Suffer Tooth Pain or Visit Your Local Dentist? That is the Question

We as dental consumers worry about going to the dentist because of the 'pain' it will cause. Then we delay and we have more pain. Then we dental consumers hear the term Root Canal Treatment.

"OMG, that will hurt me even more!"

Sadly, we have been mislead by fear-of-the-unknown know less than nothings and dental Illiterati .

While I would like to introduce you to Dr. Schreiber (new member of Dr. Briglia's Total Confidence Dentistry team) if you are experiencing a toothache, swollen gums or other throbbing pain, make a dental appointment to end the pain and possibly even SAVE your tooth!

I wrote a 'serial tweet' about Josh Hamilton (TX Ranger) with tooth problems - who waited and waited and now needs root canals and other restorative work.

See first entry of Josh serial tweet - below.

So using the money excuse is fine, but most likely it is more about misunderstanding the value of root canal treatment. Josh is a perfect example of how it is not REALLY money - but how much you value and/or know about dentistry's value to your life.

Dentist Emphasizing Root Canal Therapy Teams Up
With West Chester Dental OfficeTo End Toothaches and Keep Smiles Healthy

Dr. Glenn Schreiber has teamed up with Total Confidence Dentistry in West Chester, PA to provide our patients with tremendously important endodontic treatment. His proficiency in Root Canal therapy, clinically known as endodontics, can eliminate pain while preserving natural teeth.

Dr. Schreiber, a general dentist, has focused his extensive experience on developing an approach to root canal therapy that achieves a high level of quality very efficiently and more affordably. By limiting his practice to endodontics, he has been able to develop a proficient and methodical approach to care, which means patients are much less likely to have recurring infection and need another root canal.

His background and knowledge in endodontic treatment is thoroughly documented by the 800-1000 successful and comfortable root canal procedures he performs each year.

There are four key reasons Dr. Schreiber, a general dentist, is able to cost-effectively achieve a high level of quality.

1) Dental Care Diligence: Thoroughly cleaning out canal debris and sealing the tooth root is critical. This attention to detail has a positive tradeoff, which can be lifelong health rejuvenation rather than re-infection and costly and time consuming return visits. Saving the natural tooth with root canal therapy has an extended and expanded level of value.

2) Emphasis On Failure Avoidance: Many more root canal compromised teeth can be treated successfully with the proper approach. To avoid endodontic treatment failure, a focused awareness of the tooth anatomy and a more exacting level of care are required. The likelihood of saving teeth with a root canal is greatly increased when these methods are combined.

3) Ending Chronic Inconvenience: Dr. Schreiber knows getting it right the first time is vital. Poor treatment can cause chronic abscesses, requiring more expensive re-treatment. Another visit could create costly inconvenience for the patient (missing work, etc.). Too many times this means distressing tooth loss as well. Unfortunately, the more expensive, re-treated root canals are also known to be less successful, even with the best approach in the most skillful hands.

4) Scientific, Evidence-Based Treatment: After having treated thousands of teeth, Dr. Schreiber has found that about 80% of first upper molars (teeth #3 and #14) have 4 canals instead of the previously expected 3 canals. Four canals, is now the accepted number in endodontic literature and other journals for these teeth. It is important that dentists look for all four root canals and treat them when appropriate, otherwise, discomfort and re-infection of the tooth can occur.

BACKGROUND ON DOCTORGlenn F. Schreiber, DMD, a general dentist, is a University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine graduate (Class of 1978). He completed additional post-doctoral residency training at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania in 1981.



Sincerely, Dick Chwalek - - I am a Marketing Consultant NOT a dentist.
866-453-1026 - Ext 251

Dental Consumer, Patient Marketing Made Right, Finally

Connective Communication
A Primer By Dick Chwalek,

The concept of Connective Communication© incorporates these elements: improvers, gatherers and creators. The communication structure is visualized with these elements: a Pie Chart, three color slices and the π symbol – image below.

This formula takes into account both simplicity and complexity in defining a path towards ongoing communication and marketing success, internally and publicly.

