PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill to allow dentists in Oregon to administer vaccines to patients has been signed into law.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Oregon is the first state in the...
WVU Dentistry to offer free children’s dental exams
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dentistry officials at West Virginia University say children ages 1 to 17 can receive free exams, any necessary X-rays and fluoride treatments on Feb. 1 in Morgantown.
WVU officials say the free dental care will be available from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the university's Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. The care is being provided as part of WVU Dental Care's National Children's Dental Health Month celebrations.
Fredericksburg dentist, 81, combines old and new approaches
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — As a dentist, Dr. John Willhide combines old-fashioned customer service from the last century with the ever-changing technology of this one.
His dental practice has continued to change and evolve during the 51 years he's worked in Fredericksburg. Instead of shying away from new products and procedures as some others his age might do, Willhide embraces them.
Minnesota man reflects on journey from refugee to dentist
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five-year-old Evan Moua sat wide-eyed and terrified in the dentist chair in St. Paul. His sister had come back from her appointment missing teeth and he was sure the same thing was about to happen to him.
State sanctions dentist for excessive dentistry on child
TERRYVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut dentist accused of performing unnecessary dental work on a young girl has been disciplined by state regulators.
The Hartford Courant reports that the State Dental Commission voted Wednesday to sanction Ammar Idlibi with a $10,000 fine and three years of probation, among other measures.
Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste
Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.
Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted with claims, often from "natural" toothpaste marketers and alternative medicine advocates, that fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities.
Orthodontist inspires former patient to follow in his steps
BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) — Dr. Dean Evans, who has served the Bluefield, Virginia community for 37 years by providing orthodontic treatment to both children and adults, is now in the transitional process of passing his practice on to Dr. Tyler Crowe, a former patient.
Evans, who's father was a dentist, grew up in Welch before moving to Princeton in 6th grade.
Committee Agrees on Bill Addressing Oral Health Crisis
By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
BOSTON -- Lawmakers believe they have landed a deal to create a new mid-level dental therapist profession that could expand access to oral health care by increasing the number of providers and requiring them to serve harder-to-reach populations.
UW dental school dean resigns amid $42M budget deficit
SEATTLE (AP) — The interim dean of the University of Washington's school of dentistry has abruptly resigned amid a multimillion budget deficit and criticism over the loss of specialty services after the school laid off nearly two dozen people earlier this month.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Centre for Contemporary Dentistry. It’s a different name for a dental practice that strives to be different.
“We want it to be overwhelmingly obvious for our patients from the time that they call our office for the first time that we are different,” explained Dr. Michael Orrico, DDS, who partners with Dr. Bruce Smith, DDS as owners of the practice.
Pricey dental implants often best but insurance rarely pays
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dental implants are increasingly being used to replace missing or failing teeth instead of dentures or bridges, which can be uncomfortable and hasten further deterioration. But implants can be very expensive and rarely are covered by insurance.
HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established the Drs. Crews and Nibert Dentistry Scholarship to benefit students from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia who are enrolled in programs in the College of Science. They have also provided program support for the pediatric audiology program, according to a news release.
Prime Pediatric Dentistry holds ribbon cutting in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. — Employees from Prime Pediatric Dentistry joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to hold a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.
Prime Pediatric Dentistry, at 2420 Hoffmeyer Road in Suites A&B, is a dental clinic specializing in services for children ages 18 and younger.
Charlton Conner, owner of the dentistry, said he and his staff have been anticipating opening the office for quite some time.
UNMC College of Dentistry offers free dental care to kids
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry will hold its annual Children's Dental Day next week.
The event provides free dental care to 175 children from seven communities on Friday at the college in Lincoln.
The services provided will include cleanings, extractions, fillings, root canals and stainless steel crowns.
WASHINGTON — It cannot be a sign of social health that the number of tweets per day worldwide exploded from 5,000 in 2007 to 500 million six years later. And this might be related to the fact that whereas in the 1992 presidential election more than one-third of America’s 3,113 counties or their equivalents had a single-digit margin of victory, in 2016, fewer than 10 percent did. And to the fact that in 2016, 1,196 counties — about 2.5 times the average over the preceding 20 years — were decided...
Half of Appalachians complete orthodontic care
MORGANTOWN — Only half of Appalachians who begin orthodontic care, such as braces or retainers, complete their course of treatment entirely, research by the West Virginia University School of Dentistry suggests.
Comfort Dental offers free day of dental care
Comfort Dental in Kalispell is offering a day of free dental care Dec. 23 for those in need. The practice's three dentists will be providing services on a first-come, first-serve basis from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 2165 U.S. Hwy 2 E., Ste. D.
Parents accuse Burnsville dentist of overtreating their kids
A parent group is speaking out about a Burnsville dentist, alleging she performed unnecessary dental work for financial gain on children. But the dentist, Dr. Deanna Alevizos, says her approach heads off problems and finds hidden decay other dentists miss.
