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Children more likely to visit the dentist if their parents do too (PhysOrg)
Whether or not children receive regular dental care is strongly associated with their parents' history of seeking dental care. A new report to appear in the journal Pediatrics, which has been released online, is the first to analyze the relationship between parents' and childrens' dental visits in a nationally represntative sample.

Children more likely to visit the dentist if their parents do too (EurekAlert!)
( Massachusetts General Hospital ) Whether or not children receive regular dental care is strongly associated with their parents' history of seeking dental care. A new report to appear in the journal Pediatrics is the first to analyze the relationship between parents' and childrens' dental visits in a nationally representative sample.

Dentist joins group that offers help to victims of domestic abuse (The Advertiser-News)
McAfee Cosmetic dentist Dr. Marc Schlenoff is a volunteer for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s Give Back A Smile program to heal the effects of domestic violence by providing free consultation and denial treatment to restore the smiles of survivors of domestic violence.

Kids likely to follow parents' example in visiting dentist (MalaysiaNews.net)
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The probability of kids receiving regular dental care is strongly dependent on their parents' visits to the dentist.

Dentist's breakthrough puts tell-all chip in tooth (Post-Tribune)
Dr. Kevin Brunski wants to chip your tooth. More specifically, the Crown Point dentist, who has a patent pending on his invention, I-Denti-Fied, hopes to one day see every person in the United States wearing the device -- a chip about the size of a grain of rice that stores a person's unique identification number linked to his or her entire medical history. The chip is implanted in a tooth where ...

Children More Likely To Visit The Dentist If Their Parents Do Too (Medical News Today)
Whether or not children receive regular dental care is strongly associated with their parents' history of seeking dental care. A new report to appear in the journal Pediatrics, which has been released online, is the first to analyze the relationship between parents' and childrens' dental visits in a nationally representative sample. "When parents don't see the dentist, their children are much ...

Children More Apt To Visit The Dentist If Their Parents Do (redOrbit)
Whether or not children receive regular dental care is strongly associated with their parents' history of seeking dental care.

DENTAL BUTTON: A device aims at making it less stressful for patients to sit in the dentist's chair. (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Going to the dentist can be stressful for some patients, especially if you have to get a filling. Now one metro dentist is trying to make you more comfortable by putting the power of the drill in your hands.

Moses Lake dentist offers services for free (Columbia Basin Herald)
MOSES LAKE — Once again, Dr. Craig Harder is making families smile with a free annual dentist visit. Moses Lake Family Dentistry staff have participated in the national Free Children’s Dentistry Day for 11 years.

Dentist joins group that offers help to victims of domestic abuse (The Advertiser-News)
McAfee Cosmetic dentist Dr. Marc Schlenoff is a volunteer for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s Give Back A Smile program to heal the effects of domestic violence by providing free consultation and denial treatment to restore the smiles of survivors of domestic violence.

Dentist office on fire in Grand Rapids (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
Firefighters are battling a blaze on Grand Rapids' southeast side.

Dentist office goes up in flames in Grand Rapids; Breton Ave. closed (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
Multiple fire crews are on the scene of a fire at a dentist office in southeast Grand Rapids.

Dentist office offers free exams for kids (News 10 Now Syracuse)
February is national children's dental health month and one dentist's office is making a special offer to help all children have healthy teeth. Smile Solutions in Canastota will offer free exams to kids of all ages for the month of February. Our Andy Mattison explains.

Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
TUESDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who make regular visits to the dentist are more likely to take their children to the dentist, a new study shows.

If Parents Visit The Dentist, Children Probably Will, Too (Medical News Today)
Dental caries is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases of childhood in the U.S., yet more than half of children don't see a dentist on an annual basis. A new study suggests programs trying to improve access to dentists for children should also target their parents' use of dental services. In the study, "Association Between Parents' and Children's Use of Oral Health Services," published in ...

Dental Clinic Moving, Looking for New Dentist (Fenceviewer)
ELLSWORTH — The Maine Coast Community Dental Clinic is moving and looking for a new dentist.

