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Dr. Stephen Poss, DDS, Brentwood, TN

1646 Westgate Circle
Suite 100
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: (615) 373-1056
Fax: (615) 373-4864
drpossoffice@earthlink.net

Dr. Poss began practicing dentistry over 28 years ago, after graduating from the University of Tennessee Dental School. Post-graduate training has remained a top priority throughout his career, and he's one of only a handful of dentists in the area to graduate from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where he received advanced training on the intricacies of occlusion, TMJ, and smile makeovers.

In addition to maintaining a full-time practice inBrentwoodDr. Poss lectures internationally onesthetic dentistry and TMD treatment. A former Clinical Director at the Las Vegas Institute from 1997-2004, Dr. Poss has directed numerous live patient continuums at various teaching institutes. Dr. Poss is currently the Clinical Director at The Center for Exceptional Practices in Cleveland, Ohio, and he is also on the editorial team of the Reality publishing. His articles and newsletters have been published widely.

Technology has always played an integral role in Dr. Poss's private practice, and he's pleased to be an active consultant for several dental manufacturers. He gives his professional opinion on new product development and refinement. He was also one of the select few chosen to open a regional learning center for the enhancement and education of dentists on the latest cosmetic and restorative materials.

In 2004, The Consumers’ Research Council of America recognized Dr. Poss as one of "America’s Top Dentists."

Monday
Mar172014

Sedation Dentistry, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Dentist, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Tennessee

Patients receiving dental care have a few options when it comes to sedation, depending on their anxiety level, says Dr. Stephen Poss, of Poss Dental Designs, in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Patients can do simple nitrous oxide, that they breath in to relax.  Oral sedation is where the patient takes pills before they come in and the patient will drift in and out of sleep during the procedure.  There is also complete IV sedation, where the patient is completely asleep during the procedure.  Dr. Poss says that when patients choose oral or IV sedation, a driver must drive the patient home, whereas nitrous oxide disappears as soon as the patient is off it, so the patient can drive themselves home.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Thursday
Mar132014

Cosmetic Orthodontics for Adults, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Dentist, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Tennessee

There are a lot of new things that make orthodontics quicker and easier, especially for adults, says Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs.  The six month smile is an option that is purely cosmetic, which straightens the front teeth with a tooth-colored wire.  In 4-6 months, the patient has a nice straight smile without years of orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Poss says it's important to know what your expectations are in determining the treatment option, as everyone is different.  There is Invisalign, Clear Correct and retainers to move the teeth and depending on a patient's time frame, expectations and how the teeth are, a treatment plan can be prescribed.

It's never too old to get braces, according to Dr. Poss, who says 1/3 of his practice are adults.  Patients are living longer and want brighter smiles and may need to correct a relapse from when they wore braces as a child, Dr. Poss says.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Thursday
Mar132014

Safe Mercury Filling Removal, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Dentist, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Tennessee

Dr. Stephen Poss, dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee, with Poss Dental Designs, has been a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine Toxology for over 15 years and follows their protocol when removing amalgam, or mercury, fillings.

Dr. Poss uses a rubber dam to protect the patient's mouth so no pieces fall into the mouth, he has the patients on oxygen, protective eyewear is worn, there is aeration and he uses every precaution necessary to safely remove the amalgam.

The process can take 1-2 visits, depending on the amount of fillings and patient's desired pace.  Dr. Poss says that with new technology today, everything is metal-free, including crowns and bridges.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

 

 

Thursday
Mar132014

Mercury Fillings, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Dentist, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Tennessee

Silver mercury fillings can be problematic, mostly because they're 40-50% mercury.  Moreover, when drinking hot and cold beverages, these mercury fillings expand and contract, which moves the filling around and eventually, the teeth can fracture or break, says Dr. Stephen Poss, dentist with Poss Dental Designs in Brentwood, Tennessee.

In his office, Dr. Poss will use an intra-oral camera to magnify and look for fractures and cracks to help him diagnose a problem before it becomes an emergency.  He always leaves it up to the patient to decide if they'd like to leave the fillings in, after giving them all of the appropriate information.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Thursday
Mar132014

Lumineers, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Dentist, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Tennessee

Lumineers is a brand name for minimal or no prep veneers, says Dr. Stephen Poss, of Poss Dental Designs in Brentwood, Tennessee.  Being conservative is always good about what you're trying to do, recommends Dr. Poss, especially in post-orthodontic cases where the teeth are straight but a patient doesn't like the color.  Lumineers work well in these cases, in addition to closing spaces between teeth.

Dr. Poss always consults with the patient first to talk about their expectations and says the tooth dictates the treatment.  Most of the time, unless there's a lot of crowding or crooked teeth, he can be conservative and use a Lumineer-type product if he needs to.

The main advantage of using a minimal prep veneer is you get to conserve the tooth structure, Dr. Poss says.  He also says that you don't have to worry about temporary veneers and there is more tooth structure for strength and support.  The Lumineer is very thin and it fuses to the teeth and it can make it much stronger so you can be more conservative in preparation.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.