The ‘extra decimal’ elements in the Connective Communication© (Pi & 3.14+) formula refers to various marketing elements that are somewhat or totally anchorless. The intersection of the pie chart colors represents where communication interacts, often making each element much more powerful and effective.

These areas of marketing can be separated generally but never are they completely independent. When independent ‘value’ is purported – “Our dental marketing tactic/product/system works better” – dentists must flee as fast as clinically possible! Only working in one marketing area has short and long term consequences. This concept is relevant for both marketing to consumers and dentists purchasing marketing.

The interaction of these basic elements demonstrates how dentistry marketing is both simple and complex. However, often it is simplified in areas where it should NOT be and made complex in other situations to engender some level of superiority. These tactics make both dentists (customers of marketing) and dental consumers very susceptible to proceeding with ineffective and inappropriate solutions.

Dick Chwalek, Dentist Communication Coach and Dental Marketing Consultant
866-453-1026 - Ext 251

NDA Member Heritage Construction Showcases Dental Office Building

Modern dental practices offer patients a higher level of comfort, convenience and cost effective value. As a member of the Northern Dental Alliance, Heritage can now provide their dentist clients with an extensive range of enhanced services that can help their practices thrive, which means the dental consumer is likely to benefit in many ways as well.


Silver Lake, Minnesota Dental Office - by Heritage Construction
Heritage Construction Companies, LLC is a general contractor business founded on honesty and respect, and dedicated to high levels of building expertise. We serve our dentist clients with professionalism and integrity. Our knowledge and innovation is infused into each dental office project, big or small, to exceed your expectations.

We are excited to present this dentist client case study for your review.

New Dental Office Building
  • Client: Silver Lake Smiles 
  • Location: New Brighton, Minnesota
  • Size: 1,200 sq. ft.
  • Design Build

dental chairs, family dentistry, New Brighton,  55112 Project Details

Heritage Construction was hired by Dr. Ong because he felt the company accurately embraced his vision. He also recognized Heritage had a team of professionals in place capable of crafting a truly unique clinic.
Based in Elk River, MN, Heritage worked closely with Silver Lake Smiles and Alchemy Architects to create a unique dental office facility that features innovative materials, visual interest points and color for a calm and appealing atmosphere.
1) Silver Lake Smiles uses innovative materials throughout the dental clinic.
  • Fiberglass sheets hung from the ceiling to diffuse light
  • Stainless steel tool stations
  • Customized Cabinetry
Silver Smiles - Dental Office - MN Minnesota
2) Increased visual appeal was achieved in the office lobby and operatories.
  • Patient Visuals
  • Exposed ceilings in operatory area
  • Ceiling treatments with a system of paper scrolls
  • Lights infiberglass sheets to guide patients into operatory area
3) A calm and interesting dentistry environment created for patients and staff.
  • Color palette
  • Strategic Drapery conceals offices and sterilization areas
  • Sound absorption
View additional completed projects developed by Heritage Construction.

Heritage Construction


Andy Christensen • Owner
L. Richard Etshokin • Dental Office Go-To-Person
CALL • 763-633-4080
  • 13422 Business Center Drive • Suite 2B
  • Elk River, Minnesota 55330 

Posted by 

Dick Chwalek,
Also a NDA member.

Boca Raton Dentistry Office Launches Website Centered On Exceptional Oral Health, Comfort and Value

There are many ways to approach your dental care. Find an office by chance. Have the insurance company point you to one they have 'specially selected' for you. Take the suggestion of a friend about their nice and friendly dentist. Grab the next deal for discount, coupon enticed dentistry option.

Maybe we as dental consumers should look deeper into our health care and beyond the usual, traditional and outlived its usefulness dentistry stereotyped suspects.

First, my feeling is we always want something for less but want others to pay us top dollar. At some point that price perspective just does not work. Rather than go the route of yesteryear dental care analysis and choose a dentist using the list above, think outside the dentistry of yore oral health limiting yoke. (Which ironically is how many people still end up doing it even with the MODERN Internet available.)

