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Case of the Week: Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Crowns, Dental Implants

Discolored and crooked teeth | Dentist Duxbury MA

Case of the Week:

Meet our patient, Alice (name changed for confidentiality). After many years of being unable to smile due to the condition of her teeth, she was finally ready to make a change. After a treatment planning consultation, Dr. Scardella came up with a plan to bring back Alice’s smile. Also included in the treatment plan was the restoration of her back teeth, in order to repair the chewing function she desired and create a bite to protect the front teeth.

Smile before crowns | Dentist Duxbury MAFrom this “before” photo you can see the condition of Alice’s teeth has deteriorated considerably. ...

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Attention Pregnant Women: Come to the Dentist!

Pregnant Woman holding belly

After dental school, I completed my residency at a Veterans Affairs Hospital. During that time, I did not see one pregnant woman during my residency. For a while, I forgot pregnant women existed in the dental practice. After moving on to private practice, I quickly realized I had pregnant patients, and they had a lot of questions and held misconceptions. So I did my research, I read the studies and articles, and I put together a one-page synopsis for my patients (click here to view).

Like anything else in the medical field, there are many differing opinions, ideas, and theories regarding pregnancy, and specifically, dental treatment during pregnancy. ...

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Dr. David Scardella and Dr. Joseph Santelli- The Best of Both Worlds

Dr. Scardella and Dr. Santelli | Dentist Duxbury MA

Today is a Saturday, a day off at Center for Progressive Dentistry and I have a few moments to reflect on my first 4 months as the new owner of the practice. My experience has been overwhelmingly positive. I cannot help but be exceedingly thankful that I came across this opportunity. What has made this so special? Well, let me tell you…

Aside from the beautiful dental office, the amazing team (Joanne, Bertha, Kathy, Stevie, and Julie), and the most grateful patient base a dentist could ask for, one more thing puts this practice over the top- Dr. Santelli. “Dr. Joe” (as many of his loyal patients call him) has been ...

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Do you premedicate before your dental visits?

Photo of pills | Dentist Duxbury MA

If you're like most people who have a prosthetic joint, artificial heart valve, heart murmur, cardiac stent, or any one of numerous medical conditions, you have probably been told at some point to "premedicate" with antibiotics before your dental appointments. Later, depending on the condition, your physician or dentist may have told you it was no longer necessary. Or maybe just needed for 2 years following a procedure. Maybe 1 year. Maybe for the rest of your life. How confusing!

I'd like to clarify these recommendations, or at least try to until they are changed again. Since I've been in dentistry, the premedication guidelines have changed at least 4 times. Often, ...

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Hello from Dr. Scardella!

I’m excited to announce that I have purchased Center for Progressive Dentistry from Dr. Santelli and look forward to a great partnership between us. This place is amazing! I cannot wait to to fully invest all my passion and energy into this dental practice. I hope to provide our patients with the consistent quality dental care that they have become accustomed to with Dr. Santelli and his team. The entire staff and Dr. Santelli will continue with the practice as well, making it a smooth transition for me personally.

I look forward to meeting you at your next visit.


David Scardella, DMD

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Our Hygienist, Julie

Julie is absolutely amazing!!!!!!! She truly took the time to explain everything as she went along, she was great!  This was my first visit her and the woman at the front desk was nothing but nice!

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Comes to the Rescue!

Felt really good leaving there and knowing one again, Dr. Santelli comes to the rescue! Thanks to him I’m still smiling with my own teeth! As usual everyone there is soooo friendly and nice, I always feel at home there!

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