Monday, April 29, 2013

Oral Piercings...

These days it's not uncommon to see someone with a nose ring, an eyebrow ring, a pierced lip, etc..  It's a popular fashion trend, but a nuisance to dentists.

Check out THIS ARTICLE about oral piercings and how they can harm your dental health!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How Gum Benefits Your Oral Health

I found this article on an fellow dental blog.  It's FULL of great information!

Check out this blog about how chewing gum can help promote oral health!

HERE it is!  :)

Monday, April 22, 2013

More on the Boston Bombings...

All of my news sites are flooded with different updates and articles surrounding the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon...

I thought this article was interesting because it shows how the tragedy has affected everyone.

Check it out.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Update: Oklahoma Dentist Guilty Of Using Dirty Tools...

I've been following this story for a few weeks now, and you may have read some of my previous blogs about this, but if you haven't here's the scoop..

A couple of months ago, it was discovered that an Oklahoma dentist, Dr. W. Scot Harrington, was using dirty tools and equipment to do procedures on patients.  He, as well as the staff, were also caught reusing needles.  After an investigation, it was determined that due to his negligence, nearly 7,000 people were exposed to Hep C and HIV.

Testing began immediately following the investigation and still continues on now.  Today, the report is that so far 57 people have tested positive for Hep C and 3 people tested positive for HIV.

Although Harrington voluntarily surrendered his license, he has yet to be formally charged with any crime.

Keep an eye out for updates on this tragedy.

Read the news article HERE.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Savon Will Be At The Amazing Women's Expo In August!

We had a blast at the Arizona Health and Fitness Expo last month!  We decided to do it again!  Join us August 17th and 18th for the Amazing Women's Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center!  We'll be in booth #515!  

Keep an eye out for more information about admission/tickets and giveaways!
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our hearts break for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings...

I'm sure you most of you will agree when I say that I worry for what our country is becoming..  It seems like these random acts of violence, terrorism or not, are becoming more frequent, and more violent.  We are facing a life of fear, and many of us are already there.

As we grieve and pray for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, take this time to realize that life is precious and should not be taken for granted.  

You can find the latest news and updates on the bombings HERE.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Important News For Those With Medicare!

Medicare claim denial process begins May 1!!!!!!

Direct from the ADA, read the details HERE.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Is Your Child Missing Wisdom Teeth?

A new study has shown an association between local dental anesthesia and missing wisdom teeth.

Evidence has shown that children, ages 2-6 years who receive local anesthesia, are at risk for underdeveloped or no wisdom teeth.  According to the study, this is caused by the injection itself disrupting the growth of the tooth.

Very interesting!

Get the full article here!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Update On Oklahoma Patients Exposed To HIV:

If you didn't catch the story, last week (March 28th) a news story broke of an Oklahoma dentist who, by using dirty equipment and reusing needles, exposed nearly 7,000 people to HIV and hepatitis.  (see my previous blog for the original story)

So far, only 1,200 patients have been screened, leaving nearly 6,000 patients still to be tested.

Although his license has been revoked, any legal action to be taken is still being decided upon by the district attorney.

I'm not sure how or even if we will ever know just how many victims will suffer because of this, but I will keep you posted with any and all updates I find.

Monday, April 1, 2013

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