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  Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 20, 2014     America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation invites the general public to participate in the ToothFairy Ball Online Auction running now through November 24 to raise funds for the expansion of oral health services to at-risk children across the country.           The general public is invited to bid on sporting events, fine dining and other luxury items including:           World-class dinner and fine wines for six at the exclusive Press Restaurant and award-winning Alpha Omega Winery in Napa Valley         Luxury Suite for 12 at Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Game at Verizon Center in Washington DC     Limited production Alpha Omega 3L 2011 ERA Cabernet Sauvignon signed by winemaker           2 Champions Club Hospitality Badges to the 2015 US Women's Open Golf Tournament at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania   Collection of fine California white wines   Cube 3D Printer, allowing you to print your creations in 3D       4 "On the Glass" Tickets to Minnesota Wild NHL game     Dinner for six at CityZen, recognized as one of the hottest restaurants in the world, located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC         Photo and football autographed by Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon           And more!

  Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 21, 2014   Princeview Dental (http://www.PrinceviewDental.com), one of Etobicoke's premier dental clinics, is advising on the dangers of tongue piercings in relation to healthy oral care.       Piercing any part of the body has become normal and accepted behaviour in our society. And though they all come with their own risks, some more than others, tongue piercings can be particularly problematic if not done properly and cared for consistently, according to the experts at Princeview Dental.         "In some cases, it doesn't even matter if you've done everything right," says Dr. Janice Mummery, founder of Princeview Dental. "Swelling, infections, loss of taste: all of these things can occur without warning, even if you've taken all the proper precautions."           Dr. Mummery explains that patients who have experienced these reactions have had to undergo emergency dental services, and many more problems can potentially occur in the future.     "Aside from relatively minor side effects, like excess drooling or mild irritation, people with tongue piercings can have nerve damage and periodontal disease and are more susceptible to oral cancer," she adds. "That in itself is a huge risk, and one that needs to be explained before the decision is made to pierce a tongue."     According to Dr. Mummery, cases of individuals swallowing their tongue ring are not uncommon, nor are instances of chipped teeth caused by jewellery in the mouth. These cases have led to emergency dental services such as root canals and extractions.

  Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2014   Porcelain veneer dentist, Dr. Kevin Sands, is now creating picture-perfect smiles for patients in preparation for the coming holiday season. Veneers, ultra-thin shells that are bonded to the fronts of teeth, look completely natural, and can be used to permanently conceal cosmetic flaws. In certain situations, veneers are also valued for their ability to strengthen teeth. Veneers are an option for most patients and can be used on one or several teeth to rejuvenate appearance. Check there dental veneers before and after pictures to see some of the results that can be achieved with this treatment.       Veneers are beneficial in several ways and are highly durable for lasting results. Here is a closer look at the advantages of veneers:             * Veneers are tinted to match the color of real teeth, preserving a natural appearance once placed. Translucence supports the lifelike look of veneers.         * When veneers are bonded to teeth, they add reinforcement. This can be particularly valuable for teeth that are cracked or broken.     * Veneers can be a faster and more convenient alternative to crowns for cosmetic improvement of damaged teeth.

  OXNARD, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2014         For many busy people, having their missing or damaged teeth isn't worth the multiple office visits and months of recovery from dental surgery that have traditionally been required for a full mouth reconstruction – even at the cost of their youthful appearance.       But the dental implant experts at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., can provide someone with a full mouth of implant-supported teeth in one visit, even in instances where the patient's bone has deteriorated.       Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad are the only doctors in Southern California to combine the revolutionary All-on-4™ dental implants with the new smile in a day protocol that allows them to give patients permanent implant-supported teeth in one visit.

Local dentist receives biology alumni award

Rachel Droze, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

On Oct. 21 the Francis Marion University biology department honored Dr. Joe L. Griffin with the Lawrence Swails Award.

Online Auction of Fine Wines, Dining, Sporting Events, and More to Benefit At-Risk Children.ID Online auction

Arizona: Massachusetts Dentist Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Department of Justice has issued the following news release:

A Douglas, Massachusetts, dentist pleaded guilty to tax evasion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, announced the Department of Justice.

MSU Extension offers information on tax savings through medical savings accounts

Montana Statae University has issued the following news release:

An MSU Extension MontGuide provides information about the benefits of opening a Montana medical care savings account before Dec. 31.

The guide, “Montana Medical Care Savings Accounts,” offers advice on who might benefit: Have you had any medical expenses during 2014 that are not covered by a health insurance policy or a flexible spending account (FSA)?

If so, you can open a Montana Medical Care Savings Account (MSA) by Dec. 31 to cover those expenses. Up to $3,000 of your deposit in the account, per taxpayer, is deductible from your 2014 Montana adjusted gross income, thus reducing your taxes.

