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Award-Winning Dallas Cosmetic Dentists Merge Practices
Dr. Mary Swift, a general dentist and owner of Dallas Laser Dentistry, announced the acquisition of Terrel Myers DDS, Inc. The combined practice will offer a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, implant, and general dentistry services delivered by ...

Afraid of the dentist? These strategies can help
Some of my patients have such a fear of dentists that they avoid making dental appointments at all, or cancel appointments they do make. Almost to a person, they tell me they've "always" been afraid of dentists. Almost surely the fear began with a ...

Area dentist receives permit to use IV anesthetic on patients
Many people put off dental appointments for five to 10 years, risking serious long-term damage to their gums and teeth. Concerned by this trend, Dr. David Painter, 52, says he is the first general dentist in northeast Indiana to have his sedation ...

Mother of teen who died after dental surgery advocates for dental safety
The mother of a Howard County teenager who died after dental surgery wants to see all pediatric dental procedures that use general anesthesia take place in hospitals someday. But for now, Cathy Garger hopes to shed light on dangers surrounding routine ...

Doing Good: Local dentists donate services to 200 patients
“I have never camped out for anything before, but this day came as a blessing for me,” said Teresa Jones. She arrived at the Jones Bridge Dental Care offices from Stone Mountain at 3:45 a.m. on Saturday. She patiently stood in line, with at least 100 ...

Gulf Shores mother, daughter celebrate shared success in dentistry - Press-Register
mom n me.jpg Pamela Edwards celebrates her daughter Mary as she graduated from UAB School of Dentistry 25 years after she did. When Pamela graduated from dental school the large majority of students were male, however, Mary's class was comprised ...

MTA Beat CaOH in a Direct Dental Pulp Capping Trial
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) fails less often when used for direct pulp capping than calcium hydroxide (CaOH), a new study shows. In a large, randomized controlled trial by Thomas Hilton, DMD, a professor of operative dentistry at Oregon Health ...

Iowa Supreme Court Reconsidering “Too Hot” Dental Assistant's Case
Cue the sexy nurse fantasy jokes: in 2010, former dental assistant Melissa Nelson was fired by her boss for being “too attractive” and thus a threat to his marriage. Just let that flawless logic sink in for a second… Ready? Okay. Nelson filed a gender ...

Coroner: Dental expert needed to ID bodies in Lake Villa
Investigators hope dental records will confirm the identities of two men found dead in a Lake Villa home last week. The men, whose bodies were discovered Thursday, are believed to be twin brothers. Advertisement. Both bodies were badly decomposed, ...

Henry Schein Expands Dental Biz
Leading global healthcare distributor Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC - Snapshot Report) recently expanded its dental distribution business in the U.S. The company's U.S. dental franchise Henry Schein Dental entered a distribution partnership with Carl Zeiss ...

Jones Wants Exchange Plans To Include Pediatric Dental Coverage
Last week, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (D) urged the board of Covered California to include pediatric dental care as a primary benefit in health plans offered through the state insurance exchange next year, KPCC's "Represent!" reports ...

Henry Schein Expands Dental Biz - Analyst Blog
Leading global healthcare distributor Henry Schein Inc. ( HSIC ) recently expanded its dental distribution business in the U.S. The company's U.S. dental franchise Henry Schein Dental entered a distribution partnership with Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc. to ...

Could Botox be coming soon to a dentist near you?
Across the country, the dentistry board in Massachusetts approved a policy last March, allowing general dentists to administer botulinum toxins and other injectable wrinkle reducers, called dermal fillers, joining 20 other states with similar rules ...

Dentistry Gives Dr. Frank Stone Foundation for Sculpture Artistry
Dr. Stone's artistic abilities not only come through in the smiles he creates, but also in the sculptures and paintings he creates. This self-taught, artistic passion began with one to two inch sculptures and has now evolved into larger creations and ...

Dental records needed to ID victims in fiery I-75 wreck in Troy
Medical examiners are awaiting dental records to positively identify the bodies of two people pulled Monday from the fiery wreckage of a crash that closed I-75 in Troy for hours. According to police, an Art Van truck semi-truck loaded with furniture ...

