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Dentistry alumnus speaks about his struggle and success with Tourette’s

David Bardsley’s childhood years were difficult, to say the least.

After three years of medical investigation that led to a period of institutionalization, he was nine years old when he was diagnosed with what was then called “mental retardation.”

It took 20 years before he received the correct diagnosis of Tourette’s syndrome.

“When I got my diagnosis…at least I knew there was a reason for my peculiar behaviour,” Dr. Bardsley says. “The diagnosis was a mixed blessing, but it answered a lot of questions and cleared up a lot of things from my past.”

Tourette’s syndrome is an inherited neurological disorder. It was less prevalent when Dr. Bardsley was a child as it is today, which he suggests could be the reason he was misdiagnosed.

Before Dr. Bardsley even knew he had Tourette’s, he had already graduated from the Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry’s Doctor in Dental Surgery and Master of Science in oral and maxillofacial surgery programs, and was practicing as a surgeon in Vancouver.

“Second term in third year [at Dalhousie] you [had] to go to the [Victoria General Hospital] and scrub in. I wasn’t there two days and I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he says. “It was my real first exposure to [dental surgery]. When you got to see what the specialty was all about, that was a whole different world. I loved it.”

Dr. Bardsley returned to Dalhousie to speak at the Faculty of Dentistry’s Centennial Celebration last week about his new book The Less Than Perfect Child.

“A couple of years ago I got asked to speak to a rotary club. After I’d given probably 50 of these talks, people always asked for the book,” he says. “I wanted parents and individuals to understand what it’s like to have a behavioural and learning disability. It’s not necessary to be cured in order to have a happy, healthy, fulfilling life. I’ll probably go to the grave with my Tourette’s, but life is pretty good.”

Dr. Bardsley’s book discusses the important alternatives to psychotropic medication, which is often used to treat behavioural and learning disabilities such as Tourette’s. He says the support he received at home was crucial to his success.

Supporting students through accommodation

At Dalhousie, the Office of Student Accessibility and Accommodation also supports students and facilitates their access to the university’s academic programs, activities, facilities and services.

The university’s goal is to provide students who require accommodation with the support necessary to be successful, says Nancy Webb, the Faculty of Dentistry’s manager of academic affairs. The faculty follows the university’s accommodation policy.

“Within the last four or five years we’ve had a couple of students who have required accommodation and it’s really nice to see that [the university’s process is] working and the students are meeting [the program requirements] with success. We’re very comfortable with the way it’s going.”

Academic accommodation for students has become more common in the Faculty of Dentistry over the past few years, she adds, suggesting this is the result of the university’s broader efforts through the Office of Student Accessibility and Accommodation.

“We certainly have gained inspiration from the first student we had who received academic accommodation through Dalhousie’s new formal process. The student told us that she was told in her [previous] undergraduate studies that the likelihood was that she would not succeed,” she says. “[The student] came into our program, we provided the accommodation, and everyone was comfortable that she had met the challenges of the program and we were quite confident in her abilities.”

Ms. Webb says the accommodation process allows faculty to recognize their limits so they can identify whether a student has met the challenges of a program.

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U of M Dental Hygiene tyro wins Governor General's medal


U of M Dental Hygiene tyro wins Governor General’s medal

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Long Island Dental Practice Announces Upcoming Special Offers

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The Great Neck and Mid Island Dental Associates has announced it will be hosting several arriving special events for patients with a Long Island dentistry practice. During a two-day usually event, patients will be means to accept Invisalign® during $200 to $1500 off, including a nominal consultation, giveaway records, and a giveaway take-home whitening kit. Also, in jubilee of Father’s Day, The Great Neck and Mid Island Dental Associates staff will be awarding one pointless leader with dual tickets to a Major League Baseball diversion between a New York Mets and the

Article source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/long-island-dental-practice-announces-090700742.html

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Loomis Dentistry in Irvine Now Offering Boost Whitening Special for Patients

Dr. Loomis offers Opalescence Boost whitening system, a chemically activated in-office whitening procedure, during a special summer price.