Indira Gandhi Dental College organizes dental check up camp

Jammu, Nov. 22 -- Indira Gandhi Govt Dental College today organized a Dental Check- up and screening camp here at Tiny Tots School, Sainik Colony. According to press release, DrIqbal Singh Lecturer and In-charge head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, led the team. Talking to the student about caries while DrKanika told the students about various preventive measures to be taken for oro-dental hygiene. Dr Rajwinder Kour spoke to the students about Peri-dontal diseases. Dr Jehangir highlighted the role of fluorides in toothpastes. Followed by the talk all the students of the school has examined and advised follow up treatment where it was deemed necessary. During the camp students of Handa College has examined. Other doctors who accompanied the team included DrMohdTabassum, Dr Rakesh, Dr Ravindra Singh, Dr Nandini Singh, Dr Firdausa Navi and Ajit Sharma (Dental Hygienist). .

Unrealistic rules make it hard for dentists to work with AHCCCS

Without question, there is tremendous need to provide dental care for those who cannot afford it in Tucson and its surrounding communities. This is an issue that requires attention as the well- presented article by the Star's Stephanie Innes on Nov. 2 shows.

Rudolph's pal 'Hermey the Elf' gets his dentist's degree after 50 years

This is the 50th anniversary of the Christmas TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and to honor the classic program narrated by the late Burl Ives, the nation's dentists have given Hermey the Elf a dental degree.

Civilian Dental Practitioner (Catterick), - Ref:1429530

The Civil Service Recruitment Team, UK Government has issued the following news release:

Department
Ministry of Defence

Business Area
Joint Forces Command

Business Area - detailed
Surgeon General's Department - DPHC(Dent)

Number of Jobs Available
1

Location: Region
North East
Yorkshire and the Humber

Location: City/Town
Catterick Garrison

Location: Building/Site
Dental Centre Scotton Road

Grade
Other

Equivalent Departmental Grade
Civilian Dental Practitioner

Type of Role
Health Professionals

Job Description
CIVILIAN DENTAL PRACTITIONER

The Defence Dental Services (DDS) is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated dental practitioner to work within the Ministry of Defence.

Getting to know: Malcolm Phipps

We have 14 questions and we want answers!

What is your favourite food?

Chicken and mushroom Dhansak

What's the most played song on your iPod?

Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)

California: AB-1758 Healing arts: initial license fees: proration

Office of the Senate, The State of California has issued the following news release:

AB 1758, as amended, Patterson. Healing arts: initial license fees: proration.
Existing law provides for the regulation and licensure of various professions and vocations. Existing law requires that licenses issued to certain licensees, including, among others, architects, acupuncturists, dental hygienists, dentists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians and surgeons, psychologists, and veterinarians, expire at 12 a.m. on either the last day of the birth month of the licensee or at 12 a.m. of the legal birth date of the licensee during the 2nd year of a 2-year term if not renewed.

Advanced Endodontics, Inc: The restorative digital dentistry puzzle: Including all of the necessary pieces - Dental Economics 21 November 2014

Princeview Dental, One of Etobicoke's Trusted Dental Clinics, Advises on Dangers of Tongue Piercing.

Competition Leads Five Penn Students to Successful Social Entrepreneurship

The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release:

A year ago, what started as a "crazy idea" among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives - theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

At the time, group members Eric Kauderer Abrams, a mathematics major from Englewood, N.J., and Thoba Grenville-Grey a philosophy, politics and economics major from Cape Town, South Africa, were about to graduate. Tycko was approaching his final semester, and Spencer Penn was completing his undergraduate degree at Wharton and was about to start his final year in Engineering's robotics master's program. Along with Morgan Snyder, then a sophomore, the group had often talked about their wish to take what they'd learned at Penn, harness collective expertise across the University and design a scalable social enterprise that could, says Tycko, "do something good, something that mattered." And all were thinking "What next?"

"What," became the Hult Prize. Tycko, a biological and mathematics major in the School of Arts & Sciences from Demarest, N.J., had learned about the prize through another friend.

Sirona Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year Results

Sirona (Nasdaq: SIRO), the dental technology leader, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2014 vs. Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

Revenue was $290.0 million, an increase of $11.4 million or 4.1% (up 4.0% on a constant currency basis). The Company's business segments performed as follows: Treatment Centers increased 28.2% (up 28.0% on a constant currency basis), Instruments increased 12.8% (up 12.6% on a constant currency basis), Imaging Systems decreased 0.2% (down 0.3% on a constant currency basis), and CAD/CAM Systems decreased 5.0% (down 5.1% on a constant currency basis).

