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  New Franken, WI (PRWEB) April 24, 2015       Dental Health Products, Inc. (DHPI) and The Dental Exchange have announced the formation of a new strategic alliance in an effort to provide customers with online tools that will introduce them to engaging, inspiring ideas, products, career opportunities, and continuing education trends happening in dentistry.         The Dental Exchange is a first-of-its kind online resource and social platform exclusively for the dental industry. Unlike other social platforms, the Dental Exchange dives much deeper into meeting the specialized needs of dental professionals through key features such as company hosted educational forums, job placement and employee assessments.         Mat Olson, VP of Business Development for the Dental Exchange said, "We are thrilled about this partnership, which will offer DHPI customers and the entire dental market a total office solution that will help practices increase their productivity."

  Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) April 23, 2015     Dr. Craig Foisie of River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is pleased to announce that he is now certified to perform the state-of-the-art gum recession treatment called the Chao Pinhole(R) Surgical Technique. With this procedure, Dr. Foisie reverses recession by gently moving the gums to a more natural position. Though receding gums are common, they are a serious problem that can lead to sensitivity and tooth loss. Dr. Foisie recommends those who struggle with the condition visit one of their three periodontal offices in Old Saybrook, Waterford and Madison, CT.           The Chao Pinhole(R) Surgical Technique is a new way to address recession without traditional grafts. Rather than taking gum tissue from another part of the mouth and sewing it over the exposed roots, Dr. Foisie creates a tiny hole in the affected gums and through it, adjusts its position. Using special instruments, he loosens the tissue and gently slides it back into the desired location. Most patients notice an immediate change, and experience only nominal discomfort or swelling because the procedure is minimally invasive.         Many mistakenly believe that gum recession is merely a cosmetic problem, but in fact, the condition is not one to trifle with.

  Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2015       States are driving up health care costs for families and taxpayers by not doing enough to use dental sealants, according to States Stalled on Dental Sealant Programs, a new report by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report reveals that most states are failing to enact policies that ensure low-income children receive dental sealants--clear plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars that are a proven strategy for preventing tooth decay. Applying a sealant is one-third of the cost of filling a cavity.           The report grades all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to prevent decay by improving access to sealants for low-income children, and updates Pew's 2013 research on sealant programs. In the years since the 2013 report, only 12 states improved their grades, while seven states lost ground; most fail to reach even half of eight-year-olds with this preventive service. The majority of states continue to lack sealant programs in most of their "high-need" schools, which most states define as where at least half of the students participate in the National School Lunch Program.           Pew's report finds that:         * Only five states earned an A or A- for their sealant performance, of which just three (Maine, New Hampshire, and Oregon) received the maximum possible points.        

Lecturer in Medical Education

Cardiff University of United Kingdom has issued the following job vacancy:

Lecturer in Medical Education
Job Category Academic - Teaching & Scholarship
Career Pathway Teaching & Research
School / Directorate PGMDE - School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education
Advert Lecturer in Medical Education
School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education

The School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Medical Education.

Contract: 0.8 part-time (28 hours per week), fixed-term contract for 3 years, with the potential for flexible working arrangements

Salary: £39,685 - £45,954 per annum, pro-rata (Grade 7)

Date advert posted: Monday, 16 March 2015

Closing Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

A brighter Smile

Q&A with Dr. JA Reynolds, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry accreditation chair What qualifies someone to call themselves a "cosmetic dentist"? Actually, there is no qualification. Anyone can claim to have cosmetic skills. It is common to hear and see advertisements from those who deliver subpar care. Is there currently a problem with this in general or from the patient's perspective? It only becomes a problem when patients' needs aren't met either clinically or esthetically. Unfortunately, less than optimum care does not always hurt or look bad. So many patients don't suffer problems until later. What qualifies a dentist to do quality cosmetic work? Training, whether it be through an organization such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, or any other number of private teaching institutes around the country. How can patients make sure they are choosing the correct dentist? Since a majority of dentists claim to offer cosmetic dentistry, it is important for the consumer to understand the differences among dentists due to their training. That's why a credential, such as AACD Accreditation, is an important benchmark. A dentist does not have to be accredited in the AACD to provide great cosmetic care ... there are many who do. However, from a consumer's perspective, those who are credentialed are a sure bet for high clinical standards.

SEEKING CAREER WITH BITE

Early in life, Joseph Militello of San Antonio was one of those few kids who actually enjoyed going to the dentist.

"When I left the dentist's office, my teeth were white and my mouth was fresh," Militello said.

