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Dr. Robert Devin

Dentistry
Reno, NV
48 years experience male

Locations

North Hills Dental Group

Reno, NV

Address

1055 N Hills Blvd, Reno, NV
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(775) 677-1081

Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

Office

Reno, NV

About

Bio

BA from University of Connecticut 1970 in Biological Sciences DDS from Georgetown University School of Dentistry 1974 Staff Dental Officer Naval Hospital Long Beach 1981-1984 US Navy Fellow in General Dentistry residency 1year 1985 Masters Business National University 1987 Fellow Academy of General Dentistry 1987 Fellow International College Oral Implantology 2007 Board Eligible American Academy of Implant Dentistry 2011 Masters in the Academy of General Dentistry 2012 Hobbies Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Climbing( HighPointersClub@32) Publications General Dentistry, 1987 1989 Navy Medicine 1990, 1991

Specialties
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Dentistry

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Doctor Q&A

295 Answers
81 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Braces and implants: Yes, A thorough evaluation by your implant dentist and orthodontist can answer you needs. Many times implants are place about half way through Orthodo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Sodium excess: No. No don't do this.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Burnt Mouth: Yes ,this is painful. Let it heal....go easy on in .IT WILL HEAL. A soft diet helps. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Throat pain: Home remedies include warm salt water rinses 4Xday . But if this persists see both a DDS/DMD and a MD. The dentist can rule out tooth infection, wisdo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
MM mouth wash: Miracle Magic Mouth Rinse. The rinse is best for those with initial HZVS1 viral infection as a symptomatic relief. I am not sure that you have a viral... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Painful gum grafts: Smart? .Perhaps no. Your DDS is very concern for the success of the procedure. Have them check it out. They may has something to make it feel better. ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Where to go?: Ask your friends who may have dental implants for some one they can recommend. DDS doing implants most often do grafting as well. Call the local dent... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Nerve injury: Yes, Your Oral surgeon may try an antibiotic regimen coupled with a NSAID like para acetophenamen (tylenol). If the nerve was only bruised this often ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Jaw Surgery Benefits: YES do it. This procedure corrects you bite, improves chewing function will improve your self-esteem tremendously. Not doing this will cause your bit... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Mouth Bitterness: Mouth bitterness can be related to hygiene that is not adequate. But often there is something else Many medications will cause bitterness in the mouth... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Opposite head pain: It is highly unlikely that an abscess tooth on one side will cause pain on the opposite side of your head. It is more likely that you have a second in... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Cheek, lip biting: Biting the inside of the cheek and lip can become a serious issue. Seek a professional right away. Once healed it can re-traumatized again. It takes a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Cold Sensitivity: Acid foods are a likely cause. Especially OJ. Eating an orange is OK because the pulp buffers the acid. Tooth paste abrasion is the next culprit. Use ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Radiating Face pain: You have the classic signs of an abscess tooth. Get a DDS/DMD to evaluate if a tooth is the culprit. Is so they'll put you on pain meds, antibiotics t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Braces& sore teeth: Braces pull teeth through bone to a better position. This causes the tissues holding the teeth in to become sore. The sore part is adjacent to the too... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Severed Nerve.: If the nerve is completely severed then you have a numb lip . Your teeth on that side will be also numb on that side. If it is only partially cut wil... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Socket white stuff: Sockets particularly the lower ones can fill with food. Not good. Have your DDS lavage this out. They may show you some techniques to keep it cleaner.... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Isotretinoin implant: A WebMed review shows no contraindication to having a dental implant placed.However notify your surgeon. If you have already had an implant placed and... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Symptoms/wisdoms: Your have multi symptoms that need evaluation by several professionals. A DDS/DMD can checkout you mouth and wisdom teeth. An Ear Nose Throat special... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Two phase lip care: Chapped lips untreated can lead to scarring. Moisture is needed in the lips to prevent drying from wind and sun. Severe chapping is usually caused by ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
"Meth Mouth" is: Methamphetamine addicts are characterized by dry mouth, terrible oral hygiene, and a diet of pure sugar and highly processed foods. That causes the en... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Dental caps.: Teeth need caps to hold them together and protect them from breaking under the force of your bite. It is a structural matter. Your bite is about 400ps... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Dental Implants work: Yes they work very well. After integrating into the bone and after one year , the success rate is in the 99% at 17 years. Always have a doctor who ha... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Why dentures work: Dentures are plastic teeth and plastic gums fitted over the patients natural bone and overlying tissues. The are accurately fitted to replace those lo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Root Canal Therapy: Endodontics is that dental specialty that cleanses clears and completely washes the 'nerve' out of a tooth. It is actually more that that but essentia... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Depends on STD: Oral contact can spread many bacterial stds period. This is especially true with a person with an active infection open sore hidden in the back of the... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
