The dentist is available to see you now. It’s safer than you think –

For the past several months, many of us have been fearful of leaving home, let alone visiting the dentist. But as restrictions have eased in the past weeks, many health leaders are encouraging patients to add dental visits to their agendas again.

Dental offices were closed across the United States and Costa Rica after being advised in March by the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to close their practices to all but emergency care. Some remain closed, but most dental clinics are now open and ready for business, albeit with new safety protocols to keep patients and staff safe from the risk of viral contagion.

In Costa Rica, the restrictions against routine care have been loosened, allowing patients to attend dental appointments. Is it really safe to go to the dentist now?

“The concern about the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during a visit

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Dentist gets jail for extracting a tooth while standing on a hoverboard

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A dentist has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for nearly 50 charges including reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts, after he filmed himself extracting a patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard.

Seth Lookhart, from Anchorage, Alaska, was found guilty by a jury in January on 46 charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said on Monday that Lookhart put multiple people’s lives at risk by sedating them for extended periods of time.

Mr Wolverton said: “In reviewing all this over and over again, I have a visceral response – you darn near killed some people.”

According to local newspaper, Anchorage Daily News, a former employee told investigators in 2017, when charges were filed against Lookhart, that the dentist was performing more intravenous sedation on his patients than necessary to boost his profits.

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Yes, it’s safe to go to the dentist

  • There has been no evidence of coronavirus transmission in dental offices since many reopened in May.
  • Dentists have universal precautions in place to prevent the transmission of any infectious disease.
  • Oral health has a cascading effect on overall health, so it’s important to keep up with your cleanings and preventive dental care.

Some people might be hesitant to visit the dentist during the coronavirus pandemic, especially after the World Health Organization suggested not to in an August announcement.

However, it’s actually a low-risk activity for the patient, said Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.

“I would be more worried about my dentist than I would myself contracting the virus there,” Adalja told Insider.

Dentists aren’t too concerned either. After the WHO’s recommendation to delay routine dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19, the American Dental Association released a statement saying

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Egypt’s prosecution investigates 3 men’s allegations of sexual harassment by dentist – Politics – Egypt

Egypt’s prosecutor-general ordered an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment by a dentist against three men, a statement by the prosecution read on Tuesday.


Investigations were opened hours after the prosecution received on Tuesday an online petition filed by a lawyer of three males about a doctor who had previously “sexually harassed them and incited them to commit debauchery with him,” the statement added.


The decision comes amid a wave of testimonies made recently on social media accusing a well-known dentist of harassing patients while receiving dental care at his clinic.


TV commercial director Tameem Younis and actor Abbas Abul-Hassan are among the plaintiffs, according to public posts on their social media accounts.


Younis said in a live Instagram video last week that he was sexually harassed when he was 22 years old by the dentist while receiving dental care at his

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People experiencing hair loss could benefit from a trip to the dentist

Anyone experiencing sudden patches of hair loss could benefit from a trip to the dentist – according to university research.

Alopecia areata, which affects millions in the UK, is an auto-immune disorder where the body produces antibodies that attack the hair follicles.

The hair loss is often in small patches, which are sometimes barely noticeable. But if these patches join up they can become more obvious and lead to anxiety and loss of self confidence.

Also known as localised alopecia, it is estimated to plague around 65,000 people in the UK and can appear at any age – with 80 per cent of cases surfacing before the age of 40.

Stress is thought to be one one potential trigger, but it appears tooth infections could also be a cause according to research carried out by the University of Granada in Spain.

Lead authors Professor Jose Antonio Gil Montoya and Professor

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Former Manhattan-area dentist and Powerball winner dies at age 82

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) – A former Manhattan-area dentist who won a multi-million dollar Powerball jackpot 25 yeas ago has died.


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KMAN Radio reports that Pat Dreiling died Monday in Kansas City, Mo.

Dreiling was born and raised in Junction City and obtained a doctorate and master’s degree from St. Louis University.