Los Angeles Invisalign Expert, Dr. Kevin Sands, Is Now Offering a Spring Invisalign Special

(PRWeb) - Los Angeles Invisalign provider, Dr. Kevin Sands, is now offering a special price on Invisalign this spring. Invisalign has quickly become the orthodontic treatment of choice for socially conscious dental patients because of the improved discretion, comfort and treatment time it offers compared to alternatives. As the season of renewal, spring is the perfect time for patients to invest in a treatment that has lifelong benefits for their looks, confidence and oral health. Patients who are interested in this offer can contact the office of Dr. Sands for more information.

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Highmark Inc. and Its Subsidiaries 24 April 2015

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "a-" of Highmark Inc. (Highmark), Keystone Health Plan West, Inc., HM Health Insurance Company and Highmark West Virginia Inc. (Parkersburg, WV). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the debt ratings of "bbb+" on Highmark's existing senior notes.

Additionally, A.M. Best has affirmed the FSRs of A- (Excellent) and the ICRs of "a-" of Highmark's life/health and property/casualty subsidiaries, which include HM Life Insurance Company (HM Life), HM Life Insurance Company of New York (HM Life New York) (New York, NY), Highmark Casualty Insurance Company (Highmark Casualty) and HM Casualty Insurance Company (HM Casualty), as well as Highmark's dental subsidiaries, which operate under the United Concordia brand name. The outlook for all ratings is stable.

The above companies are domiciled in Pennsylvania, unless otherwise specified. (See below for a detailed listing of the debt and dental companies' ratings).

Syosset NY Dentist Dr. Stephen Akseizer Emphasizes the Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Stephen Akseizer DDS; MAGD
516-938-7066
www.akseizerdental.comDentist Dr. Stephen Akseizer in Syosset NYnbsp;nbsp;Emphasizes the Importance of Good Oral Hygiene Who doesnrsquo;t want to keep their teeth as long as possible?

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Highmark Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "a-" of Highmark Inc. (Highmark), Keystone Health Plan West, Inc., HM Health Insurance Company and Highmark West Virginia Inc. (Parkersburg, WV). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the debt ratings of "bbb+" on Highmark's existing senior notes.

Additionally, A.M. Best has affirmed the FSRs of A- (Excellent) and the ICRs of "a-" of Highmark's life/health and property/casualty subsidiaries, which include HM Life Insurance Company (HM Life), HM Life Insurance Company of New York (HM Life New York) (New York, NY), Highmark Casualty Insurance Company (Highmark Casualty) and HM Casualty Insurance Company (HM Casualty), as well as Highmark's dental subsidiaries, which operate under the United Concordia brand name. The outlook for all ratings is stable.

Dental Health Products, Inc.; DHPI Announces Strategic Alliance with the Dental Exchange.

Sirona to Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results on May 8th

Sirona (NASDAQ:SIRO), the dental technology leader, today announced that the Company will report its fiscal 2015 second quarter financial results on Friday, May 8th, 2015, before the opening of the U.S. financial markets. Sirona's management team will host an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT that morning. A presentation relating to the call will be available at http://ir.sirona.com .

Dr. Craig Foisie with River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Now Corrects Receding Gums with State-of-the-Art Technique.

CRAFT AND CURD STORE MARRIES WINE AND CHEESE

Want to know which wine pairs best with a particular cheese?

Ask Tom Kisthart, the owner of Gandy Boulevard's newest specialty grocery store, Craft and Curd.

To master such a skill took time.

Kisthart worked at Sherry Lehmann's Wine and Spirits on Park Avenue in New York City, as well as Bern's Fine Wine and Spirits in Tampa, where he has lived for the past 10 years.

"I do all the purchasing so I am able to suggest pairing with any wine in the store," Kisthart said.

Pew Study Shows Little Progress on Proven Oral Health Strategy; Report

State-of-the-art dentistry from Meltham Dental Care; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

BASED in new state-of-the-art premises, Meltham Dental Care is using the latest gold standards and pioneering techniques in modern treatments and routine care.

Despite being a village practice, Meltham Dental Care has the most up-to-date dental treatment available and is an award-winning practice.

The McCullough Group Dental Practice

The McCullough Group Dental Practice in Niagara Falls is a highly respected family practice, proudly providing dentistry to patients since 1952. We have built a reputation based on quality service and support as dependable health care professionals strive to effectively meet our patients' oral care needs.

Frederick H. Howdy - First South Bancorp updates director's profile 22 April 2015

First South Bancorp recently released their definitive SEC filing DEF 14A. The updated profile of Frederick H. Howdy (83), Director is shown below.

Frederick H. Howdy has been a director of the Bank since 1975. He is currently President of Drs. Freshwater and Howdy P.A., a dental health care corporation located in New Bern, North Carolina. Prior to that, he was a practicing dentist in Washington, North Carolina for 36 years. Dr. Howdy did his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his DDS from the UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He has served on the boards of many local and statewide civic and service organizations including the Beaufort County Hospital Foundation, North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, as president of the North Carolina Dental Foundation, chairman of the Beaufort County ABC Board, chairman of the Beaufort County Health Department and as a commissioner on the North Carolina Banking Commission. Dr. Howdy has previously served as both Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the boards of both the Company and the Bank. See "Committees of the Board of Directors" below for a discussion on the various board committees on which Dr. Howdy currently serves.

