Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Savon Q Print, Your Flyer Headquarters

Do you use flyers to promote your business? Do you create them on your own? Do you take them to a "quick copy" center to have them photo copied? Do you pay too much for them?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then Savon Q Print is here to help!
We will create your flyer, print it, ship or deliver to you, (depending on where you are at) and do so at the lowest possible price.
Great Service, Low Price. There is only one way to describe it: Savon Q Print "Where the Q Stands for Quality".
Let's get started on your flyer today, contact us at qprint@savondentalplan.com.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sunscreen....For Your Lips?

It's a hot, sunny day.... You've slathered yourself from head to toe with SPF 45... you're ready for some fun in the sun...BUT WAIT! You forgot to protect your smile!

According to the CTCA ( Cancer Treatment Centers of America) sun damage (among other contributors) is the leading cause of Lip Cancer. People with repetitive exposure to the sun are more likely to exhibit symptoms that can potentially lead to lip cancer.

For more valuable information about lip cancer and how to protect yourself from it, please check out http://www.cancercenter.com/lip-cancer.htm .

So on your way out to enjoy our beautiful summer weather don't forget sunscreen for your smile! Several companies offer lip balms with SPF 15 or greater and you can never use too much!

Should you fill rotten baby teeth?

Filling rotten baby teeth may be an unnecessary as well as uncomfortable experience for children to endure, some experts say.
About 40% of five-year-olds have tooth decay and at least one in ten is treated with fillings. But evidence from the case notes of 50 dentists suggests fillings may not offer significant benefits.

Read more here..

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Free Children Dental Clinics in NYC Losing Funding

It's still up in the air, but hope is dwindling for 46 free in-school dental clinics in NYC who may be losing their funding. These clinics serve roughly 17,000 children who may not otherwise have any kind of dental care available. The reason for the cut-off? Cutting cost to save on budget. Dentists have argued that this is a major health risk to the children of the community, however city officials have stated that this cut will save about $2.5 million. They also go on to explain that families can get dental care through Medicaid. However, dentists fear that the inconvenience of having to remove their children from school will result in skipped appointments and check ups, which could also result in more emergency room visits...

Click HERE For the full article

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Great Money-Making Opportunity! Become a Savon Agent!

Need some extra cash?? Have friends or family in need of dental coverage?? Become a Savon Dental Plan agent! Whether you have no income or if you're just looking to make some extra money, Savon can help!

There's nothing to lose and a world of possibilities! Click HERE for more information, or visit us at www.savondentalplan.com!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What is a Dental hygienist?

A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive medical care, typically, but not limited to, focusing on techniques in oral hygiene.

Common procedures performed by hygienists include cleaning, scaling and root planing, taking of prescribed radiographs, dental sealants, and provide instructions for proper dental care.

Educational and licensing requirements in U.S. To become a dental hygienist in United States, you must graduate from a dental hygiene program, with either an associates degree (most common), a certificate, a bachelor's degree or a master's degree from a dental hygienist school that is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA).

The dental hygiene process of care has five steps:

Assessing the patient: This includes, but is not limited to, a full review of the patient's medical history, necessary x-rays to be taken, a clinical exam, and a periodontal assessment.

Dental hygiene diagnosis: Assessing of data pertaining to a client's condition in terms that will help identify problems so as to lead to a creation of an order to apply available professional therapies. The diagnosis of disease in most jurisdictions may only be performed by the doctor.

Planning: creating a sequential treatment plan for the patient. The treatment plan will vary based on the patient's immediate needs.

Implementation: Carrying out the plan.

Evaluation: Determining the effectiveness of the work that was performed.

Over a period of months or years a dental hygienist may have his or her work evaluated several times, altering the diagnosis and plan numerous times as the client's condition changes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What is a printing bleed?

Bleed is term often used in printing and the customer often obtains an additional charge for a bleed. The reason for that is not get more money out of the customer, rather to cover the cost for the difficulty of running a job that contains a bleed.

First off, let me answer the question of what a bleed is: A bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet of paper. In other words, the color runs off the end of the page and there is not a border.

Why is there an additional charge for a bleed? Running a job that contains a bleed adds a degree of difficulty to the job. It requires more steps, such as cutting and also requires the job to be ran on a larger sheet of paper. For example, if there a job that requires an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, with a full bleed, that job must be ran on an 11 x 17 sheet of paper and cut down so that the bleed exists. The charge is a result of having to use an 11 x 17 sheet of paper and the cost to cut that sheet of paper to correct size that the customer wants.

There a variations of bleeds:

Full bleed, (bleeds on all 4 sides)
3/4 bleeds, (bleeds on 3 sided)
1/2 bleeds, (bleeds on 2 sides)
1/4 bleed, (bleed on 1 side)

Regardless of the bleed variation, the larger sheet of paper is needed to run the job and it will need to be cut down.

If you have any questions about a bleed, or want to know if a job that you would like ran contains a bleed, please feel free to contact Savon Q Print at qprint@savondentalplan.com.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Get rid of Morning Breath...

