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HIV/AIDS patients find needed dental help at Howard Dental
Bratrsovsky is thankful he can let his guard down at Howard Dental Center, a nonprofit that offers dental services to HIV-positive and AIDS patients. "I feel like a friend when I come here. You don't feel afraid," he said after an examination by ...

Cochrane: Delta Dental grant allows hands-on learning at Impressions 5
It was hard to forget the looks on my students' faces when they walked into an interactive science exhibit featuring giant teeth, toothbrushes and life-sized dental floss. Their reactions were a mix of joy, excitement and curiosity, and it was an ...

After Meriter clinic closes, special needs patients lack dental care
Sean David eats lunch with help from Paul Greet at Community Support Network. David, who hasn't had his teeth cleaned since 2009, has no place to go for dental care after Meriter-UnityPoint Health closed the Max Pohle Dental Clinic in June, his ...

Halloween brings dental woes – and many have no way to pay for crucial care
Hopefully, after all that candy, a brush is all you need. For many, however, the situation will be worse. Last year, emergency dentist visits on Halloween were 80% higher relative to an average October day, according to a survey by Sikka Software, a ...

National Brush Day marks importance of good dental health
Dr. Sam Weisz with Libertyville Dental Associates visited ABC 7 to show tips on getting children to brush their teeth that will lead to a lifetime of smiles. LINKS: (link) www.smile4BabyBuddy.com. Related Topics: health ...

Morton General and Implant Dentistry Seeks to Educate Parents on Importance of ...
Morton General and Implant Dentistry Seeks to Educate Parents on Importance of ...

Mark Walker, dentist: “3D printing will come to dentistry”
Technology has improved our lives in so many ways. From smartphones to the Internet, the evolution of technology has advanced society immeasurably in the last two decades. One of the most noteworthy technological advancements in recent years is 3D ...

Aspen Dental opens in Klamath Falls
Aspen Dental offers cleanings, extractions, fillings, crowns, partials, treatment for gum disease, X-rays, and teeth whitening. The office refers patients elsewhere for gum surgery or orthodontist services, McKee said. Aspen Dental also offers a fresh ...

Local dentist holding annual Candy Buy Back
Courtesy: Sunflower Smiles Pediatric Dentistry's Facebook. TOPEKA (KSNT) — Dr. Michael Browning with Sunflower Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is revving up for his annual Candy Buy Back. The event will be held at Sunflower Smiles Pediatric Dentistry from ...

HCC's Dental Hygiene Center offers dental care, cheap
Preventive dental care can cost anywhere from $60 to $200 and, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, is why more than a third of Americans skip it. But Howard Community College's Dental Hygiene Center, which opened its doors to the community this ...

Choi joins Excellence in Dentistry
Choi was born and raised in a metropolitan city called Daegu, South Korea. He was an adventurous kid who loved music and sports. He took six years of piano lessons, and developed his basics in music. Later, he picked up acoustic and electric guitar as ...

Dental clinics offering toys for candy to send to troops
A chain of Upstate dental clinics will offer children toys in exchange for Halloween candy, which will be added to care packages and sent to troops serving overseas. Kool Smiles said the candy collected during the fourth annual "Operation Troop Treats ...

Preventing dental implant infections
One million dental implants are inserted every year in Germany, and often they need to be replaced due to issues such as tissue infections caused by bacteria. In the future, these infections will be prevented thanks to a new plasma implant coating that ...

What to do with all that candy? Some dentists will buy it, donate it to the troops
Bring your excess, unnecessary candy in to a participating dentist's office, and get paid $1 for each pound of treats, usually up to 5 pounds. The candy then gets shipped to overseas U.S. troops via Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude ships care ...

Aspen Dental Practice Opening In Russellville Increases Access To Care In Arkansas
Located at 331 Weir Road, the conveniently-located practice will provide dental services that range from dentures and preventive care to general dentistry and restoration. Dr. Rosetta Shelby-Calvin, lead dentist at the Russellville office, received her ...