Advances in cosmetic dentistry

Gardner Dental Group in Burlington offers the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry to help their patients get the most from their smile and provide maximum oral comfort.

A bright, straight and beautiful smile is an important part of your professional appearance and can be achieved with veneers, crowns, contouring or bonding processes. Advances in cosmetic dentistry make it an affordable solution for unsightly oral problems such as chipped, misshapen or missing teeth, discolouration or relief from an uncomfortable bite.

Ellen A. Rudnick - First Midwest Bancorp updates director's profile 21 April 2015

First Midwest Bancorp recently released their definitive SEC filing DEF 14A. The updated profile of Ellen A. Rudnick (64), Director is shown below.

Since 1999, Ms. Rudnick has served as the Executive Director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Ms. Rudnick served as President and CEO of Healthcare Knowledge Resources, President of HCIA, Chairman of Pacific Biometrics and Corporate Vice President of Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Gregory D. Waller - Endologix updates director's profile 22 April 2015

Endologix recently released their definitive SEC filing DEF 14A. The updated profile of Gregory D. Waller (65), Director is shown below.

Gregory D. Waller, 65, has served on our board of directors since November 2003. Mr. Waller also serves on the board of Sunshine Heart Corporation, a publicly traded company, as Audit Committee Chairman and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Ulthera Corporation, a privately held company that sells an ultrasound device used for non-invasive brow lifts. From March 2006 until April 2011, Mr. Waller was Chief Financial Officer of Universal Building Products, a manufacturer of concrete construction accessories. Previous to that, Mr. Waller has been in retirement except for board directorships.

Benefits of water fluoridation well documented

In his letter, Mr Wong Shih Shen called for a review of Singapore's public water fluoridation policy ("Review water fluoridation policy"; April 12).

Fluoride in drinking water may have contributed to Singapore having one of the lowest decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) indexes (0.46 in 2013) for 12-year-olds in the world.

State of dental care

Sir, - The annual conference of the Irish Dental Association was held recently in Cork. Hundreds of Irish dentists attended. International speakers who addressed the conference presented strong evidence indicating that the maintenance of an infection-free mouth contributes to good general health. Analogously, chronic diseases, for example heart disease, are made worse by poor oral health.

Abano Announces Pathology Sale and Provides FY15 Guidance

NEW ZEALAND DAILY STOCK REPORT

Abano Healthcare Group (NZX:ABA) today announced that it has reached a conditional agreement for Wellington SCL Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Healthscope New Zealand Limited, to acquire 100% of the shares of Aotea Pathology Limited (Aotea).

The sale is conditional on Wellington SCL Limited being awarded the regional pathology contract by the Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa District Health Boards (DHB), that contract becoming unconditional, and satisfaction of other standard conditions. Settlement is planned for 1 May 2015.

New Lifetime High Today: Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO)


Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer.

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Sirona Dental Systems ( SIRO ) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Sirona Dental Systems as such a stock due to the following factors:

Patient wins £30,000 award after two year legal battle against former dentist in Guisborough; Kevin Bowes, 53, sought legal help after a visit to another dentist uncovered an array of dental problems needing extensive remedial treatment

A dental patient has won a £30,000 award after a two year legal battle against his former dentist in Guisborough.

Kevin Bowes, 53, a semi-retired teacher at a specialist children's unit, accepted the out-of-court settlement from Dr Nicholas Crees.

Dentsply International falls 0.9% from 14-day high 23 April, 2015 16:00 EDT

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY), NASDAQ's 16th largest Medical/Biomedical company by market cap, was down 0.9% from its 14-day high of US$52.60 on 23 April, 2015. Its Williams % R is -17.2 which suggests it is overbought, a bearish signal. The stock price decreased 21.0c (or 0.4%) to close at US$52.12, ending a three-day streak of rises. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 16.3 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.8%. Trading volume was 18% lighter than average.

BEARISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Net profit margin has averaged 10.8% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 22.7% and suggests a low margin of safety.
+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 13.9% is lower than sector average of 22.3%. This is computed as net profit margin of 11.0% times asset turnover [sales/assets] of 0.63 times leverage factor [total assets/shareholders' equity] of 2.0.

Man wins £30k legal battle with dentist

A DENTAL patient has won a £30,000 award after a two year legal battle against his former dentist in Guisborough.

Kevin Bowes, 53, a semi-retired teacher at a specialist children's unit, accepted the out-of-court settlement from Dr Nicholas Crees.

 
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