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Woman Dressed as Zombie for Halloween Needs Emergency Dentist to Help Her Remove Stuck 'Devil Teeth'

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One woman’s Halloween costume turned into an actual nightmare when she couldn’t remove her fake teeth from her mouth.Anna Tew of Mobile County, Alabama, spent $3 to dress up as a zombie for the annual celebration and used the glue that came with her “Devil Teeth” purchase, according to local station WKRG. She didn’t expect the terrifying events that followed.“I was trying to remove them then because they were just tight,” Tew recalled to the outlet. “It went on and on, and I was trying to get them out, and after it was over with, I tried until — it was like 2 o’clock this morning. They wouldn’t budge.”She then described taking a pair of wire clippers to her chompers because the pain in her mouth was so excruciating. “I even … cut the tips of those two off,” she said, referring to the fake teeth.Eventually, Tew decided to visit an emergency dentist, Dr. John Murphy at Alabama Family Dental.“He talked about drilling. They had a saw, talked about taking [them] off in sections, and they c…

Fake fangs haunt woman, turn Halloween costume into dental emergency

An Alabama woman's Halloween fun turned into a medical emergency after her costume took a frightening turn. Anna Tew was ready to start creeping around in the dark in her new zombie costume, which included a set of fangs.But she's the one who got the scare when she realized the fake teeth weren't going anywhere. "I was trying to remove them then because they were just tight," Tew told CNN affiliate WKRG. Tew used the glue that came with the teeth. Unfortunately, the adhesive wasn't temporary. "They wouldn't budge." Tew continued, "I even took a pair of wire clippers and cut the tips off of those."She says she was in excruciating pain but wasn't sure whether to go to the emergency room. Eventually, she found an emergency dentist who could help. "He talked about drilling. They had a saw, talked about taking [them] off in sections, and they couldn't numb it because they were scared they would actually pull my teeth out,"…

AL woman gets zombie teeth stuck, removed by dentist

Woman Has To Make Trip To A&E After Plastic Fangs Become Stuck

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A woman who got into the Halloween spirit a little early ended up going through a genuine nightmare after her plastic fangs became stuck in her mouth. This is a uniquely October problem, isn't it?Anna Tew, from Alabama, spent $3 (£2.35) on some fangs with glue to complete her creepy, zombie look last weekend, but she was left in 'excruciatingpain' and had to make a 2am trip to theemergencyroom after they become stuck.Speaking to WKRG, she said:"I was trying to remove them then because they were just tight. It went on and on and I was trying to get them out, and after it was over with, I tried until it was like 2 o'clock this morning."They wouldn't budge. I even took a pair of wire clippers and cut the tipsoff ofthose."Well, thatactually doessound like something from a horror film, doesn't it?So,she went off to A&E to try and find an emergency dentist who could help her out - thankfully Dr John Murphy was able to step up and get the teeth off.…

Sandwich City Employees' Health/Dental Insurance Policies Changing

Finding a dentist to maintain your pearly whites — without going bankrupt

Consumers’ CheckbookDentist visits rank right up there with taxes and death among most people’s inevitable but least favorite activities. But the oral-care argument is strong: Spend time in a tooth pro’s chair and you’ll probably stay in better health and avoid costlier, more painful dental problems in the future. Combine it with diligent self-care and you’ll be smiling for years to come.If you need a good dentist, Puget Sound Consumers’ Checkbook can help you find one. Our independent nonprofit surveyed thousands of Seattle-area consumers about their experiences with local dentists. Among hundreds that received at least 10 ratings, many were rated “superior” for “overall care and service quality” by more than 95 percent of their surveyed patients. In contrast, others got such favorable ratings from 60 percent or fewer of their surveyed patients.UntilNov. 30, Checkbook is offering free access to its ratings of area dentists to Seattle Timesreaders via this link:Checkbook.org/SeattleTi…

Dentists in Schaumburg, IL Raise Awareness of Use It or Lose It Campaign, Help Patients Receive Quality Dentistry ...

