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Are Knocked Out Teeth Lost Forever?

Every year, more than 5 million teeth are knocked out in children and adults. Are they lost forever? Traumatic dental injuries most often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. But with proper emergency action, did you know that a tooth that has been knocked out of its socket can be successfully replanted and last for […]

Data, Privacy & HIPAA. What Does It Mean For Me?

What Is HIPAA? And What Does It Mean For Me? It seems these days you can’t go a full week without reading about a database hack and a breach of privacy. It is also no surprise that personal healthcare data and privacy go hand in hand. Have you been to a healthcare provider’s office and […]

5 Dental Terms You Think You Know, But Do You?

Here are five dental terms that you might have heard before, but didn’t really know what they mean or why they are important. Impacted Tooth: When a tooth is unable to fully enter the mouth it is said to be “impacted”. In general, an impacted tooth is prevented from breaking through the gums either by […]

Dental Anesthesia – Safety is Paramount

Dental Anesthesia: The Less You Worry, the Easier it Will Be Every so often, unfortunately, we read news of an unfortunate death involving a patient undergoing routine wisdom teeth extraction. This naturally puts a spotlight on the safety and role of anesthesia in dental procedures. It is helpful to understand the reasons why patients need […]

Reasons to Smile during National Smile Month

Say Cheese! It’s National Smile Month!   June is symbolic of many things: summer vacation, warm weather, graduation, cookouts, swimming, and more. But did you know that June is National Smile Month? More than 30 years ago, National Smile Month was created by the British Dental Health Foundation as a way to improve oral health […]

Dental Myth – Knocked Out Teeth are Lost Forever

Every year, more than 5 million teeth are knocked out in children and adults. Are they lost forever? Traumatic dental injuries most often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. But with proper emergency action, did you know that a tooth that has been knocked out of its socket can be successfully replanted and last for […]

5 Dental Terms You Think You Know, But Do You?

  Here are five dental terms that you might have heard before, but didn’t really know what they mean or why they are important. Impacted Tooth: When a tooth is unable to fully enter the mouth it is said to be “impacted”. In general, an impacted tooth is prevented from breaking through the gums either […]

Treating and Preventing Facial Injury

Play Hard. Play Safe. Prevent Facial Injury. Did you know that most sports-related facial fractures among children occur when they’re trying to catch a baseball or softball? According to new research, these injuries are relatively common, and they can be serious. Study Leader Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt and colleagues at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh examined […]

Summer Is Over! It’s Time To Go Back-To-School!

  It’s Back-to-School time! This past Sunday was the official first day of Fall…a time when students all across the country brush off their backpacks, head back to the classroom, and get back to the task of learning. However, at McGann Facial Design, we are always pushing ourselves to learn more about becoming the best […]

A Patient Story: You Can’t Handle The Tooth!

Michael Gold has historically never been a fan of dental care. In fact, it took him years to find a general dentist in San Diego that he fully trusts. So when his trusted dentist told him that he needed a dental extraction of one of his teeth after a crown had broken, he naturally felt […]