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Dr. Glenn MacFarlane

Cosmetic Dentistry
Red Bank, NJ
37 years experience male

Locations

Glenn A. MacFarlane, D.M.D.

Red Bank, NJ

Address

252 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 12:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

Office

Red Bank, NJ

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
YES: Just make sure all the bonding from the brackets is removed and the tooth is polished. Bonding will not bleach and you may have a dark spot present in... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Any: Any elective dentistry should be avoided during your first trimester.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
No!: Whitening gel will not break down the enamel but it can invade cracks in the enamel and come in contact with tiny nerve projections in the underlying ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
INFLAMMATION: Pulpitis is the inflammation of the living portion of the tooth which includes the nerve and blood supply. It can be reversible or irreversible. If ir... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
NO WAY: Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a chronic problem and the most prevelant disease in humans. It needs to be treated to eliminate and then maintenance... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
DENTIST OR MD: Doctors that specialize in sleep related disorders and breathing are the best. Your internist is best to recommend you to the right specialist. Sleep ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
ABSOLUTELY NOT: It is your choice to have IV sedation or just local anesthesia. It's more dangerous to be sedated then not.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
SEE YOUR DENTIST: You may have decay, root surface erosion or abrasion, fracture of the tooth or of a filling, etc. See your dentist before continuing.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
DENTIST RX: There are dentist prescribed white strips that have a greater percentage of peroxide in them then otc strips.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
REVERSE TOOTH DECAY: As dr. Zinati said tooth decay is best prevented with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits with xray. There are oral products available today t... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Gum: Gum disease is related to many forms of vascular problems including stroke and heart attacks.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
DEPENDS: Having no IV sedation is always best because you eliminate a procedure you may not need. You will always have local anesthesia even under IV sedation.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
YES: Insomnia is most often thought of as both a sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders characterized by a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
DENTAL IMPLANT: There are a couple options to restore a missing front tooth. The cheapest is a flipper. Basically a one tooth removable denture that fills the gap. Yo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Sleep: Sleep apnea is a disease that should not be taken lightly. If you snore have a sleep study done.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
NONE: These kind of products can only help not hurt.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
IMPLANT OR NOT?: A dental implant is a choice not a requirement. If you don't utilize a dental implant, then you will need to use traditional dental methods. Either a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
SURGERY LAST RESORT: All none evasive treatment option must be explored before any surgery should be performed to treat sleep apnea. Cpap, or better yet, oral appliances, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
LOOK BETTER: Just because you are an adult doesn't mean you can't have a nice smile. If wearing brackets on your teeth is not an option, maybe invisable clear alig... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
EVERYTHING EXPIRES: Everything expires sometime bulldog and so will you. Expiration is the shelf life which all products need to have listed. If you use anything that has... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
INFLAMMATION: Periodontal disease is an inflammatory process of the the gums. It is the most prevelant chronic disease in the world. Inflammation anywhere in the bo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
OPEN QUESTION: How are dentists trained in cosmetic dentistry? At this time students are being trained in the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry. With the old g... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
GOOD LUCK: Most dental plans do not pay for implants unless you are replacing a tooth removed while covered. Even then there may be a few. I never billed medical... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
FIXED OR REMOVABLE: The term denture can be used for something which comes out (removable) or cemented in place (fixed). Partial means 1 or more teeth are being replaced.... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
YES: Dental implants, like everything else in life, is not made to last forever. Done properly they can last for more than 15 years. If you take diligent c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
YES: Dieting and losing weight help tremendously. Have a sleep study to determine how severe it is. Oral appliances are now becoming the golden standard to... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
CONSCIOUS SEDATION: Most in-office dental procedures if done with IV are done under conscious sedation. You will be sedated to the point of being unaware of what's going ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
NO: When a dental implant is placed the dentist should have you on certain medications. This helps to keep pain to a "soreness" since a wound is being cre... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
FAKE? OR OTHER BONE?: Fake may not be the right word you are asking to get your answer. You may be referring to a "graft" and what it is made of. Bone grafting is not alw... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
YOUR PREFERENCE: The use of amalgam (silver or metal) fillings has decreased over the years due to the mercury contained in them and the fact that they don't match the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
NO: Cosmetic, esthetic and aesthetic are all the same. Just allows us dentists to have many academies using the different names focused on the same outcom... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
YES: Snoring in an infant should be checked out immediately to rule out why. Breathing disorders can lead to a whole host of problems, including dental, wh... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
JUVADERM FORMULA: Juvaderm contains hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in your body. As we get older the amount of ha decreases thats why we get wrinkles and sagg... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
I WOULDN'T: Having your wisdom teeth removed is traumatic and may make you sick. Something light the night before and then liquids the day of. I usually tell my p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
BOTH IV: Both procedures are done with iv. If you are just apprehensive i would just have light conscious sedation to make you feel mellow during the procedure... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Restore all together: What do you plan on doing with the open space for #12 and 13 while you wait to do the implants? Do the implants and place a temporary fixed bridge fr... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Whiter Image: Whiter image offers a boil and bite tray that you can custom fit to your teeth and just add the bleach into the tray. Better than any strip because of... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
YOU SHOULDN'T: Local anesthesia is always used for dental implant procedures unless you prefer to be like bill murray. If you feel anything just ask for more. I'm ce... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
SO SO: Bleaching trays with different strength peroxides dispensed by a dentist are the best.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
ONE OF MANY REASONS: People with sleep apnea generally are not well rested and need a nap or fall asleep during the day or can't get out of bed easily in the morning. I w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
DEPENDS: If you are talking about orthodontic extractions i would wait till you have your child. The orthodontist and surgeon probably won't treat you while yo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Did: Did you know that snoring ruins relationships? Get it checked out and get back together!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
INFLAMMATION: Inflammation of the gums caused by plaque will make the gums bleed during brushing. You may have a simple case of gingivitis or a more severe form of ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Diabetic: Diabetic patients must maintain an impeccable oral environment. Oral bacteria can invade your body.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
CAN'T WHITEN TARTAR: Tartar, also known as calculus, is hardened plaque on your teeth and needs to be removed by a dentist or hygienist. Do you mean whitening tooth paste... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
MANY REASONS: Definition of a veneer is a thin decorative covering. In dentistry we use either a composite shaped directly on the teeth, or porcelain, lab designed.... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Ask: Ask your ob/gyn about periodontal disease and the effects it may have on your pregancy.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Mouthguards: Mouthguards should be used by all athlete's to protect against tooth damage and concussions.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
QUESTIONABLE: I would avoid any unnecessary chemical in my body if i were nursing. Why take the risk.Whiten.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
NOT FAMILIAR: I would stick to something that is organic and totally safe like tom's of maine. You are pregnant so don't take any risks even if it's minimal.

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Apr 7, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. MacFarlane is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. MacFarlane is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am being tested for sleep apnea and was borderline a year ago.
HealthTap member
Monday: To set consult. with oral/max. DDS to see if I'm a candidate.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank is was health

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Dental School, NJ
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Top Cosmetic Dentist, First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Cosmetic Dentist, Second Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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