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Cantrell West Dental is a one-stop, full-service, dental practice serving Little Rock and Central Arkansas.

Your dental health is important. It makes a difference in how you feel, how you look . . . and how you go about your life. At Cantrell West Dental, our top priority is the quality of your dental care, your comfort, and your satisfaction with our services.

Dr. Don Deems and the entire Cantrell West Dental team provide traditional preventive and diagnostic family dental care as well as leading edge cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a state-of-the art dental practice that emphasizes communication, patient comfort, and superb care and service.

Cantrell West Dental and Dr. Deems recognize that excellent dental care is about being at the forefront of new techniques and new ways of caring for your teeth and gums as well as building solid relationships with patients based on truthfulness, integrity, and caring. (Don’t take our word for it, though. Check real reviews from real patients by clicking on the “Certified Reviews” box above!)

Cantrell West is not your typical Little Rock dentist practice. When you come in for care, we help you understand your dental needs and available treatment options. We are proud of our tradition of excellence and innovation dating back more than 50 years since this practice was founded.

Dr. Deems is recognized as one of the top dentists in Little Rock and Central Arkansas by publications such as Active Years, and Cantrell West Dental is the only dental practice to receive the National Best Practices Honors by the American Psychological Association.

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Cantrell West DentalThursday, April 7th, 2016 at 1:55am
Sugary Drinks Should Carry Warning Labels!

Following the California Senate Health Committee’s failure last week to advance a bill that would have forced sugary drink manufacturers to post warning labels on their products, Los Angeles Times (1/19) columnist David Lazarus writes about the need for greater transparency in the food and beverage industry. Lazarus argues that a “series of studies have determined that sugary drinks are a major factor in rising rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes worldwide” and a “study published last week in the Journal Pediatrics found that explicit health warnings were much more effective than calorie counts in helping parents reduce sugar consumption by their kids.”
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 2:50am
3-D Printed Antimicrobial Teeth May Soon Be A Possibility

Now this is interesting! However, I see lots of issues ...

Healthline (1/14, Barrett) reports that “the rapid evolution of 3-D printing technology in the dental industry will soon expand beyond simply creating crowns or dentures to incorporate chemicals that fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay and infection in the first place.” Researchers from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have reportedly “developed an antimicrobial plastic infused with quaternary ammonium salts that can eventually be used with 3-D printers to manufacture a variety of bacteria-zapping dental appliances within minutes, right in a dentist’s office.” A study published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials showed that after applying the bacteria Streptococcus mutans to printed teeth, one set with the ammonium salts mixed into the dental resin and the other without, “99 percent of the bacteria was eliminated from the treated teeth while almost all of the bacteria remained on the control set.”
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, March 31st, 2016 at 2:45am
Researchers Launch New Healthcare Model Linking Dentistry, Nursing

The Northeastern University (MA) News (1/20, Singer) reports that on Wednesday the School of Nursing at Northeastern and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine are launching “a three-​​year interprofessional program funded by a $1.2 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.” As part of the program, called the Nurse Practitioner-​​Dentist Model for Primary Care, Northeastern nurse-​​practitioner students and Harvard dental students will work together “to provide both primary care and dental services” at the Harvard Dental Center’s Teaching Practices clinic. School of Nursing Dean Nancy P. Hanrahan said, “Harnessing the power of dentistry and nursing is a cutting-​​edge model of care that enhances health-​​professions education and offers patients access to healthcare that they otherwise might not have.” A research team led by Maria Dolce, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, will use “detailed metrics” to evaluate the program, and the team will also create a “roadmap” so that other nursing and dental schools can implement similar programs.

Meanwhile, Fierce Practice Management (1/19, Macdonald) reported in continuing coverage that a recent whitepaper, called Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care, outlines steps primary care teams can take to promote oral healthcare, including offering preventive dental care. According to the article, “More than 112 private practices and community health centers in five states are field-testing the report’s suggestions.”

The ADA News (1/12, Manchir) recently reported the American Academy of Family Physicians announced in December its support for the whitepaper, which the ADA helped develop.
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 2:40am
JADA Looks At Effectiveness Of Fluoride Varnish Treatment For Carious Lesions

The ADA News (1/29, Manchir) reported that “fluoride varnish may be an effective treatment for the reversal of incipient carious lesions in primary and permanent dentition, according to research in the February 2016 Journal of the American Dental Association.” After conducting a “systematic review and meta-analysis,” the researchers “found a significant trend of effectiveness of fluoride varnish on the reversal of the lesions,” although “further clinical trials concerning efficacy of topical fluorides for treating those lesions are still required, mainly regarding fluoride gel, researchers noted.” Lead author Tathiane Larissa Lenzi, PhD, said, “There is no clear evidence supporting the additional benefit of fluoride gel on reversal of active enamel caries lesions subjected to weekly supervised tooth brushing. However, there is an association between the number of inactive enamel lesions and the number of gel applications.”
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Cantrell West DentalSaturday, March 26th, 2016 at 6:41pm
Excellent review by Linda And Calvin K.,

We drive a two hour drive just to use Dr. Deems. Would not use anyone else.He does
excellent work and we love him and his staff!. Linda and Calvin Kinnaird

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