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  • Vanity-Need opinions from dental implant recipients. Husband is contemplating getting implant.

    05/12/2016 2:51:00 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 74 replies
    He would like opinions/ pro and con. And any clinic recommendations, we live in the panhandle of Florida. Also would be interested in overall cost and healing time.
  • Not brushing your teeth can trigger dementia and heart disease

    06/01/2015 5:25:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2015 | Christoffer Van Tulleken
    My dental health is something I have always taken seriously ó and as a gadget fan, Iíve spent hundreds of pounds on the latest high-tech electronic toothbrushes and expensive toothpastes, gels and mouthwashes. But then I had to go without brushing my teeth for a fortnight. This was for a new two-part series on dental health for the BBC, and what we discovered was truly eye-opening, with implications not just for me, but for all of us. My wife was anything but keen on the no-brushing experiment and there was a lot less kissing during that fortnight. And she was...
  • MOLAR CITY: Welcome To The Mexican Town Crawling With US Tourists Who Need Root Canals

    06/21/2014 9:26:58 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    BI ^ | 6-21-2014 | Harrison Jacobs
    Harrison JacobsJune 20, 2014 ÔÄÉ ÔÉĀ Ôāô ÔÉē For Americans looking to mix in a little dental work with their vacations, there is no better place than Vicente Guerrero, a small Mexican border town better known by its nickname: Los Algodones (translation: Molar City). Mexico is a top destination for so-called medical tourists from the United States who go South of the Border for significantly cheaper dental work, eyeglasses, plastic surgery, and prescription drugs. In Los Algodones, some 350 dentists work within a few blocks of the city center, NPR recently reported.(snip)
  • Dental Implant - Requesting Advice

    01/12/2014 8:59:01 AM PST · by gortklattu · 63 replies
    1/12/2014 | Gortklattu
    Groucho Marx once said that Abscess make the heart grow fonder, but now it means that I will be losing a troubled molar and am looking at getting an implant to replace the tooth. Have any of you had an implant? Do you have any Stories or Advice to pass on to your fellow freepers?
  • New teeth grown from urine - study

    07/30/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 July 2013 Last updated at 19:44 ET | By James Gallagher
    Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine. The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could be grown into tiny tooth-like structures. The team from China hopes the technique could be developed into a way of replacing lost teeth. Other stem cell researchers caution that that goal faces many challenges. Teams of researchers around the world are looking for ways of growing new teeth to replace those lost with age and poor dental hygiene. Stem cells - the master...
  • Obamacareís tooth tax takes effect on January 1

    12/13/2012 7:33:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2012 | Joanne Butler, Sr. Economics Fellow, Caesar Rodney Institute of Delaware
    With all the chatter about the fiscal cliff, you may not have heard of a tax change that will take effect on January 1 ó and why going to the dentist now may be the right response to it. If youíre under 65, on January 1 your medical tax deduction rate (including expenses for dental work) will take a big jump from 7.5% of gross income to 10%. (No change for folks 65 and older.) If youíre like me, your health insurance pays a minimal amount for routine dental work ó with most of the dentistís bill being paid out...
  • Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study.

    11/13/2012 10:43:26 AM PST · by haffast · 69 replies
    LiveScience Staff Writer | ^ | Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | Tia Ghose
    Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent? By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer | Ė Mon, Nov 12, 2012 Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study. The study, published today (Nov. 12) in the journal Trends in Genetics, argues that humans lost the evolutionary pressure to be smart once we started living in dense agricultural settlements several thousand years ago. "The development of our intellectual abilities and the optimization of thousands of intelligence genes probably occurred in relatively non-verbal, dispersed groups of peoples [living] before our ancestors emerged from Africa," said study author Gerald Crabtree, a researcher...
  • Weekly Preppers' Thread

    10/05/2012 3:35:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 85 replies
    Preppers' Thread to post progress, good buys, DIY projects, advice and ideas ...
  • Say goodbye to cavities: New gel could help your teeth fix themselves

    08/24/2011 1:02:37 PM PDT · by shove_it · 27 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24 Aug 2011 | Mike Wehner, Tecca
    Being told you have a cavity is one of the most cringe-worthy bits of information that could ever grace your ears. Going under the dentist's drill to have a pearly white repaired is expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes painful, but that may soon change thanks to researchers at the University of Leeds' School of Chemistry. A high-tech fluid is being developed there that could help your teeth repair themselves before they ever become a problem. [...]
  • Dental implants could be grown inside patients' mouths

