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Goodwin Dental rolls into Aledo
He spent about five years completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery schooling and an advanced residency program. Since 2010, Goodwin has been treating patients. His first two and a half years were spent working in China Grove, just on the edge of San ...

Langston celebrates 40th year of dentistry in Manning
“The opportunity presented itself from Dr. (Mutt) Bozard, who wanted another dentist here in town,” Langston said. “I talked with him and between him and his dad, the other Dr. Bozard, I was able to raise some money with the Bank of Clarendon. We got ...

FTC Staff Urges Dental Accreditation Commission To Adopt Dental Therapy ...
FTC Staff Urges Dental Accreditation Commission To Adopt Dental Therapy ...

Merlene Davis: Retired Lexington dentist to become president of National ...
Merlene Davis: Retired Lexington dentist to become president of National ...

Dramatic Dental Malpractice Trial Ends With $875K Settlement
The dentist's attorney, Terrell "Chip" Benton III of Hall Booth Smith, said in an interview that a video showing the plaintiff doing yardwork created a "credibility issue" over the extent of the plaintiff's pain. But the plaintiff's team fought back ...

WVU and WV State team up to encourage dental students
Highlighting a need for dentists in the state, officials from two of West Virginia's largest universities signed an agreement Monday that will help students pursue a dental degree. West Virginia University's School of Dentistry and West Virginia State ...

Main Street Dental Group purchases Battle Ground property for $420000; A ...
Main Street Dental Group purchases Battle Ground property for $420000; A ...

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers to sponsor second annual Santa's Enchanted ...
Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers to sponsor second annual Santa's Enchanted ...

Kentucky Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Luallen Formally Unveil UofL/Community ...
Kentucky Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Luallen Formally Unveil UofL/Community ...

UBC dentistry prof awarded top military honour
Canada's chief of defence staff, the country's top soldier, will present University of British Columbia, Dentistry Professor David Sweet, OC, with a medal for distinguished service. Sweet is being honoured for his work in forensic odontology—the ...

Local dentist dies in cycling accident
A local dentist was killed in a cycling accident Monday morning on Bryant Station Road in Culleoka, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report. Dr. Ponder Laray Rector, 55, of Columbia, was riding a bicycle along Bryant Station Road at 6:22 a.m. ...

New dental, medical office aims combat Ky. health issues
(WHAS11) – The University of Louisville Pediatrics has teamed up with non-profit organization Community Dental for an innovative, new health care home. The location, on Taylor Boulevard, focuses on preventive care for children enrolled in the Medicaid ...

JSO: Man practicing dentistry with no license
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says they arrested a local man for practicing dentistry out of his Southside home without a license. The arrest report for 54 year-old Edgardo Paje says he was practicing at his home at 2542 Alden Trace Blvd West, near ...

These 8 Foods or Drinks Damage Dental Health: Protect Your Teeth
We all want our teeth to look white and healthy. Going regularly to the dentist for cleanings and checkups is important, but we also need to protect our teeth in other ways. There are a number of foods and drinks that are not the best at keeping those ...

Dental unit to offer services throughout December
The Elks Mobile Dental Unit will be in Cape Girardeau through Dec. 30 to serve patients with documented intellectual or developmental disabilities. The unit is set up at 639 Elks Lane and is manned by Dr. Robert Beck, doctor of dental medicine, and ...

Research findings have major implications for public dental health resources ...
Research findings have major implications for public dental health resources ...

WVU, W.Va. State announce pre-dental program
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An early admission program will make it easier for pre-dental students at West Virginia State University to make the transition to West Virginia University's School of Dentistry. The universities announced the program on Monday in ...

Texas court invalidates rules on Medicaid payment holds | Dr. Bicuspid
On October 30, a state appeals court ordered the state to repay $1.3 million it has been withholding from Harlingen Family Dentistry, which it had accused of Medicaid fraud, continuing a winning streak for accused dentists and orthodontists as ...

Bisk Education and the American Dental Association® Announce ADA Executive ...
Bisk Education and the American Dental Association® Announce ADA Executive ...

UB chosen as first dental school to participate in new ADEX pilot
Each year as dental students prepare for their licensure examinations, dental schools across the country face the challenge of finding patients so that the students can demonstrate their clinical skills. In the past the University at Buffalo has held ...

How e-learning can affect the future of the dental hygiene profession: Part 1
Change is here. It is needed and it has already started. Ask any dental hygienist on any career path, and chances are they're aware that our profession is moving toward a new horizon. It is full of new opportunities, advanced technology, modified scope ...

Educate your patients before their children's first dental visit
When your patients tell you they're pregnant, it's not too early to discuss their baby's first visit to the dental office. Begin with their oral health as a new parent, and the importance of an effective daily oral health regimen. Self-care at home ...

American Dental Association signs agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing ...
American Dental Association signs agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing ...

WVU, WVSU announce pre-dentistry program
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An early-admission program will make it easier for pre-dentistry students at West Virginia State University to make the transition to West Virginia University's dentistry school. The universities announced the program on Monday in ...

Forest Dental Practice Makes a Good Impression with New Tool
Lynchburg, VA - A Forest dental practice is using a new tool to make a good impression on their patients. Libbey Family Dentistry is among a handful of practices to have this new technology. Preparing a dental crown can be quite the mouth full. "Crowns ...

One area church brings free medical and dental services to hundreds
This year the clinic treated 250 patients with 702 medical visits and 272 dental visits including 265 extractions and 139 restorations (fillings). Medical referrals go through two programs: Project Access and Carilion Charity Care in order to provide ...

ECU opens fifth School of Dental Medicine service learning center
A community service learning center providing expert dental care to patients in and around Robeson County will soon open its doors – the fifth of its kind to open statewide – following a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 2. “We're putting down roots and ...

