Alexander Shor DMD, MSD

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Alexander Shor DMD, MSD is a certifed specialist in prosthodontics, a dental specialty which encompasses restorative and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Shor earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After dental school, Dr. Shor went on to pursue a three year specialty training in Prosthodontics from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Shor’s area of expertise includes: Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Complete and Partial dentures, and Full Mouth Reconstruction. Dr. Shor is also an accomplished dental technician- an extremely valuable skill when it comes to the treatment of complex problems and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Shor has published numerous research and technical innovations papers in clinical and scientific peer-reviewed journals. He lectures extensively for local dental organizations and study clubs and for national and international organizations. Dr. Shor is also an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Expert Articles by Alexander Shor DMD, MSD

Dental Procedures

Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth
Dental implants as the best option for teeth replacement
Denture treatment is a simple way to restore missing teeth and chewing function
Denture treatment to replace missing teeth is cost effective
Dental crowns can help restore broken, weak, and diseased teeth
Dental bridges are a good option for the replacement of missing teeth

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Injuries

Some first aid advice when you dislocate your shoulder
Know how to treat a concussion right away to prevent brain damage
First aid advice to assess and treat a lower back injury
First aid advice for the treatment of a pulled muscle
What to do if your child experiences a concussion or blow to the head
Surgery is not your only option for treating an ACL injury
Advice for choosing a brain injury rehabilitation program
Get back on your feet again after a hamstring injury with rehab
How to avoid and recover from a knee injury caused by running
Choose a physical therapist with the right experience and credentials
Patient Advocacy: What to do when a loved one is hospitalized
First aid advice if you experience a groin pull or strain
What to do if you tear your Achilles tendon
Essential advice for ensuring a successful ACL injury rehab
Treat a hamstring injury with proper rehabilitation and recovery
Proper treatment of an ankle injury can prevent long term problems
How to most successfully treat a lumbar herniated disc injury

Raising Healthy and Happy Kids

Helping kids feel comfortable and safe in the water is key
Optimizing brain enrichment through positive digital screen time
De-stressing doctor visits fosters a lifetime of health for kids
Being proactive can help emotionally traumatized kids to heal
Proper nutrition can improve kids' learning and behavior problems
Help guide your child’s path to effectively coping with anxiety
Establishing safe, fun and productive bath time for children
Jumpstart your family’s day with a positive morning routine
Parents should influence their children to eat healthy and exercise
Finding a happy medium when enrolling kids in afterschool activities
Advice for raising emotionally happy and healthy twins and triplets
Creating healthy and happy mealtimes for children and parents
Helping the entire family achieve a stress-free holiday season
How you can boost your children’s self-worth and self-esteem
How can parents raise happy children with balanced priorities?
Family meals foster healthy eating habits and close connections
Advice for motivating your kids and supporting their successes
Parents can help kids make a difference in the lives of others
Help your children develop confidence and a healthy body image
Teach your anxious child better ways to cope and manage behaviors
Helping girls love their bodies and cultivate healthy self-esteem
How can parents help their children minimize unnecessary stress?
Parents can teach children to recognize and label their emotions
Expert advice for parents trying to raise emotionally-healthy twins
How can you raise body-confident kids in an image-obsessed society?
Expert advice on raising honest children
Broaden your child's diet and establish healthy eating behaviors
Organize playdates for kids who struggle with social interactions
Help children develop their talents and creativity via play

Child Safety

Teaching children to be safe, strong and free
Navigating the many risks of summer begins with parental awareness
Keep kids safe outdoors from bees, wasps, ticks and mosquitos
Expert advice for surviving a school shooting
Create a safe family home by minimizing your exposure to toxins
Keep children safe and secure during the holiday season
Parents must communicate with their children about internet safety
Educating your kids about body safety can help prevent sexual abuse
Sports safety: Make eye protection a priority for your child

Children's Health

You can survive the NICU
Acupressure is a wonderful, gentle remedy for your child’s ailments
Teach your children about healthy nutrition and wise choices
An acupuncturist can help treat your child's health conditions
Ensure the top level of care for your baby’s eye health
Parents guide on how to prevent hearing loss in your children
Maintain your child’s vision and eye health to optimize learning
Prevent childhood obesity by making healthier food choices
Battle obesity in children by fostering an active family lifestyle
Encourage mental health in children with a psychological evaluation
Protect your baby during the winter: Know the facts about RSV
Cord blood banking can help your children stay healthy
Getting your child interested in sports will help prevent obesity
Know the warnings signs and symptoms of depression in your child
Cooking healthy foods for picky eaters to help them eat healthier
Be proactive when getting your child treatment for scoliosis
Why rewarding children with sugar or treats is a big mistake
What you should do if you suspect your child has ADHD

