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2023: The Year of the Thriving Healthcare Provider

The year 2022 has been a very challenging year for all of us. If you believe in astrological experts, alignment of certain planets made the last few months of 2022 a time in which many people were “cleaning out their closets” of bad energies. Jobs, friendships, relationships, living situations. All seemed to be cleansed. Those […]

Protect the ones you love – Sports Injuries

The Reality We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent injuries from sports and recreation activities, one of the leading causes of child injury, is a step toward this goal. Taking part in sports and recreation activities is an important part […]

My IRONMAN 70.3!

It has been a loooonnnggg 7 months of training. 7 months of getting up at 5:30 am after going to bed late at my personal training seminars, 7 months of leaving social events early to get enough rest to get up early and train. Heading in early from the slopes and training out of breath […]

Work Life Balance of an Oral Surgeon

Despite the many virtues of being a health care professional, It is no secret that we are faced with higher stress levels than the average professional. While attempting to balance our personal and professional lives, it seems that our professional responsibilities always seem to take precedence over every other aspect of our being. After all […]

The Narcotics Crisis and the Role of Dental Providers- What You Can Do to Make an Impact

On January 25th 2019 Dr. Patel was given the huge opportunity to be a guest speaker for the Northern Virginia Dental Society. It was an amazing opportunity to spread the word to our dental community as to how what we providers do, day to day, to make an impact in keeping teenagers opiate- naive. It […]

The power of compassionate listening

We as a team delivered a huge “win” in my book this week. We experienced a patient that to us all just seemed unjustifiably upset over us running late for her promised time. Of course, we were assisting an emergency patient at the time who threw us into a later than promised pattern. Naturally we […]

Treating Pain With Fewer Opioids

The nation’s addiction to opioids is part of a crisis plaguing communities across America and particularly the DC Metro Area. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioid deaths have nearly tripled in the past 15 years. But a possible antidote — created in New Jersey — could be part of the solution to […]

Oropharyngeal & Oral Cancer

Worldwide, over 550,000 new cases of Oral, Head and Neck cancer are diagnosed each year. Oropharyngeal cancer is slightly different from oral cancer. Oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV (Human papilloma virus) and usually occur in the tonsils or at the base of the tongue, while oral cancers are in the mouth and usually associated […]

Oropharyngeal & Oral Cancer

Worldwide, over 550,000 new cases of Oral, Head and Neck cancer are diagnosed each year. Oropharyngeal cancer is slightly different from oral cancer. Oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV (Human papilloma virus) and usually occur in the tonsils or at the base of the tongue, while oral cancers are in the mouth and usually associated […]

Dental Implant Success

What do you use your teeth for? Eating, drinking, speaking, laughing, the list goes on! How are these affected when you have tooth loss? If you have missing teeth, you could be missing a lot! A very reliable and safe method for replacing teeth is dental implants. Dental implants permanently attach prosthetic teeth to small […]