Mr. m heffernan

Mr. m heffernan

Author at Dentistry Online

Michael Heffernan graduated from Guy’s Hospital (UK) and completed his masters degree in prosthodontics at the University of Iowa. His research won the prestigious John J Sharry Research Prize from the American College of Prosthodontists. Michael was awarded a scholarship at the University of Florida in a dedicated implant fellowship. He returned to the UK and works clinically as a specialist prosthodontist. He has lectured internationally on implant dentistry and co-founded Dr Heff’s Remarkable Mints in 2014.

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Why we must prioritise the dental health of pregnant mothers now more than ever

Dr Mike Heffernan explains the dental health challenges connected to pregnancy and how best to help your patients overcome them in a time of COVID-19. In dentistry, we often hear about the phenomenon of mothers ‘losing a tooth for every baby’ and how ‘the baby took the calcium from my teeth and weakened them’. With … Continued

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Public attitudes on returning to dentistry post COVID-19 – the patients

Michael Heffernan discusses the effect of lockdown on patients’ oral health – and what dental teams can do to help.  In our final article we discuss the impacts of lockdown on our patients and their dental health with insights from the recent survey by Dr Heff’s Remarkable Mint. Key points from the survey were: 75% … Continued

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Public attitudes on returning to dentistry post COVID-19 – the practice

As dental teams start to open their doors for face-to-face treatment, Michael Heffernan discusses what practices need to do to reassure and communicate. In our first article we discussed the potential impacts on hygienists of the recent survey by Dr. Heff’s Remarkable Mint.  Anybody with an interest in dentistry will find this survey of significance … Continued

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