W.K. Kellogg Foundation Statement: Encouraging Response to New Study of Alaska Dental Health Aide Therapist Program Friday, October 29, 2010 - 05:41 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry BATTLE CREEK, Michigan – We are encouraged by the interest and support of so many individuals and organizations in the evaluation released this week of Alaska's dental therapist program. The evaluation conducted by RTI International assessed the work of the first cohort of dental therapists practicing in the U.S., the experiences of more than 400 patients and the performance of dental therapists on hundreds of procedures. Using criteria derived from examination standards for assessing U.S. dental school graduates, the evaluation clearly demonstrates the safety, competence and appropriateness of care provided by dental therapists practicing in Alaska. It is but the latest link in a long chain of evidence-based research and experience from more than 50 other countries supporting the dental therapist model as a way to provide necessary oral health care services in underserved communities.
Dr. Haroun Rostami Passionately Provides Los Angeles Patients with One of a Kind Care for Cosmetic, Prosthodontic, and Restorative Dentistry Friday, October 29, 2010 - 05:44 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry Due to his unique educational background in both dentistry and structural engineering, Dr. Haroun Rostami is able to provide unmatched technical and medical expertise in the dental work he performsLOS ANGELES, California – Since oral health is so strongly linked to a person's overall health, it naturally follows that consumers worldwide collectively spend millions of dollars on hygiene products and dentist visits each year. However, for many, genetic disposition, busy lifestyles, or accidents cause great difficulty in keeping oral health in check, while many are reluctant to seek professional treatment due to fear or pessimism. While there is no shortage of dentists in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, few have the extensive educational background and experience of Dr. Haroun Rostami in providing caring, effective, and esthetic dental care.
PreViser Corporation Launches myDentalScore.com Monday, November 01, 2010 - 06:52 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry MOUNT VERNON, Washington – PreViser Corporation (www.previser.com) announced today the release of a Web based tool, myDentalScore, that allows individuals to calculate objective numeric scores for oral disease risk and severity. The tool is available for immediate use by dentists, companies and consumers at www.mydentalscore.com.
Dr. Mahnaz Rashti Provides Sufferers of Periodontal Disease with Effective and Life Changing Dental Implant Treatment Friday, October 29, 2010 - 05:51 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry For thousands of Southern Californians who suffer from periodontal disease and tooth decay, Dr. Mahnaz Rashti is the premier care provider in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES, Calfornia – Gum disease is one of the most prevalent health conditions in the US, posing serious risks, such as loss of teeth, for the millions who suffer from it. People from all types of socio-economic backgrounds fall victim to periodontal disease, and studies have shown a strong correlation between periodontal (gum) health and overall physiological health, with regards to the heart, cholesterol levels, and brain function. Often, people who seek treatment for the symptoms they're experiencing do so when it's too late, and require the care of a periodontist, a dentist specializing in the structure of the gums and teeth. Periodontitis is often regarded as the "silent killer" because, most of the time, there is no pain or discomfort until irreversible damage to the gums has been done. Individuals who have family members who have lost teeth or developed gum disease are significantly more disposed to develop it themselves, which is why undergoing routine checkups with a periodontist is a valuable preventative measure. Recent attention has been drawn towards Dr. Mahnaz Rashti, a Los Angeles periodontist whose extensive knowledge and adeptness in the field of periodontology has allowed her to consistently provide life-changing results for her patients, many of whom exhibit severe and significant progression of gum disease.
People With Diabetes at Higher Risk for Developing Gum Disease Monday, November 01, 2010 - 06:57 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry November is National Diabetes MonthCHICAGO, Illinois – According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 24 million people in the United States. In observance of National Diabetes Month, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages those with diabetes to pay extra attention to their oral health. Studies have shown that those with diabetes are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal (gum) disease than those who do not have diabetes. In addition, oral infections tend to be more severe in people with diabetes than in those who do not have the condition.