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Loomis Dentistry, a dental office in southern California that specializes in ubiquitous cosmetic and implant dentistry, is now charity patients a summer whitening special for $250. Dr. Robert Loomis DDS is charity Opalescence Boost, a chemically activated in-office whitening procession that requires no light, usually dual-syringe chairside blending that activates a product. Although it uses no light, it is still proven to be effective as

Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/loomis-dentistry-irvine-now-offering-boost-whitening-special-140154620.html

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Marietta Dentist Dr. Clifford Morton Announces New Oral Cancer Screening Process

MARIETTA, Ga., May 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Clifford Morton of Morton General and Implant Dentistry in Marietta, Georgia, has announced a use of a VELscope extended verbal comment apparatus during his use to assist in a early showing of verbal cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 40,000 new cases of verbal cancer in a United States in 2012. Five year relations presence rates, formed on a theatre of a cancer, operation from 61% to 82%. Dr. Morton says he has seen an boost of 50% in a disease. Although once suspicion of

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Free dental care this Saturday

BONITA SPRINGS, FL –

Going to the dentist can be a pain in the mouth – and in the wallet. One dental office wants to give a little love to your pearly whites by offering free dental services to adults this Saturday.

Bonita Dental Care in Bonita Springs will be offering free extractions, cleanings and fillings on a first come, first served basis

Bonita Dental Care
8951 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 206
Saturday June 2
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Adults 18 and older

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San Francisco Sedation Dentist of The Blende Dental Group Breaks Down Special Needs Barriers

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The Blende Dental Group has been providing peculiarity verbal medical to a special needs village of a Bay Area and over for over 40 years.

We [the SCDA] continue to residence hurdles to receiving adequate dental care, generally for special needs patients, though there is work to be done

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Dr. David Blende of The Blende

Article source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/sedation-dentistry/san-francisco/prweb9560320.htm

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OFT calls for dentistry reform

The UK dentistry market does not always work in the best interest of patients, a study by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has found.

Around 500,000 patients each year are being given inaccurate information about treatment available on the NHS, and as a result may be paying over the odds for private treatment.

The OFT says there is not enough information available to allow patients to make informed decisions about treatment and the advice that is given is often confusing and unclear.

In the past two years, 82% of patients who received a course of dental treatment weren’t given a written treatment plan, 56% said details of NHS and private services weren’t displayed in the dentist’s reception and 39% said there were no leaflets or posters giving information on the cost of the NHS services.

The report also said that patients are being prevented from making some appointments with other dental specialists, such as a hygienist, without a referral letter from a dentist first, which the OFT says is “unjustified” and leads to a lack of competition.

It is calling for reform in this industry and says information needs to be clearer and more accurate, patients need better access to dentists and other dental specialists and the complaints process needs to be simplified.

There also needs to be reform to the way practices are set up and it should be easier for dentists to set up new practices, or expand existing ones. At the moment practices can have contracts to supply NHS services indefinitely and this leads to a lack of competition and isn’t in the best interest of patients.

“Our study has raised significant concerns about the UK dentistry market which need to be tackled quickly in the interest of patients. All too often patients lack access to the information they need, for example when choosing a dentist or when getting dental treatment,” says John Fingleton, chief executive for the OFT.

Dr Roger Matthews, chief dental officer at Denplan, says: “Each patient, and their needs and priorities are different, so it’s difficult to quote an exact price for every procedure.” Although he agrees that “a basic and ‘indicative’ price list should be provided by the dental practice”.

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May 2012 Dentist Board Exam Results

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Tuesday announced that 157 out of 511 (30.72%) passed the Dentist Licensure Examination (Written Phase) and 158 out of 162 (97.53%) passed the Dentist Licensure Examination (Practical Phase) given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this May 2012.

The results were released in two (2) working days after the last day of examinations.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on June 4, 2012 but not later than June 15, 2012. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 1 piece 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2012-2015. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examination will be announced later, the PRC added.

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Roll of Successful Examinees in the
DENTIST LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on MAY 25 26, 2012
Released on MAY 29, 2012