Good Shepherd clinic seeks dentists
The Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County is looking for a few more hands to help with its patients. The clinic is seeking dental workers to help out in its newly-opening clinic, according to board member Betty Mallernee. "The [Good Shepherd Clinic] is ...

Covington Food Bank Reaches Out Through Dental Clinic
When you are down on your luck in Louisiana, dental care can be hard to come by. Medicare doesn't cover it for adults so many low-income people have to rely on volunteer dentists and special clinics that often have long waitlists. In Covington, the ...

Dental care lacking for Portland area children, sealants and fluoride needed ...
Dental care lacking for Portland area children, sealants and fluoride needed ...

ECU's dental clinic unveiled
Oxendine was one of several dental school students present Tuesday at the ribbon-cutting and open house for the center located on N.C. 711 in front of Pinecrest Country Club and near the Robeson County Department of Social Services. The center will ...

Reports: UAB School of Dentistry evacuated after transformer explosion
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB School of Dentistry was evacuated Wednesday morning after a transformer reportedly exploded and filled the area with smoke, ABC 33/40's James Spann reported. There have been no reports of injuries, but the area was filled ...

Transformer explosion forces evacuation of UAB dental school
A transformer explosion caused an evacuation at UAB's School of Dentistry on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (Photo contributed by Allison Gullick). Carol Robinson | [email protected] · Print · Carol Robinson | [email protected] By Carol Robinson ...

Power equipment explosion at UAB School of Dentistry
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Birmingham fire crews are on the scene of an explosion at the UAB School of Dentistry. UAB reports some of their power equipment exploded outside of the building. No injuries have been reported. The building has been ...

Community Free Dental Clinic in Huntsville moves closer to new location with ...
Community Free Dental Clinic in Huntsville moves closer to new location with ...

Chinese Dentistry Holds Huge Growth Prospects For TC Medical
Two years in the making, the new flagship of Hangzhou Dental Hospital, the world's largest such operation, opened this September in a $68 million, 24-floor building in its namesake Chinese city. The dental hospital is the largest subsidiary of China's ...

AZ dentist provides more than $1 million in dental work to people in need
Dr. Nicolas Porter promotes his "Healthy Mouth Makeover" program on his Spanish-language radio show and his dental offices across the Valley. For the past three years he has chosen one to two people a month to makeover, pro bono, which has added up ...

Cabrillo College reinstates dental hygiene program
Because of reduced campus enrollment, Cabrillo announced in September that funding cuts forcing the dental hygiene program to admit students every two years, instead of annually. Funds also were cut for 12 of its 14 part-time adjunct faculty, saving ...

Matthews: Medicaid's new dental plan will improve overall health
Columbia, SC — It's not every day that you hear a person rave about the work of the dentist who pulled his teeth. But that's exactly how Dave felt about the dentist he met at the recent Dental Access Days free care clinic in Rock Hill. Clearly in pain ...

GUEST APPEARANCE: Don't lose your dental benefits
Dental insurance is not something we worry about as much as health insurance, so it is easy to forget about dental insurance and the benefits that may not roll over into the New Year. Here are three important things you can easily check before it's too ...

Plan to centralise dental clinics on the Uists
Three dental surgeries on the Uists could be closed and the services relocated to Uist and Barra Hospital on Benbecula. NHS Western Isles said the move would modernise the service. It also faces high costs bringing the surgeries in Lochmaddy, Liniclate ...

Bassett gets grant for children's dental care
ContributedBassett School-Based Health Program dental hygienist Teresa Woodard discusses proper brushing technique with Megan Ouimet, a student at Laurens Central School. The school-based oral health program will be the model used to integrate oral ...

Dental clinic reason to smile for Robesonians
We know that for many people in Robeson County, a dental exam is a luxury — something they literally cannot afford for themselves or their children. But with the opening in January of East Carolina's School of Dental Medicine's community service ...

Arizona dentist provides more than $1 million in dental work to people in need
Tempe, AZ (KPHO) — An Arizona dentist has donated more than $1 million in dental work to dozens of people in need, such as 23-year old Robert Herrera, of Tempe. “I was so worried about my teeth and so embarrassed with it. To get this opportunity to ...

Free dental clinic planned in February in Salina
Treatment options will include fillings, extractions and dental hygiene. Organizers expect to treat about 1,800 patients during the two days. Support for the clinic, which will cost nearly $140,000, comes from donations and grants. About $1 million in ...

Artistry versus machine: Is artistry dying in dentistry and dental labs?
There is currently a bit of a stir in dental technology concerning the loss of the artistic to the functionality of the machine. Doctors and patients want the “new” machined materials and speed, but they want this with the artistry of the old handmade ...

Championship communication with your dental lab: Part III
Editor's note: The relationship between dental practices and dental labs have a lot more in common with football than you may realize. Here is Dr. David Rice's perspective on how to make the relationship between the practice and dental lab more ...

NSK Dental achieves ISO 13485 certification for distribution and repair services
Dental equipment manufacturer NSK Dental LLC today announced that it has received ISO 13485 certification for its North American distribution and repair services. This certificate applies specifically to medical device manufacturers. “Many companies ...

New dental office to open in Lebanon, hold holiday food drive
Dr. Akriti Kapur announced the opening of her new dental office, Lebanon Dental Care, a new full-service, state-of-the-art family dental practice. Lebanon Dental Care is set to officially open Dec. 17. Lebanon Dental Care is fully equipped with the ...

Fact or fiction: Debunking eight dental myths
“Pain signals from teeth, gums or mouth are a sign that serious, not beginning, dental problems may have already occurred. The true miracle of modern dentistry is disease prevention. Catching tooth decay early typically allows more of the tooth to be ...