Police: Receptionist stole over $2,400 from Evesham dentist office (Burlington County Times)
EVESHAM — A Lumberton woman has been charged with stealing $2,414 from the dentist office where she worked, police said.

Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too (MedicineNet.com)
Title: Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too Category: Health News Created: 2/2/2010 8:10:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 2/2/2010

Grand Rapids dentist office destroyed by fire to re-open in temporary space (The Grand Rapids Press)
In the hours following an accidental fire that destroyed Donald Vander Linde's Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, the longtime Grand Rapids dentist watched people come together to help.

Fire destroys dentist office in Grand Rapids (WWMT 3 Kalamazoo)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Kent County dentist is without an office after his burned to the ground Tuesday morning. The fire started just before 7:00 am Tuesday morning at Brenton and Saginaw in Grand Rapids.

Moses Lake dentist offers services for free (Columbia Basin Herald)
MOSES LAKE — Once again, Dr. Craig Harder is making families smile with a free annual dentist visit. Moses Lake Family Dentistry staff have participated in the national Free Children’s Dentistry Day for 11 years.

Mobile Dentist Unit Visits Lincoln School (KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville)
Sometimes difficult money or family circumstances keep children from seeing the dentist on a regular basis.

Dentist joins group that offers help to victims of domestic abuse (The Advertiser-News)
McAfee Cosmetic dentist Dr. Marc Schlenoff is a volunteer for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s Give Back A Smile program to heal the effects of domestic violence by providing free consultation and denial treatment to restore the smiles of survivors of domestic violence.

Belen dentist offering free care to children (Valencia County News-Bulletin)
The New Mexico Dental Association's (NMDA) Belen area member dentist, Linda Hixon, will promote oral health care and provide free dental care to kids during "Give Kids a Smile Day" on Friday, Feb. 5.

Dentist Jailed for Groping Patients (FOX 23 Maine)
A California dentist will lose his license and serve nearly a year in jail for groping eight female patients, including a 14-year-old girl. One woman stated that the dentist said he was screening for cancer.

Dentist found stabbed to death (The Jamaica Observer)
THE body of 47-year-old dentist Ricardo Frazer, of Cotton Tree Road, Manchester was found with stab wounds on a dirt track at Decoy district in Clarendon this morning.

Mobile dentist’s office helping local children smile (St. James Press)
The Smile Mobile is visiting St. James schools this week, offering dental services to children from 12 months to 16 years old. Pediatric dentist, Dr. Matt Ausmus and his mobile team, are stopping at each school in a “Mobile Smile Clinic” that offers basic dental services to children who may not otherwise get the opportunity.

Dentist found out about brain tumour after car crash (Gazette)
A DENTIST who only found out she had a life-threatening brain tumour after being involved in a car crash is running a half marathon to raise money for a charity that supports people with brain injuries.

Danville dentist helps ID quake victims (The Danville Advocate-Messenger)
Dr. Corky Deaton, a Danville dentist, has returned from the Dominican Republic where he helped identify the bodies of scores of United Nations workers killed in last month's earthquake in Haiti.

Dentist participates in Give Kids a Smile Day (Northwest Herald)
HUNTLEY – In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Century Dental of Huntley will be participating in Give Kids a Smile Day.

Whiter than white: Stacey Solomon's gleaming smile is even brighter after a trip to the dentist (Daily Mail)
Perhaps the X Factor singer was attempting to keeping up appearances now she has a new celebrity lifestyle to uphold?

German dentist refuses to treat boy named after Jihad (EARTHtimes.org)
Donaueschingen, Germany - A German dentist refused to treat a 16-year-old boy this week because his first name means Jihad, the youth's father said Friday. The family in Donaueschingen may ask police to charge the woman with discrimination over the a...

German dentist refuses to treat boy named after Jihad - Summary (EARTHtimes.org)
Donaueschingen, Germany - A German dentist refused to treat a 16-year-old boy this week because his first name means Jihad, the youth's father said Friday. The family in Donaueschingen, southern Germany, may ask police to charge the woman with discri...