SCHAUMBERG, Ill., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Drs. Jig Patel and David Neumann launch their Use It or Lose it campaign to remind and inspire patients to use their dental insurance before the new year when deductibles start over again. Always focused on providing patients quality and affordable care, Schaumburg Dental Studio encourages patients to take advantage of their insurance benefits and receive the care they need. As experienced Schaumburg, ILdentists, Drs. Patel and Neumann offer a variety of services including family dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics and laser gum disease therapy.School responsibilities, holidays and other year-end events can make it easy to overlook oral health. Through their Use It or Lose It campaign, Schaumburg Dental Studio seeks to prevent this by reminding patients of the limited time they have to use their dental insurance before deductibles are reset. Whether for advanced care using state-of-the-art technology, or general cleanings, Sch…

Bklyn Dentists Sue MetLife in Fed Court; Seek $2M in Unpaid Patient Claims

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A group of Brooklyn dentists are suing insurance carrier MetLife in federal court for fear of losing millions of dollars as they seek $2 million in claims unpaid for patients who use the carrier’s dental insurance.The practice located in 7708 4th Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Pediatric Dental, Beam A Smile Dental, Bay Ridge Management Plus Corp. and LBD Management Corp was transferred from state to federal court in New York. The plaintiffs include 5 dentists and a total of 35 dental and administrative personnel.According to Dr. Dave Preble, senior vice president of the American Dental Association Practice Institute, complaints by dentists over insurance claims are rising. What has been happening typically is that dentists are expressing concerns by the way in which claims are administered and that fact that insurers are interfering with the dentist-patient relationship and the overall care. Preble also added that some plans are going further than denying benefits declaring that provide…

Dentist suggests donating excess Halloween candy to the troops

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×Dentist suggests donating excess Halloween candy to the troops SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Want to make your dentist happy? Donate leftover candy to the troops.With the kids bagging a lot of candy on Halloween, and your household likely to have a surplus following visits from trick-or-treaters, a central Illinois dentist has a suggestion for how to handle all that sugar.Prairie Dental Group Dentist Dr. Tanya DeSanto for years has been helping organize a candy donation drive for Operation Gratitude, which puts together care packages for service members overseas.“They put together toiletries and all the necessary things that these soldiers need along with some American Halloween candy,” DeSanto said. “Just a little taste of home for them.”“We include a handful of candy in every Care Package we send,” the organization said in an online post. “A major source of these sweet treats is our popular Halloween Candy Give-Back Program hosted by generous dentists, businesses, groups, an…

Portage dentist buying candy back to send to troops overseas

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Please enable Javascript to watch this video PORTAGE, Mich. -- A West Michigan dentist office is offering to buy back your Halloween candy, to give to troops who are serving overseas during the holidays.Dr. Susan Dennis, D.D.S. a dentist in Portage, is offering to give you a dollar per pound of new and unwrapped candy.It's an effort to keep kids cavity-free while sending it to troops deployed overseas, their children and even wounded warriors in military medical care.The event runs Thursday, November 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their office, 8150 Moorsbridge Road in Portage.Anyone who takes part will be also entered for a chance to win an iPod touch.In the eight years, the office says it has collected more than 1,800 pounds of candy.

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Convicted killer rushed out of courtroom after outburst in dentist murder trial

Dentist tried to save girl, according to testimony

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Dentist tried to save girl, according to testimonyHonolulu Star-AdvertiserFull coverage

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Medical experts testify in trial of dentist accused of killing a 3-year-old patient

Woman frightened after zombie fangs stick to teeth, dentist has to pry them off

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MOBILE, Ala. - Halloween fun took a nightmarish turn for an Alabama woman when she couldn’t remove the fake fangs she had put on as part of a zombie costume.Anna Tew, of Mobile, was more frightened when she tried to take off her costume then she ever was of the grotesque zombie she had turned herself into, and it seemed, for a short time, the teeth might be permanent, according to WKRG-TV...."He went in and picked and pulled and I squealed like a baby and they got them out." https://t.co/8jDMIIJXDG — Julie Luck | WFMY ✌🏼️ (@julie_luck) October 29, 2018“I was trying to remove them then, because they were just tight," Tew told WKRG, but it seems the glue she used was not temporary, but a permanent adhesive.“It went on and on, and I was trying to get them out, and after it was over with, I tried until it was like 2 o'clock this morning. They wouldn't budge. I even took a pair of wire clippers and cut the tips off of those," she said.Tew said she was in pain a…

