The American Dental Education Association Acquires Online Health Careers Site

The American Dental Education Association Acquires Online Health Careers Site

       WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (AScribe Newswire) -- The American Dental Education Association, funded in part through a Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation grant, has acquired , a free, online health career resource for students and advisors. The multidisciplinary website is a nonprofit, collaborative initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.

       The website is a single, comprehensive online resource for pre-health advisors and their students, with information on a wide range of health careers, educational programs, experiential learning opportunities, and financial aid options. The rich content includes overviews of 76 health careers with academic requirements, accredited programs, and job outlook/salary range; 600 + pre-health enrichment programs; 500+ sources of portable financial aid; profiles of minority health professionals and practitioners working in underserved communities; advice on how to succeed in health professions school; information on current health policy topics; timely articles and useful links.

Porcelain Veneers Create Dramatic "Smile Makeovers"

Porcelain Veneers Create Dramatic "Smile Makeovers"  

Recently, Porcelain Laminate Veneers or simply "veneers" received national attention when discussed by a prominent New York dentist on Barbara Walter's television show "The View." Veneers are custom-made porcelain wafers that the dentist places over the fronts of the teeth to enhance their appearance and repair damage. 

Michael Jackson in the News Again

I didn't know Michael Jackson moved to Irland...

Jacko goes dental in Dublin

19 November 2006  By Nicola Cooke
Pop star Michael Jackson has had his first cosmetic treatment in Ireland since he moved here.

Pop star Michael Jackson has had his first cosmetic treatment in Ireland since he moved here. Jackson, who has been living in Ireland with his children in recent months, visited a dental surgery on Harcourt Street in Dublin on a number of occasions, prior to his appearance at the World Music Awards in Earls Court, London, last week.

The star had his teeth cleaned by dentist Spencer Woolfe, who shares the surgery with other dentists. He arrived in a chauffeur-driven black Humvee which was parked at the rear of the building. Two of his visits took place after dark.

Jackson brought two of his children on one of the visits.

Better dental care can reduce cases of pneumonia

By MANDEEP SINGH Gulf Daily News

BETTER dental care among the elderly, especially in nursing homes, could reduce cases of a particular type of pneumonia, according to experts.

Health Ministry dental hygiene specialist Jameela Ali said aspiration pneumonia was an infection that occurs after bits of food or stomach contents are inhaled into the lungs.

"Good dental health is vital for everyone because a healthy mouth is important for speaking, chewing, and overall health," she said.

"This is why it is essential that all older adults receive good dental health care on a daily basis."

Dental care goes to the people

ST. GEORGE - Southern Utahns in need of dental care will soon reap the benefits of Dixie State College's new mobile clinic.

Generous donations from dental professionals enabled the college to recently open the mobile clinic's doors to the public for the first time Wednesday.

"Now we're going to take care to those who've had a disparity of health care," said DSC faculty member Gina Cannon. Under the supervision of advisors like Cannon, students will gain hands-on experience while providing basic care for the public and underserved populations with services from cleaning and fluoride treatments to fillings and radiographic services.

Access to basic care stems from a lack of transportation for many of the underserved, Cannon said.