    05/30/2010 11:00:39 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 10 replies · 537+ views
    gizmag ^ | May 28, 2010 | Ben Coxworth
    Conventional dental implants are typically screwed into the patientís jaw bone, require visits to several types of clinicians, take two to six months to heal, and are still subject to failure. Not exactly an ideal solution to missing teeth. A professor of dental medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, however, has devised a technique wherein implants could be grown in the empty tooth socket, right inside the patientís mouth. Dr. Jeremy Mao started with a tooth-shaped scaffold made of microchannelled natural materials, infused with a growth factor. In an animal-model study, he placed that structure in a recipientís empty tooth...
  • The Rise of ďMedical TourismĒ

    12/24/2009 7:11:54 AM PST · by STARWISE · 43 replies · 1,667+ views
    Total Health Breakthroughs ^ | 12-23-09 | Jon Herring
    Several years ago, I enjoyed an amazing vacation in Costa Rica. Shortly after I arrived, I found myself reclining in a comfortable leather chair. I leaned back and relaxed, staring at the flawless blue sky and the steep, misty mountains surrounding San Jose. Soft, soothing music played in the background. I was beginning to drift off when a young woman walked over. She placed her hand on my shoulder. ďGood afternoon, Jon. I hope youíre comfortable,Ē she said, in perfect English. ďCan I adjust the chair for you? Would you like something to drink?Ē ďNo, thank you. Iím just fine.Ē...
  • Street Dental Visit in India

    11/19/2009 8:29:22 AM PST · by 1776 Reborn · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Web ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    This might be in our future too.
  • The 14 U.S. Cities with the worst teeth

    09/24/2009 12:06:33 PM PDT · by Signalman · 99 replies · 3,865+ views
    Dental Heroes ^ | 8/23/09 | Corey Kemp
    1. Biloxi, Miss. 2. Huntington, W.Va. 3. Mobile, Ala. 4. Tulsa, Okla. 5. Baton Rouge, La. 6. Bristol, Tenn. 7. Greensboro, N.C. 8. Houston, Texas 9. Atlanta, Ga. 10. Las Vegas, Nev. 11. Miami, Fla. 12. St. Louis, Mo. 13. Little Rock, Ark. 14. Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Mobile Unit Treats Remote Soldiersí Dental Woes

    01/26/2009 3:28:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 243+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Josh LeCappelain, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2009 Ė A pulsing cavity, throbbing with pain, can cause most people to experience an overwhelming feeling of frustration and irritation. To compound matters, imagine being stuck at a tiny base in Iraq, cut off from dentistry support, and having to wake up day after day in constant pain. Luckily, for those individuals in dire need of dental attention, help is on its way. Following up on an idea created by the 10th Mountain Divisionís 2nd Brigade Combat Team and inherited by the 101st Airborne Divisionís 3rd Brigade Combat Team, officials at the Multinational Division...
  • Servicemembers provide dental training for Afghans

    10/21/2008 4:44:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Air Force Link | Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore, USAF
    10/21/2008 - QALAT, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Members of the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team united with U.S. Public Health Service officials to offer an emergency dental care certification course to Afghan dental professionals from the province in October. In Zabul, Afghanistan's poorest province, many people are forced to either provide for their family's immediate needs or pay for preventative medical care, and unfortunately, many Afghans have never seen a dentist. "Dental disease is the most common disease in the world today," said Capt. (Dr.) Charles Craft, a dentist with the U.S. Public Health Service. "The World Health Organization has stated that...
  • Baroness of Winterbourne Evaluates Medical Clinic Condition

    09/17/2008 9:01:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 210+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Jeffrey Tounge, USA
    Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is briefed on the proposed necessary improvements for the Bayaa clinic in West Rashid, Sept. 14, 2008. The improvements would include exam room and equipment updates and minor repairs to the facility. Photo by 2nd Lt. Matthew Addison, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. FOB FALCON ‚ÄĒ Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, a British politician and a member of the House of Lords, visited the Bayaa medical clinic in the western Rashid District, Sept. 14. Coalition forces and other assistance groups are developing plans to improve the capabilities of the Bayaa clinic to...
  • IA Medical and Dental Clinic Gets It Done

