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Four winning works emerge from Black & White exhibit at La Jolla Art Association
Things are rarely black and white, they are usually shades of gray, as philosophers like to say … except, of course, at the annual Black & White Juried Art Competition, showing daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 7 at the La Jolla Art …
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Joanna Haigood's 'Sailing Away': Black exodus from San Francisco 1858 and
Sometimes one gets tired of living in a place that doesn't want you there, Zaccho Artistic Director, Joanna Haigood, states at the reception Thursday at the California Historical Society. The only problem is 154 years later, Black people are still …
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Fluoride Propaganda by First Five of Sacramento
The unnamed dentist here is prescribing fluoride to a 7 month old. The fact is fluoridation is not medically recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) or Center for Disease Control (CDC) for babies below 12 months of age. LINK. HEALTH AND …
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Q&A: I have had salty taste in my mouth since a metallic reaction after having a bridge put in my mouth What is goi

Question by bed_777: I have had salty taste in my mouth since a metallic reaction after having a bridge put in my mouth What is goi
Salty tatse is continuous, could this be cranial nerve damage?

Best answer:

Answer by Dr. Albert, DDS (UNITED STATES)
CRANIAL NERVE DAMAGE?
IMPOSSIBLE.
WHY?
THERE IS NO WAY ON EARTH THIS CAN HAPPEN. THE CRANIAL NERVES CANNOT BE DAMAGED BY PLACING A BRIDGE.

SO, WHAT’S THE CAUSE?
THIS MAY BE A REACTION TO THE METAL CONTENT OF THE BRIDGE OR THE CEMENT THAT HOLDS IT IN PLACE.

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Q&A: affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?

Question by Jazmin: affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?
I live in san jose and have been looking for vocational dental schools/training. dont want any real expensive places like Heald, Carrington, Everest etc. please help!

Best answer:

Answer by jannsody
You’re smart to want to avoid those private For-profit schools such as heald, Everest, devry and Carrington. If the local community college (or county vo-tech adult school for dental assistant) has an accredited program from the “American dental association”, those schools are usually more affordable and reputable.

Before taking pre-req courses for dental assisting or dental hygiene, please look through and peruse some dental textbooks such as those found at the local community college library that offers DA or DH or the local dental/medical school library. Some patients may have severe dental disease which may be tough for some to handle. If you haven’t done some job shadowing, please find out about that as well.

For accredited programs in DA or DH: http://www.ada.org/5500.aspx

U.S. colleges: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ

General career info: http://www.bls.gov/ooh and can search.

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Aesthetic Dentistry

Thank God for aesthetic dentistry. Hey, am I right here or am I right? I think there are individuals around the globe who are incredibly pleased regarding our new-age aesthetic dentistry. After all, it seems like most individuals are not born with straight or perfect teeth. In all honesty, I’ve always found this notion to be seriously odd. I mean think about this for a moment. We’re all born with certain limbs, organs, and attributes; why is it that our teeth don’t come in straight very often? This is bizarre. Our arms come on okay; our eyes aren’t crooked or backwards; our fingers are proportional. What is the deal with our choppers? They should come in straight and perfect. Crooked teeth that demand assistance should be abnormal. Well, that’s my opinion anyway.

Are you in need of some aesthetic dentistry? Hey, if you are, you’re definitely not alone in this. Take a quick look around. You’ll surely see quite a few individuals sporting braces on their teeth. Or you’ll spot quite a few people who need braces or aesthetic dentistry. This is plain and simply a burden that we humans have to deal with. I’m not going to lie, but I’ve never had to have braces or aesthetic dentistry. I was indeed one of the lucky ones. I got down on my knees and thanked God as a child when I found out that I wouldn’t need braces. This was utterly great news. My two brothers both ended up having to get braces. That’s a bummer. However, I do see the pangs of braces and aesthetic dentistry. My daughters all require braces and it costs a fortune. It’s funny because my wife’s teeth were also perfectly straight. What is causing all these children to need braces?

The art of aesthetic dentistry has really evolved since back in the day. Even over the last decade there have been numerous improvements to the field. The truth is if you need braces or some sort of aesthetic dentistry, you should take care of it as soon as you can. This is the way to go. The last thing you want is to be dealing with this when you’re 45 years old. Hop on the web and check into all the latest and greatest aesthetic dentistry that can benefit you and your smile. Have that amazing set of choppers you’ve always wanted.

How much should I ask starting pay out of school for a dental hygienist for traverse city, mi?

Question by lm: How much should I ask starting pay out of school for a dental hygienist for traverse city, mi?
I start the dental hygiene program this fall and will be finished june 2010. I am wondering what the starting pay is for a dental hygienist in traverse city, michigan as of today. I have been on salary.com and all the like. I am looking for an actual dental hygienist in the area who can give me a better figure. Thanks for the help!

Best answer:

Answer by ChipinCA
As a dental hygiene student you can join the American Dental Hygienists Association, and your State DHA, they will also have a local chapter (society/group affiliate) get involved with your local group as they do yearly salary surveys. They will let you know average and hi/low salaries, plus benefits and perks. This is great information while negotiating employment. good luck

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Natural Toothache Remedies

Dental Assistants

Toothache Remedies

 

Not many people are aware of the fact that several herbs can be used in the relief of toothache pain. Natural herbs such as cloves, calendula, tarragon, and yarrow can be used to help relieve th pain until you can get to the dentist. For many years, different cultures have counted on herbs to help get the pain of a toothache control and get temporary relief.

 

Native Americans for example, used the inner bark found in the butternut tree to their gums to get relief from toothaches. The butternut tree is found in North America, and is also the cousin of the black walnut tree. Butternut trees are found along rivers in well drained soil, rich woods, and even in back yards. Once the tree matures, it can reach heights of up to 60 feet, with the bark being light grey in color, and the leaves and the fruit resembling the black walnut tree. The bark of the tree can be applied to the gums, helping to alleviate toothache pain.

 

Yarrow on the other hand, can be found in Asia, Europe, and North America. It normally grows wild in meadows, fields, and in open wood lands. The root of yarrow, is what contains the anaesthetic effect. If you apply the fresh root of yarrow to your tooth or gums, it will help to stop the pain – until you can get an appointment with the dentist and get it taken care of.

 

The herb known as clove is an evergreen tree, native to tropical areas. These days however, it can be found throughout the world. As many already know, the dried flower bud of clove is what contains the medicine. The oil from clove, when used on a toothache, will help to stop the pain almost immediately. If you compare cloves to other natural toothache remedies, you’ll find clove to be the best.

 

For many years, natural herbs have been used to stop toothache pain. Hundreds of years ago, herbs were the only way to stop the pain. Dentists were just starting to come around, although they didn’t have near the equipment and sophistication that they have these days. Even though teeth were pulled during these times, it normally happened with alcohol to numb the pain then pliers to remove the tooth.

 

Throughout the course of time, herbs have proven to be very effective with stopping toothache pain. If you are interested in herbs or have any questions about them, you shouldn’t hesitate to ask your dentist his opinion. Dentists know herbs, and should be able to recommend natural remedies to you if you request them. The next time you experience the pain of a toothache – you should always remember that herbs are a great way to relieve the pain.