Blog Posts from the Practice of Dr. Ashley Mann
Bullying and Broken Smiles
May 22nd, 2013
In an article from Dental Tribune America, the relationship between bullying and broken smiles is revealed.
Savannah, a talented teen from Charlotte, NC has sung without showing her teeth due to her broken smile. She had experienced harsh words and bullying when others saw her teeth. Throughout childhood she was teased about how her mouth looked.
With her family unable to afford the treatment to correct her problem with her mouth, her ability to sing and confidence to do so were limited. A director of her local Boys & Girls Club witnessed her suffering. He recommended Savannah for a teen program of National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) called Tomorrow’s SMILES.
She was chosen and a volunteer dentist worked on her smile. Savannah felt she had to give back and as a result talks with teens about the importance of good oral health. She has gone further and volunteered for the anti-bullying campaign and teaches others how to deal with situations where they are bullied.
After releasing a video on YouTube, she was discovered by producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and has appeared on the program three times.
This story is another example of the importance of helping children with a smile makeover.
May 16th, 2013
Amanda recently joined our team and is a North Carolina native. She received her Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene Degree from Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC
In her spare time she enjoys giving Bible studies, volunteer construction, playing sports with family and friends and playing piano. Her favorite meal is ox tails over some rice, zucchini and yellow squash, yams, and mac and cheese.
Dr. Dolfi presents 6 Month Smile
May 15th, 2013
Your dentists are leaders in their fields. One example of this is that Dr. Dolfi is one of the leading clinical instructors for the 6 Month Smiles program. He teaches dentists from all over the country to help their patients smile with confidence.
Dr. Dolfi will be present the Level 1 Six Month Smiles course Friday and Saturday May 16-17 in Boston. He recently completed a Six Month Smiles Free Team Training.
Here is a video with comments after that session.
One Visit Crowns
May 10th, 2013
You can have teeth restored in a single visit. The process is called CEREC. We use a highly aesthetic, all ceramic material. The process begins with a digital scan of your teeth with a 3-D camera. Then your crown is milled from a single block of ceramic material. The product is then polished and seeded in your mouth. Unlike previous processes, the crown can be created and installed in just one session
The CEREC technology
CEREC by Sirona is very much appreciated by our patients. The fact that you can now get a crown or a filling replaced in a single visit for less money usually than in the past, not only saves you money, but also time with an increase in comfort.
Take a look at this high tech piece of equipment. It’s small and actually carves out the shape of tooth needed from digital imaging. It “mills” a modern resin-like square into the exact shape needed for your tooth repair.
Watch our video explanation.