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"Dr. Deems is a five star dentist and he sees to it that his work and his staff's work is of like quality. The patient is made feel more like a friend than as a patient. I can't praise them enough."

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“Unsick Days” Encouraged For Preventive Health Visits

One of the disturbing trends in recent years has been the number of people feeling like they can’t – and therefore don’t – take time off from work for preventive health visits, both medical AND dental. At first, I thought that this was merely an economic concern, since the economy has not given most people a sense of stability for many years now.

The Washington Post (10/13, Marks) states that a healthcare scheduling service called Zocdoc is encouraging employers to schedule a paid day off for employees each year so they can visit their physician and dentist. According to the article, the “idea seems to be catching on,” and the initiative even has its own website.

CBS News (10/12, Marcus) reported that Zocdoc’s initiative aims to encourage employers to help make it simpler for employees to have their preventive health appointments. In conjunction with launching their campaign this week, Zocdoc also released findings from a survey that shows “3 out of 5 (60 percent) of American workers feel uncomfortable leaving work for preventive care appointments.” The study shows “the cultural conflicts between work and health,” said Zocdoc vice president of communications Jessica Aptman. “There’s this psychological cultural barrier of people feeling like they can’t get away and leave their desk.”

An online video on the Wall Street Journal (10/11, Subscription Publication) website features Zocdoc CEO Oliver Kharraz discussing the initiative.

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Dry Mouth and Gum Disease Among Dental Problems Adults Over 50 May Experience

With well over 400 medications having a side effect of dry mouth, the number of adults taking medications and suffering from dry mouth issues has risen dramatically over the past 10 years, but often goes unaddressed by dental and medical offices. The results can be disastrous and expensive!

The Huffington Post carries an article [ Continue reading this post ]

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NIH: Differences Between Those Who Floss And Those Who Don’t Can Be “Striking”

In its November newsletter, the National Institutes Of Health (11/1) states that although news stories have questioned the benefits of dental flossing due to lacking research, dentists have “seen the teeth and gums of people who floss regularly and those who haven’t,” and “the differences can be striking.” The article notes that “red or swollen [ Continue reading this post ]

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The Biggest Cavity Myth

A consumer-directed video on the Business Insider (7/21) website features American Dental Association spokesperson Dr. Ada Cooper discussing dental caries (dental cavities). “The biggest myth about cavities is that if it doesn’t hurt you don’t need to fix it,” Dr. Cooper said. “That is completely wrong.” She states that when a cavity has begun to [ Continue reading this post ]

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First Certified Green Dentist in Little Rock, Arkansas

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Recipient of the APA's National 2004 Best Practices Honors

Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry

Member of the American Dental Association

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