Dental Profession

Technology is Making Progress What can you make with a 3D printer? Honestly, it’s easier to list what you can’t make! House keys, smart wallets, adjustable wrenches, toothpaste tube squeezers, fishing lures, dinnerware, record albums, high heels, replacement car parts, synthetic limbs, and even office buildings...

You might get a little concerned if you hear your Placerville dentist talk about bioactive materials — especially if you see a metal briefcase in the office. Please be assured that our staff, in this case, is not talking about biohazardous materials, nor are we...

We all like to smile. A common reason our patients discuss dental procedures with us is because they want a better smile. In fact, it’s one of the primary goals of the Placerville Dental Group: to make your smile the best it can be, so...

When Home Dentistry Fails DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects have always been extremely popular, and the Internet has made them omnipresent. Many websites and television channels are dedicated strictly to DIY projects. Just google “DIY” and see how many options pop up! As a result, many products are...

Are Dentists Really Doctors? “Oh, you’re a dentist? Sorry, I was looking for a real doctor.” Some dentists find that kind of response frustrating, others find it entertaining. The simple truth is that dentists, or any specialized dental practitioner, are by definition a doctor. Why the Confusion? The...

What’s the Difference? Suppose you take your car into the repair shop. Your mechanic says your alternator is bad and needs replacement. They set an appointment with you for next week so they can order the alternator and have it available in time for the procedure....

What's the Difference? The amount of extensive knowledge, intricate techniques and specific tools used for every aspect of your oral health continues to grow. In fact, many dentists choose to specialize in certain fields to focus on giving you the best treatment possible for specific dental...

What’s the Difference? Recently, we discussed what separates a periodontist from a regular dentist. However, periodontists are far from the only specialists that the Placerville Dental Group keeps available for referrals. Continuing our series on dental specialties, this week we will discuss the benefits provided by...

What’s the Difference? Our recent post on the differences between a dentist and an oral surgeon was no doubt enlightening, but it might also raise questions about different specialists you may meet or need at the Placerville Dental Group. So, for the next few weeks we...

What’s the Difference? Your family doctor does a great job helping you cope with illness. They often know your health better than you do yourself. But you’d probably be apprehensive if they were about to remove your gall bladder, because that kind of surgery is a...