    08/20/2008 4:14:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 143+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. James E. Brown Jr, USA
    An Iraqi Army nurse prepares an intravenous injection, Aug. 14, 2008, at the Iraqi Troop Medical and Dental Clinic. Photo by James E. Brown. CAMP TAJI ‚ÄĒ The doors opened up early at the Iraqi Army Troop Medical and Dental Clinic, but not until the clinic workers completed the daily task of picking up around the facility and conducting vehicle maintenance. By then, Iraqi Army Soldiers stationed on Taji start to trickle in - sick call slips in hand - to be seen by one of the military nurses for various medical reasons.‚ÄúOn average they see 60 to 70 patients...
  • firefox explore

    06/23/2008 9:21:08 AM PDT · by caballota · 49 replies · 407+ views
    hello i just try to log in to my firefox and didn't have no results can u help me with that theres no way i can opend my firefox and before i could opend and now i can't is there any way u can help
  • Mercury fillings pose health risks, FDA warns

    06/06/2008 10:03:54 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 40 replies · 128+ views
    CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2008 | 11:17 AM ET | Staff
    Mercury in dental amalgams may pose health risks to children, fetuses and pregnant women, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning. The FDA issued a statement, on its website Wednesday, about the potential dangers of dental amalgams. As part of a legal settlement reached Monday, the federal agency has agreed to release a new ruling on the safety of dental amalgams in July 2009, and alert consumers about potential related hazards. Consumer advocacy groups, including Moms Against Mercury, called for a ban on the fillings in the U.S. "Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the...
  • Coalition Forces Bring Aid to Iraqi Village

    05/05/2008 4:11:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 95+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Daniel T. West, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq, May 5, 2008 Ė Coalition forces conducted a medical assistance mission in Byda village, near Kut, Iraq, May 2. Capt. (Dr.) Frederico Gomez, a dentist with the Salvadoran Cuscatlan Battalion, extracts a tooth during a medical assistance mission in Byda village near Kut, Iraq, May 2, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel T. West††(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The mission is part of an outreach program to provide for outlying villages in Iraqís Wasit province that have seen little or no coalition presence, said Army Lt. Col. Rob Jones, deputy team...
  • Fluoride Damages Teeth

    04/22/2008 4:24:46 AM PDT · by nyscof · 177 replies · 982+ views
    4/14/08 | nyscof
    Fluoride exposure is rising and causing childrenís tooth imperfections, ranging from white spots to brownish discolorations and pitting (fluorosis), dentist Elivir Dincer reports in the New York State Dental Journal. (1) ďSuch changes in the toothís appearance can affect the childís self-esteem which makes early prevention that much more critical,Ē writes Dincer. Children, aged 2 to 7 years, can swallow about one-quarter milligram of fluoride with every brushing because their swallowing reflexes are not fully developed, reports Dincer. ďChildren from the age of 6-months to 3-years should not have more than one-quarter milligram of fluoride per day. Brushing the teeth...
  • Experimental chewy mint beats tooth decay

    04/09/2008 6:12:52 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 5 replies · 211+ views ^ | April 9, 2008 |
    Experimental chewy mint beats tooth decay 09th April 2008 A new chewable mint looks set to solve the worldwide problem of tooth decay. BasicMints is an experimental fluoride-free treatment designed to mimic a component in human saliva that neutralises acids in the mouth that can erode tooth enamel. US researchers tested the product on 200 children Ė aged between 10-and-a-half and 11 Ė over a year. The results show that children who were administered BasicMints had 62% fewer cavities in their molars when the year was up, compared to children in the placebo group. The research team, from New York's...
  • Afghan Villagers Get Medical, Dental Care

    01/11/2008 3:09:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 108+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Jan. 11, 2008 Ė Afghan national security forces and coalition forces yesterday wrapped up a two-day operation that provided free medical and dental services to villagers in remote sections of the Nahr Surkh district in Afghanistanís Helmand province. An Afghan woman receives medicine from a coalition medic after a checkup. Afghan and coalition forces offered free medical and dental services to villagers in remote sections of the Nahr Surkh district in Afghanistanís Helmand province, Jan. 9Ė10, 2008. U.S. Army photo††(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The combined medical team treated more than 80 patients...
  • Dentists: Two Out of Three Prefer Republican Rule