Spurred on by a Facebook group, at least 21 parents said they filed complaints with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry about Alevizos, a pediatric dentist of 22 years who practices at one of 49 Twin Cities Metro Dentalcare locations.
Woodshore Family Dentistry has leased 2,160 square feet in Woodshore Marketplace, a community center anchored Kroger Marketplace at the southeast corner of Oyster Creek Drive and Dixie Drive in Clute. Kyle Knight and Brett Levinson with Weitzman represented the landlord. Drew Etheridge with Xite Realty represented the tenant.
Paul Belvedere, dentist for Minnesota North Stars, dies at 87
Paul Belvedere was born in 1930 on the recovery bed of his uncles small town dental office in Hobart, Ind. He was destined to join the profession, and scores of hockey players, other patients and dental students are glad that he did.
Health authorities in Minnesota have been trying to reduce the spread of antibiotic-related germs by discouraging doctors from overprescribing the drugs but new data suggests they need to be concerned about dentists as well.
Epidemiologists with the Minnesota Department of Health reviewed 1,626 cases of a nasty intestinal infection known as Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, that occurred from 2009 to 2015 outside of hospitals or health care facilities.
CVTC looks to ‘give vets a smile’ with free dental clinic
Chippewa Valley Technical College is partnering with Marquette University's School of Dentistry to provide inexpensive dental care to low-income families in the Chippewa Valley. But, for today, the clinic is serving a different purpose: providing care for veterans.
State’s dentistry board starts on road to licensing changes
State government’s Board of Dentistry began discussions Friday on establishing different license requirements for dentists in South Dakota,
Executive director Brittany Novotny outlined 21 pages of potential changes covering dentists, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants and dental assistants.
Dentists would have ten specific criteria. They could submit results from parts of examinations by different testing organizations.
Missouri City businesses still recovering after crippling tornado
On Aug. 24, the day before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast, Dr. Rachel Foreman sent her employees home early and told them to get prepared. She had a bad feeling about this storm.
The next day, a tornado spawned by the hurricane ripped through parts of Missouri City - pulling roofs off of houses, dislodging window panes from the Wells Fargo office building on Texas Parkway, yanking the outer wall off of a Wing Stop restaurant and impacting dozens of homes and businesses.
Montana State considering opening dental school
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana State University Faculty Senate is considering a proposal to create a dental school in Bozeman.
Faculty members will vote on the issue later this month and if they approve, it would go to the Montana Board of Regents for consideration, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2wcivFr) reports.
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UNMC College of Dentistry Dental Museum open in Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The UNMC College of Dentistry Museum is now open in Lincoln.
The museum features a collection of dental artifacts that chart the history and evolution of the profession. It will be open to the public for free through Sept. 16.
Museum curator and professor emeritus Stan Harn has been building the collection since 1977. He says the exhibit this year has more than 40 dental cabinets on display from the 1860s through the 1950s, including several new ones from the 1870s.
Generations of smiles: Beaver Dam orthodontist’s legacy continues downtown
A legacy of perfect smiles will continue in downtown Beaver Dam now that Dr. Alex Schwab is taking over the orthodontics practice of Dr. Thomas J. Triller in downtown Beaver Dam.
Triller, DDS, is retiring after 44 years and said he is grateful to have the skills of Schwab, DDS, MS, available to the people of Dodge County.
Shirer Family Dentistry taking donations to deliver to Texas
Those wanting to donate to victims of Hurricane Harvey can do so by taking items to Shirer Family Dentistry through Sept. 14.
Kensli Yarborough, office manager at Shirer Family Dentistry, 420 Hitchcock Parkway, said they have coordinated with Carter Trucking Company in Ninety Six to take items to a church in Texas.
Dental assistant expands role to be tooth fairy
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The tooth fairy is from Caswell County.
Lori Welch Wilson has been a dental assistant at Roslyn M. Crisp & Associates Pediatric Dentistry on South Church Street for the past 27 years — 18 of which she's also spent as the public relations officer and the "tooth fairy."
Professor aims to change opioid prescribing practices
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A picture in VCU Health's ambulatory center downtown looks, from a distance, like a tree.
"But if you get closer," said Dr. A. Omar Abubaker, "you see it's actually a collection of faces and images. To me, the opioid epidemic, both to clinicians and to the public, it's from a distance. If I say, 'Opioid epidemic,' the first thing you think about are the graphs, the number of people that died, the statistics.
Another hotel to replace two commercial buildings near I-26 in North Charleston
Two North Charleston commercial buildings that have been surrounded by a growing cluster of hotels near Interstate 26 and Ashley Phosphate Road are set to be replaced by another one.
A Courtyard Marriott is planned on the site of the two buildings on Northside Drive that were occupied by dental offices and by Millie Lewis Models and Talent, according to an application to the Department of Health and Environmental Control for a stormwater permit.
