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Experience Does Matter With Dentistry at MOD Squad Dental

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  We, for the very reason illustrated in the two radiographs above do not quote fees over the phone.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!!!

MOD Squad Dental Welcomes Dr. Kory Grahl to our Dental Home

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.

Mod Squad Dental Live on Facebook Picking Winner for their Spring Social Media Contest

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.

https://www.facebook.com/modsquad.dental

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!

Dentist in Scripps Ranch, CA offers The Wand

January 24, 2017

Afraid of needles and syringes? Don’t be! Dr. Friedman, an innovative dentist in Scripps Ranch, CA uses The Wand instead.You’re enjoying a well-earned breakfast with your family at Nutmeg Bakery and Café and you can’t wait to dig into their famous brioche French toast you come back for time and time again. You take that first bite – expecting everything to be delicious – but instead of enjoying the great taste, you see stars from a sore tooth. You finally admit it – this tooth has been hurting for way too long. But, just the thought of having any dentist in Scripps Ranch, CA use a syringe to numb your sore tooth before they actually fix the problem makes you break out in a cold sweat. What can you do? You can see Dr. Friedman at Mod Squad Dental since their team uses The Wand, a new technology that makes painful syringes a thing of the past.

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Pain-free Numbing with the Wand® at Mod Squad Dental

February 26, 2015

177769009From tooth-colored fillings and root canal therapy to crown preparation and porcelain veneers, there are a number of dental procedures that require local anesthesia. There’s just no getting around it—you have to be numb to have that kind of work done. So, that’s the bad news. The good news, however, is that nowadays when the dentist says, “Okay, we’re going to numb you up now,” it doesn’t have to hurt. With the Wand, Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, administers anesthesia effectively and practically painlessly.

The Wand Computer Assisted Anesthesia System allows Dr. Friedman to comfortably inject the minimal amount of anesthesia necessary for a procedure. In this way, the collateral numbness that a patient often feels in the face, tongue and lips can sometimes by eliminated.

Why Does a Shot Hurt?

When you receive any kind of injection, it’s usually not the needle that causes the most pain. Rather, most of the discomfort is due to the pressure and volume of the fluid going into the tissue. The Wand has a microprocessor that automatically compensates for different tissue densities and regulates the delivery of the anesthesia at a level of pressure and volume that’s typically below the threshold of pain.

The computer also provides a flow of anesthetic before the injection. This numbs the site of where the needle will be inserted, so you hardly feel the needle at all. Then, the Wand delivers the anesthetic at a rate of flow that is best for a comfortable injection every time.

Call Our Office Today

Regardless of the kind of dental work you need—restorative or cosmetic—the Wand will make your procedure more comfortable. And not only will you be more comfortable during the appointment, just knowing your treatment will be pain free will decrease any anxiety you may have before you even arrive at our office.  Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA. We also serve patients in Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.

For a Natural-looking Smile, Choose Dental Implants from Dr. Greg Friedman

February 12, 2015

480753457Although there are other options when it comes to tooth replacement—crown and bridge, partial and full dentures—there really isn’t a more natural choice than dental implants. Unlike your other choices, dental implants replace both the root and crown of a missing tooth. What could be more natural? If you have one or more missing teeth, then consider restoring your smile with dental implants from Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA.

Regardless of why you have a missing tooth—severe decay, injury, root canal failure, congenital defect—it’s important to replace that tooth. A missing tooth can cause other oral health problems, including shifting teeth, an improper bite and a greater likelihood of gum disease. Moreover, you may have difficult eating, speaking and smiling freely.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are small posts, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the bone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. They mimic the root portion of natural teeth and also serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. Dental implants can also be used to secure a full or partial denture, in which case the implants are strategically positioned along the arch. Over time, the bone fuses with the implant, to create a solid foundation for replacement teeth.

At Mod Squad Dental, the surgical portion of the dental implant procedure is performed by Dr. Tina Beck, a periodontist who works at Mod Squad Dental on Fridays. After a few months when you’ve completely healed from surgery, you’ll return to Mod Squad Dental for Dr. Friedman to secure the crown to the post. When finished, you’ll have a natural looking tooth for a natural-looking smile.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’d like to learn more about dental implants, then call the office of Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Friedman. We also serve patients in Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.

