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That's the Tooth: Celtics guard Thomas has more dental work

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives on Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the second half in Game 3 of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives on Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the second half in Game 3 of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)By: Staff The Associated Press Published on  Fri May 05 2017BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas' mouth is bearing the brunt of the physical playoff series between the Celtics and Wizards.TV viewers watched as one of Thomas' front teeth flew out of his mouth in a collision with Washington's Otto Porter Jr. in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. But he actually injured at least three teeth, the Celtics said Friday.The team said in a statement that Thomas had two other damaged teeth that required "extensive oral surgery to stabilize.""He did not suffer a fractured or broken jaw," the Celtics said.The team said Thomas has a four-piece temporary bridge that cracked when he was re-injured and replaced at halftime of Game 3. Team doctors are prepared to replace them again, if necessary
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Veteran Dentist providing underprivileged kids with dental care

Inspiring Albertan - Cindy Imler Inspiring Albertan - Cindy Imler  Cindy Imler, an Airdrie volunteer who helps provide kids proper dental care is this week's Inspiring Albertan. Darrel Janz reports. CTV Calgary Staff                                                                                                     She’s worked in the dental industry for 40 years but finds that the past four helping kids with dental problems their parents couldn’t have otherwise afforded have been among the most rewarding. Cindy Imler volunteers on the Dental Bus, just one of the services provided by the Alex, a charitable organization that focuses on health, housing and food programs for the city’s most vulnerable. She says she loves the time she has spent with the organization.Cindy Imler Meet this week's Inspiring Albertan, Cindy Imler“It’s the children and the bus itself is such a worthy cause. There is such a great need for it, especially now that fluoride isn’t in the water. So it’s just a privilege to be a part of the team and to be here and help the kids.”Imler and Sylvia Armstrong were classmates in the SAIT Dental Program 40 years ago and have worked at the same dental practice for a number of years. Armstrong also works with Imler on the Dental Bus and
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Legal Cases: Mandibular fracture after implant placement

April 4, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to present the next column from two lawyers who spend every day defending dentists in litigation and before the licensing board. The purpose of this column is to offer our readers a fresh perspective on common practice and risk management issues from attorneys who litigate these issues in the real world.A 68-year-old woman who had been edentulous for many years was growing increasingly unhappy with the full dentures she wore on both arches, especially regarding the lower. She presented to a local prosthodontist, who had been out of residency training less than a year.On the first visit, she completed traditional intake paperwork, including a health history form, which the dentist later discussed verbally with the patient. The patient stated that she had high cholesterol that was controlled by a statin. She denied all other medical conditions in the check-off boxes and during the subsequent discussion, and for the question on the form of "Are there any other medical conditions we should be aware of?" she responded with "cholesterol" but nothing more.William S. SpiegelMarc R. Leffler, DDSWilliam S. Spiegel and Marc R. Leffler, DDS, are both partners at the law firm Spiegel Leffler in New York City.Clinical and radiographic examination

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Why do pregnant women have more dental problems?

By Lori Roniger, DrBicuspid.com associate editorApril 3, 2017 -- Pregnant women are believed to face an increased risk of gingival bleeding and tooth decay. But when during pregnancy do these changes occur, and could differences in oral health status, behavior, or attitude be responsible?Two poster studies presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting examined some of these issues.Marika Hasunen, a doctoral student at the Institute of Dentistry at the University of Turku in Finland, investigated oral health differences between women at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy and nonpregnant women. Meanwhile, in a separate presentation, researchers from the University of Hong Kong led by May Chun Mei Wong, PhD, a professor of dental public health, studied the self-reported oral health problems experienced by women in early to midpregnancy.“Gingival inflammation and tooth decay are common in pregnant women already during the first trimester.”— Marika Hasunen and colleaguesResults of the studies suggest that oral health problems are common among pregnant women, and the researchers propose that various factors, including the regularity of dental care, could play a role."Gingival inflammation and tooth decay are common in pregnant women already during the first trimester," the Finnish researchers concluded.

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Brampton dentist returns to work after being charged with indecent exposure

CTV Toronto: Dentist back to work after chargesCTV Toronto: Dentist back to work after charges A Brampton dentist is still working after he was charged with indecent exposure in Florida. Miranda Anthistle reports. Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:09PM EST Last Updated Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:10PM ESTA Brampton dentist is back at work this weekend despite being charged with indecent exposure in relation to a Feb. 16 incident involving young girls near a Florida high school.According to Florida police, Dr. Ron Rohringer was jailed in Lake Worth, Fla. after he was accused of exposing himself and masturbating in front of several girls on school property.Since these incidents, Dr. Rohringer has returned to Canada and continues to work as a full-time dentist and part-time comedian, but police say he is being watched closely. He works at Trinity Dental Care, located at 140 Greak Lakes Drive, and Centennial Dental Office, located inside the Centennial Mall at 227 Vodden Street East.PHOTOSbrampton dentistA Brampton dentist has been charged with indecent exposure in Florida. brampton dentistA full-time dentist and part-time comedian from Brampton has been charged with indecent exposure in Florida. During the time he was in custody in the United States
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