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Dallas Company Sets Out to Change How Dental Professionals Connect
DentalSpots.com, the premiere online dental jobs matching portal headquartered in Dallas, TX, is making constant upgrades to its site which are aimed at changing the way members of the dental community connect. Previously dental professionals who were ...

Dental anesthesiology falls short of becoming ADA specialty
November 1, 2012 -- Dental anesthesiology came close to becoming the 10th ADA recognized specialty but fell short last week when a majority of the House of Delegates (HOD) voted against approving Resolution 16 during the 2012 ADA Annual Session in ...

City to get dental stem cell banks
KOLKATA, Nov. 1 -- Dental stem cells can cure 95% of the diseases that affect the organs of a human body. A Mumbai-based company pioneering in India with this new technology has claimed that it will soon launch new centres in Kolkata, thus opening ...

A timely business reminder, a software solution to manage your appointments
Along with her brother Michael Skelly, she created booking, scheduling and reminder software for medical practitioners including GPs, dentists and physiotherapists. I d mix up dates quote a lot. I missed several appointments and they were appointments ...

Rising demand for dental school places
A NEW medical and dental school has seen an increase in demand for student places at its centres in Truro and Plymouth. The new Plymouth University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, says more students have applied to its dentist and medicine courses ...

Florida Department of Health Receives Dental Grant to Benefit Franklin County
Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) today announced that it will begin providing dental services to residents. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Florida awarded FCHD an IMPACT grant with $100,000 for three years to help address the ...

Halloween Costumes Not Required for First Trip to Dentist
"Pediatric dentists see the consequences all too often of parents and children not having established a dental home by age one," said Sean Cook, D.D.S., M.S.D., of the Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry. "Prevention, such as going to the dentist at ...

Dr. Carty to provide dental services at Valentine Dental Clinic, Joseph to ...
Dr. Carty to provide dental services at Valentine Dental Clinic, Joseph to ...

Enhanced TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
The Enhanced TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) is available to all military retirees (including gray area retirees) and their eligible family members, un-remarried surviving spouses and their eligible children, as well as Medal of Honor (MOH ...

The Principal Makes Next Dentist Visit Mobile Friendly
Dental coverage members can email or fax their ID card directly to their dentist or pull it up themselves to view coverage information. Members can easily look up a network dentist in their local area, complete with a map and driving directions ...

Dental Insurance and Oral Care Prove Vital for Children's Health
TAMPA, Fla. — Argus Dental Plan (www.argusdental.com) warns that parents may not realize that the most common chronic childhood disease is tooth decay. Nearly 25 percent of preschoolers have baby-teeth cavities before they enter kindergarten, ...

Protect toddlers' teeth with early trips to the dentist
Strange new sounds and unfamiliar tools - it's no wonder why some little ones are a bit nervous about their first trip to the dentist. But if you want to limit those visits, the best thing you can do is start early. The American Academy of Pediatric ...

Dentists offer cash for Halloween candy trade
The Tanyard Springs Family Dentistry in Spring Hill and the Nashville Smile Team are among the dental businesses who are buying back unopened Halloween candy for a dollar per pound. Hours for the buy-back program at Tanyard Springs are today and ...

Mercer Island Dentist Named Fellow in Prestigious Society
York, a Seattle native, opened her dental practice on Mercer Island in 2003 with fellow dentist Dr. Rebecca Zerngast. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1991, and continues to teach there as an instructor to 3rd and ...

Patterson Dental introduces Eaglesoft Clinician, an EHR solution
PAUL, Minnesota--Patterson Dental Supply introduces Eaglesoft Clinician, a certified Electronic Health Record solution designed to help dental offices qualify for federal incentive payments. To develop Eaglesoft Clinician, Patterson has partnered with ...

Dentist removes daughter's front milk teeth - in case stem cells could save ...
Dentist removes daughter's front milk teeth - in case stem cells could save ...

Hopkinton dentist accepted into training program
Hopkinton resident and Worcester dentist Meenakshy Yegneswaran has been accepted into the Massachusetts Dental Society Leadership Institute. The two-year program provides dentists like Yegneswaran with the tools and training to become civic leaders ...

