January 23, 2018

Category Archives: Dental health

"G" Rated Infographic – Age Appropriate for the Whole Family

"G" Rated Infographic – Age Appropriate for the Whole Family

From grandmas and corporate execs to high school homecoming queens and kids who just got their training wheels off, at PentronStrada.com, we’ve got tidbits of useful information for you to share with patients of all generations. In…Continue Reading

Collaborative Practice TT holds first meeting

Collaborative Practice TT holds first meeting

A key element of FDI Vision 2020 will take another step forward in December with the first meeting of the newly created FDI Task Team on Collaborative Practice (CPTT). The meeting, which takes place within the context of the ongoing…Continue Reading

New contract or reformed contract

New contract or reformed contract

Barry Cockcroft clarifies the contract vernacularContinue Reading

Oral survival guide

Oral survival guide

London dentist James Goolnik has compiled an oral survival guide with hints and tips to improve oral health over Christmas and the New Year.Continue Reading

Does asymptomatic third-molar removal benefit second molars?

Does asymptomatic third-molar removal benefit second molars?

The efficacy of asymptomatic third-molar removal has been hotly debated in (more)Continue Reading

Debate simmers on public water fluoridation

Debate simmers on public water fluoridation

The debate about fluoride in public U.S. water supplies was seemingly settled (more)Continue Reading

A Gift You Can Give All Year Long

A Gift You Can Give All Year Long

For most of us, gift-giving is just a holiday thing. Every year, we spend the time between Thanksgiving and December 25 looking for the perfect gift for those who are most special to us. But did you know there’s a very simple gift you can give your loved ones, and even strangers, any time you want? It’s your smile! Believe it or not, smiling can have a remarkable impact on you and those around you.  According to scientific studies, it can improve one’s mood and even relieve stress. Here’s how it works. When you smile, particular muscles in your face are stimulated. These muscles will, in turn, stimulate the part of the brain…Continue Reading

Oral Health Results Vary Based on Age

Oral Health Results Vary Based on Age

Parents are finally paying attention to a particularly important part of their children’s well-being—their oral health. A comprehensive study showed that nearly 72 percent of the 90,555 parents indicated that they believed their children were in good oral health. In 2003, only 67.7 percent of the 96,510 parents studied made that same claim. That portion of this study appeared in the December 5 issue of Preventing Oral Disease and was conducted by the College of Dental Medicine and Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. In 2003, 71.5 percent of parents stated that their child had visited a dentist in the past year. The number jumped to 77 percent in 2011 through 2012.Continue Reading

Study Will Review Result of Ending Water Fluoridation in Canadian City

Study Will Review Result of Ending Water Fluoridation in Canadian City

People in Calgary, Alberta will soon find out how a controversial vote is affecting residents of the city. The information from a study will soon be revealed after people voted to end water fluoridation in May 2011. The study will show the results based on data from children in grades 1 and 2. The information will be beneficial to people in Calgary and even more beneficial to future cities, states or countries that vote to end water fluoridation.Continue Reading

Immigration Options for Dentists

Immigration Options for Dentists

by Ken C. Gauveywww.gauveylaw.comThere are many associate dentist hiring cycles throughout the year. December through February is the busiest time of year for US-trained foreign nationals who will need to navigate the immigration process in order to work in the country.With that in mind, we recently invited Ken Gauvey of www.gauveylaw.com to contribute. Ken has experience advising dentists and dental practice owners through the visa and permanent residency processes.Dentists are placed in a strange position in U.S. immigration laws. While being recognized as health-care professionals, dentists are precluded from applying for the same types of immigration…Continue Reading