Free preventive dental care provided to children in Hazard
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Dental officials say poor oral health can lead to low self-esteem and sometimes even death. But the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Unit was in Hazard today providing free preventive dental care to an estimated 150 children from Perry ...

UAB opens pediatric dental clinic in Shelby County for the poor - The Birmingham News
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- UAB has opened a dental clinic in North Shelby County to serve poor kids. The clinic is located off Valleydale Road in North Shelby County.. UAB Pediatric Dentistry at Cahaba Valley is open for appointments on Tuesday of every ...

Brown County kids receive dental help through nonprofit
Dr. Patti Sigl, left, and dental assistant Brittany Maas, treat Dolce DeJesus Reyes for a cavity Friday at the dental clinic in the Howe Community Resource Center. / H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media ...

Wayne, NJ Dentist, Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman Provides Laser Gum Surgery to ...
Wayne, NJ Dentist, Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman Provides Laser Gum Surgery to ...

Area dentist receives permit to use IV anesthetic on patients
Many people put off dental appointments for five to 10 years, risking serious long-term damage to their gums and teeth. Concerned by this trend, Dr. David Painter, 52, says he is the first general dentist in northeast Indiana to have his sedation ...

Pew: Dental Care Lacking for Hoosier Kids on Medicaid
A new study shows that in the most recent year for which data is available, 67 percent of Medicaid-enrolled Indiana children did not receive a dental visit – the third-highest percentage in the nation. Pew Children's Dental Campaign Director Shelly ...

Central Florida Dentist Educates the Polk County Community through a New ...
Central Florida Dentist Educates the Polk County Community through a New ...

Morganville Dentist Looks to Educate the Community of Monmouth County ...
Morganville Dentist Looks to Educate the Community of Monmouth County ...

Henry Schein Dental and ADHA host "Dream Center" to mark 100th anniversary ...
Henry Schein Dental and ADHA host "Dream Center" to mark 100th anniversary ...

ADA: Dental-Related ER Visits Rising in the US
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Record numbers of Americans are going to emergency rooms for dental treatment, which is straining the nation's health care system and increasing health care costs, according to new analysis ...

University of Maryland School of Dentistry names interim dean
University of Maryland School of Dentistry has named a longtime faculty member as interim dean. Mark Reynolds, chair of the university's Department of Periodontics, will start as interim dean July 15 and hold the position until the Baltimore school ...

Summertime Dental Injuries
Whether they're running around the pool, skateboarding riding bikes, or just horsing around, kids have accidents, and some of them result in fractured, chipped or lost teeth. Mobile dentist Dr. Corey Ford of Vital Smiles says he routinely sees an ...

IU School of Dentistry launches collaboration with King Saud University in ...
IU School of Dentistry launches collaboration with King Saud University in ...

Spodak Dental Group: The Evolving Face of Dentistry
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., July 2, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ -- Change within the dental industry is astir...and these changes are rapid, pervasive, and challenging. They affect virtually every aspect of dentistry, and impact not only those of us in the industry ...

UAB opens new dental clinic
Stephen C. Mitchell, the clinic's director, said in a UAB news release that 75 percent of dental decay occurs in 25 percent of the population. That 25 percent is mostly made up of people in disadvantaged neighborhoods. "Preventing and treating dental ...

Dental program to end because fewer patients, less money
At the same time that the Virginia Department of Health reported fewer patients, more private dental providers accept Medicaid, Rossheim said in his presentation. The majority of the dental program's patients have Medicaid. “That was a difficult ...

Straight Teeth Talk: Dentists need dentistry, too
Because I deeply believe in the benefits of modern dentistry, I had a cosmetic makeover years ago. At that time, not much was known about the bite. End result was that I had nice teeth, but my bite was still bad and kept giving me problems, especially ...

Could Botox be coming soon to a dentist near you?
Across the country, the dentistry board in Massachusetts approved a policy last March, allowing general dentists to administer botulinum toxins and other injectable wrinkle reducers, called dermal fillers, joining 20 other states with similar rules ...

Free dental care makes impact
A pat on the back to a number of local and statewide dentists who were in Amarillo last weekend for the Texas Mission of Mercy event, which is sponsored by the Texas Dental Association's Smiles Foundation. The event -- the second one in Amarillo in the ...

