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Combat veteran hired to supervise dental clinic at Healing Hands
“It may be an eye surgeon, an obstetrician, a dentist and physical therapist. We would stabilize the patient and figure out the parts of the treatments each of us could do and we'd do that. At times, if you were the only guy who's even seen a procedure ...

Janesville dentist mistaken by some for killer of Cecil the lion
Earlier this week, Walter Palmer, a dentist from the Minneapolis area, became Public Enemy No. 1 on the Internet after reports surfaced that he lured Cecil the lion, a tourist attraction at Hwange National Park, off his sanctuary and shot the animal ...

Follow that Bill: Insurers must cover dentistry for people with autism
Public Act 99-109 — Creates an affirmative defense against prostitution for victims of sex trafficking. Senate Bill 1588 filed Feb. 20, 2015, by Sen. John Mulroe (D-Chicago). Passed the Senate 55-0 on April 15. Passed the House 103-0 on May 18. Signed ...

Safety of mercury dental fillings at center of debate
Senior U.S. health officials have squelched a Food and Drug Administration proposal that for the first time would have curbed dentists' use of mercury — one of the planet's nastiest toxins because it attacks the central nervous system — in treating ...

Say goodbye to yesterday's iffy dental implants
“The change was gradual; it wasn't an overnight thing,” said Sivan Finkel, a dentist with The Dental Parlour in New York. “It used to be strictly the domain of the surgeons, but about 10 years ago, it has started to be commonplace for general dentists ...

Newport Beach groups provide free dental and vision care to countries it's hosting
Ayuda, Doc in a Box and Steve's Vision, all nonprofit organizations that provide free dental and vision care, sent groups of 70 dentists to Rosarito, Mexico, in December 2014 to provide free dental care to more than 400 children. Steve's Vision and Doc ...

What we know about Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist accused of killing ...
What we know about Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist accused of killing ...

Volunteers give free dental care at the University of Missouri
Amanda Moeller, one of the patients who received free dental care said. "Yo don't have the money to pay for all of that. So this is great to know what you need done, and be able to come and get it done all in one day and get it taken care of." The ...

Dr. Andre Singleton: Don't forget kids' dental health in summer
Children in El Paso are rejoicing; school is out for the summer. While you enjoy picnics, summer camps, vacations or other fun activities for your kids, don't forget a trip to the dentist. Although often overlooked, good dental health is critical to a ...

Knoxville program expands to help with dental desert
The Great Schools Partnership is expanding its youth dental program started earlier this year at Green Magnet Academy to its remaining 10 Knox County schools, giving students free dental screenings and follow-ups. The five-year effort that included ...

Connecticut Dental Mercury Rule Imperils Patients
Connecticut's Department of Social Services has taken a giant leap backward in providing dental care for Connecticut's children. Without explanation, the state now mandates that Medicaid recipients must accept dental fillings with 50 percent mercury in ...

Dentistry and Prevention
Sharing the summer with our children is also a good time to think about their oral health. As stated, everything starts with prevention. By definition, Preventive Dentistry: “Is the practice of caring for one's teeth to keep them healthy. This helps ...

Second American suspected of illegally killing a lion in Zimbabwe
His office has become the site of a memorial to Cecil and protests against the lion's death, his dentistry's Yelp page has been deluged with terrible reviews, and the practice's website went down due to a surge in traffic. Two Zimbabweans were arrested ...

Saltville center to host free dental event for low-income children
5, the Southwest Virginia Regional Dental Center in Saltville will sponsor Give Kids A Smile Day to provide underserved children with free dental services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In a press release, the center said, “The goal of Give Kids A Smile is to ...

Uxbridge dentist leads state dental society
A member of the society since 1980, Dr. Swiderski most recently served as president-elect of MDS. He has also served as MDS vice president and chair of the Worcester District Dental Society. An active volunteer for the Yankee Dental Congress for more ...

