Behind the Scenes: We’re Also Educators!

Our newest dental specialist, Dr. André Barbisan De Souza, will speak in June 2023 at the International Team for Implantology (ITI) Congress North America to be held nearby in Miami. The meeting is one of this country’s most prestigious in-person implant dentistry events. Dr. De Souza, a leading figure in the industry, will present “The...

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Continually Changing Lives with Dental Implants

When Monica first came in to see Dr. Norkin for a consultation, she admitted to being extremely self-conscious about her teeth. She felt she had to always hide her smile, making daily life difficult and causing her to feel vulnerable in public. The Transformation Monica had already lost many teeth, and her few remaining teeth...

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New Year’s Resolutions to Help Keep Your Teeth in Great Shape

The start of a new year is a good time to resolve to take better care of your natural teeth. The American Dental Association and our practice both recommend brushing following the 2/2 rule – twice daily for two minutes. Other tips include flossing daily, stopping smoking and/or the use of any tobacco products at...

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If You Think You Have Gum Disease, Don’t Delay Treatment!

We’ve been highlighting various studies about gum disease over the years on our blog. Increasing evidence points to a connection between severe gum disease (periodontitis) and what we call comorbidities, meaning there’s another disease present in the body at the same time as the gum disease. The thought is that inflammation caused by gum disease...

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Three Big Celebrations in One Event!

We recently commemorated a lot of big news during a recent, late afternoon open house. Many dental colleagues and friends came out to help us acknowledge some wonderful changes here at South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry. Congratulations to Liliana Aranguren, DDS, MDSc Photo by Jesus Aranguren We were thrilled to formally announce...

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Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone – Every Detail Matters

Trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong once famously proclaimed that “When you smile the whole world smiles with you.” Dr. Zfaz says your smile is a way to “say hello to the world without uttering any words.” So what happens when you can’t smile because of dental issues in the front of your mouth, ones that...

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Yes, You Can Obtain Dental Implants Without Anxiety!

Jackie was one of the thousands of people in this country who experience severe dental anxiety, the kind of dental fear that’s severe enough to prevent some patients from receiving the important treatment they need. She was referred to Dr. Lilli Aranguren by a friend who also had suffered severe dental anxiety. Comfortable and Welcome...

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In the Spotlight: Introducing André Barbisan De Souza, DMD, MSc

Individuals who visited us in the last few weeks may have noticed a new face. We recently welcomed our latest dental professional, Dr. André Barbisan De Souza. He’s a skilled doctor who is now practicing periodontics and dental implant surgery, treatment planning and complication management. Dr. De Souza formerly practiced periodontal procedures and dental implant...

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The Downside of Dental Tourism

When Sylvia came to see us, she brought with her an unfortunate history of failed dental implants obtained mostly abroad, in Costa Rica. She was naturally frustrated over what turned out to be a lot of wasted money, huge inconveniences, stress, frustration  and a resultant loss of important quality time with her family. “It had...

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Changing Her Smile With Help From Dr. Ganeles

Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. The popularity of dental implants is growing every year. Industry estimates show that there are more than 3 million individuals in the U.S. with dental implants, with an expected increase of around 500,000 patients each year. If the Rare Issue Arises Since we are regarded...

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