    01/01/2008 1:06:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 198+ views
    Press Release Newswire ^ | January 1, 2008 | Jim Du Molin
    A recent Wealthy Dentist survey asked dentists who they would like to see win the upcoming US presidential election. Two out of three dentists responding to this survey said they would rather see a Republican in the Oval Office than a Democrat. Among the dentists surveyed, the Republican favorite was Mitt Romney, while Democrats prefer Hillary Clinton. Though this poll only surveyed dentists, the implications reach beyond the profession of dentistry. Dentists see over 30 million Americans each month, allowing them to both hear and influence people's opinions on a wide range of topics. Among the 71% of dentists who...
  • English 'pull own teeth' as Dental Service Decays

    10/15/2007 4:34:04 AM PDT · by TruthFactor · 28 replies · 119+ views
    Mail & Guardian Online & AFP ^ | 15 October 2007 | AFP
    Falling numbers of state dentists in England has led to some people taking extreme measures, including extracting their own teeth, according to a new study released Monday. Others have used superglue to stick crowns back on, rather than stumping up for private treatment, said the study. One person spoke of carrying out 14 separate extractions on himself with pliers. More typically, a lack of publicly-funded dentists means that growing numbers go private: 78 percent of private patients said they were there because they could not find a National Health Service (NHS) dentist, and only 15 percent because of better treatment....
  • New California law requires dental exams for schoolchildren

    08/27/2007 12:17:03 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 35 replies · 917+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 27 August 2007 | Barbara Feder Ostrov
    (snip) This academic year, because of a new state law, Sebastian and all other California children in their first year of school must get a dental checkup by May 31. Children will receive notices from their schools about the new requirement, which took effect Jan. 1. Any checkups in the 12 months before the child enters school also fulfill the requirement. "It's a great idea," said Sebastian's mother, Lourdes Contreras of Santa Clara, who said she, 4-year-old Sebastian and his 12-year-old sister have no health insurance despite her working three jobs. "There are a lot of people who don't take...
  • Fluoride Causing More Harm Than Good, studies show

    05/19/2007 1:34:47 PM PDT · by nyscof · 22 replies · 1,029+ views
    New York - May 2007 - Contrary to belief, fluoridation is damaging teeth with little cavity reduction, according to a review of recent studies reported in Clinical Oral Investigations.(1) Fluoride chemicals are added to 2/3 of U.S. water supplies in an attempt to reduce tooth decay and is in virtually 100% of the food supply. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control reports cavities are rising in our most fluoridated generation - toddlers. (1a) Pizzo and colleagues reviewed English-language fluoridation studiespublished from January 2001 to June 2006 and write, "Several epidemiological studies conducted in fluoridated and non-fluoridatedcommunities suggest that [fluoridation] may...
  • IU dental school disciplines 46 students over cheating (President Bush blamed)

    05/09/2007 7:07:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies · 1,703+ views
    AP ^ | May 8, 2007
    Nine students have been dismissed from the Indiana University School of Dentistry after a faculty council determined they cheated by improperly using passwords to open computer images before an examination. The school also suspended 16 students from the second-year class for periods ranging from three to 24 months because of their involvement and 21 students received letters of reprimand for not reporting the cheating, dental school Dean Lawrence Goldblatt said Monday.
  • Police: Unlicensed (Illegal Alien) Dentist Operated on Immigrants

    05/03/2007 2:12:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 709+ views ^ | 5/2/2007 | Web Editor: Bernie O'Donnell
    Police: Unlicensed Dentist Operated on Immigrants Last Update:5/2/2007 12:24:51 PM Web Editor: Bernie O'Donnell CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested an illegal immigrant on charges that he ran an unlicensed dental practice out of his home in Carrollton. Ernesto Estrado is accused of performing procedures on hundreds of illegal immigrants who were too afraid to go to a licensed dentist. Authorities say the man used pliers, box cutters and etching blades he bought at a hardware store to pull teeth, fill cavities and create dentures. Authorities searched his home and found prescription painkillers, hypodermic needles and a ledger that...
  • Soda and its effect on teeth