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic and dermal fillers create younger looking skin without surgery
Choose the right injectable facial rejuvenation treatment for you
Feel younger, build confidence and look sexier with mommy makeover
Collagen injections and dermal fillers help smooth out wrinkles
Rhinoplasty or nose job can improve your facial appearance
Breast implants or augmentation can restore a youthful contour
Liposuction is an excellent way to contour areas of unwanted fat
When getting plastic surgery, go with a board certified surgeon
Make an informed decision before undergoing breast implant surgery
Obtain balance, contour, and dimension by getting facelift surgery
A breast lift can enhance your overall appearance and youthful contour
Advice for men on getting calf augmentation (implants)
Male breast reduction can give you a natural looking chest
Short scar facelift and neck lift surgery helps you look younger
Get upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and look younger
Revision rhinoplasty improves the look of your original procedure
Choose the right surgeon for your liposuction procedure
How to choose an ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon

Caring for Aging Parents

Advice for elderly families in transition
Help your elderly parent maintain independence with good communication
Get help caring for an elderly parent with this expert advice
Get long-term care that is the right fit for your elderly parent
Discussing difficult life issues with aging family members
Managing the stress often associated with family caregiving
Minimize the holiday blues for seniors suffering from depression
Talk openly by starting a care conversation with aging parents
Preserve the dignity of your elderly parents by caring for their needs
Navigating the challenges of becoming a caregiver to aging parents
Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
Advice for managing the depression of your aging loved ones
How to best approach your parent on moving into a nursing home
How to find a good home care agency and stay in your home
Loved ones can help seniors though the progression of Alzheimer's
How to ensure the safety of your aging parents behind the wheel
Maximize rewards and minimize stress when caring for aging parents
How to help and support your aging parents as they grow older
Advice on what to do when an aging loved one wants to hasten death
Pay careful attention to your elderly parent's hospitalization
Adult children can help their aging parents manage hearing loss

Caring for Teens and Adults with Disabilities

Teens with special needs must prep for transition to adulthood
Achieving inclusion for college students with special needs
Caring for an aging sibling with disabilities entails teamwork
Negotiating adulthood as a teen or young adult with disabilities
Tailoring sex education to teens and adults on the autism spectrum
Supporting postsecondary success for teens with learning differences
Students with disabilities must plan for postsecondary education
Building connections and community for teens with disabilities
Recreation can help teens with needs transition to community life
Helping teens with autism spectrum disorder prepare for college
Teach kids with social learning challenges to become independent
Preparing teens with special needs and learning issues for college
Making college a reality for youth with intellectual disabilities
Sexuality education is vital for teens with intellectual disabilities
How can individuals with disabilities seek and pursue employment?
Help teens on the autism spectrum to navigate social relations
Person-directed planning can empower individuals with autism
Explore postsecondary options for students with learning differences
How can parents help youth with special needs to become adults?

Adoption and Foster Care

Providing optimal integration for a newly adopted older child
Preparation and communication are vital for a successful adoption
Navigating the wonderful and overwhelming journey of adoption
Ease the transition to adoption and minimize the stressful journey
Supporting your adopted children as they try to fit in at school
Help your adopted kids by understanding the challenges they face
Embrace discussion about birth parents with your adopted kids
Adoptees can utilize the Internet to safely connect with family
Build resilience strategies with your adoptive or foster family
Parents can create long-term connections within blended families
Expert advice for making the adoption process smooth and enjoyable
Adoptive parents must recognize and manage post-adoption depression
Advice on socialization for internationally adopted children
White parents raising adopted children of color must grasp racism
Preparation is key when welcoming a foster child into your home
What every adoptive parent should know about search and reunion
How can foster/adoptive parents meet the needs of traumatized kids?
The sequential path from childhood to mature adulthood
Bringing home your newly adopted child: Managing the transition
Adoptive parenting: Building bonds of strong, healthy attachment
What you need to know about adoption searches and social networking
What adoptive parents need to know about financing your adoption
Helping adopted and foster children navigate their early trauma
Building healthy attachment with adopted children is crucial
Help adopted kids understand their birth heritage via open dialogue
Expert advice for making first contact with birth family members
Strengthen your adoptive family by building trust and connections
Keep foster children safe from the dangers of sexting
Seek advice and professional help when adopting a child
Hire an attorney when adopting to protect you and the child
Expert advice on breastfeeding your baby by adoption or surrogacy
Strengthen the health and behavior of adopted children via feeding

