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2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award in the Orthodontists

Matthew C Biermann, DMD, MS selected for 2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award Beaverton, OR Matthew C Biermann, DMD, MS has been selected for the 2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award in the Orthodontists classification by the Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award Program. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Beaverton […]

What Parents Should Know: Invisalign From a Teen Perspective

Attention Moms and Dads – Most Teenagers Feel Self-Conscious Wearing Traditional Braces At an age when image is so important, for a teen the thought of having metal brackets and wires constantly attached to teeth may exacerbate the already-delicate self-esteem of today’s teens. While having straight teeth and a beautiful smile is important to teens, […]

Flexible Partial Dentures

A Consultation with Dr. Richard Hyder | Article & Images Featured on Dear Doctor Dear Doctor, I have lost my four upper front teeth and would like to have them replaced with dental implants some day. In the meantime, I don’t want to use the type of partial denture known as a “flipper.” Is there something […]

Antibiotics: Use And Abuse

Article By Dr. Ving J. Lee | Featured on Dear Doctor Maintaining the Right Balance in the Fight Against Disease Imagine a world without antibiotics: The cut on your finger might lead to serious infection; the simplest operation could be a perilous undertaking; there would be no effective cures for tuberculosis, cholera, strep throat or sexually […]

Straightening a Smile Before Replacing Lost Teeth

Clear Aligners Can Offer Advantages Over Traditional Braces By Dr. Robert Boyd | Article & Images Featured on Dear Doctor Replacing a missing tooth — particularly in a highly visible area of the mouth — can do a lot to restore your smile and self-confidence. Today’s options for tooth replacement include state-of-the-art dental implants; crown and […]

How Thumb Sucking Affects The Bite

Article Featured on Dear Doctor Dear Doctor, My 10-year-old sucked his thumb from birth until age 8. I’m wondering if this habit affected his bite because now his teeth don’t come together in the front and every time he swallows, his tongue moves forward. What can be done?

Chronic Jaw Pain And Associated Conditions

What We Know — And Don’t Know — About TMJD A Consultation with Dr. Raymond Hoffmann and Dr. Jane Morley Kotchen | Featured on Dear Doctor Dear Doctor, I am a fifty-five year old woman, and I’ve been suffering from TMJD pain for many years. I also have arthritis, chronic fatigue and headaches. Are these […]

Space Between Front Teeth

Article & Images Featured on Dear Doctor | A Consultation with Dr. Cary A. Shapoff How muscles (frenums) cause separation of your front teeth Dear Doctor, I have a gap between my two front teeth. My dentist says my teeth are separated because of a muscle that runs down between them. I want to have […]