    03/02/2007 5:45:58 PM PST · by ari dubov · 11 replies · 11,239+ views
    Dental Articles ^ | 03/01/07 | Ari Dubov
    In a letter submitted to me by a student requesting more info on the effects of soda on teeth: "To Whom it May Concern: Hello. My name is LN and I am an 8th grade student in NJ. This year for my science project, I am studying how soda affects teeth. For my research, I was hoping that I would be able to ask a dentist some questions about soda and teeth. I was wondering if you could take a few minutes and answer my questions. I would really appreciate it. My questions are: 1. What is your area of...
  • Our dental system in crisis (UK socialized health care failure)

    12/07/2006 8:22:56 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 28 replies · 955+ views
    Norwich Evening News ^ | 05 December 2006 10:29 | Sarah Hall
    Our dental system in crisis SARAH HALL 05 December 2006 10:29 NHS dentistry in Norfolk has reached crisis point with dentists leaving the profession because they believe quality care is no longer being delivered to patients. The controversial new dental contract, introduced in April this year, has caused dentists and patients to go private over fears the cost of dental appointments would rise and patients would be seen less often. Figures from the Strategic Health Authority show 27 out of 143 dental contracts offered in the county were rejected - but that number is set to rise in the coming...
  • Dental Detectives Reveal Diet If Ancient Human Ancestors

    11/09/2006 4:59:40 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 613+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 11-9-2006 | Sean Markey
    Dental Detectives Reveal Diet of Ancient Human Ancestors Sean Markey for National Geographic News November 9, 2006 Paranthropus robustus, a dead-end branch of the early human family tree, has been described as a "chewing machine" that was mostly jaws and not much brains. While the label may still apply, pioneering dental detective work has revealed unexpected news about the species' dietary variety. Using lasers to vaporize tiny particles of tooth enamel, researchers in the United States and Great Britain analyzed the chemical makeup of 1.8-million-year-old fossil teeth from four individuals unearthed in the Swartkrans cave site in South Africa. Different...
  • In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves

    05/07/2006 4:34:12 AM PDT · by aculeus · 52 replies · 3,436+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 7, 2006 | Unsigned
    ROCHDALE, England, May 2 ó "I snapped it out myself," said William Kelly, 43, describing his most recent dental procedure, the autoextraction of one of his upper teeth. Now it is a jagged black stump, and the pain gnawing at Mr. Kelly's mouth has transferred itself to a different tooth, mottled and rickety, on the other side of his mouth. "I'm in the middle of pulling that one out, too," he said. It is easy to be mean about British teeth. Mike Myers's mouth is a joke in itself in the "Austin Powers" movies. In a "Simpsons" episode, dentalphobic children...
  • Dental Clinic Gives Iraqis Reason to Smile

    05/01/2006 7:10:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 430+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer
    In joint Iraqi-U.S. dental assessment and care clinic, medics evaluated and treated patients of all ages. BAGHDAD, May 1, 2006 ó A smile can light up oneís face and now, after a joint Iraqi Army and U.S. Army dental clinic, more than 200 Iraqis have a reason to smile. "[We are] concentrating on dental support. It allows us to give something back to the community." U.S. Army Special Forces medic Iraqi Army troops, along with U.S. Special Forces medics, civil affairs and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division soldiers, recently traveled to a school in Amu Shabi, Iraq, to...
  • 2nd MLG dental officer overcomes obstacles to serve

    03/31/2006 5:17:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 292+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Mar 30, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 30, 2006) -- Many reservists volunteer to join the military knowing that at anytime they can be activated. No matter what, they are trained and ready to join the fight at a momentís notice. For one dentist with 2nd Dental Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, joining the fight meant giving up his private dental practice, but serving a nation he felt indebted to was more important to him. Lieutenant Cmdr. Chat Pongsugree, born in Bangkok, Thailand, came to America in 1980 in search of a better future. ďThis country is the greatest country...
  • Prayers Requested

    03/06/2006 2:06:56 PM PST · by PeteePie · 51 replies · 826+ views
    none | 03/06/2006 | PeteePie
    I need prayer for my family. My wife needs an emergency root canal. I lost my job last year and work 2 jobs now but have no benefits. We have tremendous faith but we're up against the wall on how to fund this because of the suddeness of the situation. I seem to be in that income area where I make too much for assistance but not enough in real life for contingenies like this. We lost a lot of stuff the past year but are closer than ever as a family. Not a sensational story but I know there...
  • Dentists are Fluoride Misinformed