WHAT'S NEW IN COSMETIC DENTISTRY?- By Jill Morris, DMD
Digital dentistry is revolutionizing our speed and accuracy. We can create artful smile designs, temporary and final veneers—all virtually, with just a few computer clicks instead of lengthy trial testing. Also, those messy impressions can now be done ...

New employment site benefits dental assistants
dental assistants job website The Dental Jobs Site and the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) announce a strategic partnership benefiting members and the dental community. Understanding the goals, problems, and needs of its members, ...

BIOLASE Announces Upgrade of Its Market-Leading WaterLase iPlus 2.0 Dental ...
BIOLASE Announces Upgrade of Its Market-Leading WaterLase iPlus 2.0 Dental ...

Area dental offices buy back Halloween treats
The chocolate and candy can pile up after a night of Trick or Treating, and several area dentists are holding events that will allow youth to share their night's rewards with troops overseas. For dentist offices it's an opportunity to promote dental ...

White Marsh dentists collecting candy for troops
For the next few days, a local dentist office is offering a way to help you get rid of some of that candy, and it is all for a good cause. White Marsh Family Dentistry is offering kids under 18 a deal: Bring in your candy, and they'll pay you by the ...

New dental clinic to serve low-income families
MOUNT PLEASANT — Officials say a new dental clinic geared toward low-income families will help address a major need in the Racine area. Medicaid dental provider Familia Dental is set to open in mid-November in the Racine Centre shopping center at ...

Henry Schein To Acquire Majority Interest In Dental Trey
MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced that it will acquire a 90 ...

SEC says ex-Wells Fargo analyst tipped boyfriend to dental deal
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Shirmila Doddi, the analyst, tipped Vlad Spivak off to a deal involving a dental practice management company in 2011. The SEC said Spivak, 39, had been ...

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg awarded grant to fund mobile dental clinic
A grant from Women Giving for Spartanburg has allowed Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg to fund a free mobile dental clinic. Women Giving gave Healthy Smiles a total of $50,650 for its Free Mobile Dental Clinic: Critical Access to Care pilot program. The ...

Dental Technician Who Accused Charlie Sheen of Sexual Battery Drops Lawsuit
The dental technician who accused Charlie Sheen of assaulting her in 2014 has dropped her lawsuit. Margarita Palestino filed a request for dismissal on Oct. 21, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. The dismissal was filed with prejudice, ...

Dental health of professional footballers is 'poor' and affects performance
There is mounting evidence to suggest that the dental health of professional/elite footballers is below average, but the impact on play has not been clear. The researchers therefore assessed the prevalence of tooth and gum problems, and the impact on ...

Littleton dentist offers free care for military veterans
Southbridge Dentistry in Littleton is offering free dental care for veterans, which will be performed on Veteran's Day. Cleanings, crowns, fillings, extractions and root canals are offered. Over $60,000 worth of work, free. All to say thank you. “If ...

How fad diets and faulty nutrition can spell dental doom
Mobley, who wrote a 2008 article in the Journal of the American Dental Association, “Fad Diets: Facts for Dental Professionals,” believes that dentists are becoming more attuned to the connection between nutrition and oral health. But patients need to ...

Local dentistry hosts Halloween candy buy-back for kids
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Halloween is right around the corner and one local dental practice is taking back candy for a good cause. Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of VA is hosting a candy buy-back for kids at two of their Central Virginia ...

A crowning achievement: Local dentist loves testing new technology
Ken Radley gets up from Dr. Mark McOmie's dentist's chair in his Shallowford Road office, having spent a whole three minutes getting two new crowns fitted. The task included "test driving" two versions of one crown, which involved a visual color match ...

UC Smiles program offers local kids free dental services, introduces them to ...
UC Smiles program offers local kids free dental services, introduces them to ...

Afraid of the dentist? Some advice
Mitchel Friedman knows the deal. Just the other day, the Lincroft dentist got an email from a prospective patient who was skittish about making an appointment. The person was too uncomfortable to even pick up the phone and call. “Often times I'll have ...