German dentist refuses to treat boy named Jihad (MalaysiaNews.net)
Donaueschingen (Germany), Feb 5 (DPA) A German dentist refused to treat a 16-year-old boy this week because his first name means Jihad, the youth's father said Friday.

DENTIST UTILIZES PATIENTS' BLOOD CELLS TO SPEED HEALING (The Monterey County Herald)
Using an extract taken from a patient's blood, lead surgical assistant Teresa Macguire moistened tiny grains of bone resembling coarse sand. The mixture formed a milky-white, puttylike paste. Within seconds, Macguire said, the grains absorb the patient's DNA, reproducing his bone.

Dentist refuses to treat boy named Jihad (Gulf Times)
A German dentist refused to treat a 16-year-old boy this week because his first name means Jihad, the youth’s father said yesterday. The family in Donaueschingen, Germany may ask police to charge the woman with discrimination over the alleged incident, which happened on Tuesday.

Two-year wait for dentist (Adelaide Now)
THIRTY thousand South Australian adults are waiting up to two years to see a dentist in the public system.

Preschoolers visit dentist (The Advertiser-News)
Children from the Sussex/Wantage Pre-School Learning Center visited the Sussex Dental Center recently. Dr. Michael Baldino showed the children how a dental exam is done. Cassandra Thatcher is in the dental chair here and her classmates look on, including Evan VanderGoot, Albert Barbieri, Tucker Lockerburner, Jenna Brinck, Brody Caputo, Joseph Lombardi, Kate Buchwald, Katelyn King, Samantha ...

Dentist extracts dental chair for new office (The Wenatchee World)
WENATCHEE — Dentists Dr. Jason Tveten and his brother Dr. Brandon Tveten are moving into their new office. On Friday, with the help of his friend Jacob Harder, Jason moved one of four examination chairs from his old dental office at 250 N. Chelan Avenue to his new one at 222 N. Chelan.

Alaska Dentist Fixes Injured Eagle's Broken Beak (CBS News)
Alaska Dentist Uses Crown, Poster Putty And Yellow Highlighter To Fix Bald Eagle's Broken Beak

Alaska dentist fixes eagle's broken beak (KTUU Anchorage)
Associated Press - February 6, 2010 6:24 PM ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak - using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow...

Alaska dentist uses crown, poster putty and yellow highlighter to fix bald eagle's broken beak (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak — using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow highlighter. The bird was found in December with severe damage to its beak, apparently from fishing line that wrapped around it and started cutting into it.

Dentist Checks Children's Chompers (WBNG Binghamton)
Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) - February is national children's dental health month, and one local pediatric dentist is volunteering his time to make sure tiny teeth are taken care of. As Action News reporter Natalie Jenereski shows us, a few minutes in a dentist chair can mean a lifetime of smiles.

Alaska dentist fixes injured eagle's broken beak (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak — using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow highlighter.

Alaska dentist fixes eagle's broken beak (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak - using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow highlighter. The bird was found in December with severe damag...

Alaska dentist fixes injured eagle's broken beak (KTVQ Billings)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow highlighter. The bird was found in December with severe damage to its beak, apparently from fishing line that wrapped around it and started cutting into it.

Alaska dentist fixes injured eagle’s broken beak (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak — using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow highlighter. The bird was found in December with severe damage to its beak, apparently from fishing line that wrapped around it and started cutting into it.

Hitler had bad breath, says dentist (EARTHtimes.org)
Hamburg - Adolf Hitler probably had bad breath and unhealthy teeth, according to a German dentist who has studied the Nazi dictator's medical record, media reports said Sunday. It is likely that Adolf Hitler had very bad breath. He ate very badly an...

Alaska dentist crowns eagle beak (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak and#8212; using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow highlighter. The bird was found in December with severe damage to its beak, apparently from fishing line that wrapped around it and started cutting into it.

Dentist's brush with law may be wiped clean (The News-Times)
NORWALK -- A prominent city dentist accused of keying his neighbor's new BMW was granted a court diversionary program for first offenders Tuesday that could wipe away a charge of second-degree criminal mischief.