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  Northridge, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2015       Dr. Shahdad Arami is now offering a special promotion on Invisalign. Eligible patients will receive $200 off their Invisalign treatment. Many people crave straighter smiles but are not particularly interested in wearing a mouthful of metal. Invisalign offers an alternative. According to Dr. Arami's team, "The use of traditional braces is effective for straightening teeth but has no aesthetic value to people who are already concerned with their oral appearance. The Invisalign system allows both teenagers and adults a new way to receive straightening treatments with more accuracy and privacy compared to traditional orthodontic treatments."         The Benefits of Invisalign       Invisalign treatment begins with a 3D model of the patient's smile. This model is used to map a series of adjustments until the model has been completely straightened and adjusted to create a healthy bite and attractive alignment. The benefits of this treatment method are extensive and include:

  Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 28, 2015           Coffee could not only perk you up in the morning but could also help protect you from gum disease, researchers have found.

  San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2015       Dr. Jeffrey Allred DDS, with his practice based in San Marcos, California, offers no cost 15 minute second opinion consultations for patients who need a second opinion on dental work.           "The statistics on dental second opinions show how small percentage of dentistry patients go to get a second opinion on major dental works. Only 6%" – says Dr. Allred.         "People should not hesitate to get a second opinion even when fully trusting the dental care provider, for the simple fact that every dentist sees a patient's oral problems differently, has different background education and different experience. Maybe there is another less invasive, less expensive way to treat a particular dental issue. Even in the case when two dental experts have the same opinion about the patient's problem the patient benefits of getting the same opinion is reassuring, it gives you peace of mind." – added Dr. Allred.           Dental health concerns that could welcome a second opinion include oral cancer, root canal treatment, oral surgery, orthodontic issues and much more.           "Multiple perspectives on serious dental health concerns will only do well for patients, they will be able to make an informed decision. " – Dr. Jeffrey Allred, DDS             Patients are welcome from nearby areas we serve Escondido, Encinitas, Vista and Carlsbad.

New Survey Says Kids' High Anxiety About Dentists May Be Learned Trait...From Parents; Percentage of Parents Nervous About Dental Visits Matches Kids Who Share the Feeling

Contrary to some parents' popular belief, their children aren't born with a fear of the dentist, rather, the apple may not fall far from the tree. A new nationwide survey, out today from Delta Dental Plans Association, finds that children may be picking up on their parents' fear of visiting the dentist.

The survey of parents with children 12 and under finds that nearly half (48 percent) of parents say they are nervous about going to the dentist, and roughly the same number (47 percent) of their children share the sentiment. While moms (55 percent) are more nervous than dads (40 percent) ahead of a dental appointment, they tend to have an easier time getting their kids to go to the dentist with 19 percent of moms saying it's one of the hardest things to do vs 37 percent of dads. The survey is being released in conjunction with National Anxiety Month in April. 

Convergent Dental Secures $9 Million in Growth Capital

Convergent Dental Inc. , a privately held dental device company, today announced that it had secured $9 million in a funding round led by existing investors Long River Ventures and the Gund Foundation as well as new individual investors and family offices. Solea , the first FDA approved, CO29.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue, is gaining significant traction within the dental community due to its ability to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures.

Assisi Animal Health Discusses the Symptoms of Dental Issues in Horses

Assisi Animal Health is the developer of the Assisi LoopTM, an effective non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID). The Loop can help cure chronic wounds and treat a range of debilitating medical conditions includingWobblers, IVDD and lumbar stenosis.

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Mouthing Off Against Oral Cancer; April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 43,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed this year, and oral cancer is expected to cause more than 8,000 deaths-about one death per hour.

In observance of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recommends that patients visit their dentists every six months for a dental exam. Dental exams not only help to decrease a patient's risk of oral diseases, such as cavities and gum disease, but they also may help to diagnose potentially life-threatening medical conditions, such as oral cancer.

"Checking for oral cancer is quick and painless," says AGD Spokesperson Vincent Mayher, DMD, MAGD. "Your dentist will feel for lumps or irregular tissue changes in the neck, throat, cheeks, and mouth, and look for any sores or discoloration."

Take Five: Sports Safety Tips for National Facial Protection Month

Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. Take five, and take in these five simple safety tips.

Mouth Guards are a Must. Mouth guards are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury, and dentists and dental specialists can make customized mouth guards that hold teeth in place and allow for normal speech and breathing.   Helmets are always Helpful. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact and help prevent damage to the head.   Have 20/20 Vision with Protective Eyewear.  Eyes are extremely vulnerable to damage, especially when playing sports. Face Shields Save Skin...and more.  Hockey pucks, footballs and racquetballs can cause severe facial damage at any age. Cheer and Shout Out Your Support for Mandatory Protective Gear.  Athletes who participate in football, hockey and boxing are required to wear mouth guards. If mouth guards have been proven to significantly decrease the risk of oral injuries, why is it not mandatory in every sport for kids to wear them? 

