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The Doctor as Patient

Feb 22, 2018 No Comments by

Lessons Learned From a Full Arch Reconstruction. Not every dentist experiences what it feels like to be on the other side of the drill, but a few years ago, that’s exactly what happened to me. My journey to a full upper arch reconstruction wasn’t the result of a single diagnosis or experience, but rather the […]

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Not a Moment Too Soon

Nov 15, 2017 No Comments by

A Young Mom Gets a Full Arch Reconstruction. As I was growing up, I always liked my smile. I never thought I had any problems. My teeth were straight except for tooth number 10, which was a little crooked. It looked a little bit like a snaggletooth, but it had personality, so I was fine […]

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Hitting the Mark

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments by

A Full Arch Makeover Corrects a Childhood Injury. Getting hit in the face with a baseball bat will ruin your day, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life. I’m proof of that. As a child, I suffered a bruising blow to my teeth during a Little League® baseball game. I didn’t realize it at […]

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All in the Family

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments

A Mother and Daughter Team Up for a Full Arch Reconstruction. Some people say that they inherited their good teeth from their mothers. Like those people, I definitely got my good teeth from my mother. But I can’t say that genetics played a part. My mother, Aida Byrd, is the Ceramic Assistant Supervisor for Arrowhead […]

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Don’t Wait for Someday

Nov 15, 2016 No Comments

After 33 Years, Melissa Gets the Smile of her Dreams. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had dental problems. I grew up in southern Alberta, Canada—where my dad was self-employed—as the fourth of six children. With so many kids at home, my siblings and I rarely had the opportunity to visit a dentist. […]

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A Learning Experience

Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

A Second Full Arch Reconstruction with the Latest Technology. The expression “the third time is the charm” isn’t always true. Sometimes, you only need one or two attempts to succeed. I’ve had not one but two full arch reconstructions. While the first reconstruction wasn’t a failure by any means, the second full arch reconstruction truly […]

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A Modern-Day Princess

Feb 24, 2016 No Comments

It’s Never Too Late for a New Smile. All my life, I’ve been told that I look the part of a princess. True to form, I’ve been a model and actress pretty much my entire life. My background is in musical theater and I love to perform. I lived in New York City, NY, and […]

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The Guy Next Door

Nov 23, 2015 No Comments

Everyone Can Have a Beautiful, Functional Smile. After seeing my picture on the cover of this magazine, you might assume that I’m some kind of celebrity, rock star, or uber-wealthy Wall Street businessman. After all, who else is featured on the cover of a cosmetic dentistry magazine with a killer smile except for the rich […]

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Finally Pain Free!

Sep 08, 2015 No Comments

A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION ELIMINATES A LIFETIME OF PAIN. For as long as I can remember, I have suffered from daily headaches. They started in my early childhood and as I grew older, they intensified. In my mid-to-late twenties, the pain was almost unbearable by the end of a workday. A background headache usually lingered […]

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Beyond His Imagination

Jun 01, 2015 1 Comment

DR. BARNES REFLECTS ON THE PAST AND THE LESSONS HE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY. As a young dentist, Dr. Dick Barnes ignored the conventional wisdom and envisioned a dental practice that gave patients care that they didn’t even know was possible. Instead of giving patients the drill-and-fill type of dentistry they were accustomed to, Dr. […]

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