November 28, 2017
Dr. Friedman & his team are taking dentistry to the next level by adding the revolutionary technique of PRF (platelet rich fibrin) to his dental implant procedures, & extractions. PRF accelerates the healing process, decreases surgical pain & swelling for dental implants and tooth removal. PRF also improves the strength of bone surrounding Dr. Friedman’s implants after placement.
Instead of using man-made or cadaver bone after an extraction or in preparation for a dental implant, Dr. Friedman draws one vial of blood, similar to taking blood for a routine physical. The use of, PRF, protects the bony surgical site from infection, accelerates the healing process & decreases pain after a procedure. PRF is 100% natural with no additives or preservatives. The blood is drawn immediately prior to the procedure normally while the patient is getting numb for the surgery. The blood is then put into a centrifuge at 2700 rpms for 13 minutes. After 13 minutes, the blood is separated into 3 layers; clear liquid or plasma layer, red layer rich in red blood cells, & a yellow thick layer which is the PRF layer.
The PRF Layer is a yellow & thick jello-like biologic material derived from the patients’ blood. The PRF layer is rich in fibrin, platelets and growth factors. PRF is a much better alternative to sending a tooth removal patient home with an unfilled bony extraction socket or implant site.
If you have questions about this procedure or would like a complimentary consultation for dental implants or extractions with PRF, please call Jess today, 858-547-0070.
July 12, 2017
Example 1 of an implant placement to replace this front tooth #8 with Dr. Greg Friedman
Example 2 of a new patient we saw this week in the office with several implants including front teeth, #8, & #9
Often patients call our practice asking, “How much do you charge for dental implants”? We, for the very reason illustrated in the two radiographs above do not quote fees over the phone. My best advice to patients seeking a dental professional for minor or extensive dentistry is to do your research.
Do not just make your decision strictly from a quoted cost you received over the phone. Experience does matter when it comes to dentistry. From the materials used to the education of the dentist. Just because a dentist claims to be a specialist for a particular procedure does not mean they are. As proven in the above second radiograph completed by a “dental implant specialist”. Use your online resources wisely. Sites such as Yelp & Google are great tools to research a dentist and his/her practice. But buyer beware! “Just the other day I saw a “dental implant specialist” that had two Yelp accounts. One with 2.5 stars and right next to it a new Yelp account under a different name with 5 stars for the same “dental implant specialist”, stated Dr. Friedman. Both accounts do show next to each other when searching this particular practice. This for example is something to be aware of and notice.
Our patient above has not or will not ever need a removable “flipper” or appliance at all during his implant process unlike other practices. This puts our patients at ease and comfortable while going through the implant process. At Mod Squad Dental, not only are our doctors looking for the implant placement to be functional but also aesthetically pleasing as if it were a real tooth.
If you have questions about replacing missing teeth or dental implants, call Mod Squad today for your complimentary consultation…
Because experience does matter!!!
June 21, 2017
Dr. Friedman would like to introduce a new bright smile that will be gracing the halls of MOD Squad Dental, Dr. Kory Grahl, DMD.
Because of the continuous increase of new patients and MOD Squad Dental never settling for less than 5 star customer service and treatment, Dr. Friedman would like to welcome Dr. Grahl as a new member to our dental family. Dr. Grahl will be accepting new patients as well as seeing our existing patients that would benefit from our new expanding days and/or hours.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Dr. Grahl graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School with an undergraduate degree from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Grahl played NCAA Division III Ice Hockey, serving as team captain his Junior and Senior year leading their team to their first playoff victory in 20 years. He then continued on to the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, finishing top 5 in the class, graduating with honors, Cum Laude, and inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society.
Outside of our dental home, Dr. Grahl enjoys being active in the community with ice hockey, anything outdoors, and looks forward to his upcoming wedding in the summer of 2018 to his beautiful finance’, Rachael.
“With the expansion of our practice, I have been searching for the perfect fit for an associate dentist. Kory exudes the kindness and bedside manner I want my patients to experience when visiting MOD Squad Dental,” Dr. Greg Friedman shared.
May 3, 2017
Watch Jess, Julie, Michelle & a surprise visit from Dr. Friedman as the squad goes live on Facebook to announce the winner of their Spring Social Media Contest.
A referral by an existing patient is the highest form of flattery to our practice. 89% of our new patients are from referral of our existing dental family. We believe in showing appreciation to our patients by hosting several contests through out the year. This Spring we were excited for our Social Media contest and our patients that participated simply posted on their social media page how much they loved our practice or something special that keeps them coming back. We went live on Facebook to choose the winner of 2 complimentary nights at the amazing San Diego Hard Rock Hotel all accommodations included!!
Check out the call with the link below and check back for your opportunity to enter our next fun and exciting contest to show just how much we appreciate our dental patients.
If you or your family are in need of a new dental home, call us today, 858-547-0070, and find out why patients LOVE our squad and Dr. Friedman so much!
April 4, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. FRIEDMAN & HIS TEAM AT MOD SQUAD DENTAL FOR BEING FEATURED IN SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE’S 2017 TOP DENTIST FOR COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY RELEASED TODAY!!!
Thousands of dentists & dental specialists in the San Diego metropolitan area were asked to vote on who they thought were the TOP DENTISTS of 2017 based on years of experience, continuing education, manner with their patients, use of new techniques & technology in their practice, and of course, physical results.
