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US dentist puts 7000 at risk of HIV
U.S. dentist puts 7,000 at risk of HIV. A DIRTY dentist placed 7,000 patients at risk of contracting HIV and other infectious diseases after failing to properly sterilize equipment at his Oklahoma practice, U.S. health officials warned. Among the 7,000 ...

New dental clinic for needy kids
Some clinics offer sliding-fee scales or free dental-care days, and some dentists provide charitable care in their offices; but everyone in the business knows that dental care is the top unmet health-care need in our state and community.More than 1 in ...

Hamburg, NJ Dentist Dr. Barry Eisenman Introduces Oral Sedation at Heritage ...
Hamburg, NJ Dentist Dr. Barry Eisenman Introduces Oral Sedation at Heritage ...

Penn Dental Medicine Sponsors Oral Cancer Walk and 5K Run April 6
As part of National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, dental students from Penn and Temple University are partnering to present the Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk & 5K Run.The Saturday April 6 event is an annual fundraiser for the Oral Cancer Foundation and ...

Midlevel dental provider looks unlikely this session
It appears unlikely that the Kansas Legislature will move forward this session with a proposal to create a midlevel dental provider in Kansas between dentists and hygienists. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports bills in the House and Senate have been ...

APNewsBreak: Okla. board wants prosecutors to charge oral surgeon behind ...
APNewsBreak: Okla. board wants prosecutors to charge oral surgeon behind ...

APNewsBreak: Okla. board wants prosecutors to charge oral surgeon behind ...
APNewsBreak: Okla. board wants prosecutors to charge oral surgeon behind ...

HIV, Hepatitis tests urged for 7000 Oklahoma dental patients
Dentist Alice G. Boghosian removes packages of properly sterilized dental instruments from an autoclave that uses heat and steam to sterilize the tools Friday, March 29, 2013, in Chicago. Health officials in Oklahoma are calling an oral surgeon there ...

Okla. Dental Assoc. infection control suggestions
The association said Monday that all dentists should follow precautions specified by the federal Centers for Disease Control. Those precautions include using masks, gloves, surface disinfectants and the sterilization of all reusable dental devices ...

Mobile dental services now being offered
The Together for Health Dental Center (TFHDC), part of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), is utilizing its new portable equipment to bring preventive dental care to children enrolled in area Head Start programs. The bi-annual onsite ...

Family Looks For Answers After Local Man Dies During Dental Procedure In Calif.
“A healthy non-smoking 24-year-old young adult does not die in a dental chair,” said family friend Tony Keiser. “That isn't supposed to happen.” He says the family has paid close attention to the narrative that chronicle the last last hours of Lapinski ...

Okla. dentistry board wants prosecutors to charge Tulsa oral surgeon behind ...
Okla. dentistry board wants prosecutors to charge Tulsa oral surgeon behind ...

Dental office closed by state, reopens
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) -- State health officials recently shut down a Cranston dentist's office after finding what they called potential risks of infection for patients and staff. Department of Health officials told The Providence Journal that the agency ...

Here are 5 dental habits that can help you keep your teeth
These days, teeth have become an important fashion accessory. Everyone wants his or her smile to be just as white, bright and dazzling as that of any Hollywood celebrity. A great smile starts with healthy teeth. Here are five dental habits to develop ...

Scores of Tulsa dental patients tested for hepatitis, HIV exposure
(CNN) -- Testing continues for patients who may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis from their visit to Dr. W. Scott Harrington's suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma, dental office. By Monday, nearly 1,000 patients had been screened at a special clinic in the ...

How to file a complaint with Oklahoma Board of Dentistry
Under current state law, the state Board of Dentistry cannot investigate a dentist until a complaint has been filed. To file a complaint against a dentist, download the dentistry board's complaint form at www.ok.gov/dentistry. The complaint form is on ...

