Do You Experience Dental Anxieties? Great Treatment Options Just For You

If you get nervous at just the thought of visiting a dental specialist, you’re not alone. Maybe it’s the memory of a long-ago unpleasant childhood visit, a fear of pain, an inability to sit still for a long period comfortably or just vague nervousness when it comes to associated noises, smells and sounds. Regardless of...

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Monica Savalli

Born and raised in South America in Bogota, Colombia, Monica Savalli, RDH, one of our dynamic periodontal hygienists, attended Colegio Odontológico Colombiano, a Colombian dental college. While the formal degree didn’t transfer to the U.S., Monica is very happy to still have her hands (literally!) in the professional dental field as one of our three...

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Local Charities Need Your Help!

Doctors Jeff Ganeles, Fred Norkin, Lili Aranguren and Samuel Zfaz recently made a $3,000 donation to the local charity Boca Helping Hands. Thanks to a matching gift program running through December 31st, the practice’s group donation will be doubled to $6,000.  Our doctors hope that their contribution will inspire colleagues and other businesses to support...

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Periodontal Maintenance: It’s More Important Than Ever

We are in awe of some of the great testimonials that you, our fabulous patients, send us. Many of these reviews mention our wonderful periodontal support team. Indeed, a huge part of our practice is preventative and therapeutic maintenance. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is a team effort between the doctors and hygienists. No...

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Increased Risk of Dementia Due to Gum Disease

Gum (periodontal) disease has been linked to seemingly unrelated systemic (of the body) diseases and conditions including heart and kidney disease, cancer, erectile dysfunction, diabetes and osteoporosis. Recently, researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health conducted a long-term study with the result pointing to a link between periodontal (severe gum) disease and...

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Michelle Mathaey

As of next month, Michelle Mathaey will have been with the practice 19 years. Wow, has the time flown! One of our three favorite periodontal hygienists, Michelle was born in Newport Beach, California, lived a while in New Jersey when she was very young and attended college in Binghamton, New York. But she knew she...

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Infection Control is ALWAYS a Priority Here

The state of Florida is opening up as we continue to battle this unprecedented international pandemic. We thought it would be prudent to remind our patients of how South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is still committed to maintaining a healthy workplace and safe environment for our patients and employees. We continue to...

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Cracked Teeth? COVID-19 Could be the Culprit

A dentist in the NY Times recently noted that she has seen more tooth fractures in the last few months than she’s seen in the last few years. What’s going on? The quest for information and subsequent worries that have been coined “doom-surfing” and “corona-phobia,” relates to anxiety due to all the unknowns and stress...

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Meet Nancy Mandato

New or existing patients calling to schedule a maintenance visit with our hygienists Michelle, Monica or Sylvie will probably be fortunate enough to speak to Nancy Mandato. Nancy is our bubbly hygiene coordinator who also serves as South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry’s front desk greeter, study club coordinator and coordinator of “all...

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TOP Dentists and Very Proud of It!

“If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” That’s the important question the “Top Dentists” moderators ask thousands of dentists each year in order to come up with nominations for their elite “Top” list. Dentists nominate peers based on knowledge of work, experience, use of techniques...

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