Texas dentist gives Georgia cancer survivor a new smile

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For the past several years, David Cowart of Georgia has found himself unable to smile as one of the results of chemotherapy, but through the work of a dentist in Texas, he’s smiling again.Cowart, 38, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a form of cancer which starts in certain blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, on March 19, 2010. He began chemotherapy on March 21, 2010, which he must take daily.He told Global News that during the treatment, he dropped weight because the only thing he could eat in treatment was chocolate.“The chocolate is what ruined my teeth,” he said. “The dentists said my gums produce an acid with sugar and that’s what broke down my teeth.”READ MORE: Boy speaks clearly for first time after dentist notices he’s tongue-tied


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Finding a dentist to maintain your pearly whites — without going bankrupt

Consumers’ CheckbookDentist visits rank right up there with taxes and death among most people’s inevitable but least favorite activities. But the oral-care argument is strong: Spend time in a tooth pro’s chair and you’ll probably stay in better health and avoid costlier, more painful dental problems in the future. Combine it with diligent self-care and you’ll be smiling for years to come.If you need a good dentist, Puget Sound Consumers’ Checkbook can help you find one. Our independent nonprofit surveyed thousands of Seattle-area consumers about their experiences with local dentists. Among hundreds that received at least 10 ratings, many were rated “superior” for “overall care and service quality” by more than 95 percent of their surveyed patients. In contrast, others got such favorable ratings from 60 percent or fewer of their surveyed patients.UntilNov. 30, Checkbook is offering free access to its ratings of area dentists to Seattle Timesreaders via this link:Checkbook.org/SeattleTi…

Medical Experts Testify in Manslaughter Trial of Dentist

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Medical Experts Testify in Manslaughter Trial of DentistU.S. News & World ReportTrial for former Kailua dentist Lilly Geyer continuesKITV HonoluluFull coverage

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Dentist Offers Tips on Eating Sweets While Preventing Tooth Decay

Delta Dental of RI provides grants to area clinics

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10/30/2018PROVIDENCE – Delta Dental of Rhode Island has announced a series of major gifts totaling more than $1.5 million to support programs, clinics and professionals working to provide critical oral health care to those most in need across Rhode Island.The grants, made through the Delta Dental of Rhode Island Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation, are a significant investment in the state’s critical oral health care infrastructure. During the last decade, Delta Dental of Rhode Island has donated more than $8 million to support a wide range of organizations and causes that help Rhode Islanders.Delta Dental of Rhode Island’s latest round of grantees include Pawtucket’s Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Providence Community Health Centers, Rhode Island Free Clinic, Rhode Island Kids Count, Rhode Island Mission of Mercy, and Thundermist Health Center.Raymond J. Lavoie, executive director of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, credited Delta Dental of Rhode Island with support…

Delta Dental of Arizona invests $40000 in AT Still University's Teledentistry Program

According to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, tooth decay is five times as prevalent as asthma, making it the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States.A.T. Still University‘s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Teledentistry Program is battling this statistic by bringing dental services to underinsured youth and seniors throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties through their mobile dental program.A $40,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation allowed ATSU-ASDOH to purchase a third mobile unit to expand this program.“Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has been an integral partner in supporting and expanding our mobile dentistry program,” said Dr. Scott Howell, assistant professor with A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. “This new vehicle will provide more opportunity for our students to get the hands-on experience they need while serving a huge need for oral health t…

From Tooth Loss to Saved Smiles, Dental Implants in Clearwater, FL Transform Lives at Clearwater Dental Associates

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Patients in need of dental implants in Clearwater, FL, are now welcome to receive a consultation, with or without a referral, from Drs. Matthew Burton, Keith Kiskaddon, Nolan Allen, Maria Hernandez or James Hayslett at Clearwater Dental. The skilled doctors offer a complete, transformative dental implant experience for individuals with tooth loss. They also offer bone grafting, restorations, tooth extractions and sedation dentistry services so patients do not have to visit another office to receive the complete care they need.Clearwater Dental Associates has been providing patients in the Clearwater area with leading dental services for more than 30 years. Their team consists of highly skilled professionals who are experienced in performing a variety of procedures, including restorations, bone grafting and dental implant placement. Patients with tooth loss are encouraged to visit the practice and receive a consultation for dental i…

San Francisco Dental Implants Announces Bay Area Dental Implants Blog Posts that Focus on Oakland, Marin County ...

