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2014-04-30 23:12:18

Parents should take their children to a dentist at the first sign of tooth eruption. Dr. Kanuga now offers exceptional pediatric dentistry services at Sweet Tooth Dental Center. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Thousand Oaks pediatric dentist, Dr. Shukan Kanuga, and Sweet Tooth Dentist Center are now offering pediatric dental services for their young patients. Pediatric dental care is one of the best ways to keep young teeth healthy. The American Dental Association recommends that...

2014-04-29 08:37:33

HOUSTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston cosmetic dentist, Dr. Behzad Nazari, is now offering a Mother's Day special on braces. Mothers are often known for putting their own needs last, but this special gives their families an opportunity to put mom first. An uneven smile can affect her self-confidence, and it can also affect her dental health. Women are naturally more prone to gum disease due to female hormones, but a bite that does not distribute forces evenly or that is...

2014-04-28 16:30:04

Radack to focus on helping young dentists getting started in the profession HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) recently installed Dr. Stephen T. Radack III as its new president during its 146(th) Annual Session. Radack, who will serve a one-year term as president, said he would seek to expand the state's student loan forgiveness program in an effort to keep young dentists in Pennsylvania and improve access to oral...

2014-04-18 23:04:49

Supporting its mission for Healthier Practices and Healthier Patients, SmartPractice donated $33,000 to the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile on April 11. The annual SmartScramble Charity Golf Tournament attracts dentists, dental supplies vendors and golf enthusiasts to join SmartPractice in raising money to provide dental care for underserved children. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The 13th Annual SmartScramble Charity Golf Tournament by SmartPractice® attracted...

2014-04-18 23:02:08

The new state dental practice act database makes it easy to locate each state’s dental practice act. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) and the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) collaborated to introduce a new resource for AADB members and state regulators. The new state dental practice act database makes it easy to locate each state’s dental practice act and dental board administrative rules and regulations. The database...

2014-04-10 23:02:01

The 2014 editions of DANB's state books are now available in print and online. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) has recently updated the Meet State Requirements section of its website with the latest state dental assisting requirements. “The ‘meet state requirements’ section of DANB’s website has a wealth of information about the dental assisting requirements for each state, plus contact information for the state dental...

2014-04-08 16:23:08

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama Administration's proposal to fund the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Division of Oral Health for fiscal year 2015 at approximately $175 million, while adequate to maintain current programs and staff new facilities, won't address the increasing rates of oral disease in tribal areas, American Dental Association (ADA) President Dr. Charles H. Norman told members of a House panel. "The proposed 2015 budget for the IHS dental...

2014-04-04 16:23:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Third-grader Hannah Hulton of Octorara Elementary in Chester County will be presented a $500 prize for winning first place in the Pennsylvania Dental Association's (PDA) 2014 National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) statewide poster contest. Hannah's colorful poster shared a slogan that simply encourages taking control of your oral health: "Be the Boss, Brush and Floss." Below the message was a happy tooth being hugged by a...

2014-03-28 16:22:11

Five Tips to Prevent Facial Injuries with Simple Sports Safety Precautions ROSEMONT, Ill., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind young athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and organized sports this spring. Research estimates that about 2 percent of all children or adolescents who participate in sports eventually will suffer a facial injury severe enough to require medical attention[1]....

2014-03-27 08:33:12

Dental Associations urge regular oral cancer examinations - early detection saves lives! ROSEMONT, Ill., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kill nearly one person every hour of every day of the year[1]. Of the people newly diagnosed with these cancers, 40% will not survive longer than 5 years. Moreover, many who do survive suffer long-term problems such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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