Revenue in the United States decreased 8.3%, and revenues outside the United States increased 8.9% (up 8.8% constant currency). As expected, U.S. revenues were impacted by late orders in the third quarter. New user demand for both Imaging and CAD/CAM remains robust, but could not compensate for a large trade-up program in the fourth quarter of last year. Sales growth in international markets was particularly strong in Germany and Asia Pacific.

Federal Contracts Awarded by Federal Agencies in Pennsylvania (Nov. 22)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies based in Pennsylvania.

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MILITARY $15 Million Federal Contract Awarded to Patterson Dental

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Patterson Dental, St. Paul, Minnesota, won a $15 million federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia, for dental supplies and equipment.

Contacts: Christina Izzi, 215/737-8740, christina.izzi@dla.mil; or Barbara A. Mozzachio, 215/737-7729, barbara.mozzachio@dla.mil MIL5FCA5. Class65; NAICS339; NAICS339114.

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California: AB-1962 Dental plans: medical loss ratios: reports

Office of the Senate, The State of California has issued the following news release:

AB 1962, as amended, Skinner. Dental plans: medical loss ratios: rebates. reports.
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health care service plan or health insurer to comply with specified minimum medical loss ratios and requires a plan or insurer to provide an annual rebate to enrollees and insureds if the ratio of the amount of premium revenue expended by the plan or insurer on specified costs to the total amount of premium revenue is less than a certain percentage. Existing law specifies that these requirements do not apply to specialized health care service plan contracts or specialized health insurance policies.

Oregon: DAS Procurement Services, The state of Oregon has Issues Solicitation for "MMCAP Dental Products and Services"

DAS Procurement Services, The state of Oregon has issued requirement for "MMCAP Dental Products and Services"

Reference No.: DASPS-2296-14

Solicitation Type: RFP

Description: NOTE: This Solicitation is already closed. This is the State of Oregon's requirement of
it's intent to participate in the MMCAP Awards Dental Product and Services Contracts.


The Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) is requesting proposals
to establish one or more contracts that will comprise a comprehensive dental products and
services program ( "Program") for its nationwide entire membership and for the State of
Minnesota and its Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV). Responders may subcontract or
form joint ventures/teaming arrangements in order to ensure all the necessary products and
services are available and provided as long as those arrangements comply with the
requirements of this RFP and the resulting contract(s). The resulting contract(s) will be
for a term of up to two years with the possibility of up to three additional one-year
extensions. Responders may choose to provide either:

Los Angeles Porcelain Veneers Dentist, Dr. Kevin Sands, Now Creates Picture-Perfect Smiles for Patients for the Holiday Season.

Long Beach Dentist, Dr. Rassouli, is Now Offering Dental Implants

 Long Beach dentist, Dr. Rassouli, is now offering dental implants. Dental implants are often called the gold standard in tooth replacement because they offer the closest match to natural teeth. They are a stable, long-lasting way to restore and preserve smiles and improve overall dental health. Dr. Rassouli can use dental implants to replace a missing tooth or as a part of a smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction to completely transform the look and feel of a smile.

California: AB-1174 Dental professionals.

Office of the Senate, The State of California has issued the following news release:

AB 1174, as amended, Bocanegra. Dental professionals.
(1) Under existing law, the Dental Practice Act, the Dental Board of California licenses and regulates dentists. Existing law creates, within the jurisdiction of the board, a Dental Assisting Council that is responsible for the regulation of dental assistants, registered dental assistants, and registered dental assistants in extended functions and a Dental Hygiene Committee of California, that is responsible for the regulation of registered dental hygienists, registered dental hygienists in alternative practice, and registered dental hygienists in extended functions. Existing law governs the scope of practice for those professionals, and authorizes a dentist to require or permit one of those professionals, referred to as a dental auxiliary, to perform specified duties, including exposing emergency radiographs upon the direction of the dentist, prior to the dentist examining the patient.

Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Minnesota (Nov. 22)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies as having been awarded to companies operating in Minnesota.

USPTO grants trade mark "CANDULOR" to Candulor (SWITZERLAND)

Candulor (SWITZERLAND), has been granted trademark (4640536) titled as "CANDULOR" from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Status: Registered

Class/es: IC 005. US 006 018 044 046 051 052. G & S: Dental materials, namely, dental wax, dental impression tray materials, dental separating fluid for isolating denture base materials, and dental polishing materials and liquids. FIRST USE: 19930100.

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Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit.

Sirona Dental Systems Tops Projections With Q4 EPS And Revenues, Guides 2015 EPS At $3.95-$4.05

Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO),a dental technology company, reported Q4 results that beat the Street view on both EPS and total revenues, fueled by growth in the company's Treatment Centers and Instruments business segments.

Gecko has changed colour; Dental dilemma Winter advice

MY gecko is two years old, and I’ve recently noticed a slight change in the colour 
of his skin. He seems fine otherwise, but is this something I should worry about?

 
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