Danbury dentist accredited in dental sleep medicine
Dental Wellness & Health, the office of Leila Chahine, recently received accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, or AADSM, in recognition of the office’s excellence in treating patients with sleep apnea, snoring and other breathing-related sleep disorders.
The office is one of only three in Connecticut and 71 in the nation to receive the accreditation.
Dentist & Dancer: FM native enjoys the best of both worlds
You really can have the best of both worlds, or at least Sara Stueden does.
Stuefen, a Vinton dentist, is also a ballerina for the Pointe School of Dance Adult Ballet troupe.
She is also the daughter of Fred and Jan Bindewald of Fort Madison and was the Fort Madison High School calss valedictorian in 2003.
Ricky Lane leading Georgia Academy of General Dentistry
Statesboro dentist Dr. Ricky Lane, DDS, MAGD, named president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry and has led the association since January.When Dr. Lane was inducted as president at the statewide association meeting, he spoke of the importance of continued education."The key to our profession lies in our knowledge. This is why I became a Georgia Academy member," he said. "My journey with this association began right out of dental school and the Mastertrack program alone has proven...
Keokuk duo takes dental skills to Jamaica
KEOKUK – Two Keokuk natives pursuing careers in dentistry will apply what they’ve learned and gain new skills on an upcoming mission trip to Jamaica.
PHARR – For the second consecutive year, Get Healthy Mega Clinic helped more than a thousand people from across the Rio Grande Valley receive free medical, dental and optical services over the weekend at the Boggus Ford Event Center.
DANBURY — Aspen Dental will soon have a new home in Danbury.
After more than 15 years at the North Street Shopping Center at 1 Padanaram Road, the dental practice will move on Monday to a new plaza at 76 Newtown Road. The new location is larger and will have amenities such as chair-side televisions.
Aspen Dental has 16 locations in Connecticut, including in Stratford, Fairfield and Norwalk, among more than 600 offices in 36 states. Each office is owned and operated by a licensed dentist.
Demand for dental services keeps Tomagwa program busy
Up the stairs and around the corner, Tomagwa's dental facility is bustling.
In the small "L" shaped room overlooking the Tomball Medical Park's back parking lot, 10 volunteers - a mix dentists and students - work briskly, rotating hooked utensils from tray to mouth as a cacophony of filling drills and suction tubes hiss and swish in the background.
Pothitakis continues to expand after 25 years
Mark Pothitakis wanted to be an engineer. When he graduated from Aquinas, he packed his bags, went off to Iowa State University and began classes to fulfill his dreams.
Apparently, dreams can change.
“It was probably my junior year in college that I decided to go into dentistry,” Pothitakis said. “After a year at Iowa State taking engineering classes I decided that was not what I wanted to do.”
Kious earns Distinguished Alumnus award from SCC
With a goal of going to dentistry school, Drew Kious knew he needed a four-year undergrad degree.
But he also knew he didn’t have to go all four years to the same place.
Kious, a 1973 graduate of Aquinas High School, started off at Southeastern Community College first. He graduated with an Associate Science degree in 1976, went on to the University of Iowa and then the U of I College of Dentistry.
NYC transplants open Rolling Hills Dentistry in Danbury
DANBURY — With a child on the way and the desire to return to their suburban roots, former New York City residents Blake and Kiersten Winokur looked for relocation opportunities in northern New Jersey and Westchester County.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Maine dentist has entered into an agreement to pay $90,000 to resolve allegations that he submitted false claims to the state's Medicaid program.
Ernest Porter Sutton Ernest Porter Sutton was born to Ruth Porter and David Wright Sutton on July 15, 1943 in Logan, Utah. Ernie grew up in and left his mark on Preston, Idaho and then moved to Pocatello with his family during his high school years. He graduated from Pocatello High and did his undergraduate studies at Idaho State University. He married his eternal companion, Charlyne Rose in the Idaho Falls LDS temple on February 28, 1964. They moved their small family to St. Louis, Missouri and...
Cleveland Family Dentistry performs dental work from the heart
Cleveland Family Dentistry doctors and employees served dozens of local citizens on April 7 at their new facility at 205 E. Houston St. as part of Dentistry from the Heart.
Dentistry from the Heart is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free dental care for people in need. They work in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Staff of Cleveland Family Dentistry discovered the event at a conference several years ago and decided to bring it to the City of Cleveland.
Reader View: Vote ‘yes’ for the Pre-K for Santa Fe proposal
I have been practicing dentistry for over 25 years. I first came to Santa Fe as a tourist while working in public health in Arizona. We fell in love with this community and saw the need for dental services for children. I provide that care at Pueblo de Niños Dental on Cerrillos Road.
Alabama board plans vote on medical, dental tuition
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tuition costs could be going up for University of Alabama medical, dentistry and optometry students.
The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/2nRQH62 ) reports that the University of Alabama System's board of trustees meets Friday.
If board members approve the changes, they will become effective July 1 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama's College of Community Health Sciences.