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A California dentist, Monica Boniadi, DDS, possesses two decades of experience. Dr. Monica Boniadi makes a point to improve her practice by taking continuing education courses and maintaining membership with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association (CDA), and the Orange County Dental Society.

Dr. Monica Boniadi, DDS maintains her private practice in Laguna Hills, California. Her emphasis is a conservative approach. She offers a wide array of services including all porcelain fillings, porcelain veneers, metal- free crowns & bridges, partial and full dentures. She also uses the state of the art Laser for various procedures including gum treatments, and needleless fillings, and various oral surgery procedures. For an appointment please call
(949)448-7500.

About Gum Tissue Grafting

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Gum Tissue Grafting
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At her private dental practice in California, Dr. Monica Boniadi offers patients access to a wide variety of treatments, including veneers, implants, and alignment. Monica Boniadi, DDS, also performs periodontal procedures such as gum tissue grafting.

For many patients, tissue grafting stands out as a high-potential treatment for gum recession. This condition, which affects 4 percent to 12 percent of adults, can occur so gradually that it remains undetected until roots are exposed. This can cause temperature sensitivity and, if allowed to continue, can result in tooth loss. Replacing the lost tissue can help many patients avoid these outcomes, though the same procedure may also be helpful for those seeking purely aesthetic improvements.

In most cases of tissue grafting, the practitioner cuts away a flap of skin from the palate, removes a piece of connective tissue from underneath, then attaches this tissue to the area to be treated. Dentists may choose to harvest tissue directly from the palate or from the nearby tooth, though the latter is possible only if the surrounding area has tissue to spare. Other patients will require donor material, which practitioners typically source from a tissue bank. A qualified practitioner can help a patient understand if tissue grafting is the most appropriate option considering individual circumstances.

Use of a Laser in the Dental Office

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Laser Dentistry
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Monica Boniadi, DDS, established her private dental practice, Laser & Cosmetic Dental, to deliver state- of- art dental care to the community in and around Laguna Hills, California. The winner of numerous awards from the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Monica Boniadi takes advantage of laser technology in her dentistry practice.

Dental professionals have been using lasers in their work since the early 1990s. Lasers are used primarily to cut or vaporize hard or soft tissue. For example, lasers can clear decay from a tooth and prepare the surrounding area to receive a filling. Lasers can also harden fillings.

Lasers are very useful for reshaping gums and removing bacteria during root canal therapy. They are also useful for the removal of small samples of tissue–called biopsies–to be examined for cancer. Lasers can diminish the pain of canker sores and remove mouth lesions. Additionally, dentists use lasers to speed in-house tooth whitening procedures.

There are several benefits to using lasers in dental procedures. They usually cause less pain, reducing or eliminating the need for anesthetic for some procedures. A highly precise tool, lasers have been documented to control bleeding during surgery and reduce healing times and symptoms following various procedures.

Basics of the Serve and Volley

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Serve and Volley
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The owner and chief dentist at Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry in Aliso Viejo, California, Dr. Monica Boniadi earned her DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with honors in 1996. When she is not attending to her professional responsibilities, Dr. Monica Boniadi enjoys several recreational activities, including tennis.

Tennis can be enjoyed by a variety of players, regardless of their skill level. A playing strategy seen less frequently in professional matches and more often on neighborhood courts in casual and amateur league play is the serve and volley. This is an aggressive style that requires a high degree of mobility, flexibility, and alertness.

Instead of hanging back at the baseline to play the opponent’s return of service, the server runs forward toward the net immediately upon serving. When the opponent returns the ball, the server plays it in the air, before it bounces. This aggressive style of play frequently results in a winning shot, but even when it does not, it generally disrupts the opponent’s timing.

Serve and volley is not for everyone. One problem, especially when playing singles, is the possibility of the opponent successfully hitting a passing shot or a lob near the baseline. An agile server can often deal with either by being alert and having quick hands and feet. Players with mobility issues, though, may watch many returns pass beyond their reach or over their heads.

Another approach, which can help reduce passing shots, is to serve the ball wide so that, instead of bouncing in the service box and then going over the opponent’s baseline, the ball passes over the sideline, forcing the receiver out of position to return the ball.

Preventing Stains on Teeth

As the owner of the Laser & Cosmetic Dental Institute of Orange County, Inc., Dr. Monica Boniadi uses minimally invasive laser technologies wherever possible. In addition to employing lasers to treat gum disease and tooth decay, Monica Boniadi, DDS, offers patients laser whitening solutions for their teeth.

Laser teeth whitening combines in-office application of a peroxide bleaching solution with laser energy that “activates” the whitening process and speeds it up significantly. While whitening treatments reduce stains a great deal, they do not permanently keep teeth at a lighter shade. To ensure that teeth remain as white as possible, avoid over-consumption of beverages that cause stains, including red wine, coffee, and tea. A straw can help those who do drink these beverages regularly to avoid stains on the highly visible front teeth.

Another strategy involves rinsing or brushing the teeth directly after consuming tooth-staining beverages. Use of whitening toothpaste twice a week and proper oral hygiene that removes plaque are also important factors in ensuring that staining is kept to a minimum. Many patients who have undergone in-office laser whitening procedures also benefit from touch-up treatments every six to 12 months.

History of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity

By Dr. Monica Boniadi:

Dr. Monica Boniadi currently serves as owner and a dental practitioner at Aliso Laguna Family Dental Care, a clinic located in Laguna Hills, California. Working alongside Dr. Robert Boniadi, Dr. Monica Boniadi oversees a variety of oral healthcare treatments, including laser dentistry, porcelain veneers and implants setting, and Invisalign applications. Dr. Monica Boniadi maintains membership in the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Orange County Dental Society, and Delta Sigma Delta, the latter of which is considered the oldest international fraternity for dentists. Delta Sigma Delta traces its roots back to Lou Mitchell and Chas Howard, two University of Michigan School of Dentistry graduates. In the early 1880s, Mitchell and Howard received invitations to join the medical fraternity Nu Sigma Nu. Instead of accepting, the two opted to found their own dental fraternity. In 1882, Mitchell, Howard, and five other dentistry students met in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to establish the world’s first dentistry fraternity. For a name, Delta Sigma Delta’s founders reorganized the initials of the D.D.S. degrees they were working toward and replaced them with the Greek letters. After graduating in 1884, the original Delta Sigma Deltas founded an Alumni Chapter to remain in touch. In 1885, a second Chapter of Delta Sigma Delta began operating at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, which later became known as the Loyola University School of Dentistry. Delta Sigma Delta’s third chapter started at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Today, Delta Sigma Delta maintains undergraduate and graduate chapters throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. The mission of the organization remains to further development of ethical, professional, and scientific standards and ideals in the field of dentistry by promoting fellowship among practitioners.