More Reasons to Be a Marconi Dental Group Patient

5 Year Anniversary

Patient Appreciation Day Celebrates Marconi Dental Group’s Anniversary The Marconi Dental Group celebrated its fifth anniversary with a Patient Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. Clients, staff and community members celebrated with music, beverages and barbecue provided by the Marconi Dental Group. Children enjoyed a super bounce house obstacle course, while parents and other […]

What is an Oral Surgeon?

What is an Oral Surgeon?

One of the areas of dental specialty available at the Marconi Dental Group is oral surgery. Although general dentists perform many types of surgical procedures, for certain cases the expertise of an oral surgeon is preferred. What does it take to become an oral surgeon and what sort of surgeries do they perform? The Path […]

Twenty Years of Invisalign

Invisalign 20th Anniversary

Align Technology first introduced clear orthodontic aligners in 1998. Twenty years later, the Invisalign product is tremendously better. Through clinical trials, in-house research, and close contact with dentists and orthodontists throughout North America and the world, Invisalign has become the finest form of clear plastic aligners available. Therefore, the Marconi Dental Group is pleased to […]

What Are Bioactive Materials in Dentistry?

Bioactive Materials

You may hear the term bioactive materials used in relation to dentistry. What is a bioactive material? How are bioactive materials used during dental procedures? The Marconi Dental Group wants its patients to be informed about developments in dentistry, so here is some straightforward information about bioactive materials. Bioactive Materials Defined The American Dental Association […]

The Joys of Novocaine!

Young female dentist giving anesthesia to the patient before dental surgery.

Long the standard in local anesthesia for dentistry, Novocaine helps patients undergo procedures that otherwise might be impossible due to pain. The aftereffects, however, are seldom appreciated. The drooling, slurred speech and numbness are legendary and the source of many stories that are funny for friends and family, but seldom the patient. While no one […]

Why You Want an On-site Dental Technician

Dental Technician

The Marconi Dental Group prides itself on offering a complete suite of dental services. This goes beyond the work that occurs in the dental chair on the part of our staff of assistants, hygienists, general dentists and dental specialists. It also includes the labor of our master dental technician, creating crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures […]

The Real Difference Between Dolphins and Porpoises

The difference between dolphins and porpoises lies in the teeth.

Ask someone about the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise and they may point to the two species closest to us here in Sacramento. The San Francisco Bay is home to both bottlenose dolphins (Turciops truncatus, above) and harbor porpoises (Phoecoena phoecoena). Looking at them, you notice that our local dolphin has a long […]

What is a Dental Technician?

Dental Technician

Walk through a dental lab and you smell the scents of craftwork. Wax, ceramics, acrylics, porcelain, plaster, kilns for heating dental products and forges for melting metals combine to create a distinctive odor. Work is taking place! Molds of teeth, of entire jawlines, copies of patients’ problems waiting for solutions occupy available desk space. Right […]

What is the Academy of General Dentistry?

Marconi Dental Group

Both Dr. Ashkan Alizadeh and Dr. Maryam Saleh of Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group are associated with the Academy of General Dentistry. What is the Academy of General Dentistry? Why should it make you more confident in our practice as a center for dentistry? The Academy of General Dentistry Explained Dentists are already expected to study […]

Recycling Dental Amalgam

A tooth with a mercury amalgam filling.

Dental amalgam accounts for about 1% of all the mercury waste produced in the United States, a very small amount. Still, this means that nearly four tons of mercury goes to wastewater treatment plants from dental practices. Although dental amalgam is a safe, inert form of mercury, proper disposal is still necessary to prevent contamination […]

Choosing a Carmichael Dentist

How to Select a Dentist According to the ADA The American Dental Association (or ADA) is obviously interested in people and dentists being matched together for their mutual benefit. For our potential Carmichael patients, how can you choose a dentist? We believe that the following suggestions from the ADA make the Marconi Dental Group an […]

The Marconi Dental Plan Featured in the Carmichael Business Journal

The Marconi Dental Plan can help your family get the dental care it needs from our Carmichael family dentists.

Membership Program Provides Prevention Treatment and Dental Discounts The recently announced Marconi Dental Plan, provided by the Carmichael dentists at the Marconi Dental Group, was featured in a recent article on the website of the Carmichael Business Journal. Senior Staff Writer Kathy Robertson of the Business Journal spoke with Dr. Ashkan Alizadeh and detailed the […]

The Marconi Dental Group with Dr. Maryam Saleh

Dr. Maryam Saleh, Carmichael dentist and member of the Marconi Dental Group.

Truly a Family Practice The Marconi Dental Group would like to introduce Dr. Maryam Saleh, DDS and FAGD, to our Carmichael dental practice. As mentioned in an earlier article, Dr. Saleh brings a special interest in dentistry for children and young people to our group. In this sense, she makes the Marconi Dental Group a […]

Welcome to Our New Website

Our Carmichael dentists encourage you to use our newly remodeled website to answer your dentistry questions.

If you regularly read our blog articles, you will instantly note the new design of our website. First, the existing design was in use for a number of years and it was time for a “remodel.” We hope you enjoy the brighter look and broader use of color. Second, navigation through the website has been […]

Meet the Marconi Dental Group

Our dental office in Carmichael looks forward to your first visit.

The Doctors and staff are all very professional here. They welcome you with a smile and ensure your comfort. I highly recommend them. I am very pleased with the overall service that I received.” — Kimberly Why be strangers? Along with our earlier article on establishing a dental community, we want you to meet the […]

Pediatric Dentistry at the Marconi Dental Group

The Marconi Dental Group has dentists for children too!

If you can make dentistry a positive experience for kids, then they grow into adults who are not afraid of the dentist.” — Dr. Maryam Saleh With the arrival of Dr. Maryam Saleh at the Marconi Dental Group, we now proudly feature dental care for children at our Carmichael office. While all of our dentists […]

Introducing the Marconi Dental Plan

The Marconi Dental Plan provides free dental care and treatment discounts for individuals and families.

Many of our patients find themselves without dental insurance. Perhaps coverage was provided by their former job, or they have retired and lost their benefits. Some of our clients discovered that their dental insurance has significant deductibles and imposes maximum coverage amounts, so that their insurance is actually little more than a discount on their […]

Name Brand versus Generic in Dentistry

Whether or not you should consider generics is a matter you can discuss with your Carmichael dentist.

Many people wonder if they should use generic products. For example, after a prescription drug passes a certain time period on the market, all manufacturers are allowed to create a “generic” version of that drug. The potency is generally the same, if the drug maker is a trusted company. Only the packaging and the name […]

100 Years of Dental Hygiene

The Carmichael dentists at the Marconi Dental Group celebrate their dental hygienists.

The hygienist is amazing!” — A happy Marconi Dental Group patient The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is celebrating 100 Years of Dental Hygiene in 2013. The first dental hygienists were trained by Dr. Alfred Fones, a dentist in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dr. Fones trained his assistant, Irene Newman, to care for routine dental cleanings. Realizing the […]

Explaining a Dental Visit To a Child

Your Carmichael dentists at the Marconi Dental Group will work with children too.

“Tell all the Truth, but tell it slant” — Poet Emily Dickinson Every child deserves healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Along with a consistent routine of dental care at home that includes brushing and flossing, regular cleanings are needed to maintain your child’s overall health. How can you explain what’s involved in a dental […]