    02/06/2006 4:12:48 AM PST · by nyscof · 15 replies · 408+ views
    Google Groups Flouride News Releases ^ | February 1, 2006 | Paul Beeber
    Dentists Are Fluoride Misinformed New York Ė February 1 -- Bottled water does NOT contribute to tooth decay despite dentists scientifically unverifiable cautions disseminated through the media. Studies actually show the opposite. Americaís children are fluoride-overdosed, itís ruining their teeth and researchers advise cutting back. The Centers for Disease Control reports from 1/3 to 1/2 of U.S. schoolchildren sport dental fluorosis1 Ė white-spotted, discolored and/or sometimes pitted teeth, caused by fluoride over-ingestion. The Academy of General Dentistry advises against fluoridated water for infant formula or food preparation because many studies show this ups childrenís fluorosis risk.2 The U.S. Surgeon General...
  • Networking: Securing illegals' records

    01/16/2006 11:11:28 AM PST · by 2Jim_Brown · 8 replies · 475+ views
    UPI ^ | January 16, 2006 | UPI
    Migrant farm workers flow into Salinas, Calif., during the lettuce-harvesting season, just as once portrayed, long ago, by novelist John Steinbeck. The difference is that now, the workers come to California's Central Valley from central Mexico, not the Oklahoma dust bowl, as in "The Grapes of Wrath." And although they are in the United States illegally, have no money or health insurance and don't speak English, they do have access to consistent medical and dental care, as a result of a new wireless networking initiative, experts tell United Press International's Networking. By Gene Koprowski
  • Whitening kits can wipe smile from your face

    10/15/2005 8:01:16 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 16 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Times ^ | October 15th, 2005 | David Rose
    PRODUCTS on sale over the counter that promise to whiten teeth can exacerbate gum disease and are illegal under European law, the British Dental Association (BDA) said yesterday. An increasing number of people want to polish their stained teeth to achieve whiter, brighter smiles. Private dental clinics are also smiling as the market for cosmetic dentistry in Britain has grown over a decade to be worth a reputed £1 billion. But products that contain high levels of peroxide dye can make teeth and gums painfully sensitive, the BDA warned consumers. Do-it-yourself tooth-whitening kits are available in high street pharmacies and...
  • Unit Trains for Routine, Ready for Unexpected

    08/03/2005 4:25:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Defend America ^ | Aug 3, 2005 | Army Spc. Matthew Wester
    The clinic serves as a battalion aid station and also provides lab, dental, x-ray and trauma services. TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2005 ó "You never know what is going to roll up to the door," said U.S. Army Capt. Jacqueline L. Graul, brigade nurse for 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Graul is part of the staff at "Cobra" Clinic, run by C Company, 125th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, which provides for the medical needs of soldiers at Camp Taji. "You don't get a second chance with a real casualty. All your training is on the line."...
  • 'Robotic' dental drill to be tested on humans

    04/20/2005 9:16:37 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 831+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4/20/05 | Will Knight
    The robotic drilling system sends information on bone structure to a computer (Image: Tactile Technologies) A ďroboticĒ dentist's drill is to be tested on humans in Europe and the US, and could represent the first step towards more automated dental procedures. The drill, developed by Tactile Technologies, based in Rehovot, Israel, is designed to take the complexity out of dental implant work. It could make operations cheaper, quicker and less painful for patients, its developers claim. A dental implant is a small metal pin fixed into the jaw to mimic a tooth's root. It is used to anchor replacement...
  • I pulled out my own teeth (What You Get With Democrat Party Free Medical Care)

    03/31/2005 4:49:01 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 38 replies · 1,322+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Thursday, March 31, 2005 | TREVOR KAVANAGH
    TONY Blair yesterday faced a woman who pulled out SEVEN of her teeth after failing to find an NHS dentist. Great-grandmother Valerie Halsworth, 64, removed them with her husbandís pliers. She pulled out a seventh tooth over the weekend before meeting the PM in Coventry yesterday. The cleaner, from Scarborough, North Yorks, has a gum disease that causes her teeth to loosen. Under fire ... Tony Blair is questioned live on air Mr Blair told her: ďI canít suddenly just produce more dentists. We have to train them. I canít force them from the private sector into the NHS.Ē Valerie...
  • [Jerusalem Mayor] Lupolianski's grandson dies in complications from dental treatment

