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2010-12-23 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, GO SMiLE filed a federal lawsuit against its former founder, Dr. Jonathan B. Levine and his dental practice. Levine is a dentist who counts numerous A-List celebrities among his clients, and has appeared on the Dr. Oz show. Levine co-founded GO SMiLE in 2002 with his wife, Stacey Levine, but sold his interest in the company in 2008. As part of the sale, Levine voluntarily gave up any right to use GO SMiLE's trademarks and signed an...

2010-12-23 01:56:18

Research from York University is revealing which regions in the brain "fire up" when we suppress an automatic behaviour such as the urge to look at other people as we enter an elevator. A York study, published recently in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, used fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to track brain activity when study participants looked at an image of a facial expression with a word superimposed on it. Study participants processed the words faster than the...

2010-12-20 00:00:38

Hitting the goal of $1000 wasn't enough for Distinctive Inc., now company plans on setting the bar even higher in donations to $2000 for the charity Operation Smile. Lutherville Timonium, MD (PRWEB) December 19, 2010 Distinctive, Inc. of Timonium, Maryland has already raised over $1200 this past week in donations to the Charity Organization, Operation Smile, beating its original goal of $1000. Operation Smile is a non-profit service organization that provides cleft lip and palate repair...

2010-11-29 06:50:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The human smile sets us at ease. People who don't smile openly are considered unapproachable, unlikeable and even dangerous. Charles Martin DDS, founder of the Richmond Smile Center (http://www.cosmeticdentistryrichmond.com), decided to find out why baring the teeth by smiling signals safety, when the same expression by an animal signals danger. Smiling, as it turns out, is related to sound, according to research by John J. Ohala, Professor...

2010-11-02 11:13:00

CINCINNATI, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday, step out with a brilliant smile just in time for the season's hottest affairs with the Crest and Oral-B 3D White smile collection. A smile that sparkles is also one that beams with confidence, so stop waiting and light up the holidays with a dramatically whiter smile. In celebration of the holiday season, Crest and Oral-B 3D White is teaming up with Katie Cassidy, (who plays the intriguing character Juliet on the CW's "Gossip Girl"),...

2010-10-01 15:32:00

PEOPLE TRAVEL FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE WORLD'S LARGEST SMILEY FACE UNPRECEDENTED ATTEMPT CELEBRATES OFFICIAL WORLD SMILE DAY; Raises Money for Smile Surgeries for Children with Cleft Lips, Palates ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five hundred smiling people from around the world gathered today in the world's theme park capital to set the Guinness World Record for the biggest smiley face. Coinciding with and celebrating today's official World Smile...

2010-08-17 13:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, will honor Harrison Ford, John Stamos and Susan Casden at its 9th Annual Smile Gala on September 24, 2010, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Access Hollywood host Billy Bush will serve as Master of Ceremonies and a special performance will be given by members of the cast of GLEE. The Smile Gala is co-chaired by Dayna and Steven Bochco, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Vicky and Raphael Mense, Kelly and...

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2010-07-20 09:30:02

Your facial expression may tell the world what you are thinking or feeling. But it also affects your ability to understand written language related to emotions, according to research published in the July issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The new study reported on 40 people who were treated with botulinum toxin, or Botox. Tiny applications of this powerful nerve poison were used to deactivate muscles in the forehead that cause frowning....

2010-06-02 03:00:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- DenMat Holdings, LLC, has recently announced a more comfortable and attractive solution for implant temporaries: Snap-It! Snap-It! lives up to its name. It simply "snaps on" to adjacent teeth and provides a stable and esthetic temporary solution for implant patients. It is designed specifically for smaller coverage areas, such as gaps or implants, consisting of six units or less. Unlike traditional flipper appliances, it's convenient and simple...

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2010-05-13 07:37:02

Bared teeth are a prominent and eye-catching feature on many historical and archaeological artifacts, and are commonly interpreted as representing death, aggression and the shamanic trance. But a study in the forthcoming issue of Current Anthropology argues that the bared-teeth motif often expresses something a bit less sinister: the smile. Alice V. M. Samson, Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Bridget M. Waller, Department of Psychology, University of...


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