Today's dental implants aren't your grandma's dental implants
Dental implants, the artificial roots that dentists use to replace missing teeth, traditionally are made from titanium or an alloy of titanium, explained Stuart Froum, immediate past president of the American Academy of Periodontology and director of ...

Free dental clinic this weekend
FAIRBANKS — A free dental clinic is being offered from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Carlson Center. Prospective patients can arrive as early as 4:30 a.m. to undergo potentially necessary medical exams. Exams are necessary for people who ...

Galloway: Better access to dental services is good medicine for Midlands
Instead of sleeping, Sally watched every hour on the clock as she suffered through the unabated throbbing of a toothache. She hadn't been to the dentist in nearly a decade, and her pain told her she was paying for the neglect. She got dressed and ...

Janesville dentist mistaken for killer of lion
He is not a hunter, and he has never even liked the idea of killing “big game” for sport. But as the Internet rages about the death of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of a Minnesota dentist, the backlash has spilled over onto Mathew Palmer, who ...

NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Amr Moursi is Awarded a Five-Year, $1.7M Public ...
NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Amr Moursi is Awarded a Five-Year, $1.7M Public ...

NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Amr Moursi is Awarded a Five-Year, $1.7M Public ...
NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Amr Moursi is Awarded a Five-Year, $1.7M Public ...

Smile! Swinomish Tribe to Deliver 21st-Century Dental Care
Swinomish tribal members and their neighbors can look forward to better oral health in the near future. The tribe has sent Aiyanna Gruzman to Alaska to train as a mid-level dental care provider. She will return in 2017 prepared to evaluate patients ...

Remington native opens dental office in hometown
“It's never boring,” Courtney Ashby says. “There's always a different person in the chair, always a different problem to solve.” Contributed Photo. The Remington Family Dentistry staff (from left): Dental assistant Rachel Patterson, Dr. Courtney Ashby ...

NYU College of Dentistry awarded a five-year, $1.7M public health training ...
NYU College of Dentistry awarded a five-year, $1.7M public health training ...

Trade Dispute About Dental Devices Could End Up Changing The Future Of The ...
Trade Dispute About Dental Devices Could End Up Changing The Future Of The ...

Nova Southeastern University's College of Dental Medicine receives $3.4 ...
Nova Southeastern University's College of Dental Medicine receives $3.4 ...

Ensuring quality restorations with impending reduction of dental laboratories
nadl what's in your mouth From 2006 to 2017, the number of dental laboratories in the US is predicted to decline by 39%, according to market research compiled for the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) by Valmont Research, which ...

Luxury Dental Office to Launch on UES With Flat-screens, HBO and Headphones
UPPER EAST SIDE — A new dentist office specializing in teeth whitening offers "spa-like" suites decked with flat-screens showing HBO and noise-cancelling headphones so clients can tune out the noise from their routine cleanings. Lavaan, opening at ...

Phil Messer, Randolph, NJ Dentist, Receives the AGD Fellowship Award
Randolph, NJ (July 24, 2015)—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Philip Messer, DDS, FAGD, of Randolph Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Randolph, NJ received the association's Fellowship Award during the AGD 2015 ...

The Smile Shop Pediatric Dentistry Welcomes Two Dentists
Following her dental training, Dr. Foster pursued her pediatric residency at Baylor College of Dentistry in association with the Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. There, she gained extensive knowledge in dental ...

Ben's Bells: Woman gets kids in foster care dental work
“She is not afraid to take on whoever she needs to just to make sure a child's dental needs are met,” Pierce wrote in her nomination letter. More info and to nominate someone: Go to bensbells.org/BellingForm to submit a name. Go to bensbells.org or ...

2015 Medical & Dental Special Pay
A variety of medical and dental special pays are authorized for military doctors, nurses dentists and health care support staff, who are highly sought after in the private sector. The Defense Department pays annual special pay, incentive pay, retention ...

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Spriggs graduates dentistry school
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Adam E. Spriggs, D.O.S. of Logan, W.Va., graduated May 17, 2015, from West Virginia University's School of Dentistry where he earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. The ceremony was held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in ...