Help Your Child Succeed Academically

Supporting your child’s vocabulary development at an early age
Expert advice on helping your child with dyslexia learn to read
Understanding and encouraging your child’s learning style
Help your child manage homework avoidance and improve study habits
Improve homework issues by breaking it down into manageable steps
What to do when you or your child do not get along with the teacher
Parents can encourage a passion for literacy in reluctant readers
Daily exercise and movement helps kids improve learning and recall
How to get the school system to support your child with dyslexia
Parents can assist their children in achieving to their abilities
Looking for a new school? Ensure you find the best fit for your child
Video modeling can support early literacy development in children
Resources for achieving inclusion in the classroom
Developing listening skills are vital to a child's school success
Advice for transforming your kids into eager, successful readers
How can parents help children tackle math anxiety and challenges?
Help your children learn to love math by reversing math negativity

Health Insurance

Manage your health savings account
Selecting disability income insurance
Why you need travel insurance for your trip
Purchasing travel medical insurance
Dealing with a family member's long-term care insurance
Considering a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
No longer covered by your parents’ health insurance?
Buy travel medical insurance for a safe study-abroad experience
Best pet insurance policy to protect your cat or dog and budget
Long term care insurance ensures you're covered for medical costs
Know how to navigate the Affordable Care Act to get the best coverage
Recent college grads should understand their health care options
Prepare for higher medical costs during senior and retirement years
Plan ahead for Alzheimer's and obtain long-term health insurance
Advice for women on getting long-term care insurance
Health and disability insurance can protect you when playing baseball
How to get the right health insurance coverage for you and your family
Protect your family's financial security with the right insurance
Determine your need to buy a long-term care insurance policy
Think ahead when purchasing a long-term care insurance policy
How to apply and receive veteran's benefits and services
How to mitigate and avoid the denial of a health insurance claim
Understand the financial benefits of voluntary insurance
Advice to recent college graduates on buying necessary insurance
Insurance coverage you need to protect your teenage children

Men's Health

Recognize symptoms of erectile dysfunction and get help
Using marijuana can be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction
Using marijuana can have adverse effects on male fertility
Address the psychological effects of erectile dysfunction (ED)
Satisfy her and have better sex by reducing premature ejaculation
Men's mental health issues are often misunderstood, get help now
How to speak with your loved one about erectile dysfunction
How men can supercharge their fertility

Aging and Longevity

Your elderly parent fell? This could change everything
Choose a trustworthy and qualified caregiver for your elderly parent
Empower yourself as a senior because you deserve a better lifestyle
Prevent falls as a senior by creating a safer living environment
Discover in-home healthcare options that are safe and comfortable
Live longer and feel younger by delaying old age as late as possible
Embrace the change of moving into an assisted living facility
Choose a qualified in-home caregiver from a reliable provider
Keep your independence with the help of an in-home care agency
Reduce the effects of aging using vitamin and nutrient supplements
Overcome your fear of death by embracing love and happiness
A life coach can help you reduce stressful decisions in retirement
Planning and preparation can help with the care of aging parents
Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body
Expect spiritual expansion and change when experiencing hospice
Forgetful? Memory enhancement is still possible as you age
Help managing Parkinson's disease symptoms and getting treatment
Embrace hospice as a guide on the journey through terminal illness
Ensure you track and take your medications on time
What can older adults expect from assisted living communities?
Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available
Using modern technology can help elderly people with dementia
Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy
You may be able to stay in your house with home care assistance