Looking to the future: Where will dentistry be in 10 years?
Dentists are trained in dental schools to do dentistry. The dentists I have worked with are largely health-care providers. Their concerns are for the patients they treat. The schools whose deans and professors I have talked with readily admit that the ...

Dry Mouth and You With Murphy Dentistry
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a result of an inadequate flow of saliva. Saliva helps to defend the mouth against tooth decay. It washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth and provides disease ...

Cosmetic Dentist and Dental Laboratory Ceramist Combine Knowledge and ...
Cosmetic Dentist and Dental Laboratory Ceramist Combine Knowledge and ...

Larkin Community Hospital's Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program ...
Larkin Community Hospital's Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program ...

Dental And Public Health Leaders From Canada And The United States Target A ...
Dental And Public Health Leaders From Canada And The United States Target A ...

Global Dental Implants and Prosthetics Market 2015-2021 - Market Is Valued at ...
Global Dental Implants and Prosthetics Market 2015-2021 - Market Is Valued at ...

Crestview Dental announces new ownership
She said she and Dr. Lawton share the same philosophy and high standard of dental care: integrity and honesty in all dealings, providing excellent dental care using state-of-the-art procedures and technology in a caring environment, and helping ...

Scion Dental wins $15.4 million Maryland contract
Scion Dental plans to open an office in Maryland after winning a state contract worth up to $15.4 million over five years. The Menomonee Falls-based company said Tuesday it was awarded a contract by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental ...

LETTER | Legislature could change dentistry for the better
For the past 18 years I've provided dental care to individuals and families in Western Washington. I work every day to ensure my patients have access to high quality care based on the expertise I have developed, but dentistry has changed dramatically ...

Footballers have worryingly bad dental health
The performance and wellbeing of a professional player is thus affected with bad dental health and researchers say that this problem has to be dealt with with immediate effect. There is increasing proof that the dental health of star footballers is ...

Everyday Cheapskate: Dental care Is not a luxury item
Recently I heard from the McBride family from Pennsylvania. "We're a family of five living on a single income. Things are very tight for us. We have no dental insurance and find we cannot afford the luxury of dental care. Is there a dental plan that ...

Becoming a Diplomate of Dental Sleep Medicine Is More Convenient Than Before
Becoming an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate will be more accessible and convenient for dentists, thanks to changes to the certification guidelines for 2016. The changes to the 2016 exam and case presentation—which include ...

Theft dismays Santa Rosa’s cash-for-candy dentists
At the buy-back party Monday afternoon in the parking lot of their Children's Dental Health Center, doctors Steve Berger and Shana Van Cleave paid youngsters a dollar a pound for a total of 767 pounds of candy. The flavored sugar then went into the ...

Digital Dentistry: Tooth Fixes While You Wait
With a camera mounted on a rounded stick usually used to swab a patient's mouth, a dentist can instantly see on a computer a 3-D image of the patient's mouth. Then the dentist can design a crown or other repair on the screen and a companion machine ...

Ameritas acquires more dental, vision insurance business
Security Life specializes primarily in the ancillary benefits market, providing dental and vision insurance products and services to consumers and employee groups. Security Life has assets of $132.6 million, 105 employees and has an office in Lancaster ...

Willamette Dental Group Opens New Office in Salem, Oregon
Patients in the state's capitol can easily access Willamette Dental Group's high-quality dental services at 142 Pembrook St in Salem, Oregon – right across the road from the previous location. Regional employers will also have access to Willamette ...

Wichita dentist office changes name to Wheatland Family Dental
The former My Dentist office in Wichita recently announced that its name has changed to Wheatland Family Dental, a move that went into effect Monday, according to a news release. Wheatland had been affiliated with a franchise but is transitioning to ...

Dentistry for our vets
Which is why the dental center is holding Dentistry for Vets. Dentist Dr. Dan Fornetti says, “What I look forward to is just the smiles of the people that we can help. It's a really moving day for everyone involved, both the patients and the volunteers ...