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Dental Death settled for a million Dollars
The insurance company representing Lorain dentist Henry Mazorow has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to the parents of 13-year-old Marissa Kingery, who died after intravenous sedation before dental surgery.
The settlement documents stated that Marissa died on Jan. 3 from diffuse hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy due to respiratory arrest caused by complications associated with intravenous sedation during the surgery, performed on Dec. 21, 2010, by Mazorow.
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is damage to the brain that also occurs in carbon-monoxide poisoning and many cases of shaken baby syndrome. FULL NEWS
Dentist to go to jail for groping patients
A Rotterdam dentist who groped several teenage patients-age from 13 to 22, in his office is headed to jail for six months.
Frank Izzo, 53, of Schenectady, also must surrender his license to practice and register as a sex offender under a plea deal reached Monday.
Izzo, who had been licensed since 1990, pleaded guilty to two counts of sex abuse, both misdemeanors, during an appearance before Rotterdam Town Justice Kenneth Litz.
The prosecutor said Izzo touched at least nine patients on their breasts over their clothing as they sat in his dental chair. She said the investigation into the dentist started when one of the victims told an employee. NEWSLINK
Tooth on SALE expected to make £10,000 at auction
The tooth was given to the former Beatles’ house keeper Dot Jarlett when she worked for him at Kenwood mansion in Surrey in the late 1960s.
He told her to give it her daughter “as a souvenir” after he had pulled it out in the kitchen of the Weybridge property.
The tooth will be auctioned in Stockport on 5 November.NEWsBBC
Study of teeth unravels mystery of Dinosaurs migration
Sauropod dinosaurs may well have been the largest animals to ever walk—and walk and walk and walk—the Earth.
A new fossil-teeth analysis has uncovered the best evidence yet that dinosaurs migrated seasonally like modern-day birds or elephants, according to a new study.
Chemical signals in prehistoric tooth enamel reveal that roughly bus-length Camarasaurus dinosaurs walked hundreds of miles on marathon migrations in late Jurassic North America. NATGEO
Colgate IDA oral health month announced
Colgate-Palmolive and P & G battle over Sensitive paste
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus Claims has recommended that Procter & Gamble discontinue advertising claims for Crest Sensitivity Treatment & Protection Toothpaste that promise “relief within minutes.”
The claims at issue were challenged before NAD, the advertising industry’s self-regulatory forum, by Colgate-Palmolive.
NAD examined advertising claims that included:
* “Relief within Minutes*” — *For Sensitivity relief within minutes, first brush sensitive teeth for 30 seconds each.”
* “When used as directed [CST&P] provides relief from sensitivity pain within minutes …”
* “You’re only minutes away from lasting tooth sensitivity pain relief* with the Crest Sensitivity Treatment & Protection Toothpaste. So you don’t have to wait to enjoy all your favorite hot and cold foods.” LINK
People with Dental caries more friendly ?
Scientists in the United States found that a liking for sweeter foods is an indication that a person is more agreeable and helpful, but not extroverted or neurotic.
“It is striking that helpful and friendly people are considered ‘sweet’ because taste would seem to have little in common with personality or behavior,” said Brian Meiers, a psychology professor at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. MORE
Swallowing Chemicals from Teeth Whiteners
The use of teeth whitening products, including over the counter kits and dentist applied ones, has tripled since the year 2000, and oral cancer statistics have increased at an alarming rate for young people, including those who do not use tobacco products.
Currently, there is no research on the long-term effects of tooth whiteners, and since they are considered “cosmetic” products, tooth whiteners don’t fall under FDA regulation. What is also not being considered is the amount of bleach being ingested from so many other popular products. White bread, white pasta, white rice, white sugar, and white coffee filters all contribute to the cumulative effect of consuming carcinogens. NEWSLINK
Digital dentistry: Hype or Reality
The following list represents the majority of the areas of digital dentistry. All are assumed to incorporate some type of digital components; not every conceivable area is listed. See how much of it exists in your clinic ?
- CAD/CAM and intraoral imaging — both laboratory- and clinician-controlled
- Caries diagnosis
- Computer-aided implant dentistry — including design and fabrication of surgical guides
- Digital radiography — intraoral and extraoral, including cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)
- Electric and surgical/implant handpieces
- Occlusion and TMJ analysis and diagnosis
- Photography — extraoral and intraoral
- Practice and patient record management — including digital patient education
- Shade matching – FULL PAPER
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