Dentists buy back Halloween candy, send it to soldiers overseas
Got extra candy from Halloween? Two dentist offices are buying it back for $1 a pound and sending it to troops overseas. Source: MGN Online. Corporal Judson Stidham is serving in Afghanistan. He is the brother of one of the dentists whose office is ...

Free dental care in greater Portland tomorrow!
This is getting a fair amount of coverage all over the place, but oral hygiene is so terribly important that I'm making a note here as well. According to "Inside Maine's Mouth," the piece I wrote about Maine's dental-health landscape in May, "In 2010 ...

Local dentists offer cash, prizes in exchange for leftover Halloween candy
This is the first year all three offices — Pearly Whites Family Dentistry, South Salem Dental Care and Miller Orthodontics — will be participating in the event. “It's a good program that helps the troops and helps keep the candy out of kids' mouths ...

Candy swap saves young teeth and buoys troops
"We hope to give troops a piece of home sweet home and items that won't let them forget their dental health," said Dr. Priya Grewal, Kool Smiles regional dental director. "And maybe we can cut down on children's repercussions from overindulgence with ...

Brandon Dentist Buys Candy, Helps Troops
The talk of Halloween candy and dentists go hand-in-hand. And one Brandon dentist isn't different in saying that parents should limit the amount of candy kids eat. "We really coach parents to try to divide things out a little bit; give them a treat now ...

LIBERTY Dental Plan Announces Natural Disaster Hotline for Hurricane Sandy
IRVINE, Calif. — LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) announces its Natural Disaster Hotline designated to assist those experiencing the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Members undergoing extreme weather conditions can call the hotline at (877) 869-1803 in order ...

Allergy Concerns at the Dentist
But there's someplace else where you should be careful that might not be immediately obvious, and that's your dentist's office. Whether it's routine cleaning or any other procedure, dental work can expose you to potentially dangerous substances if you ...

Local dentists to help needy family
Dr. Daniel Visel (center), along with Dr. Fadzanai Mukarakate (left) and Dr. Thomas Skoumal, are banding together to fulfill a wish to a family for free dental work at Dental Connections in Freeport. The business is taking requests from area residents ...

Delta Dental of New Jersey to Limit Disruptions from Hurricane Sandy
Delta Dental of New Jersey's office opened on Thursday, November 1, at 8 a.m. and will remain open daily during business hours until 4 p.m. There are limited service capabilities due to the storm's aftermath, but Delta Dental is working hard to be at ...

Dentists collecting candy to donate
Dr. Ro has been practicing dentistry in El Paso for thirteen years. A graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Dr. Ro was formerly a dentist for the El Paso City/County Health Department. Dr. Ro opened up his private practice, Eastside ...

Making a brighter life: Saratoga Springs dentist Marc Johnson offers care ...
Making a brighter life: Saratoga Springs dentist Marc Johnson offers care ...

Mahoney Family Dentistry buys candy for soldiers
So why did some kids take it straight to their dentist? Mahoney Family Dentistry launched a candy buy back program this year. But here's something unique. They're partnering up with the St. Joseph Valley Blue Star Mothers to send it to local troops ...

Dental Technician Diploma Program Now Available at CDI College in Surrey
SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2012) - CDI College is introducing the Dental Technician program at its campus in Surrey. The program will provide students with opportunities to gain an understanding of the dental technician practice ...

Dental surgeons decry illegal practice
The nation's Dental Surgeons have committed to set records straight by enforcing texts that regulate practice in the life-saving sector. The general assembly of dental surgeons in Bamenda, from October 18, 2012 rekindled hope with the surgeons ...

Aspen Dental Announces Relocation Of Office In Keene, NH
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Dental in Keene, NH is relocating to a brand new location at 354 Winchester Street on Monday, November 5, 2012. With just over 3,300 square feet, the office will provide dental services that range ...

The Principal Makes Next Dentist Visit Mobile Friendly; Added features ...
The Principal Makes Next Dentist Visit Mobile Friendly; Added features ...

Kentucky: College of Dentistry Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence
The Center for Oral Health Research at the College of Dentistry supports multidisciplinary basic, applied, clinical and epidemiological research in partnerships with other colleges across campus and nationally. The clear link between oral health and ...