See an allergist: Lip swelling can occur with an allergy to many things. A contact reaction by food , latex gloves, smoking, your cosmetics is just the short list of w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Denture sores: Gums sores after 1yr can mean several things1.Your tissues need a rest. Keep the dentures out for 4 hours very day.2. Your bite is too tall for your ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Implant sensitivity: The implant has no sensor input. It has to be the adjacent tooth ...Which does. Some implants placed too closely to adjacent teeth, my loose vitality ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Molar extractions: All extractions technically are surgery. Some are more complex than others. Some quick, others require more time. Your doctors aim is to get you bette... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Dental Partial Pain: Ill fitting partials can be very painful when chewing. Adjustments are quick and easy to do. But if they are older than 8yrs the plastic saddles and t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
3rd molars Best time: Wisdom teeth, 3rd molars start to come in in the late teens to early 20's. Most do not erupt correctly usually due to a lack of space for them. They c... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Eating w/ Implants: Depends what you like to eat. Anything that would break natural teeth probably will break implants and what they support. There is a reason one looses... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Elder sensitivity: See you dental professional. Most elders have scoured their teeth for years. They used stiff brushes, hard pressure than light was better and too much... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Call an Oral Surgeon: Cleary you need to find a gp dentist that you can trust. Call the local dental society for help. Ask a friend who they like can be a great way to find... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Follow up D implants: Usually 6 month check-ups are adequate for dental implants. More frequently if you have gum disease with bone loss other places in your mouth. If you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Nicotine: Implants?: Probably, why continue a habit that adversely affects your gum and oral bone health? The tobacco has many chemicals that affect your gum and bone h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Yes: All concussions need a neuralogical consult. The sympathetic ANS parasympathetic nervous styems originate in the mid brain. Loss of salivation is a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
A Root Canal drink?: Yes, in moderation...1or 2. But not at all if you received sedation for the root canal therapy, or if the dds perscribed a narcotic for pain or Metro... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Cleanings perio/gum: Periodontal cleanings are consider maintenance after scaling and root planning. Going 4 x per year stay ahead of the root calculus(tartar) that builds... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Lip bubble: A raised area on the inside of your lip that is clear looking and bubble like is most commonly an obstructed minor saliva gland duct. This occurs from... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Geographic Tongue.: It is a common but not serious effect occurs on the tongue of white patches moving over the top of the tongue. It is currently thought to be candida a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Itchy filling: Yes this may be healing of the gum next to the filling. But if it is generalized have you DDS check it out. You may have an allergy to something rout... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Yellow tongue & ISD: The mouth is the gateway to the body. A disturbance in the mouth can reflect conditions elsewhere. Especially those folks with an isd( immuno- suppres... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Bleeding gums: Gums bleed due to irritation and infection. Brush your teeth after each meal and before bed. Have a Dental Examination and get your teeth cleaned by a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
White mouth's roof: Food abrasion/ dehydration(chronic) and an assortment of other causes. Have your professional check this out.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Pain after a filling: Teeth like other tissues need a recovery period to heal. Other tissues may have some discomfort after treatment. So do teeth. BUT if they hurt for a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Post op Pain: During many vigorous activities our jaws bounces our teeth together. Teeth should mesh evenly with balance loading throughout. Teeth after root canal... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Metal taste in mouth: Medicines can cause this. Certain foods too. List everthing you eat for two weeks. Have your DDS/DMD help and check out for reflux disease. Take the l... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Wisdom tooth pain: It depends. If you are not infected with a topical bone infection about 3-4days. If your teeth extracted were under the bone then longer. If your wisd... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Devin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Devin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Btw what it means 2 teaspoons for transmission? İf there is blood inside straws it also dies in seconds? Thanks
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My choice is now between a periodontist or omax who also holds an MD license. We will see.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! So there's no chance this could be a brain tumor? That's my fear :(

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1974MD

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

U.S Navy Fellow
Completed 1985

Awards

Mastership, Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow of the International College of Implant Dentistry
Retired US Naval Dental Officer

Affiliations

International Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
American Dental Association
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