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American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Program

24 Oct

An award-winning dentist, Richard Petrilli, DMD, PA, has served patients in his central Florida office since 1995. In 2010, Richard Petrilli, DMD, PA, was chosen by his peers as one of the “Top Dentists” in Orlando, and he won the “Best of Apopka” contest in the dental category. Beyond treating patients, Dr. Petrilli maintains membership in a number of industry organizations including the Dental Society of Orlando, Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

This year, the American Dental Association (ADA) celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Give Kids A Smile program, which provides quality dental services to children in need. Initially designed as a one-day event in 2003, the program benefits approximately 450,000 children each year who receive dental care with the help of dentists and volunteers at more than 1,500 events nationwide. The program hosts its kickoff event, Give Kids A Smile Day, each February, with the 2014 kickoff event scheduled for Feb. 7, 2014.

Established in 1859, the ADA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the dental profession on both a local and national scale and to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality dental care. The organization represents more than 157,000 members in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.


Richard Petrilli, DMD, PA – Dental Crown Q&A

27 Jun

A graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Richard Petrilli, DMD, PA, possesses expertise in general and cosmetic dental procedures. Richard Petrilli, DMD, PA, is skilled at placing dental crowns that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth restoration that completely covers a tooth. Crowns help to rebuild the structure and restore the appearance of damaged teeth.

How is a dental crown made?

The crown is constructed outside of the mouth in a dental laboratory. Then, the crown is placed over the affected tooth and is bonded to the tooth with a strong dental cement.

Which dental issues require crowns?

Typically, crowns are used when tooth decay is too extensive to be treated with a filling effectively. After a root canal has been performed on a tooth, the tooth usually is affixed with a crown to provide added strength and protection to the tooth. Crowns also may be fitted to hold bridges in place, cover cosmetic imperfections, or keep a deeply cracked tooth intact.

Which materials are used to construct dental crowns?

Crowns can be made entirely of metal or porcelain, or they can have a metal base that is covered with ceramic materials. The latter, a more durable option than an all-ceramic crown, often is used on molars and to construct dental bridges.