Houston Dentists Encourage Patients to Utilize Yearly Dental Benefits
Dr. Ann Haggard and Dr. Marcus D. Haggard, two Houston dentists, have been providing service to local communities since 1968. At Designer Smiles, their Texas practice, they are committed to providing quality general and cosmetic care. As the year comes ...

Dentistry joke not lost on this crowd
Givens and her husband, a dentist, were at the Riviera to see Liberace that night in early July 1963. They were invited guests, part of a promotion featuring most of the city's 20 or so dentists for Liberace's "million-dollar smile" contest. After ...

Dentists warn of mystery rise in mouth cancer for under-45s
PEOPLE under 45 have been warned to look out for signs of mouth cancer after a surprise rise in cases for this age group. New figures reveal a growing number of young people in Scotland who neither smoke nor drink - the two main causes of mouth cancer ...

Tiny oral sensor may one day help dentists assess their patients' oral and ...
Tiny oral sensor may one day help dentists assess their patients' oral and ...

Dentist Disputes Gacy Victim Misidentification
A week after an announcement that a 14-year-old boy believed to be a John Wayne Gacy victim was misidentified, a forensic dentist who made the initial identification is disputing the DNA results. Attorneys Steven Becker and Robert Stephenson revealed ...

Sharon O'Steen, Florida Dentist, Allegedly Used Laughing Gas In Front Of ...
Sharon O'Steen, Florida Dentist, Allegedly Used Laughing Gas In Front Of ...

DeBary dentist's license suspended for laughing gas use
Dr. Sharon Ann Day-Osteen entered drug treatment in June after being accused of inhaling nitrous oxide at her office during the work day and in front of patients, but she was terminated from the program in September because of noncompliance, according ...

John Lennon's Molar To Help Fight Oral Cancer
And now, Gedge has enlisted the former Beatle to help inspire Brits to walk into the dentist and receive a simple, 10-minute-long test for oral cancer. Specifically, Gedge has turned to one of John Lennon's molars. Encased in a smart silver pendant ...

TOMAGWA to open dental clinic in January with help from nonprofit
Opening the dental clinic has been a long-time goal of TOMAGWA, and was made possible thanks to a $475,000 donation from the Tomball Regional Health Foundation. The donation is meant to cover all operating costs of the dental facility over the next two ...

Hundreds of Mainers Line up for Free Dental Care
Thirteen dental offices in the greater area Portland offered free dental care to those who normally don't get to a dentist because they can't afford it. It was the fourth annual Dentists Who Care for ME day, which serves hundreds of patients. As Patty ...

Mobile clinic provides free dental care for low-income children in Contra ...
Mobile clinic provides free dental care for low-income children in Contra ...

Free care has patients lining up to see dentists
Dr. Joseph Penna and assistant Thea Stone fill a tooth for Gardner Morrill of Gardiner at Dunstan Dental Center in Scarborough on Friday. Thirty-one dentists and a number of hygienists provided free care to at least 500 patients on Friday, said an ...

Local dentist office looks to Treat the Troops
Integrity Dental is organizing its eighth candy drive to send leftover treats from Halloween to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing a gift for their efforts. "It's to give to those that are serving abroad a little comfort from home and a ...

A health alert for dentists
A DENTAL surgery has been warned it needs to do more to protect the safety of its patients after an unannounced inspection identified concerns over its hygiene and infection controls. Elm Street Dental Surgery in Ipswich has been issued with two formal ...

Local Dentists Offers Cash for Candy, Sweets for Our Troops
A local dentist is again taking a “stand against sweets” this Halloween and offering local trick-or-treaters $1 per pound of candy they bring into Scott Goldberg Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. In addition to dollars, Fawn Fosenberg of Lexington Smile ...

Local dentists offer cash, prizes in exchange for leftover Halloween candy
Stephanie Reisig, left, weighs candy brought in by Joscelyn Lunde, 14, of Salem, at South Salem Dental Care on Friday. Lunde brought in over 30 pounds of candy, and received $1 a pound for her and her siblings. The candy will be given to Operation ...