Based on the thousands of detailed evaluations of these dental professionals, we are proud to say Dr. Friedman & his extraordinary team are featured in the April 2017.
Pick up your copy today & find out why Dr. Friedman & his squad maintain 5 stars on Yelp, Google+, Judy’s Book, & A+ rating on Angie’s List.
Dr. Friedman & his team are always accepting new patients into their dental family. Call today 858-547-0070, & schedule your visit with the best of the best for today’s dentistry.
March 1, 2017
Facts About Dr. Friedman’s Porcelain Crowns & Veneers & Our Featured Smile of the Week Featuring the Hardest Procedure for all Cosmetic Dentists…
This patient came to us with three existing root canals as a youngster. Three of his upper four teeth were damaged in an accident when he was younger. After the three root canals were completed as a child, the teeth turned grey. This is normal with root canals because the tooth is basically dead from the removal of the nerve inside the root of each tooth. Bonding was placed when he was younger & now that he is grown & his face has matured, the patient is ready for a more permanent, natural procedure for his smile.
Dr. Friedman placed three upper full coverage porcelain crowns with his unique “blocking out method” to block the grey tone of the patient’s root canal teeth & one porcelain veneer giving this patient a natural smile all while saving his natural teeth in the process. This is the most difficult for cosmetic dentists using the latest in porcelain restoration materials because the best porcelain materials are translucent. Without Dr. Friedman’s “blocking out method” the dark tone of the root canal teeth would show through usually not matching the veneer tooth to which the root is much lighter in shade because of no root canal. As you can see, this “blocking out method” worked beautifully and his upper four teeth match the rest of his smile that we whitened before the porcelain was placed with our in-office, Zoom teeth whitening procedure.
~Fact 1) Dr. Friedman is able to change your smile shape, tooth color, smile width, & straighten teeth in as little as two visits with porcelain restorations. Bonus: The porcelain restorations Dr. Friedman uses will never, change color, shape or size, no matter how much RED Wine you drink…..EVER!
~Fact 2) Dr. Friedman uses Cad Cam 3-D technology to build your porcelain restoration/s for the perfect fit that feels & looks just like your natural teeth. Bonus: (No messy impressions for your crown, veneer or porcelain restorations)
~Fact 3) Dr. Friedman uses the strongest porcelain material available to state of the art dentists that are free of all metals often used by other dentists. Bonus: (No grey lines showing at the gumline, & your crowns & veneers will not “glow” in photos like metal filled crowns do, but they will blend with your natural teeth in your smile line making for great photos every time)
~Fact 4) Dr. Friedman is so confident in his technology, materials, & skilled workmanship, MOD Squad Dental offers a warranty to all their patients after treatment.
Bonus: Think this one speaks for itself!
If you are interested in any general, cosmetic, orthodontic, or restorative dental procedures, including dental implants, call Jess today to reserve your complimentary consultation 858-547-0070.
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January 11, 2017
This is when you know #ExperienceMatters …
We could not wait to share this groom’s new smile. With his upcoming wedding, he is thrilled to be “test driving” his temporary veneers this week. Yes!! They are his TEMPORARY veneers!! He is very tall but has worn his teeth very flat. With these amazing temporary veneers, there is no guessing what his final porcelain veneers will look like. We will be tweaking a couple edges & curves in the finals. We can not wait to share those photos soon. Remember a smile should be like a fingerprint…each different…never the same!
If you or someone you know is interested in cosmetic dentistry, or would like to discuss their options, call today, 858-547-0070, and reserve your complimentary consultation with Dr. Friedman and his squad at MOD Squad Dental.
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August 31, 2016
Before & After Smile After Completing Braces with Dr. Greg Friedman, & MOD Squad Dental
FEATURED SMILE & PROCEDURE OF THE WEEK….BRACES 🙂
Someone got their braces off this week!!!! Such a beautiful smile after removing the braces off this lil’ beauty.
Still the most common & most conservative way to straighten, & widen a patient’s smile is with traditional orthodontics. Dr. Friedman offers a different approach with his traditional orthodontic cases that has the patient in braces for less time & without getting any teeth extracted.
If you are interested in the several orthodontic procedures that Dr. Friedman & MOD Squad Dental offer, call Julie today to schedule your complimentary consultation. 858-547-0070
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July 19, 2016
Beautiful before & after Invisalign case for our Sacramento beauty! If you have ever been interested in straightening your teeth but did not want to wear traditional wires & brackets, Invisalign could possibly be for you. And now is a great time to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Friedman & MOD Squad Dental as they are having an incredible offer now until September on Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, & Invisalign Express as a Preferred Invisalign Provider.
***Also take note that Invisalign results WILL NOT be the same at every office. Here at MOD Squad Dental, your individual Invisalign results are determined by Dr. Friedman & his diagnosis after your 3-D Cad Cam Scan of your mouth. This advanced technology allows Dr. Freidman to determine the best option for when & how he writes your prescription to Invisalign, & ultimately your end smile & bite results. This compared to other offices that still take putty impressions for an Invisalign case falls short of your end result & precision of diagnosis & treatment plan.
Mention this post & receive an additional $1000 off a full Invisalign case, & $350 off an Invisalign Express case. Call Jess or Julie today, 858-547-0070, to schedule your complimentary consultation. The schedule is limited & we are now scheduling into August.