Monthly Archives: June 2012

Family Feud Dental Game!

Can you name all of the correct answers before Monday (7/2/12) at 8am? Good luck!



Here is an article packed with great implant information. Do you have any questions about implants? Comment here and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts such as bridges, partials and dentures.  And from an esthetic standpoint, they look and feel more natural, some of which is due to the progress made in their biocompatible development.  Implants offer the patient a permanent solution to tooth and continued bone loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness in that a single implant may serve to support a dental crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with complete dentures, both standard and mini implants to increase stability and preserve bone structure.

Procedural advancements, including the development of the above mentioned “mini” implants, mean that a larger population than ever before are finding themselves candidates for dental implants.  

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Dentist Atlanta: What [5] Questions Do Patients Ask About Dental Implants?

This is a fantastic article with some good information for anyone considering implants. Tell us your thoughts!

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I read this article by Jim Du Molin and thought it might be interesting to readers and my patients.


We (I’m assuming Jim Du Molin) conducted a survey that asked dentists what questions dental patients ask when considering getting implants. It turns out that there’s a real difference between the questions dental implant patients do ask — and which questions they should be asking.

Dentists responded with the following . . .

The top 5 questions dental patients ask –                              

  1. 1.      How much do dental implants cost?
  2. 2.      How long do dental implants last?
  3. 3.      Are implants painful?
  4. 4.      How long will it take to get my new teeth?
  5. 5.      Does dental insurance cover implant surgery?

Versus . . .

The top 5 questions dentists want patients to ask –

  1. 1.      Am I a good candidate for implants?
  2. 2.      What are the…

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A Brief History


Ever wonder how Affiliated Dentists came to be?  Well, read on for a brief history!

Dr Busby graduated from dental school in 1978 along with Dr Wipperfurth and Dr Wierwill. Those two started their own practices in Madison, but Dr Busby ended up going into the military until 1983.  Once out, Dr Busby started a new practice with Dr Wipperfurth.  Later on he started the office known as Midvale Regent Dental Associates with Dr McGary, and later, in 1997, all offices merged into one, forming what you now know as Affiliated Dentists.

They only had one office, the one off of River Place by Monona.  However, Affiliated Dentists was growing fast, and in 2003 the West office on Odana Road was built.  That same year Dr Miller graduated dental school and joined the team.

The practice continued to grow, and new dentists joined over the years.  Dr Gustavson joined in 2007, Dr Wierwill in 2008, Dr Peles in 2009 and, most recently, Dr Smith in 2012.  For more details on each dentist, visit our website at