Protect Your Health and Enhance Your Smile with Tooth Colored Fillings in San Diego, CA

December 28, 2014

502879819Metal dental restorations are a thing of the past. Dental fillings are the most efficient method for restoring a tooth damaged by decay or dental trauma. A quality dental filling can completely replace your tooth’s normal form and function. However, not all fillings are made equal. Many patients are choosing to replace their old metal (amalgam) fillings with new tooth colored fillings. Tooth colored fillings look more natural, and are better for your long term dental and overall health. You can make an appointment with Dr. Friedman today for your new tooth colored filling. MOD Squad Dental is a leading San Diego restorative dentistry. Dr. Friedman is an experienced restorative dentist now proudly serving patients throughout the Scripps Ranch and surrounding San Diego, CA communities.

How Are Tooth Colored Fillings Placed?

Your new tooth colored filling procedure can be completed in just one short visit. Tooth colored fillings are bonded directly to your tooth. This makes them inherently more durable than amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings also require less drilling than metal fillings because Dr. Friedman doesn’t need to shape the space as much to hold the filling in place.

Why Choose Metal-Free Tooth Colored Fillings?

Metal fillings are made of about 50% mercury. Mercury is used in amalgam to make the metal filling material pliable. However, mercury is a known toxin. There have been many studies recently outlining the potential health risks of mercury dental fillings. These include bloodstream infection and interference with the brain and nervous systems. In addition to these risks, metal fillings:

  • Don’t match the color of your teeth
  • Require the removal healthy tooth structure
  • Corrode and tarnish over time
  • Some people may be allergic to mercury or particularly vulnerable to its ill effects

San Diego Tooth Colored Fillings Appointments

Make an appointment to have your old metal dental fillings replaced by Dr. Friedman today. Dr. Friedman can help you protect your long term health and wellbeing with new tooth colored fillings. MOD Squad Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout the Scripps Ranch and nearby San Diego, CA areas.

MOD Squad Dental-Featured Smile of the Week

September 30, 2014

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6 MONTH ORTHODONTICS

This patient is such a doll.  She visited MOD Squad Dental wanting just a minor adjustment to her smile.  She thought her teeth were not that bad but was ready to invest in braces to make them straighter.  Dr. Friedman discussed an advanced orthodontic system, Six Month Braces, with the patient.  She was excited to hear she could straighter her teeth in only six months.  Six months from placement of her braces, her braces were removed and the patient could not be happier.

With her cute accent she shares, “The entire team is very kind, friendly and professional.The office environment is focused on providing the patients the most comfortable experience.  Dr.Greg Friedman is the most talented dentist in San Diego.  My family and I are very fortunate to have found such an amazing dentist.”

If you or someone you know is interested in six month braces, phone Jess today, 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation.

#modsquaddental #drgregfriedman #sixmonthbraces #smilemakeover

Scripps Ranch Dentist-MOD Squad Dental-Featured Smile of the Week

September 23, 2014

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Do you think your teeth are “too small”?  This patient visited our office wanting his laterals (teeth next to his two front teeth) to be larger and match the rest of his smile.  During his complimentary consultation, Dr. Friedman discussed placing a porcelain veneer on his laterals matching the rest of his teeth and his smile.  Dr. Friedman placed 2 prep-less porcelain veneers not smoothing or prepping his existing laterals.  What a great smile!

If you or someone you know is interested in cosmetic dentistry, phone Jess today and reserve your complimentary consultation.  858-547-0070

Scripps Ranch Dentist-MOD Squad Dental-The Cold Hard Tooth

September 18, 2014

Scripps Ranch Dentist Dr. Greg Friedman

THE COLD HARD TOOTH….

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Research proves that your smile is a huge key to success that will enhance relationships and performance (personally and professionally)–even increasing your longevity.  Don’t forget to SMILE and share your SMILE today with family, friends, and especially strangers!!!

Visit Dr. Greg Friedman in our Scripps Ranch dental office and see the difference a Mod Squad can make!

 

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