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Shelley Shearer: The denture dilemma — what’s the best choice? least expensive? right for you?

Modern dentistry has provided consumers with more choices than ever before when it comes to dentures. Here’s some help as you or a loved one ventures into the world of dentures. What’s right for you? How do you get the best fit? Which procedure is the least expensive? Traditional Dentures Everyone has heard of dentures, also known as false teeth, and perhaps grew up with commercials for products...

As dental offices reopen to elective procedures, visits look a little different with COVID-19 precautions

By Stacie Maggard University of Kentucky After limiting dental care services to support only urgent visits for some time, many dental practices have now reopened to support elective dental procedures. Your next visit to the dentist will likely look a little different as healthcare providers work to safely offer treatments and reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission by operating under increased safety...

Shelley Shearer: Kentucky’s dental offices of the future are here — take a peek at the safe ‘new normal’

As Governor Beshear digests information from a state task force, the American Dental Association and national health organizations, restrictions on dental offices around Kentucky are lifting. You are about to see dental offices as you perhaps never imagined. We are all working with our staff right now to implement dramatic changes to keep our patients and staff safe. Here is a rundown on what you can...

Jeff Rubin: Your key to better health and quality of life may be right under your nose

Say the words “oral hygiene” to someone and the first thought that comes to mind might be “brushing and flossing.” However, the term encompasses much more than simply avoiding cavities. So much so, that today more than 200 national dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, have adopted a new definition to draw attention to the term’s significance. Traditionally, oral...