CloSYS Toothpaste contains a unique combination of ingredients that kills the harmful bacteria that causes plaque and also neutralizing odor-causing compounds. The formula also contains mild polishers that whiten teeth by removing tough stains like tobacco, wine, coffee, tea and sodas. Click here to read more.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Do I Need X-rays Again?

I'm sure you all wonder that everytime you hear your hygenist or dental assistant tell you it's time for another round of dental x-rays. Believe it or not, we aren't trying to torture you. There are actually good reasons why your dentist requests films as frequently or infrequently as they do!

Check out my article Chairside Chat with Dawn Lawler at http://www.savondentalplan.com/May_June%202009_Newsletter.php#2 to read more about this!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Door Hanger Special

Savon Q Print is running a special on custom made door hangers. Customers that have ordered them are excited about the response they are getting. Contact Savon Q Print at qprint@savondentalplan.com so we can start making them for your company today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Looking to get away?

We are pleased to offer you Cruise Perks, a new way to receive great rates and value added amenities on cruise vacations. Members, family and friends can save from 10% to 60% on leading cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Cunard, NCL, Princess, Carnival and Holland America.

Go here to view more!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Current Events: Zip Code Changes in Pinal and Maricopa Counties

That's right. ZIP codes on the East Side are changing... Again. This change primarily affects those who reside in Pinal County, however certain unincorporated areas of Maricopa County will change as well. The change is scheduled to go in to effect on July 1, 2009.

Click HERE for more information from Fox 10 News.

Monday, June 8, 2009

A dentist just having a little fun!

This dentist gets down - he's a super freak! :)


Recipe for Homemade Toothpaste

For those of you who prefer Old Home-Style concoctions...and who would like to stay away from artificial and (in some cases) potentially unsafe ingredients that are added to commercially marketed products, here is a recipe I found while searching online for something homemade. Of all the recipes that I looked at, I liked this one best.

Mix together:
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 tablespoons Baking Soda
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
A pinch of Stevia powder (as a sweetener)

These are all completely natural ingredients and tasty too!

Here is a link to the web page that I found the recipe on. It is an intersting blog site.

Friday, June 5, 2009

What is the CMYK Process in Printing?

Anyone who has spoken to a printing salesman about a job has probably heard a reference to CMYK or the 4 Color Process. As salesman for Savon Q Print, I am often asked about how the 4 Color Process Works.
The CMYK color system is used in printing inks for paper. CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. (K is the printing code for the color Black.)
These 4 colors strategically mixed can create any color that you want. For example, the color Maroon to most people is a standard color. For that color to be used in a print job it must be mixed.
To make Maroon, the formula would be:
C=0%, M-100%,Y=100%,K=50%. That translates to No Cyan, 100% of Magenta, 100% of Yellow and 50% of Black. This formula is used by the press operator to correctly mix the desired color prior inking the press.
Most of the time these colors are mixed by running the paper through the press multiple times, applying a CMYK with each pass.
So next time you read the newspaper or magazine, look really close and at times you will be able to see the CMYK colors and how they are applied.
If if you would like to get costing on a 4 Color Process job, Please contact a Savon Q Print Account Manager at qprint@savondentalplan.com.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Become a provider for Savon Dental Plan

With the way times are right now a lot of people are putting their dental work they may need on the back burner. So many people go without any kinda of dental coverage and most of the time makes it impossible for them to afford dental work on their own.
Being a provider for Savon not only helps the patient out by saving them money but also saves the provider from loosing another patient due to the cost of dentistry.
Visit Savon Dental's web-site to view our fee schedule for your area & information about maybe becoming a provider. There is no cost to you, so there is nothing to loose.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Down in the mouth: Can your dental exam reveal osteoporosis?

Your teeth have been cleaned, x-rayed and examined. You're ready to schedule your next 6-month check-up and be on your way. But instead, your dentist delivers some surprising news: you may have osteoporosis.
You may think your dentist is kidding, but that's probably not the case. Signs of osteoporosis can often be seen on dental x-rays and exams. Oral health and bone health can be directly related. Your dentist can find possible signs of osteoporosis by examining your jawbone, gums and teeth.
Although your dentist may suspect the disease, you can't tell for sure from an x-ray alone. To diagnose osteoporosis, you will need to see a doctor for a bone density test.

Read more on it here!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Foods and drinks that stain your teeth

Coffee ~ There is nothing like hot coffee early morning. Coffee however has quite a discoloring effect on your teeth.

Tea ~ Black tea is a terrible teeth stainer just as its cousin coffee.

Soy Sauce ~ It contains very strong discoloring agents and the sauce tends to stick to the teeth which allow the leeching of staining pigments deeper in to the teeth.

Curry ~ The herbs and spices used in the Indian curries are extremely chromogenic (color imparting) and are very likely to stain your teeth.

Red wine ~ Red wine contains polyphenols that stain your teeth. The alchohol in red wine is very acidic and also wears the enamel of the teeth.

Cola ~ Cola drinks not only stain and discolor your teeth but also erode enamel and cause tooth decay due to the harmful phosphoric acid, citric acid and sugar content in them.

To read a little more, information was found here...