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Du Pont AnalysisROEProfit MarginAsset TurnoverEquity MultiplierCurrent Year4.93.30.572.6Previous Year5.44.90.432.5

QtrNet Profit MarginSep 148.2Jun 145.8

YearNet Profit MarginEBIT MarginEBITDA MarginAug 1323.3--Aug 1222.5--Aug 1121.433.843.6

'Nothing to fear' from fluoride in city's water; Health chiefs deny fluoridation has led to thyroid conditions

FEARS over fluoridated water have been denied by city health chiefs after a study of Birmingham residents suggested higher levels of thyroid conditions were leading to weight gain and depression.

Researchers investigated GP surgeries in the West Midlands which has the highest levels of water fluoridation in the country.

The team from the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent found doctors in the region had recorded 30 per cent higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid.

This week... we're in trouble with the dentist

FOR the other half and myself, a lot of our five years of parenthood has been spent feeling clueless and useless.

As time as gone on, we have attempted to trust our instincts, but we still find ourselves caught out by something from time to time, or hit for six by a new development.

Smile! Here's a Startup for Your Teeth

Three dentists launched an initiative earlier this month with the hope of elevating and structuring the process of dental health in India.

Former dentist gets 3 years' probation for fraud

SPRINGFIELD — A former Normal dentist has been sentenced to three years' probation for insurance fraud.

Frank Koe Jr. pleaded guilty in October in federal district court to defrauding dental insurance companies between 2002 and 2012. He was charged with submitting claims and receiving payments for services not performed, or not performed to the extent he described in the claims.

Colgate-Palmolive Co Files Patent Application for Oral Care Compositions

Kolkata, Feb. 25 -- USA-based Colgate-Palmolive Co filed patent application for oral care compositions. The inventors are Chopra Suman, Fei Lin and Patel Rahul.

Colgate-Palmolive Co filed the patent application on June 5, 2014. The patent application number is 4579/DELNP/2014 A. The international classification numbers are A61K8/25, A61K8/81 and A61Q11/00.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "Described herein are oral care compositions comprising (i) a magnesium alkali metal silicate complex clay and (ii) an orally acceptable anionic polymer in a dentifrice base which compositions are useful for alleviating dental sensitivity. Also provided for are methods of making and using the compositions described herein."

The Patent was published in the Issue No. 06/2015 of the Patent Office Journal on Feb. 6, 2015.

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Meta Biomed falls for a third consecutive day, a three-day fall of 3.4% 26 February, 2015 15:00 KST

SOUTH KOREAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Meta Biomed Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A059210), South Korea's 17th largest medical equipment/supplies company by market cap, fell KRW25.0 (or 0.9%) for a third consecutive day on Thursday bringing its three-day fall to KRW100.0 or 3.4%. The stock last traded at KRW2,875.0. Compared with the KRX 100 Index which rose 26.0 points (or 0.64%) in the three days, this represented a relative price change of -4.0%. Trading volume was 41% lighter than average.

BEARISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Net profit margin has averaged 4.1% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.
+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is less than stellar at 4.9%. This is computed as net profit margin of 3.3% times asset turnover [sales/assets] of 0.57 times leverage factor [total assets/shareholders' equity] of 2.6. Also, this has deteriorated from 5.4% last year.

Dental Hygiene Program to Host Kindergarten Day

Sheridan College issued the following news release:

On Thursday, more than 400 kindergartens from across Sheridan County are expected to take part in the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Department's annual Kindergarten Day.

Stoughton Hospital: Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid 26 February 2015

A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid.

While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause-and-effect, experts say the link deserves serious investigation.