Five Aspen Dental Practices Slated To Open In Arkansas In 2015; New Dental Practices Will Bring Significant Economic Boost, Plus Access to Quality, Affordable Care

Access to dental care in Arkansas is about to get a healthy boost with the addition of five new Aspen Dental-branded practices, the first of which will open inSearcyandJonesboroon Thursday, April 9.

The five new locations scheduled to open in Arkansas throughout 2015 will provide much-needed access to affordable, quality care, includingdental services that range from dentures and preventive care to general dentistry and restoration.

Together, the five new office openings will provide more than $6 million in estimated economic impact to local economies in Arkansas. That's based on astudyconducted by Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management which indicates each new Aspen Dental-branded office benefits local community growth through investment in office construction, furniture and fixtures, jobs creation, wages and benefits, taxes, and investment in marketing and advertising.  

Hu-Friedy Releases Guide to Implantology; eBook Serves as Complete Guide on Life Cycle of a Dental Implant

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, has released Part 1 of Implant Fundamentals, a complete 3-part eBook series focused on the life cycle of a dental implant.

Leading Orthodontists to Advance Accelerated Treatment at AAO 2015; OrthoAccel® Announces Micro-Lecture Schedule for American Association of Orthodontics 2015 Annual Session

Accelerated orthodontic treatment will be a featured topic at the American Association of Orthodontics 2015 Annual Session, May 15-19, as seven of the industry's leading orthodontists present scientific lectures on AcceleDent®. Manufactured by OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc., the leader in accelerated orthodontics, AcceleDent is a FDA-cleared, Class II medical device that speeds up orthodontic treatment by as much as 50 percent with just 20 minutes of daily use. At the invitation of the AAO, Dr. Anil Idiculla, an award-winning orthodontist and professor at The University of Colorado, will present "Accelerate Your Practice Using AcceleDent" during the staff program. OrthoAccel's micro-lectures will be held at the company's booth (#615) and presented by Drs. Nasib Balut, S. Jay Bowman, Sam Daher, Dawei Liu, Kenji Ojima and Sonia Palleck as well as Sarah Keller, an orthodontic practice consultant.

"As the 2015 AAO is aptly titled, 'Bridging Science and Technology,' these micro-lectures are prime opportunities for orthodontists and their staff to stay abreast of the latest technological advancements in the industry," said Michael K. Lowe, president and CEO of OrthoAccel. "In addition to presenting the clinical benefits of AcceleDent, the micro-lectures will discuss how offering accelerated orthodontics with AcceleDent can increase practices' case acceptance rates and successfully enhance practice economics and efficiency."

Back pain - see our doctor's expert advice

I HURT my back last Easter when I was doing some DIY in the house. Where can I get information this Easter if the injury reoccurs?

lThe Musculosketal Zone at NHS inform has been developed with the help of patients, physiotherapists and doctors to bring together the best possible information and advice for preventing, treating and recovering from musculoskeletal disorders at home and in the workplace.

Align Technology Inc Granted United States Patent for System and Method for Digital Tooth Imaging

Publication Name: Medical Patent News Patent Application Number: 13/051,759 Patent Publication Number: 8,995,732 International Patent Classification Codes: A61C 7/002 (20130101), A61C 9/00 (20130101), A61C 7/08 (20130101), A61C 9/0053 (20130101) Patent Status: Granted

How would you like to wait six months to see a dentist?

MONTREAL, March 31, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - With jam-packed emergency rooms and long months spent waiting to see a specialist, it's not surprising that only 35% of Canadians aged 55 and over are satisfied with our mostly public health care system, according to a recent Commonwealth Fund poll. Fortunately, there exists another health care system, an essentially private one that works very well.

Green launches dental partnership to help students

As he held up the plastic dental mirror, the Green Magnet Academy kindergartner poked at his teeth.

“Hey! I can see my own teeth!,” he exclaimed.

On Tuesday, the Great Schools Partnership launched a youth dental program that allowed Green students to receive dental screenings and any needed follow-up treatment from Western Heights Dental, at no cost to families. Green is the first of Knox County’s schools to participate in the program, which eventually will be expanded to the district’s additional community school programs.

Interprofessional Learning Focus of ASB Sessions

The University of Mississippi-Medical Center issued the following news release:

The future of patient care says that no health professional is an island.

It insists that health-care givers work and talk more among themselves: dentist and doctor, pharmacist and nurse, researcher and allied-health professional.