    01/13/2005 9:31:34 AM PST · by Alouette · 13 replies · 648+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    In only the second case of mortality from dental treatment in the history of the state, Yair Lupolianski - the mayor of Jerusalem's grandson - died and was buried on Thursday, his second birthday, from rare complications from oral sedation at a dentist's office. The highly experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Shlomit Hovav-Bach, said she gave even a lower-than-recommended dose of the midzolam syrup so she could replace his four rotted front teeth with crowns. But the haredi family refused to allow an autopsy before yesterday afternoon's funeral, so she will have a difficult time proving her innocence. Neither the toddler's...
  • Nothing to smile about

    02/17/2004 6:11:18 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 3 replies · 207+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 17, 2004 | David H. Hackworth
    Nothing to smile about Posted: February 17, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 David H. Hackworth "For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For the want of the shoe, the horse was lost; For the want of a horse, the rider was lost; For the want of the rider, the battle was lost; For the want of the battle, the kingdom was lost; And all for the want of a nail." Swap "nail" for "tooth" in Ben Franklin's epigram and you've captured part of the plight of today's U.S. Army. For the past three years, about one...
  • 1973 Document Puts Bush on Guard Base

    02/12/2004 2:29:20 AM PST · by Tamzee · 86 replies · 2,728+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2004 | Mike Allen and Lois Romano 1973 Document Puts Bush on Guard Base By Mike Allen and Lois Romano Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, February 12, 2004; Page A01 The White House last night released a document showing that President Bush was at a military base in Alabama during the last year of his National Guard service, but aides backed away from his weekend pledge to release all his military records. Bush's staff provided copies of a one-page record of a dental exam, complete with drawings of Bush's teeth, that showed he was at Dannelly Air National Guard base in Montgomery, Ala., on Jan. 6,...
  • Budget crunch ends preventive services for 600,000 adults [and, the whining begins]

    09/24/2003 5:44:46 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 7 replies · 201+ views
    KALAMAZOO GAZETTE ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | BARBARA WALTERS (no kidding)
    Budget crunch ends preventive services for 600,000 adultsTuesday, September 23, 2003BY BARBARA WALTERS KALAMAZOO GAZETTE When Penny Worden's tooth got infected two years ago, it cost taxpayers $5,500 in Medicaid to pay for emergency and follow-up care. Today it costs taxpayers about $75 for Worden, a diabetic who can die from severe infections, to get minor dental care and hygiene to prevent such costly emergency care. After Oct. 1, that benefit will end when Michigan ends Medicaid coverage for preventive dental care for 600,000 poor adults. Worden and about 2,500 other adults in Kalamazoo County who regularly visit the county...
  • DoD renews TRICARE Retiree Dental Program contract

    12/12/2002 3:51:46 PM PST · by Jen · 244+ views
    Air Force Retiree News Service | 12/12/2002 | Air Force Retiree News Service
    The Department of Defense has awarded Delta Dental Plan of California a contract to provide services for the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP). This is a five-year renewal contract and is valued at approximately $987 million. "The new contract provides a greatly enhanced dental benefit package and improved customer service for our retirees," said Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. The new contract becomes effective May 1, 2003. With its current enrollment of 650,000, the TRDP is already the nation's largest voluntary, all enrollee-paid dental program. It will continue to provide a dental plan to...
  • Steelcase drops dental coverage for its retirees

    07/23/2002 10:42:32 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 2 replies · 460+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press (via ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2002 | Rob Kirkbride
    Steelcase drops dental coverage for its retirees Tuesday, July 23, 2002By Rob KirkbrideThe Grand Rapids Press Like a toothache that will not go away, rising health-care costs and slumping office-furniture sales are forcing Steelcase Inc. to make deep cuts in retirement benefits. Among the most significant is the elimination of dental coverage for the 2,400 retirees. The Grand Rapids-based company mailed letters Monday to current and former employees explaining the move, expected to save at least $9 million a year from the company's annual $30 million health-care budget for retirees. Steelcase also is increasing medical-care deductibles from the $50 to...