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Once Upon a Time in Moberly for May 1, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
•Police Chief Michael Garbulski announced his retirement from a Moberly Police Department after 30 years of service. Assistant Chief Dennis Cupp will assume a helm on Aug 1.
•The Madison Prom kingship embody Queen Airi Okuhira, sell tyro from Japan; King Brandon Salmons; Aundrea Bezler, second curtain up; Laura Pierce, initial curtain up; Michael Mott, initial curtain adult and Tyler Powell, second runner-up.
Wednesday, May 1, 2002
•North Park Elementary propagandize was a zoo on Friday. Actually it was a playground – a LeGrand-Cloyd Circus. Dustyn Eldridge was featured in a print listening to a trainer

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Grant Money Helps Local Clinic Reach Rural Patients

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COLUMBIA- The Family Health Center of Boone County in Columbia will accept $2,573,997 from a sovereign supervision program. The Capital Development-Building Capacity Program income will build a family health core and dentist’s bureau in a farming village of Marceline.

Marceline is located in Linn County, where 41 percent of Linn County’s race lives with a yearly income of $46,100 for a family of

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University of the Pacific Selects SmithGroupJJR to Design New Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire -05/01/12)-
University of the Pacific has selected SmithGroupJJR, one of the country’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, to provide architectural services for a new dental school campus in San Francisco’s South of Market district.

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will be relocating its operations to a newly acquired, seven-story building at 155 Fifth Street. The facility’s first five floors will house the dental school and classrooms for other future University programs. Remaining space will be leased to others. The university has occupied space at 2155 Webster Street in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood since 1967.

“This new facility allows University of the Pacific to strategically expand its footprint in San Francisco by providing a highly visible and accessible presence downtown,” said Pamela A. Eibeck, president of University of the Pacific. “It will provide a distinctive new home for our dental school and also allow us to offer additional high-quality academic programs to people in the Bay Area.”

The 395,000 gsf building will undergo a comprehensive renovation, including a complete replacement of the exterior facade and interior spaces, and is expected to open in mid-2014.

The new building will contain simulation laboratories, classrooms, research and support space for the dental school, and will also accommodate clinical changes and technology enhancements to support patient care.

“We have ingrained the design with architectural characteristics that support holistic education, active learning, and professional polish — all of which thrive at the Dugoni School of Dentistry,” said Marianne O’Brien, AIA, LEED AP, principal at SmithGroupJJR’s San Francisco office. “In this building, University of the Pacific will set the new standard for dental education, from the patient-focused clinical spaces to the team-based learning and faculty office spaces.”

The facility is targeting LEED Gold certification, in accordance with local building code requirements.

Total cost of the building purchase and renovation is expected to be $151 million. The University will subsidize the program through a fundraising campaign, revenues from commercial leases, and the sale of its two Pacific Heights properties.

San Francisco-based Plant Construction Company will serve as the general contractor. Nova Partners, Inc., of Palo Alto, will provide project management services.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is committed to excellence in humanistic education, patient care and the discovery of new knowledge. It is among the most selective dental schools in the United States, with more than 500 students enrolled in six programs that include Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Orthodontics, and International Dental Studies. The school employs more than 500 faculty and staff.

Pacific Dugoni operates public clinics in San Francisco, Union City and Stockton that offer quality, affordable dental services to nearly 14,000 children and adults each year. The new building in downtown San Francisco will serve 10,000 patients each year.

University of the Pacific
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked institution with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and a vibrant residential life. Founded in 1851, Pacific is the oldest University in California. Total enrollment is nearly 7,000.

SmithGroupJJR’s higher education portfolio encompasses expertise in the programming and design of specialized project types ranging from dental schools, law schools and laboratories, to a variety of fusion facilities. With 10 locations and nearly 800 employees across the U.S., the firm has been nationally recognized by learning organizations including the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), and the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Recent noteworthy projects include the University of Detroit Mercy’s 145,000 gsf School of Dentistry, Detroit, Mich.; expansion and renovation of New York Law School’s campus in lower Manhattan; and the University of Louisville’s award-winning Clinical Translational Research Building in Louisville, Ky.

SmithGroupJJR ( is one of the largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S., ranked #1 for design quality based on design awards won in Architect magazine’s 2011 annual best firms ranking. The firm is also the recipient of the 2011 Landscape Architecture Firm Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. A national leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR has 354 LEED professionals and 72 LEED certified projects.

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Cosmetic Dentist in Michigan Gives Back to Dental Community Through AACD Participation

KALAMAZOO, MI–(Marketwire -05/01/12)-
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is hosting a 28th Annual Scientific Session from May 2-5, 2012 during a Gaylord National in Washington, DC. In expectation of a arriving event, Dr. Brett Magnuson, a cosmetic dentist in Kalamazoo, has announced he will be lecturing during a discussion and says he is looking brazen to serve rendezvous with a dental community. The annual assembly will underline a different channel of lectures, march workshops, live demonstrations, and educational activities to assistance attendees file their skills and stay present in a margin of cosmetic dentistry.

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Sports and energy drinks responsible for irreversible damage to teeth

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Though energy drinks found twice as likely to destroy enamel than sports drinks

CHICAGO (May 1, 2012)A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teethspecifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel, the glossy outer layer of the tooth.

“Young adults consume these drinks assuming that they will improve their sports performance and energy levels and that they are ‘better’ for them than soda,” says Poonam Jain, BDS, MS, MPH, lead author of the study. “Most of these patients are shocked to learn that these drinks are essentially bathing their teeth with acid.”

