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ADA Press Release Shares Dr. Misiek’s Expertise To Avoid Opioid Epidemic

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently sent out a press release on December 20th to all Dentists nation-wide, sharing Dr. Misiek’s expertise around preventative measures to take regarding the opioid epidemic.

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3 Common Treatments Kids Have Over Summer Vacation

Parents often choose to schedule their children’s surgeries over summer vacation to minimize the number of school days they must miss during recovery. As we move toward this season, our highly-experienced doctors provide insights into what to expect and “pro tips” for a speedy recovery.

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13 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Double Jaw Surgery

Now that Tinsley’s recovered, happy, healthy and sporting a new profile that she loves, we wanted to know what she wishes she’d know before beginning this process. What lessons could we glean from her experience to share with our other patients who are considering jaw surgery?

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6 Easy TMJ Jaw Exercises

TMJ symptoms are painful and frustrating. Here are some self-care exercises our patients do at home to work in parallel with TMJ Disorder treatments.

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Cleft Out Foundation Grant Recipient Announced

The Cleft Out Foundation will now begin accepting applications for the 2020 Grant Recipient.

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Carolinas Center For Oral and Facial Surgery Provides “Solace” For A Young Afghani Girl

Prior to coming to the U.S. Solace connected with board certified oral maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Peter Franco to see if he was able to take on her case free of charge. “He didn’t even think twice” says Edina, Dr. Franco’s surgical coordinator, “He was all in from the very beginning”

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Types of Dental Work & Benefits of Dental Implants

Our teeth are an important tool that impact us our entire lives, starting from about 1 year of age. Our teeth impact our health and allow us to eat a variety of foods, make specific sounds, form words & interact with others, but what happens when those very teeth we depend on start becoming diseased or damaged?

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Dr. Dan Cook Talks Avoiding Opioids On Spectrum News

In the wake of the country’s opioid crisis, concern about using opioids for pain management has grown considerably over the past few years. For many people, their addiction began when a doctor prescribed opioids legitimately for recovering from a medical procedure.

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Dr. Misiek Works To Help Curb The Opioid Epidemic

Recently, Dr. Misiek was interviewed by Dentist Money Digest (dmdtoday.com) for his role in combating poverty and drug abuse in his local community, an example of how each of us at MyCenters is committed to positive social change though our words and actions, however big or small they may seem.

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Dr. Nale Introduces The 3Shape Oral Scanner

Better technology means better results, less pain and shorter recovery periods for our patients. For more information or to book your appointment online, visit our appointments pages or call us to set up your appointment today!

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How To Find The Right Oral Cosmetic Surgeon For You

Carolinas Center For Cosmetic Surgery employs the finest cosmetic oral surgeons, including facial trauma oral surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, TMJ specialists and more, all under 1 roof.

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A Guide To Dental Implants

Dental implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth and may be a permanent solution for tooth loss. An implant is placed in the jaw bone and serves as the replacement tooth’s root. An artificial tooth or crown is then attached to the implant.

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Inaugural Cleft Out Foundation 5K Funds Grant for Charlotte-area Cleft Care

The inaugural Cleft Out Foundation 5k was held on November 2, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The race was an opportunity to raise awareness for the foundation and provide funding for cleft care in the local community.

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Is The Holiday Season Adding To TMJ Issues?

Holiday often brings about added stress which can create physical ailments.

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A Night for Smiles Raises Over $100,000 to Help Provide Free Dental Care for Adults in Need

The second annual black-tie gala and silent auction, held on September 14, raised over $100,000. A Night for Smiles is a Charlotte-based non-profit organization with the sole purpose of raising money to provide dental-oriented healthcare to the local community.

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Sleep Apnea Program

On October 24, Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery’s Dr. Brian Farrell, DDS, MD, presented to members of the medical community on Sleep Apnea treatments.

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How Technology is Changing Oral Surgery Planning

Virtual surgical modeling, and new emerging technologies like it, have the promise to dramatically improve the effectiveness of oral surgery in years to come. CCOFS surgeons have taken a lead in pioneering this advanced surgical technology and techniques to increase the level of care to their patients.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

Even with improvements in dental care in America, millions still suffer from tooth loss– mostly due to tooth decay, gum disease (gingivitis), or injury. Previously, the only treatment options for missing teeth were bridges and dentures, but today, dental implants are available.

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TMJ Quiz

For those with severe TMJ issues, we offer the most comprehensive suite of surgical and non-surgical options for treatment, backed by nationally-recognized, board-certified & fellow-trained oral surgeons.

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Patzun Mission Trip

Recently a team from Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery traveled to Patzun, Guatemala, where they teamed up with the Free to Smile Foundation and Tess Unlimited to provide corrective cleft and lip palate surgery on underprivileged children in the region. The team of doctors and volunteers spent five days working and donated all services to patients at no charge.

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The Real Cost of Dental Implants

Whether you’ve recently had a tooth extraction or have been missing teeth for many years, you may be a candidate to receive dental implants. An implant is a titanium structure that is attached to the jaw bone to provide support for an artificial tooth.

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Also known as your third molars, wisdom teeth typically appear between the ages of 16 and 25. While it is possible to experience no issues with these molars, most people will suffer from related complications. Problems mostly occur when a tooth becomes impacted.

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What is A Prosthodontist?

Simply put, a prosthodontist is a dental specialist that focuses on treating complex dental problems using the latest technology and dental implants.

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Top Questions Regarding Wisdom Teeth Removals

Dentists started calling them ‘teeth of wisdom’ to the public in the late 1600’s. They chose the name because this set of molars don’t grow in until we are about 17-24 years old – old enough to be a bit ‘wiser’ than our earlier, more formative years.

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What Foods Should You Eat After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Because wisdom teeth often only emerge partially from the gums or grow in at crooked angles, many young people will be required to have them removed by an oral surgeon.

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