Leaders in Dentistry: Gwen Essex
Article Thumbnail Image August 4, 2015 -- Gwen Essex, RDH, EdD, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, is actively working to create a more diverse and inclusive environment within dentistry. In this latest ...

Debbie's Deals: DeCino Family Dentistry offers free care on Aug. 22
DeCino Family Dentistry is offering free cleanings, fillings and extractions to people who do not have dental insurance or are facing financial difficulties. The free dental care is being offered to adults ages 18 and up. Patient registration begins at ...

Dental coverage for patients with Medicaid may not prevent tooth-related ER visits
Although the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has made millions of low-income and rural Americans eligible for health insurance, many states don't provide dental coverage for adults under their Medicaid programs. Paying for dental ...

Glenview Dental Associates celebrates 20 years
With a waiting area that resembles a living room, spacious dental stations and a collaborative approach among all three dentists, the practice offers cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, gum disease therapy, root canals, dentures, orthodontics, and ...

New study shows dental treatment during pregnancy is safe
The researchers compared the pregnancy outcomes between a group of women exposed to dental treatment with anesthetics and a control group that did not have treatment. The study shows that exposure to dental care and local anesthetics during ...

Say goodbye to yesterday's iffy dental implants
"The change was gradual; it wasn't an overnight thing," said Sivan Finkel, a dentist with The Dental Parlour in New York. "It used to be strictly the domain of the surgeons, but about 10 years ago, it has started to be commonplace for general dentists ...

Dental Health Week: Energy Drinks Can Result In Slow Erosion Of Teeth
Excessive consumption of sugary drinks, including soft drinks, is not good for health, but the Australian Dental Association says athletes who consume sugar-laden energy drinks in excess are at even greater risk of damaging their oral health ...

Young Innovations Announces Acquisition of Medical Products Laboratories ...
Young Innovations Announces Acquisition of Medical Products Laboratories ...

The dental lab's complete guide to better lab-dentist communication
Better communication leads to better dental patient outcomes. Regardless of how it's said, lab owners have heard this advice countless times. But what can dental lab owners actually do to build better relationships? What exactly needs to be done, and ...

Dental Hygiene Wellness Clinic opens in Denver
dental hygiene clinic denver Jankee Bhatt, RDH, BS, is a hygienist who is taking advantage of Colorado's law allowing hygienists to open their own clinics to address oral health issues. Bhatt has just recently opened a dental hygiene clinic in Denver ...

Local Dentist Named Trustee of the Massachusetts Dental Society
Fisher received his bachelor's degree from The Catholic University of America, and his dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry. Active in his community, he serves on the boards of the Salem Rotary, the Salem YMCA, and North Shore ...

SonicFill resins, separated endo files, and exploring the wide world of dentistry
We oftentimes limit our exploration in dentistry—unknowingly—and as a result, miss out on opportunities that could make us better practitioners. Up until I read Dr. Lisa Knowles' article about SonicFill, I didn't know much about the system and the ...

Readers Write (Aug. 5): Planned Parenthood, life in Zimbabwe, Walter Palmer's ...
Readers Write (Aug. 5): Planned Parenthood, life in Zimbabwe, Walter Palmer's ...

UAMS welcomes first dental residents
In July, UAMS welcomed its first two resident dentists as part of a yearlong, postgraduate dental residency program – the first of its kind for Arkansas. Little Rock native Ashley McMillan D.D.S. and Michael Dienberg, D.D.S., of Racine Wisconsin, were ...

Dental hygiene program to open at Baker
The dental hygiene program prepares students to become dental hygienists. The program will cover oral health care assessments, head and neck anatomy, dental cleanings, cavity preventive agents, local anesthesia applications, and dental X-rays. Licensed ...

2015 Medical & Dental Special Pay
A variety of medical and dental special pays are authorized for military doctors, nurses dentists and health care support staff, who are highly sought after in the private sector. The Defense Department pays annual special pay, incentive pay, retention ...