Researchers examined the acidity levels in 13 sports drinks and nine energy drinks. They found that the acidity levels can vary between brands of beverages and flavors of the same brand. To test the effect of the acidity levels, the researchers immersed samples of human tooth enamel in each beverage for 15 minutes, followed by immersion in artificial saliva for two hours. This cycle was repeated four times a day for five days, and the samples were stored in fresh artificial saliva at all other times.

“This type of testing simulates the same exposure that a large proportion of American teens and young adults are subjecting their teeth to on a regular basis when they drink one of these beverages every few hours,” says Dr. Jain.

The researchers found that damage to enamel was evident after only five days of exposure to sports or energy drinks, although energy drinks showed a significantly greater potential to damage teeth than sports drinks. In fact, the authors found that energy drinks caused twice as much damage to teeth as sports drinks.

With a reported 30 to 50 percent of U.S. teens consuming energy drinks, and as many as 62 percent consuming at least one sports drink per day, it is important to educate parents and young adults about the downside of these drinks. Damage caused to tooth enamel is irreversible, and without the protection of enamel, teeth become overly sensitive, prone to cavities, and more likely to decay.

“Teens regularly come into my office with these types of symptoms, but they don’t know why,” says AGD spokesperson Jennifer Bone, DDS, MAGD. “We review their diet and snacking habits and then we discuss their consumption of these beverages. They don’t realize that something as seemingly harmless as a sports or energy drink can do a lot of damage to their teeth.”

Dr. Bone recommends that her patients minimize their intake of sports and energy drinks. She also advises them to chew sugar-free gum or rinse the mouth with water following consumption of the drinks. “Both tactics increase saliva flow, which naturally helps to return the acidity levels in the mouth to normal,” she says.

Also, patients should wait at least an hour to brush their teeth after consuming sports and energy drinks. Otherwise, says Dr. Bone, they will be spreading acid onto the tooth surfaces, increasing the erosive action.

To learn more about oral health, visit

About is the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) source of consumer information on dental care and oral health. Its goal is to provide reliable information in a format that is easy to use and navigate, and to provide the tools that will help consumers of all ages to care for their teeth and with other aspects of oral care. answers important dental health questions, offers the latest information on current dental treatments and tips for first-rate oral hygiene, and can help visitors find qualified dentists near where they live or work.

About the Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. For more information about the AGD, visit

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Patient Activator “Trade Up Program” Frees Dentists from Long-Term Contracts

Patient Activator, the award-winning patient communication and online marketing service from 1-800-DENTIST, has launched a new Trade Up Program that allows doctors who feel trapped in a long-term contract with a more expensive service to start using Patient Activator at no charge until their current contracts expire.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2012

Patient Activator, the award-winning patient communication and online marketing service from 1-800-DENTIST, today announced a new program that lets dentists trade up to their program – even if they’re locked in a contract with another company.

Backed by the marketing experts at 1-800-DENTIST, Patient Activator is just $199 per month – a fraction of the cost of similar services – and available on a month-to-month basis with no obligation. Their new Trade Up Program allows doctors who feel trapped in a long-term contract with a more expensive service to start using Patient Activator at no charge until their current contracts expire.

“Patient Activator is the most robust, flexible, cost-effective program on the market” said Fred Joyal, co-founder of 1-800-DENTIST. “We don’t want dentists to miss out on these benefits just because they’re stuck in a two-year contract with a service that’s not working for them. We’re so confident we have a superior product that we’ve decided to let these dentists switch to our service for free.”

Patient Activator offers automated patient confirmations and reminders sent via email, text and phone calls. The software also provides a suite of social media and online marketing tools to help dentists promote themselves on Facebook, protect their online reputation, increase their online presence and attract more new patients.

In addition, Patient Activator offers the industry’s best customer support – unlimited live phone support with a friendly tech team, boasting over 33 years of combined experience in the dental industry. The highly trained team hosts live training sessions, walks users step-by-step through the easy setup, and is available Monday through Friday to answer any questions that arise. It’s also one of the few patient communication services dedicated exclusively to dentistry, and the only software supported by 1-800-DENTIST, the nation’s premier dental marketing company since 1986.

“Nobody knows more about dental marketing – or does more to help dentists grow their business – than 1-800-DENTIST,” added Joyal. “We’ve seen what a dramatic impact Patient Activator has on a practice’s bottom line, and now any dentist can start using it to grow their practice today.”

As an added benefit, Patient Activator subscribers who also purchase new patient leads from 1-800-DENTIST save an additional $1,200 a year. Dentists can take advantage of the Trade Up Program by calling 1-855-237-9245 or visiting

About Patient Activator®

Patient Activator®, part of Los Angeles-based 1-800-DENTIST®, is the leading social media optimization and Patient communications service dedicated to the dental profession. The company’s award-winning reminder system automates patient communications, including email and text appointment confirmations, recall reminders, eNewsletters, and birthday greetings. The service also helps dental offices improve their Web presence and manage their online reputation. In 2012 Patient Activator® was named the Official Patient Reminder Service of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Competitively priced at just $199 a month, Patient Activator® is available without a long-term contract. For more information, visit Keep up with the latest innovations in dental marketing by subscribing to Fred Joyal’s blog at and following 1800DENTISTforDentists on Facebook and 1800DENTIST4DDS on Twitter.

Contact: Betsy Roddy, 1-800-DENTIST®, 310-215-6535


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