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- San Francisco Dental Implant Center, a professional dental implant center serving the entire Bay Area, is proud to announce new blog posts. The posts have helped to extend the clinic's message to the entire region including the following: Oakland, Marin County, and Daly City. Professional dental implant information and support is available in downtown San Francisco, attracting people from throughout the region who want premium quality dental implants."Our office might be located in the heart of San Francisco, but our team supports the entire Bay Area community," explained Dr. Alex Rabinovich of San Francisco Dental Implants. "Helping anyone in the Bay Area to achieve a healthy, long-term smile is our goal. That includes Marin County, Oakland and Daly City."Interested persons can review the new SF Dental Implants blog posts at https://www.sfdentalimplants.com/blog/for-specialist-services-such-as-dental-implants-…

Dental implant maker Straumann ups full year guidance

ZURICH, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Dental implant maker Straumann Holding raised its full year sales outlook on Tuesday, saying new products and its wider market presence would mean faster growth this year.The Swiss company said it now expects full year sales to increase in the high-teen percentage range, up from its previous view of an increase in the mid-teens.During the third quarter, Straumann’s sales increased by 18.1 percent, when adjusted for currency swings and acquisitions, to 307.5 million Swiss francs ($306.95 million), just short of the 311 million francs forecast in a Reuters poll.Its growth was led by double digit increases in all geographies, with particularly strong improvements in North America and the Asia Pacific region.During this year Straumann has increased its presence in many parts of the world, adding new subsidiaries in Peru, Argentina, Thailand and Singapore.The company has also begun a pilot project in Britain, Germany and Italy with a portfolio of treatments that …

San Francisco Dental Implants Announces New Post on Dental Implant Specialists and the Need for an Oral Surgeon

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- San Francisco Dental Implant Center is proud to announce a new blog post explaining the difference between dental implant specialists in the Bay Area and general dentists. Necessary check-ups, tooth cleaning, and cavities may require the service of a dentist. On the other hand, those with series teeth issues may benefit from single or even whole mouth dental implants."Basic dental issues from teeth cleaning to cavities can be handled by many of the wonderful general dentists in our Bay Area communities," explained Dr. Alex Rabinovich, chief oral surgeon of San Francisco Dental Implants. "If teeth are beyond repair, however, it's important to understand why a professional oral surgeon who understands the ins and outs of dental implants may be a better choice. That's what our post is about."Bay Area residents can review the new blog post for dentist vs. dental implant specialist at https://www.sfdentalimplant…

Z-SYSTEMS Has Named Dr. William Locante it's Ceramic Dental Implant Expert Dentist in Nashville, TN

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Z-SYSTEMS has recently started partnering with local expert dentists to educate the community about the advantages of more natural, permanent and metal-free tooth replacement with ceramic dental implants.Oct 30, 2018 - Dental implants have become the standard of care for replacing missing or failing teeth because of their durability, longevity and strength.  As technology has improved in implant dentistry, top dental clinicians have started moving from metal dental implants to ceramic implants, which are metal-free and made from zirconia.  Ceramic dental implants provide the same benefits as metal implants, but are more aesthetic, cause less irritation and can last a lifetime.Z-SYSTEMS is Swiss company focused solely on the manufacturing and distribution of ceramic dental implants.  FDA approved for over 15 years, Z-SYSTEMS is known as one of the true innovators in implant dentistry and continues to lead the way in the creation of better dental implants that do not corrode, resist wea…

Rockville Dentist Dr. Joseph Kravitz Discovers Combined Wavelength & Pain-Modulating Dental Implants Procedure

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kravitz Dentistry (http://www.kravitzdentistry.com/) is pleased to announce an innovative dental treatment offering of pain-free dental implants and tooth extractions utilizing light wavelengths in conjunction with interventional pain management procedures.Dr. Joseph Kravitz, DDS, MS, a nationally recognized dentist and author, states, "for people suffering from dental diseases, our scientific findings substantiate that 99.99% of patients will have pain free dental implants and tooth extractions when receiving the combined treatment modalities. We are truly excited for all patients who now have hope to fully restore their smiles with our advanced solution."Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry published an article authored by Dr. Joseph Kravitz in 2006 to help other dentists and patients prevent suffering.  It shows a method to block mouth pain during sharp needle injections.  Building upon a distinguished record of resear…

Dentists in Schaumburg, IL Raise Awareness of Use It or Lose It Campaign, Help Patients Receive Quality Dentistry ...