"Clinicians in the United States should emphasize to patients this association and should test patients for underactive thyroid," said Dr. Spyros Mezitis, an endocrinologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Orthodontists in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

(PRWeb) - Once viewed as cosmetic procedures, orthodontic treatments have become routine in dentistry. Over the past five years, the Orthodontists industry has benefited from favorable demographic trends and technological advances. According to data from Dental Economics magazine, about 60.0% to 70.0% of adult Americans receive routine dental care. Overall, as more patients visited their dentist, they were more aware of needing orthodontic treatments, bolstering the number of patient referrals to orthodontists. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Turk, "Patients who have crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, issues with jaw positioning or jaw joint disorders may require industry services." If left untreated, these ailments may result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches, earaches or speaking, biting or chewing issues.

Bowie Dentist, Dr. Stafford Conley, Provides All-Natural Teeth-Whitening Treatments

Dr. Stafford Conley, a Bowie cosmetic dentist, is now offering an all-natural teeth-whitening solution that is a fraction of the cost of traditional whitening procedures.

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Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist on the Benefits of Dental Implants

Millions of people across a broad range of ages and backgrounds experience the loss of a tooth. Whether missing teeth are the result of severe tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma, the results can have a serious effect on an individual's ability to speak and chew, in addition to a significant impact on the appearance of one's smile. Dr. Michael Kosdon, a cosmetic dentist in New York City and Beverly Hills, California, says treatment for missing teeth has dramatically evolved over the years, with dental implant restoration now a standard option for restoring lost teeth. Dr. Kosdon says dental implants have signified a revolutionary advancement in restorative dentistry, offering many patients an alternative to dentures that looks and functions more like natural teeth.

Dental implants are small titanium posts designed to anchor to the jawbone in the area of the missing teeth - much like a natural tooth root. Once the implant fuses to the bone, a customized dental crown is cemented to the top of the post. Dr. Kosdon says the implant and crown are typically created using very sophisticated dental technologies in order to ensure the most precise and accurate fit, function, and look. The cosmetic dentist notes that candidates for dental implants can be the beneficiaries of numerous benefits from the procedure, including:

Q & M Dental Group (S) keeps rising: up 6.7% in 4 days 26 February, 2015 17:00 SGT

SINGAPOREAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Q & M Dental Group (S) Limited (SI:QC7), Singapore's 2nd largest health care company by market cap, extended its gains Thursday, rising an additional 0.50c (or 0.9%) to close at 56.0c. The shares have jumped 3.50c (or 6.7%) over the past four trading days. Compared with the FTSE/ASEAN 40 Index which rose 78.9 points (or 0.74%) in the four days, this represented a relative price increase of 5.9%.

BULLISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ The total dividend paid over the past 12 months is up 5.4% to 1.07c per share, comprising two interim amounts.
+ Net Profit margin is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent quarters. [Quarter ended, all figures in %]

Hawaii Department of Health Launches Hawaii Smiles Program in Schools

The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release:

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is launching a new dental surveillance program at 64 public and charter schools across the state. The Hawaii Smiles program will be conducting voluntary oral health assessments of about 3,300 third grade students during this 2015 school year. Dental screenings began on Feb. 4 on the island of Hawaii and will continue through May.

"Dental health is a critical part of each child's overall wellness; students need good oral health in order to speak with confidence, express themselves openly and to be healthy and ready to learn," said Danette Wong Tomiyasu, deputy director of Health Resources. "Through the Hawaii Smiles program, the Department of Health will be gathering important data that will be used to improve the health of all children in Hawaii."

Advisory: First issued under embargo

READING POLL SHOWS 'SHARP CONTRAST'

By Alison Kershaw, Press Association Education Correspondent

Books written by famous names or those turned into blockbuster films are more popular with today's youngsters than traditional favourites by authors such as Roald Dahl, according to research.

It suggests a disconnect between what pupils are reading in schools - where the exploits of Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and the Wimpy Kid remain common - and the tales they would rather be delving into, such as Harry Potter, the Demon Dentist and the Hunger Games.

CDC investigates deadly bacteria's link to doctors' offices

The Centers for Disease Control is raising a red flag that a potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your doctor's office.

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a substantial number of people contracted the bug who hadn't been in a hospital, but had recently visited the doctor or dentist.