1 ABEDES, MARLON DUCABO
2 ABELINDE, AILEENALAYAN
3 ACEDILLA, EDEN GRACE DENTE
4 ACERO, JOSEPH NEIL HUBO
5 ACHACOSO, ANNA ISABEL MARIE PANUNCIALMAN
6 ACOB, CORAZON CADIZ
7 AGPOON, KRYSSA JUSTINE DIZON
8 ALIMAN, JENEVIV PAULINE DAVID
9 ALIP, JALENE DIWAS
10 AMIGABLE, KATELEEN PAMUSPUSAN
11 ANDRES, JESU MARI CERDA
12 ANTONIO, AIRANELLE ROSE DICHOSO
13 ANTONIO, GEMNELLE ROSE DICHOSO
14 BACANTO, KRISTINE BALDOSANO
15 BALILLA, RICHEL OANDASAN
16 BANTEGUI, MELISSA FRANCESCA CUSTODIO
17 BAUTISTA, KAMILLE JOANNA BADIANG
18 BAÑEZ, AIVAN ARMYL GABA
19 BIHIS, KEITHLEY CAINE GARDIOLA
20 BONIFACIO, MARY ANN DE LA CRUZ
21 BRIONES, CARL ANNE ALLERA
22 CABRERA, JOYCE ANN PAPANGO
23 CACHO, ALFREDO BILLON
24 CARAMOAN, NADINECHAVEZ
25 CENTENO, ANNIE DIEL DE MESA
26 CHECA, DORCAS JOY DE LEON
27 CHU, ASHLEY LAUREN BADOLES
28 CHUA, VERDAN JOSEPH URTOLA
29 CORDOVA, NICHOLEMARIE SALES
30 CORPUZ, ADELFA MIGUEL
31 CORTEZ, HAZEL MALABAD
32 CRUZ, KATHERINE DE JESUS
33 CRUZ, MARY GRACEBRIGINO
34 DALAY, NIKKI JOIE ZAPANTA
35 DATOR, EVELYN PAGANA
36 DAVID, JOSE EDUARDO SOLANO
37 DAVID, MARY EUGENE VALLARTA
38 DE LEON, MARIA STEPHANIE JHOCSON
39 DE LEON, PHOEBE ANDREA
40 DE LUNA, PAULENEJOY JAVIER
41 DELA CRUZ, JUSPER IAN VILLANUEVA
42 DELOSO, BONNIEMARIE JOY PALER
43 DIZON, DENISE PAULA DE OCAMPO
44 DOLLENTAS, JOSE ALBERT ANGELES
45 DOMINGO, HAZELINE ALFARO
46 DY, GENEVIEVE LAURA ONG-SIONG
47 ELMIDO, KIRBY PRINZ FELIPE III CREDO
48 ENRIQUEZ, ANNA MARIA PAULA DE GUZMAN
49 ESCOTO, SHARON YAPE
50 EULLO, RALPH JERROLD DURAN
51 FABIAN, KRISTINELLI BUENSUCESO
52 FORTUNO, KRISTINE MAE POZAS
53 GABATIN, GILBERTDE GUZMAN
54 GALENO, FLEUR MARGARETTE DIONGCO
55 GARCIA, CHARINA SALVE ALCOBENDAS
56 GO, ALEXIS SY
57 GO, GERMILYN KRIZZA CHUA
58 GO, ROSETTE ERICA ROBLES
59 GODOY, DYNA JEANNE DEVELOS
60 GONZALES, JUEDE KRISTAN MADERAL
61 GUIUAN, IRA ALEXANDRA MIRANDA
62 GULMATICO, MARIECARMINA SAN JOSE
63 GUMBAO, FEDMAR JOHN LEYSON
64 GUSTILO, MARK ANDREW BEDOY
65 GUY, ROXANNE YAP
66 HIWATIG, ROSE MARIE ANDRION
67 HONDOJARE, LOVELY LORRAINE PANAHON
68 IBARRA, MARIEL BERNARDO
69 ILANO, MICHELLE CARLOS
70 ILDEFONSO, PATRIZIA CAMILLE NIGOS
71 JARAMILLO, JAN ERVINNA TABUR
72 JARAMILLO, JONALIZ MARTHI ALVAREZ
73 JAURIGUE, ARNEY ROSE FLORES
74 KATIGBAK, MARIA KRISTINA PEÑA
75 LAGO, VERONICA TOLENTINO
76 LAO, ARNIÑA IGNO
77 LEAÑO, MARY JANEDELA CRUZ
78 LIBOT, ANNE YSOBEL VIZCONDE
79 LIM, CHERYL TAN
80 LIM, JASMIN DEE
81 LIM, KAREN KRISTINE MUYCO
82 LIM, PATRICK ANGELO SANCHEZ
83 LOPEZ, EMILY APATTAD
84 LOZANO, DENDRIE JIGS LARROZA
85 LOZAÑES, MA ZARAH ELIZABETH SUMALDE
86 MADRIGAL, JUNE ARREL LUISAGA
87 MAGADIA, ROBERTO
88 MALINAO, ERIC JOHN MARTILLAS
89 MANZON, EMMELINE-KAY LOMIBAO
90 MARASIGAN, JOHANNE CHRISTINE AVENA
91 MARQUEZ, ADRIAN ROJALES
92 MARQUINEZ, VANESSA GRACE AGAWIN
93 MEMBREBE, SAM PATRICK OCAMPO
