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Osteoporosis and Oral Health

August 4, 2020 | Author:

Certain medications can influence dental treatment decisions and it’s important to let your dentist know about all the medications that you take.  In the case of antiresorptive agents—medicines that help strengthen bones—these medications have been associated with a rare but serious condition called osteonecrosis (OSS-tee-oh-ne-KRO-sis) of the jaw (ONJ) that can cause severe damage to […]

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Is Water Flossing the Perfect Tool for Better Oral Health?

July 16, 2020 | Author:

Good oral health involves more than having a beautiful smile; it is key if we are to enjoy food, feel confident about interacting with others and avoid oral pain. Statistics however show that many Americans could improve in this department. Over 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity, and one in four has […]

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Causes and Treatments for Underbite

July 3, 2020 | Author:

If left untreated, an underbite can cause major problems. This bite problem can affect everything from self-esteem to sleep quality. An underbite happens when the bottom teeth and lower jaw extend out beyond the upper teeth when the mouth is closed. Sometimes an underbite is called by its scientific name; prognathism. In moderate to severe […]

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COVID-19: Looking after yourselves and others through better oral hygiene

June 16, 2020 | Author:

Maintaining great personal hygiene has never been more important, given the current pandemic situation that many of us across the world find ourselves in. Advice around how to do this is something that we all should take note of. Especially, regular handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer gel when […]

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Toronto and Nashville

July 25, 2019 | Author:

Dr. Mitakides is joining his colleagues at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain annual meeting, which is being held July 24-27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario. As a member of the Board of AACP, Dr. Mitakides will be participating in seminars, workshops, and discussions regarding every aspect of treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Alexis Mitakides, one […]

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Another look at the challenging nature of diagnosing Ehlers-Danlos

April 9, 2014 | Author:

From Dr. Mitakides:  Those familiar with Ehlers-Danlos know how challenging it is to finally arrive at a diagnosis:  the disease isn’t easily recognized because of the wide variety of symptoms it often presents.  It has been said that EDS isn’t a rare disease, it is a rare diagnosis.  This recent article profiles one EDS patient, […]

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2014 Ehlers Danlos conference in Houston

March 3, 2014 | Author:

Save the Date!  Dr. Mitakides is honored to be participating in the 2014 Annual Learning Conference of the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation.  The dates are July 10-12, 2014.    Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with leaders in the fields of research and treatment for EDS.  Please watch for details!

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Dr. John Mitakides Named Diplomate of AACFP

October 16, 2013 | Author:

Dr. John Mitakides has been awarded the status of Diplomate of The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain,  the largest professional organization in dentistry devoted exclusively to dentists focusing on temporomandibular joint disorder, craniofacial pain and related disorders.  Dr. Mitakides is one of less than 75 such Diplomates in the North America. Dr. Mitakides has completed both […]

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Dr. Mitakides Speaks at the 2013 Ehlers Danlos National Foundation Conference

September 7, 2013 | Author:

Dr. Mitakides was honored to participate in this year’s Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.  As part of a distinguished group of doctors and lecturers, Dr. Mitakides presented formal lectures on two days.  Additionally, informal “meet the Doctor” session allowed him to chat one-on-one with many of the over 400 EDS patients who […]

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