Raising Teens

Help your teenager cope with their anger management problem
Viewing your teen as a developing adult can improve your relationship
Raising preteens and laying a positive foundation for the future
Support your teen's academic success and healthy development
Helping your teen navigate the college admissions process
Independent college consultants can help teens apply to college
Teach your teenager how to avoid substance abuse
Keep your teenage driver safe behind the wheel and on the road
Learn the facts on teen driving safety
Raise a respectful, polite teen by setting appropriate boundaries
Supporting your teenage daughter through the dating experience
Improve your teen parenting by understanding the teenage years
How do I relate to and communicate with my teenager?
Help and protect your teen who practices self-injury and cutting
Are there any signs of abuse in your teenager's relationship?
Effectively communicate with your teenager about substance abuse
What's the best way for parents to discuss sexuality with boys?
Teen sexting: What all parents need to know
Managing the difficult issue of drug and alcohol use in teenagers
Help teens build resiliency, improve coping skills and ease stress
Managing the difficult issue of drug and alcohol use in your teen
Parenting your rebellious teen and encouraging healthy independence
Get a plan and the tools to communicate with your college freshman
Teach your teens to recognize the dangers of distracted driving
How can you help your child sustain long-term addiction recovery?
How should you talk to your teenage daughter about dating violence?
Parents must create an addiction prevention family plan for teens
How should parents talk with their teenagers about substance use?
Support teens in making good choices regarding drugs and alcohol
Help your teenagers leave home with resilience and perseverance
Parents can lead teens to a connected life free from addiction
Expert advice on communicating with your teenagers about drug abuse

Orthodontic Treatment

Advice for parents when your child need braces
Braces and orthodontic treatments are easy and cost effective
Types of orthodontic appliances for a beautiful, straight smile
Clear aligners like Invisalign are great for straightening your teeth
Getting braces to straighten your child’s teeth requires early preparation
Invisible braces are a great option for obtaining a beautiful smile
Orthodontic headgear is old news - opt for hidden braces instead
How to floss with braces to help keep your teeth clean
Getting braces? Select an orthodontist that is well-qualified

Dental Problems

What to do if you have a toothache
Take steps to reduce pain when your child loses their baby teeth
Relieve your sensitive teeth and protect against further tooth pain
Expert advice to help you cure dry mouth (Xerostomia)
Maintain healthy gums to prevent gum disease and other oral conditions
Save your child's tooth when it gets chipped or knocked out
Prevent periodontal disease with basic everyday oral hygiene
What to do when you have bleeding gums to ensure your oral health
Stop the pain from bleeding gums and consult with a dentist
The causes of bad breath (halitosis) and how to treat it
Use these practical techniques to overcome your fear of the dentist
What to do when you lose an adult tooth
Pain-free dentistry can help you get over your fear of the dentist
Gum disease can suprisingly trigger serious health problems
Modern technology helps to reduce the fear of going to the dentist
Getting the right treatment for gum disease can save your teeth

Dental Procedures

Advice on how dental surgery can help you
Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth
Dental implants as the best option for teeth replacement
Denture treatment is a simple way to restore missing teeth and chewing function
Denture treatment to replace missing teeth is cost effective
Porcelain veneers can really enhance the appearance of your smile
TMJ surgery can relieve joint pain and fully restore jaw function
Dental crowns can help restore broken, weak, and diseased teeth
Dental bridges are a good option for the replacement of missing teeth
Teeth sealants can prevent cavities and make cleaning more effective
Dentures can help replace missing teeth and improve oral health
Sedation dentistry for children: What parents should know and expect
Anti-aging dentistry can keep your face looking young and balanced
Sedation dentistry reduces fear and anxiety when going to a dentist
A root canal can relieve tooth pain and save your natural smile
Baby teeth: Wait for them to fall out naturally or get them pulled?
Choose a cosmetic dentist with experience to rejuvenate your smile
What you need to know about veneers beforehand
Dental laser technology improves recovery time for procedures
What to do when your child is tongue tied and needs a frenectomy
Decision time on your wisdom teeth: To pull or not to pull
Fix the gap in your teeth with dental crowns or bridges

Dental Hygiene

How to find a good dentist
Advice on keeping clean and healthy teeth without dental insurance
Teeth brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash prevents cavities
Expert advice for the dental health and hygiene of your younger child
Prevent cavities in your child for a healthy smile later in life
Expert advice for the oral hygiene of your 0-18 month old child
Learn how to prevent cavities and ensure the best dental health
Enjoy sugary snacks while protecting your teeth from cavities
Teeth whitening is easy with at home teeth bleaching products
Take care of your braces to save money and avoid problems later
Preparing for a child’s first dental visit leads to peace and ease
Dental myths exposed: Maintaining oral hygiene and a healthy smile
Oil pulling with coconut oil reduces gum disease and bad breath
How to teach your child to brush their teeth correctly for life
How you care for your teeth can prevent wrinkles and aging signs
Gum disease can have a huge impact on your overall health
Protect your teeth with proper preventative care and hygiene
How to get your child to brush their teeth from an early age
How to care for the teeth of your child to ensure a healthy smile
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