USPTO grants trade mark "EDELWEISS" to edelweiss dentistry products gmbh ...
USPTO grants trade mark "EDELWEISS" to edelweiss dentistry products gmbh ...

Dental patients tested for hepatitis, HIV
Testing continues for patients who may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis from their visit to Dr. W. Scott Harrington's suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma, dental office. By Monday, nearly 1,000 patients had been screened at a special clinic in the city, and ...

Study: Dental bib clips can harbor oral and skin bacteria even after disinfection
Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Institute published a study today that found that a significant proportion of dental bib clips harbored bacteria from the patient, dental clinician and the environment even after ...

Oklahoma dentistry board urges charges in HIV scare
Harrington and his staff could face at least two felony charges, Rogers said, including practicing dentistry without a license and aiding or abetting another person who is violating the state's dental act. Rogers said each possible charge could carry a ...

Clinic gets $200000 grant for child dental services
It identifies Medicaid-eligible children, removes barriers that prevent low-income families from getting their kids to the dentist, works to recruit and train specialists and teaches primary care doctors to deliver preventive oral health care at check ...

HERE ARE 5 DENTAL HABITS THAT CAN HELP YOU KEEP YOUR TEETH
These days, teeth have become an important fashion accessory. Everyone wants his or her smile to be just as white, bright and dazzling as that of any Hollywood celebrity. A great smile starts with healthy teeth. Here are five dental habits to develop ...

Health officials say a dentist may have exposed thousands to HIV and hepatitis
(CNN) -- Testing continues for patients who may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis from their visit to Dr. W. Scott Harrington's suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma, dental office. By Monday, nearly 1,000 patients had been screened at a special clinic in the ...

Dental Bib Clips Can Harbor Oral and Skin Bacteria Even After Disinfection ...
Dental Bib Clips Can Harbor Oral and Skin Bacteria Even After Disinfection ...

Aspen Dental Opens New Practice In Gresham, OR
SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 2, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Dental is proud to announce that a new Aspen Dental office is opening in Gresham, OR on Thursday, Apr. 4. Located at 670 NW Eastman Parkway, the practice will provide dental services that range ...

Look Around Lubbock: Dentistry from the Heart
It's a national non-profit, and one local dentist office is participating for the third year in row. The Doctors of Abbeville Dentistry will be providing fillings or extractions free of charge for the first 125 area residents who show up to the office ...

Debbie's Deals: Summit Family Dentistry offers free dental care on April 27
LITTLETON, Colo. - If you need dental work, but can't afford it, Summit Family Dentistry in Littleton wants to help. On Saturday, April 27, several hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals will be donating their time and resources ...

Hundreds of Low Income Residents Receive Free Dental Care
“It really is an incredible initiative and I truly believe in the work that the Northern Virginia Dental Society does. There were so many volunteers especially dentists helping hundreds and hundreds of patients. This was my second year helping out ...

Family looks for answers after man dies during dental surgery in Calif.
"A healthy non-smoking 24-year-old young adult does not die in a dental chair," said family friend Tony Keiser. "That isn't supposed to happen." He says the family has paid close attention to the narrative that chronicle the last last hours of Lapinski ...

WHAT IS BIOMIMETRIC DENTISTRY?
n the past, if you broke a large chunk of your lower back molar, the treatment of choice would have been a root canal and a crown (cap). But adhesive dentistry and the latest research have changed that. Biomimetic dentistry, a type of tooth-conserving ...

Valley mom wants to bring better dental care to autistic kids
Two years ago, she found Dr. Michael Feinberg who patiently introduced Eleni to the dental chair and allowed her to inspect each dental tool before she opened her mouth to let him work. That first moment gave Stephanie the idea to introduce Dr ...

More Jackson County students will have access to dental care next year from ... - The Jackson Citizen Patriot
More Jackson County students will have access to dental care next year from ...

Nevada Dental Hygienists Association puts forth bill for dental assistant ...
Nevada Dental Hygienists Association puts forth bill for dental assistant ...