KMAN says Dreiling was stationed in Vietnam with the 3rd Dental Company, where he provided dental care for civilians and wounded troops.

Following his honorable discharge, Dreiling went to work at his father’s dental practice in Junction City. Dreiling later opened an orthodontic practice in Manhattan, where he worked until retirement in 1999.

In 1995, Dreiling became the fourth largest Powerball jackpot winner in Kansas history, winning $31.2 million. The radio station said Dreiling’s generosity helped support an orthodontics school at his alma mater.

Services for Dreiling will take place at 10

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3Dental Limerick, a Top Limerick Dentist on Little Ellen St Offers an Extensive Variety of Cosmetic Services – Press Release

Limerick – While having perfect teeth is not always a natural privilege for everyone, new dental technologies now provide great alternatives for those looking to improve their smiles. For many years, people in Limerick have entrusted their cosmetic, orthodontic, general, emergency and dental implant needs to 3Dental Limerick, a leading dental practice with many years of experience, right in the heart of Limerick city centre.

“3Dental is Ireland’s most modern dental practice offering all aspects of dentistry at an affordable price. Our cosmetic services are performed by specialists who use the latest technology to create impressive smiles. Originally set up to stop people going abroad for dental treatment, we have grown from the strength to strength thanks to our many happy patients.” 

A quotation from Dr. Paul O’Connell from 3Dental Limerick, regarding their vision for the practice.

3Dental Limerick specializes in dental cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening, crowns and bridges, veneers,

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Dentist pioneer hopes to boost footfall in Leeds with new opening at Trinity Leeds

Dental firm SmileDirectClub hopes to support the local economy and drive people to Leeds city centre by opening its first SmileShop storefront in Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 3:37 pm

Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 4:10 pm
SmileDirectClub said it will offer affordable, teeth aligner therapy to help residents create a smile they love

The firm said the move will support efforts by Leeds City Council to get shoppers returning to the city centre.

SmileDirectClub said it will offer affordable, teeth aligner therapy to help residents create a smile they love after 41 per cent of locals said they are most self conscious about their teeth and 22 per cent said they were most self conscious about their smile.

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SmileDirectClub has launched a new SmilePlan that can be paid over a 24 month

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Cosmetic Dentist Near Ramsgate Offers Porcelain Veneers for Painless Smile Makeovers – Press Release

Ramsgate’s top-rated cosmetic dentist is pleased to offer smile makeovers for people that are afraid of going to the dentist. Today’s modern technology allows people to achieve the smile of their dreams with minimal pain or anxiety.

Ramsgate Beach, NSW – According to the NHMRC and the Australian Dental Journal, about 15% of Australians suffer from a fear of going to see the dentist, which means they are at risk of having oral health issues if not addressed in a timely manner. Poor oral health has been shown to contribute to an unattractive smile. In today’s world where human interaction is highly valued, a large number of Sydneysiders are embarrassed by their smile. Because the fear of a dental visit is so strong, they miss out on having a healthy brilliant smile. Dr Rammo, owner and principal dentist at justSMILE is working to alleviate that fear with a gentle approach

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Dr. William H. Stiles of Medford, New Jersey Named 2020 NJ Top Dentist

NJ Top Dentists has reviewed and approved Dr. William H. Stiles of Stiles Dental Care in Medford, New Jersey for 2020.

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., Sept. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — NJ Top Dentist Dr. William H. Stiles wholeheartedly believes that a strong doctor-patient relationship is the key to excelling as a dentist. Dr. Stiles’ Golden Rule of Dentistry is to form a trusting, long-lasting relationship with each patient.

“In most cases, my patients and I have formed a relationship,” says Dr. Stiles. “While it’s important for dentists to listen to patients to understand what’s desired, it’s equally crucial for patients to listen to their dentists so they understand what options are being suggested.”

Dr. Stiles’ Medford, New Jersey practice is outfitted with cutting-edge technology including a CEREC machine, which is the latest 3D innovation providing single-visit crowns, inlays, and onlays.

To stay abreast of emerging technologies, Dr. Stiles has completed

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