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U.S. House Passes Bill Recognizing Dental Professionals as Emergency Responders

Earlier this month, the U.S. House passed a Bill to include dental professionals in the “emergency response providers” group. This means that dentists would assist in health matters related to natural and man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism. As a dedicated dental provider, it is good to know that we can now be there in a timelier manner to assist those in need.

Along with providing individuals with emergency dental treatments, we can help identify victims of traumatic events through their dental records. In times of crisis, families awaiting news of their loved ones can gain information a bit faster now that more emergency personnel are on site. In addition, treatments for those who suffer dental injuries can be quickly assessed and initiated in order to provide optimal results and care. This can help prevent further damage to surrounding teeth and reduce the amount of visits to complete treatment. Some of the dental procedures that may be necessary include dental implants, bonding, and porcelain veneers. During the consultation the patient’s teeth are examined and the damaged is assessed in order to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

If you have a dental emergency and looking for an experienced Los Angeles dentist, please feel free to contact by practice to schedule an appointment. It is my goal to help you achieve the results you desire.

Perfect Length Porcelain Veneers

Men and women undergoing the dental veneers procedure often inquire about several factors related to the procedure, including how quickly the procedure is performed and how long results will last. However, an equally important aspect to consider is the length of the veneers, which plays a large part in achieving an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Although the goal with porcelain veneers is to provide patients with a straighter, whiter smile, it is crucial that we determine the most appropriate length as well. Veneers that are too long can cause speech problems and discomfort for some patients, whereas veneers that are not long enough may cause other types of issues. During a consultation at my Beverly Hills practice, we can discuss your ideal outcome, as well as browse examples of previous patients in order for you to get an idea of your potential new smile. In addition, because the permanent veneers are placed during the second visit, temporary shells are used during the time between visits, allowing the patient to get used to the new dental structure. Should the patient be unhappy with these, he/she is urged to contact my office to discuss changes to the permanent veneers.

Further information regarding porcelain veneers is available on my website. Those in the Beverly Hills and surrounding areas, including Glendale, may also schedule an appointment to discuss their options.

Tel: (310) 273-0111

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Request an appointment for a complimentary consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Sands, or feel free to call our Los Angeles (north of Orange County) office at (310) 273-0111 for more information.