94 MERCADO, JONARE QUITOR
95 MIRANDA, JESYL PADOHINOG
96 MIRASOL, KEVIN VILLONO
97 MONGCOPA, NATHALIE JANE BURGOS
98 MONZON, VICTOR JOSEPH RAMIREZ
99 MONZONES, IRISH KIM DE LOS SANTOS
100 MORALES, ERIKA
101 NATE, NOEL CHRISTOPHER REYES
102 OLEA, EDUARDO JRDE MESA
103 ONG, ANNE MAE QUE
104 ONG, EDWARD VICENCIO
105 ORTIGOZA, CORINNA KAYE BAUTISTA
106 PAAT, JORICK ALLARDE
107 PALERMO, JOLLY JOY ATAYAN
108 PALMIANO, MARILEE PAISO
109 PAMONAG, PAULETTMARIE BILLONES
110 PAR, RECHILLE PORTENTO
111 PATAWARAN, MARLON GIRON
112 PEREZ, RODERICK CUDILLA
113 PERILLO, ALEJANDRO PERVERA
114 PEÑA, LEAH GABRIELLE ABUNALES
115 POBRE, CHRISTINEMAIGUE
116 PULIDO, GERMAINEJULIANO
117 QUA, VICENTE JIEVYNN SALES
118 RAMOS, YASMIN VIENNA BARTOLOME
119 RANCES, SANCHIO ARBOLEDA
120 RECINTO, MARVY LOVELIE PESIGAN
121 REDUCA, ROWENA MEMBRERE
122 RESABAL, KINO KONSTANTIN MARTIN
123 RETIRO, SYDNEY RIA BROSAS
124 REYES, CAROL MATULAC
125 REYES, SHERYL MENDOZA
126 RICARDO, MICHAELA CAALIM
127 RODRIGUEZ, REGINE STELLE SANTIAGO
128 SALAMANTE, PAULAGLENN ZACARIAS
129 SALIBA, MARY JAIZEL LUMAGUI
130 SALTING, LLOYD VINCENT TABERNA
131 SALVADORA, YOCHISUNSHINE SANTIAGO
132 SAN JUAN, MARY THERESE ARAMBULO
133 SANTOS, JOAN MANALANG
134 SANTOS, MARY JOYCE ANN DELA CRUZ
135 SANTOS, MOPHA KRISSA BELARMINO
136 SIA, STEPHEN TAN
137 SICAT, JENNYLEENYAMAT
138 SILVESTRE, AMENANICHOLLE RECTO
139 STA MARIA, JEREMAY PERALTA
140 SUAREZ, KRISTINECAMILLE GARING
141 SUNIT, MARIEL VERA
142 SY, KRISHA ANN JOY LEE
143 TANGLAO, ROSE ANN TORRES
144 TIAM, KEITH VENICE PINEDA
145 TIANGCO, RIO ELLAINE REYES
146 TOMAGAN, JOSSA MAY MONTEMAYOR
147 TORRES, ALINE TABANCURA
148 TUPLANO, JULIE JR MARASIGAN
149 UMIPIG, ANNA MICAH PILI
150 VELASQUEZ KHO, DIANA YAO
151 VICHETPITHAYAPONG, SANDRA RUTH RODRIGUEZ
152 VILCHEZ, JUDY ANNE FERNANDEZ
153 VILLAR, ANDREA CORINNA MAGSAYSAY
154 VILLAS, CLIFFORDDE LARA
155 WAMBANGCO, DENISE CAMILLE PANALIGAN
156 WONG, SHANNA MARIE GO
157 YAGO, SAMANTHA LEONORE CAYABYAB
158 ZAFRA, KRISTA LYNN DELA CRUZ
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Los Angeles County record gloomy for enabling bad children to get indispensable dental services

For many of Los Angeles County’s bad children, removing in to see a dentist can be as tough as creation it in Hollywood, state information show.

Last year, fewer than one in 4 L.A. County children with Medi-Cal dental managed caring saw a dentist, one of a misfortune annals in a state.

As a result, many children humour for months with unpleasant or rotted teeth before saying a dentist or removing a mention to a specialist, dentists and children’s advocates say.

“It would be like winning a kitty if we could find a provider who is tighten to you

Article source: http://www.dailybulletin.com/rss/ci_20733802?source=rss

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