In the spirit of this vision, the Associated Student Body has taken up the gauntlet by launching ASB Interprofessional Sessions, which engages the six professional schools represented at the Medical Center.

Interleukin Genetics and Employee Benefit Consulting Group LLC Partner to Expand Awareness and Adoption of PerioPredict®

Interleukin Genetics,Inc. (OTCQB:ILIU) and Employee Benefit Consulting Group LLC (EBCG) announced today the signing of a collaboration agreement to help expand knowledge and potential coverage for Interleukin's novel genetic risk test, PerioPredict®. PerioPredict® is an innovative, easy-to-use tool that identifies individuals with a higher risk of progressing to severe periodontal disease.

This collaboration was formed to leverage the rapidly growing field of genetic testing as part of an approach to more effective overall healthcare management. Predictive genetic tests identify genetic variations that may affect a patient's risk of developing a certain disease, thus enabling the patient and the healthcare professional to engage in more aggressive preventative care, and assist with treatment decisions. PerioPredict® works by measuring variations in the genes for Interleukin-1 (IL-1), a key mediator of inflammation, and identifies individuals at increased risk for more severe periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis or gum disease.

Under the terms of this strategic collaboration, Interleukin and EBCG will work together to build awareness of PerioPredict® as a powerful tool for personalizing patient care among insurance carriers, benefit plans and employer groups, and to potentially incorporate the test in the design of risk-based benefit plans.


Publication No. WO/2015/042481 was published on March 26 by WIPO.

Title of the invention: BRACKET SYSTEM

CDA Cares Sacramento Dental Clinic Provides $2 Million in Care

Bio Medicine has issued the following news release:

Hosted by the California Dental Association Foundation and CDA, the CDA Cares free, two-day dental clinic in Sacramento provided $2 million in charitable dental services to 2,080 people March 27-28.

Northridge Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Arami, is Now Offering a New Promotion on Invisalign.

Banned dentist set to lose grant money

A DENTIST who failed to wear protective gloves or wash his hands is to be stripped of a huge cash grant.

Andre Basson was suspended for poor hygiene practices at his clinic in Inverness after inspectors ruled he was putting the safety of patients and colleagues at risk.

New Research Impliments Coffee May Help Fight Gum Disease and Increasing Benefits With Tylers Coffee.

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By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent

Top dentists' incomes have gone up by more than a fifth as more people spend on cosmetic dental treatment, according to new research.

Dentists takes testimonial award at national competition

A YORK-based dental surgeon at cosmetic dentistry practice Andrea Ubhi has won a national industry award.

Dr Adam Glassford was selected from a shortlist of finalists from across the UK to win the Patient Choice Restorative Case Award at the 2015 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand grants trade mark "ICL" to Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd., has been granted trademark (1010214) titled as "ICL" from the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.

Status: Registered

Class/es: 1 Chemicals and chemical compounds used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, oil and gas drilling and applications; chemicals for use in personal care products; chemicals for use in water treatment; chemicals for use in beverages, food, pet food and animal nutrition products; chemicals for use in cleaning products; chemicals for use in hygiene solutions; chemicals for use in dental products and dentifrices; chemicals for use in ceramic processing; chemicals for use in construction applications; chemicals for use in the production of electronics; chemicals for use for environmental restoration and remediation; chemicals for metal cleaning and treatment; chemicals for use in mining processes; chemicals for use in paints and coatings; chemicals for use in manufacturing of abrasives and catalysts; chemicals for use in renewable energy applications; chemicals for use in cleaning, finishing, tanning and dyeing of textiles and leather; phosphates, phosphoric acid; aluminum compounds; chemical additives and auxiliaries; active chemical ingredients for use in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals; fertilizers; fire-extinguishing compositions and flame-protection preparations for wildfire protection; chemical flame retardants in plastic and other materials; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry; leather-softening and leather-hardening agents; unprocessed polyurethanes and polyurethanes resins; polymers for industrial use; asphalt release agents; bleaching preparations for industrial use; catalysts; unprocessed artificial resins; unprocessed plastics.

SIU BOT Approves Contracts and Plans for School of Dental Medicine Upgrades

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has issued the following news release:

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus Thursday, March 19, approved a contract to remodel the student lab in the SIU School of Dental Medicine’s (SIU SDM) Dental Clinic Building on the Alton campus. It also approved planning for development of an Edwardsville campus dental clinic.

Allred Dental Offers Complimentary 15 Minute Consults with Dr. Jeffrey Allred in San Marcos, CA.

Dentist to pay £175k for poor hygiene

A DENTIST has been suspended and ordered to pay back £175,000 of public money after he was found guilty of poor hygiene.

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