetic or plastic surgeon. A cosmetic surgeon focuses their talents solely on face and neck issues a patient may have; a plastic surgeon who doesn’t have a particular focus.

Dermatologist. At times, a patient feels so downtrodden by their skin’s appearance, they begin to neglect their dental health as well. A dermatologist will improve the skin flaws a patient may have.

TMJ surgeon. Patients with sleeping issues have a whole separate specialist that works wonders with TMJ disorder and breathing issues.

Periodontist. Before any cosmetic work is done, a patient needs healthy gums. This is where a periodontist comes in.

Orthodontist. The orthodontist is called when a patient needs help with their “mouth posture”.

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Chapter Twelve: The Five-Star Experience | New York, NY

We all know that patients don’t want to visit the dentist. In fact, unless they have a toothache, a dental visit would be dodged at all costs. We know it’s necessary in order to maintain a healthy smile, so how do we entice them to keep those appointments regular? For Dr. Rosenthal, he and his staff provide their patients with the five-star treatment. What does that entail? Well, for Dr. Rosenthal, it’s a top-to-bottom experience with the patient centerstage.

Firstly, it is in the attitude. Dr. Rosenthal compiles a staff of people that not only provide fantastic patient care, but also go above and beyond what you would come to expect from a typical dental office. You will be interviewed about your needs and wants. You will have a thorough explanation of what to expect from your visit. You will be welcomed with a smile and an answer to any question or concern you may have.

Next, comes the amenities. A typical dental office is not what you’ll find here. In fact, it will remind you more of a five-star hotel room than a dental office. Would you like a cozy blanket or a lavender eye mask? How about lip balm or a cool beverage? Yes, these are the things you can come to expect from this top-notch dental office.

Dr. Rosenthal grew up with parents that instilled a strong sense of pride, passion kindness and respect. He has used their life lessons to give his patients the ultimate in dental care. We should all have this attitude about the work that we do.

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Chapter Eleven: The Smile Trial | New York, NY

When you’re in the market to buy something new, having a sample of what you’re buying is always a great way to be sure it’s what you really want. After all, you don’t buy a car without giving it a test drive? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have the same options when it comes to surgery? There is – dental surgery. With today’s technology, you can now test drive your smile before you buy. It’s called a trail smile.

Temporaries, or provisionals, is the template created so a patient can see a preview of their options, and there are plenty. Color, brightness, size, shape and texture can all be realized without a single ounce of pain or inconvenience. It is a great way to show patients that may be leery about a smile makeover, just what to expect. If they don’t like a certain aspect, we change it. We are in the search of designing YOUR perfect smile.

For the first level of the trial smile, we create an intraoral mock-up. Materials are sculpted to create a visual for the patient. Resin is used to visualize the length and color of the teeth and take measurements. The second level is the shaping and sculpting of each tooth. This is where the patient can give their thoughts on the way their teeth look. The third and final level is for those patients with more difficult cases, like flared teeth. It is an easier way to adjust the tooth’s angle without moving the entire root.

A trial smile is a great way for a patient looking for a smile makeover to experience what this transformation feels like in their everyday life.

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Chapter Ten: The Smile Lift | New York, NY

We all fear the aging process. No one wants to get older, much less look older. But, sadly, time waits for no man. As we age, our face begins to change. Our teeth begin to discolor and shift, the muscles in our face begin to lose its youthful elasticity. And as our face begins to sag, a phenomenon called facial collapse, oftentimes causing us to feel self-conscious.

When this happens, where is the first place we turn? Yes, the cosmetic surgeon. We want face-lifts and augmentations to various areas of our faces, in the hopes that we miraculously hold onto the last days of our youths. The problem is, when your procedure doesn’t turn out the way you wanted, it’s difficult to repair the damage.

This chapter discusses another option to the cosmetic surgery – a smile lift. It is likely that you’ve never heard of this dental procedure, but it can make a 50-year old person look ten years younger with little invasive techniques or pain. Sound impossible? It’s time to make an appointment with your dental professional.

During this consultation, you will get together and design your smile. Size and color of teeth, the shape, everything is now in your hands. Afterwards you will receive what is called a trial smile as a template. This way you can take a “test drive” with your new smile. When all is perfect, your smile is created and there you have it – the smile you’ve always wanted, all yours for at least the next eight years!

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Chapter Nine: Proactive Adolescent Health | New York, NY

Believe it or not, but many of the dental problems we face as adults could’ve been completely prevented. It’s true – dental issues like crooked teeth and bad bites are consequences we face because of the way our dental health was handled as children. As parents, we need to be proactive with our children’s smile by staying on top of dental visits and dental hygiene at home. As children, we learn from our parents and carry it on through our lives. So, as parents, we can change the cycle by teaching them to care for their smiles early.

In this chapter, we learn ten ways we can be proactive with our tiny human’s teeth. Not only will this ensure a healthy smile but will also give the keys necessary to continue to maintain that smile as they grow:

  • Take them to a pediatric dentist.
  • Allow your dentist to take advanced images of your child’s teeth and oral structures in order to spot potential problems as they develop.
  • Ask for a thorough mixed dentition evaluation at age 6-7 to determine if there is enough room for your child’s entire set of permanent teeth to come in.
  • Understand the growth pattern to stage an intervention.
  • Pay attention to your child’s breathing, both awake and asleep. Noisy breathing isn’t normal.
  • Make sure they get the correct amount of fluoride to prevent tooth decay.
  • Teach your child that dental hygiene is the same as personal hygiene.
  • Avoid sugary snacks. Replace with teeth-friendly snacks instead.
  • Remember that your child’s face will change as they grow; avoid early procedures that may be outgrown.
  • Make dental health a family affair.

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Chapter Eight: The Artistry of Dentistry | New York, NY

Georg Simmel said it best when he wrote, “There is no other structure like the human face which merges such a great variety of shapes, and surfaces into an absolute unity of meaning.” After all, the anatomy or our beauty is directly linked to science – because we are natural beings. Leonardo da Vinci proves this with his famous drawing Homo ad circulum and carries it forward by creating one of the world’s most famous smiles on the Mona Lisa. That said, aesthetic dentistry seems to be the dental way to enhance a typical face with cosmetic dental procedures.

In Dr. Larry Rosenthal’s eyes, the smile is a stage. And thus, he looks at a patient’s smile in a bigger picture. It isn’t simply the teeth showing, but how the face contours that smile and how each facial feature combines to create a complete “masterpiece”.

In this chapter, we learn how to create a larger canvas of a patient’s face in order to design a more aesthetically pleasing look. He breaks down the various areas, from the horizontal divisions of the face, inter-pupillary line and facial midline. Based on what these lines dictate will help your dental professional figure out the proper treatment program to give you, not only a fixed smile, but the best smile for your face.

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