Ask some questions of the dentists. Challenge the dental insurance oral-health-value-choke-chain. Look over every dentists' websites for actual insights. Improve your - get what you pay for - dental care IQ.

The following dentist is from Boca Raton, Florida. Your dental choices might be in Seattle, Washington, Dallas, Texas, Northwest Michigan or the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area. Wherever your dentists might be, don't let your smile health pay the bill because you still think about dentistry like it was 25+ years ago.

Additionally: Good cosmetic dentists are good dentists. Imagine going to a dentist in 2010 and getting unnatural color with your advanced health results. Yes, metal does have advantages in some areas. But that is why you should SEARCH OUT the best dentist, which is the dentist presenting you with all your options and a complete dental health reality check. Don't pay more than you can or should - but expect to pay what it costs to achieve your oral health goals! Sincerely, Dick Chwalek,

BOCA RATON - Dentist's New Website

With the value advanced, comprehensive dentistry offers, patients should expand the search to find a dental office that best fits their oral health needs, smile enhancing goals and overall preferences. Dr. Angela Ramirez's new practice website,, provides consumers what they need today: Choices, Options and Alternatives.

While a lower fee for many products and services is preferable, long-term results are often much more cost effective when it comes to dentistry. presents the underlying value and significant potential of a comprehensive approach.

It is dentistry focused on meticulous diagnostic evaluation and thorough preventive care strategies. The approach presented on the Boca Raton office's website utilizes health rejuvenating and confidence-boosting treatments from tooth restoring, jaw strengthening dental implants to porcelain veneers and ClearCorrect No Metal braces for creating total smile makeovers.

Just as comfortable surroundings and teeth whitening services encourage people to think positively about dentistry, her website provides a platform for efficiently informing the entire south Florida area about the benefits of a complete dental health approach. Explaining and demonstrating the value of ongoing preventive care and proactive restorative treatments helps relieve the concerns of those who are wary of dental treatment or afraid of going to the dentist.

Unfortunately, dental health statistics show almost 19% of Floridians will lose 100% of their teeth by age 65. That means many more adults younger than 65 are already experiencing considerable dental problems. Additionally, the data over many decades has shown 50% or more of U.S. residents are not going to the dentist on a regular basis. And about 30-40% of that group is considered to have high annual incomes, which contradicts the 'costs too much' viewpoint in many ways.

Curtailing spending during an economic downturn can make a lot of sense. However, the value of protecting or improving your oral health has substantial rewards: physically, personally and financially. Learning more about this standard of dentistry in Boca Raton is now at the consumer's fingertips.

On website visitors can quickly navigate to information about Dr. Ramirez's extremely valuable services. By clicking the Dental Office Information button, potential patients can review her background, philosophy and practice team. Also find financial and insurance policies, and a health form to prepare for their dental appointment or smile consultation.

What does a new patient examination consist of? What can be done about my discolored or stained teeth? What is periodontal (gum) disease and how can I prevent it? Site visitors get these FAQs answered on the Frequently Asked Questions dental care web page.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures, General Dental Care and Smile Gallery buttons link them to another level of content on Patients preview information that improves their decisions about their new dentist. Before and after photos show visitors the health and appearance transformations Dr. Ramirez has achieved for her patients.

Being fiscally responsible with dentistry dollars has lasting benefits. Regular dental visits are an investment that saves smiles and money. is where Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach and other South Florida residents find a resource for maintaining positive oral health reserves and amplifying smile confidence portfolios.


As a dentist with over 20 years of experience and skilled in many areas of dentistry, Angela M. Ramirez, DMD is able to help both adults and children realize their oral health goals. Dr. Ramirez regularly trains with some of the finest dentists in South Florida. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of General Dentistry.
 The core of her approach: "I continually strive to achieve the excellence my patients deserve: dental services delivered in a caring and professional manner."

Angela M. Ramirez, DMD, PA
1865 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-447-9505

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