Dental Implant Services Now Preferred as Dental Treatments in London
(Newswire.net -- July 3, 2013) London England UK -- Dental implants in London are now a preferred way for dental restoration according to a leading dental practice, the Traver Dental Practice. The service which includes placing the implant under ...

Celebrity Dentist Emily Letran Helps SoCal Residents Beat Healthcare and Heat ...
Celebrity Dentist Emily Letran Helps SoCal Residents Beat Healthcare and Heat ...

PAST TENSE: Milan dentist enjoyed spacious home on Main Street
William C. Calhoun and his wife Emma bought the luxurious three-story home at 52 . Main from Dr. Emmet F. Pyle. Pyle had a separate hospital on the west side of the building. Calhoun used the hospital as his dental clinic; the rest of the home was for ...

Madonna, Beyoncé, Kanye: Celebrities and their dazzling dentistry
We take a look at other sparkling stars - from Beyoncé to Ke$ha - showing off their dazzling dentistry. Stars and their grills. Madonna reveals her white gold and diamond teeth on her Instagram page. The star is pictured biting down on a sword, with ...

AZ Dental puts winning smiles just a click away
(MENAFN Press) (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 03, 2013 ) San Jose, CA -- AZ Dental is taking its personalised dental care to a new level with a website dedicated to helping people get the smile they want. The website, http://www.myazdental.com, is one stop shop ...

Friendly Family Dentistry in St. Louis
Choosing a dentist can be scary. Going to the dentist can be even scarier! Overcome your fear and learn to discover how we deliver a positive experience for you and your family while transforming your dental experience. We have up to date equipment and ...

Amarillo Dentist Receives 2013 Fellowship Award from the Academy of General ...
Amarillo Dentist Receives 2013 Fellowship Award from the Academy of General ...

Heartland Dental Care Celebrates New Home Office Addition
Heartland Dental Care, LLC, one of the leading dental service organizations in the country, recently completed construction on their Home Office expansion project. The expansion has added 40,000 square feet onto the previous facility, increasing the ...

1st Marine Logistics Group
From left to right: Corporal Max Tijerino, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Petty Officer 1st Class Lam D. Nguyen, Navy Lt. Thomas V. Brislin and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kirk Bishop, all from 1st Dental Battalion, 1st MLG ...

Study Suggests Not Everyone May Need Two Dental Visits A Year
Visiting a dentist twice a year is widely seen as the key to good oral health, but a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research says there is little evidence that is necessary for all adults. "It actually affirms the concept of 're-care' or ...

Dietary supplements and dentistry: Reason for caution
"Provided that patients are not taking ginkgo, St. John's wort, evening primrose, or valerian," the authors explained, "oral healthcare providers can prescribe or administer any of the medications used commonly in dentistry without concern about ...

Say aaaaah! Birmingham school kids are dentists for a day - The Birmingham News
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- It was strictly oral exams for some area school kids today. Teeth were the topic. "Open up and say 'aaaahh,' " said Ifeanyi Mbanugo, 13, wielding the little dental mirror on a handle like a pro. Wesley Dean, his 13-year-old ...

My Kid Is Terrified of the Dentist & I Don't Know What to Do
My son will be 8 years old this August, and so far he's only lost two baby teeth. One came out on its own, the other was extracted at the dentist once it became apparent that he was growing a freaky double row of bottom front teeth like a shark. I mean ...

1st Dental Battalion places first in Corpsman Cup Challenge
Bottom from left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Bryar, Petty Officer 3rd Class Albert Vu, all hospital corpsmen with 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and the winning team of the Corpsman Cup Challenge, pose in front of their ...

Patient comfort, quality dental care a priority for Clayton Cooke, DDS
Dr. Clayton Cooke is well-known for serving all ages of patients, offering a broad spectrum of services ranging from basic dental maintenance to a variety of advanced dental procedures. Dr. Cooke has an excellent reputation for his sincere ...

Two women admit to performing dental work without a license
Laing, a licensed expanded-function dental assistant who reportedly told patients she was a dentist, and Gullickson, a receptionist who allegedly passed herself off as a dental assistant, both pleaded guilty to criminal charges that include theft by ...