Grand jury indicts Plano man accused of practicing dentistry without a license
A Collin County grand jury has indicted a Plano man accused of practicing dentistry without a license and operating a dental lab without a certificate. Jose Santiago Delao, 63, was indicted Tuesday on three criminal counts. He has been held in the ...

About 1200 dental patients in Oklahoma screened for HIV
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - About 1,200 patients have been screened for exposure to HIV and hepatitis in Oklahoma after authorities found a Tulsa dentist using improper sterilization procedures and rusty surgical tools, a public health official said on ...

New complaints in dental investigation
On FOX23 News at 9, Abbie Alford talks to patients who the Board of Dental wants to hear from and how you can file a complaint with the Dental Board. Then on FOX23 News at 10, how you can get your dental records from Harrington. Copyright 2013 Cox ...

Dental patient's sudden death raises questions
Fox 5 looked into the background of Dr. Steven Paul, the oral surgeon who administered the Mark Lapinski's wisdom teeth procedure. Dr. Steven Paul, dentist office. The state of Nevada shows Dr. Paul as a registered oral surgeon and has a permit to ...

Dental school project to bring jobs, funds to Tazewell County
“We wanted to share with the council and make a formal public document that the community is aware of a recent study prepared for the proposed new dental school in Tazewell County and Bluefield, Va.,” Olive said. “This report has assessed the likely ...

Swaziland's dental dilemma
Even getting a filling for a tooth is almost impossible at either of the two government hospitals in Mbabane, or at the facility in Siteki, the eastern provincial capital. The public hospital in Manzini does not currently have any dental practitioners ...

The Apus Boat: Providing free dentistry for Amazonian natives
“I want to build a big boat, and I want to bring free dentistry to people all up and down the Ucayali River” Sergio told me. The Ucayali is one of the largest rivers in the Amazon, running south to north between Peru's two major river cities, Pucallpa ...

Swaziland's Dental Dilemma
Most Swazis have never visited a dentist, because in a country where 70 percent of the population lives in absolute poverty, oral hygiene is considered a luxury. Swaziland's 1.2 million people are served by only nine private dentists: five are in the ...

Dental art: Colonial dentist
Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks. You can find this image and many other reproductions of ...

PHOTO: Westhampton Beach Dentist Talks to Kids About Dental Health
In recognition of Dental Health Month, Dr. Gregory Frost, a Westhampton Beach-based dentist, shared his tips for good dental health during a visit with kindergarten students at Westhampton Beach Elementary School recently. While visiting with the ...

Lesson learned: How the dental assistants at the heart of the Tulsa oral ...
Lesson learned: How the dental assistants at the heart of the Tulsa oral ...

Oklahoma Dental Association Issues Statement on Infection Control in Dental ...
Oklahoma Dental Association Issues Statement on Infection Control in Dental ...

The Dirtiest Thing in Your Dentist's O…
Dirty bibs aren't just a problem for babies. The clips used on dental bibs are loaded with bacteria, according to new research from Tufts University. Even after being disinfected, 40 percent of clips in the study still tested positive for aerobic ...

Hangout/Dentistry/French Language
What do The Hangout, dentistry and the French language have in common? If you guessed Mary Elizabeth Edwards, you would be correct. The fourth year dental student at UAB, who worked summers bartending at The Hangaout, plans to return to her ...

James Hanley: Despite this case, dental care in the US is among the best in ...
James Hanley: Despite this case, dental care in the US is among the best in ...

James Hanley: Despite this case, dental care in the US is among the best in ...
James Hanley: Despite this case, dental care in the US is among the best in ...

Don't be afraid of dentists
(CNN) -- It is disheartening and alarming to learn that as many as 7,000 patients are at risk of serious, life-threatening infections because of dentist W. Scott Harrington's alleged failure to follow "standard infection control guidelines" at his ...