SCHAUMBERG, Ill., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Drs. Jig Patel and David Neumann launch their Use It or Lose it campaign to remind and inspire patients to use their dental insurance before the new year when deductibles start over again. Always focused on providing patients quality and affordable care, Schaumburg Dental Studio encourages patients to take advantage of their insurance benefits and receive the care they need. As experienced Schaumburg, ILdentists, Drs. Patel and Neumann offer a variety of services including family dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics and laser gum disease therapy.School responsibilities, holidays and other year-end events can make it easy to overlook oral health. Through their Use It or Lose It campaign, Schaumburg Dental Studio seeks to prevent this by reminding patients of the limited time they have to use their dental insurance before deductibles are reset. Whether for advanced care using state-of-the-art technology, or general cleanings, Sch…

Halloween doesn't have to be a horror for children's teeth

Convicted triggerman has outburst during sister's emotional testimony, rushed out of courtroom

6 Things Your Dental Hygienist Wishes You Wouldn't Do When It Comes To Your Oral Health

Finding a dentist to maintain your pearly whites — without going bankrupt

Consumers’ CheckbookDentist visits rank right up there with taxes and death among most people’s inevitable but least favorite activities. But the oral-care argument is strong: Spend time in a tooth pro’s chair and you’ll probably stay in better health and avoid costlier, more painful dental problems in the future. Combine it with diligent self-care and you’ll be smiling for years to come.If you need a good dentist, Puget Sound Consumers’ Checkbook can help you find one. Our independent nonprofit surveyed thousands of Seattle-area consumers about their experiences with local dentists. Among hundreds that received at least 10 ratings, many were rated “superior” for “overall care and service quality” by more than 95 percent of their surveyed patients. In contrast, others got such favorable ratings from 60 percent or fewer of their surveyed patients.UntilNov. 30, Checkbook is offering free access to its ratings of area dentists to Seattle Timesreaders via this link:Checkbook.org/SeattleTi…

Delta Dental hosts play at Richmond Grade School

No changes to Covered California dental plan offerings for 2019

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Open enrollment begins Nov. 1Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace for the federal Affordable Care Act, has released the participating dental plans for the 2019 benefit year, maintaining the same dental plans offered for 2018.Open enrollment for 2019 coverage begins Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2019. Adults and children may enroll in Covered California’s individual and family plans as an optional benefit. There is no tax penalty for consumers who elect not to enroll in a family dental plan, and financial assistance in the form of a tax credit or subsidy is not available for dental coverage.There are two dental plan product types available for purchase, contingent on the location of the enrollee: a dental preferred provider option (DPPO) and a dental health maintenance organization (DHMO). CDA has continued to advocate for more than one product type for enrollee selection.
The 2019 individual/family and small-business dental plan offerings are:Individual/Family Denta…

Dozens of patients treated at annual free dental clinic in Monroe

The 2018 Dentistry from the Heart project took place Saturday at the Kuras Dental Health Associates office.For five years running, Kuras Dental Health Associates has set aside one day to provide a range of dental services at no charge to whomever shows up.The 2018 Dentistry from the Heart project took place Saturday at the Kuras offices at 132 Cole Rd. The clinic expected to treat about 100 patients throughout the day with a free cleaning, filling or extraction.Dentistry from the Heart is a non-profit project based in Florida that invites dentist offices across the country to volunteer to provide free services to those in need.The staff of Kuras Dental learned about it a few years ago and decided to present it as a clinic for the Monroe community.It’s intended for people who have no insurance or little access to care. Business manager Lyndsay Barth said they don’t ask questions about the circumstances at registration.“If anyone is in need, they are all welcome,” Lenore Boberg, marketi…