FindLaw, Inc.: Supreme Court drills dentists in teeth-bleaching dispute 25 February 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

Phoenix Dentist Details Qualifications Needed to Serve as Dental Expert Witness; Dr. Arthur Chal Discusses the Typical Professional and Educational Credentials Required of a Top Dental Expert Witness

The most reliable dental expert witness for a medical malpractice claim will have a comprehensive selection of traits that reveal a history of excellence in the field of dentistry, states Dr. Arthur Chal, a dentist in Phoenix. He explains that education, experience, and reputation are just a few of the qualifications of a dental expert witness carefully considered by legal professionals -- and even within those categories, he says there likely will be an expectation of a certain level of accomplishment. To provide a helpful resource for patients or attorneys seeking the testimony of a qualified expert, he offers a breakdown of typically recommended criteria.

Nakanishi falls 2.0% from 14-day high 26 February, 2015 15:00 JST

JAPANESE DAILY STOCK REPORT

Nakanishi Inc. (TO:7716), the largest precision instruments company by market cap in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, was down 2.0% from its 14-day high of JPY4,600.0 on 26 February, 2015. Its Williams % R is -17.5 which suggests it is overbought, a bearish signal. The stock price decreased JPY75.0 (or 1.6%) to close at JPY4,510.0, ending a two-day streak of rises. Compared with the Nikkei 225 Index which rose 200.6 points (or 1.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.7%.

BEARISH SIGNALS
Technicals:
+ The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator of 12-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) of 4,476.84 minus the 26-day EMA of 4,495.93 is negative 19.08 suggesting a bearish signal.

Dr. Payam Zarei of West Village Dental Provides Patients with All-porcelain Crowns in Chicago IL

West Village Dental
Dr. Payam Zarei
773-772-7755
www.westvillagedentalil.comDr. Payam Zarei of West Village Dental Provides Patients with All-porcelain Crowns in Chicago IL From the acid corrosion caused by the food we eat to the constant biting crunching and grinding we do when eating or stressed daily activities weaken teeth and make them more susceptible to decay cracks discoloration and more.

LDC Dental announces AGM

THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT

LDC Dental has announced its Annual General Meeting will take place on April 24, 2015.

Recent Trading
LDC Dental (LDC.SET) MCap is THB1.8 billion (US$54.5 million) at the last price of THB4.44.

Sanders, Cummings Propose Bill on Dental Crisis

The office of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., issued the following news release:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) today introduced legislation to dramatically improve access to dental care.

Completion Of Oversubscribed Non Brokered Private Placement Totaling CDN$2.65 Million

LED MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS INC ("LMD-V;LEDIF-0") - Completion Of Oversubscribed Non-Brokered Private Placement - Totaling CDN$2.65 Million

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. ("LED Medical" or the "Company") announced that it has completed a previously announced non-brokered private placement with an oversubscribed total of 10,605,000 units at an issue price of CDN$0.25 per unit for total gross proceeds of approximately CDN$2.65 million. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant with each warrant entitling the holder to acquire one common share at an exercise price of US$0.25 for a period of 24 months. All of the securities issued in connection with the private placement will be subject to a restricted period that expires four months after the issuance date.

MANI closes at 5.3% above VWP 26 February, 2015 15:00 JST

JAPANESE DAILY STOCK REPORT

MANI Inc. (TO:7730), the largest medical equipment/supplies company by market cap in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, increased JPY20.0 (or 0.3%) to close at JPY7,430.0. The price is at a premium of 5.3% to the 1-month volume weighted average price of JPY7,056.37. Given that this premium has been under 5.3% one hundred forty-nine times and over 5.3% eighty-eight times in the last year, the downside:upside probability is estimated at 149:88 or 1.7:1. Compared with the Nikkei 225 Index which rose 200.6 points (or 1.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.8%.

BULLISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Net Profit margin is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

Anti-thumb-sucking device almost kills North Bay boy

A North Bay, Ont., dentist has been handed a warning after a four-year-old patient nearly died.

The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board's decision does not name the dentist.Â

 
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