Advancements in dental technology that will make you smile

Life changing dentistry – It is never too late to achieve a vibrant smile! One of the hardest things for many of our new patients is stepping through our door for the first time. Especially if it has been many years since the last visit. There is a combination of shame and fear that is almost paralyzing. People worry that they are going to be lectured, and unfortunately this is how some dentists choose to ‘motivate’ their patients – it…

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Huntsville Doppler – How Dental Benefit Plans Work

Dr. Drew explains how Dental Benefit Plans Work For my second column, I would like to shed some light on a dental subject that can be very confusing and frustrating: Dental Insurance. There are a few basics that sometimes aren’t clear: The true origin of insurance was to protect groups from catastrophic loss of property with full replacement value. Therefore, dental insurance might be better described as dental benefits. In other words, for those who have dental benefits it is…

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Professionally Speaking – Huntsville Doppler

TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION IS A PRIORITY IN DR. DREW’S OFFICECommunication is king!This is not a revolutionary statement, but one that we remind ourselves of constantly in our practice. Many dentists, including myself, have a tendency to jump right into discussions with patients about the latest technology. This is probably because there is in fact incredible technology available that benefits our patients with faster and easier treatment and with better outcomes than ever before. However, we have found that most patients are…

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Don’t Be A Waldo

By Drew Markham, DDS, LVIF, FIACA - 2015 IACA PresidentDentisty is always changing, but there are a number of recent events that are happening right under our nose. Some of these changes are going to have a dramatic effect on how the average dental practice will look in the next decade.Much like the squeeze on the middle class, the average practice owned and operated by a solo dentish may disappear in the not too distant future. However, a select few…

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Muskoka Mosaic – The Huntsville Forester

Muskoka Mosaic: Don’t judge a book by its coverIntroducing Dr. Drew MarkhamBY MANDI HARGRAVEWhen Drew Markham was driving north on Highway 11 in the fall of 2005, he knew he would soon call Huntsville home. Markham was looking to purchase a dental practice and make it his own. Huntsville presented the perfect opportunity. For the next six months he commuted between Huntsville and Sarnia on the weekends until his familycould join him.He and his wife Janet met on the ice…

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Neuromuscular Dentistry in Newfoundland

Dr. Drew will be headed to St. John's, Newfoundland this week (April 4 & 5) to lecture to a group of dentists on Neuromuscular Dentistry.  As a Regional Director for LVI, he travels to conduct these regional events around the country.  This will be his first lecture in 2014 as well as his first visit to Newfoundland for either business or pleasure! Neuromuscular Dentistry is a passion of Dr. Drew's, making it a very easy and enjoyable topic for him…

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Dr. Drew involved in “Finding Me” Huntsville Documentary

A documentary on a local boot camp for former drug addicts and alcoholics will take the screen at the Algonquin Theatre on Thursday night. The documentary tracks the lives of seven former drug addicts who committed to changing their lives – eating healthier, working out at the gym, participating in mindfulness meditation, practicing yoga and a number of other activities – through a two-month boot camp co-ordinated by the District of Muskoka, as well as the community’s involvement in the boot…

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Art exhibition to highlight creativity in business

  HUNTSVILLE – This is one art show that will have you looking at car parts and floor cleaner in a completely different way.   Artist Col Mitchell is the curator of a project called ArtShift, which paired five artists with five business owners in order to create artwork that would change the way people think about creativity and business. Mitchell said the exhibition is meant to show that creativity is essential not only for artists but for innovative business…

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‘A Lasting Impression’ – Huntsville Forester Progress 2010

The past 15 months have been a whirlwind for Dr. Drew Markham Dentistry. At their new location since 2008, the team has accomplished many goals and continue to push the envelope developing their clinical skills.Technology is crucial to Dr. Markham, as is continual training. Investments in these areas have allowed the practice to offer unique treatment options to patients. “Our most recent addition is an iTero,” explains Markham. “The machine allows us to take a digital impression of your teeth without using…

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Progress Edition 2008

Vibrant smiles for healthy lifestylesWhen you ask Dr. Drew Markham what he loves most about his job, his answer is “Changing people’s lives!” Dr. Markham’s passion for his work has driven him to become a highly skilled general dentist, with special interest in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. “We handle dental needs large and small and we are absolutely accepting new patients for all levels of care, from routine cleanings all the way up to full mouth reconstructions.” First and foremost,…

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