Archive for June 1st, 2012

New Western Dental in Temecula Marks Riverside County Expansion

ORANGE, Calif., Jun 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Convenient, constant and high-quality dental caring comes to Temecula with a opening a total orthodontics and dentistry use operated by Western Dental Services, Inc., California’s largest provider of dental care.


The high-tech Western Dental bureau during 41115 Winchester Road in Temecula’s Rancho Crossroads Plaza was designed to concede bustling Riverside County families to accept all of their verbal health caring in one place. Temecula’s Western Dental offers a available drive-up plcae nearby Interstate 15, bilingual check-in kiosks, low-exposure digital X-rays, and bureau hours until 8 p.m.

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FTC Opposes NC Dental Management Bill (House Bill 698 and Senate Bill 655)


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a minute to a North Carolina
General Assembly, caring of Representative Stephen LaRoque, that states
a antithesis to a Dental Management Bill, tentative legislation in the
House of Representatives famous as House Bill 698 (H.B. 698) and in the
Senate, Senate Bill 655 (S.B. 655). The FTC, by a Office of
Policy Planning,

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New Western Dental in Temecula Marks Riverside County Expansion

ORANGE, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Convenient, dependable and high-quality dental care comes to Temecula with the opening a combined orthodontics and dentistry practice operated by Western Dental Services, Inc., California’s largest provider of dental care.


The high-tech Western Dental office at 41115 Winchester Road in Temecula’s Rancho Crossroads Plaza was designed to allow busy Riverside County families to receive all of their oral health care in one place. Temecula’s Western Dental offers a convenient drive-up location near Interstate 15, bilingual check-in kiosks, low-exposure digital X-rays, and office hours until 8 p.m.

To introduce area residents to the staff and facility, Western Dental will host a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 9. The family event will feature free food, prize giveaways, a dental goodie bag, activities for children and a live broadcast by radio station KGGI (99.1-FM). 

During the event, Western Dental will take appointments for free dental screenings for children ages 1 to 8.

Managing dentist Dr. Maher Awaad, D.D.S., will oversee the 15-person staff that will provide a complete range of family dental care, including such specialties as orthodontics, pedodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, implants, Invisalign® no-show braces and cosmetic dentistry such as  Zoom!® Whitening, porcelain veneers and white fillings.

Western Dental’s expanded presence in Riverside County represents the company’s commitment to improving access to dental care, said Western Dental president and CEO Samuel H. Gruenbaum.

To extend dental care to all, Western Dental offers zero-interest payment plans, including to those with less than perfect credit. Western Dental accepts most dental insurance and welcomes Medicaid.

The Temecula office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.  For general dentistry appointments, call (951) 331-7020; for orthodontics, call (951) 331-7030.

For more information, call (714) 480-3000; for dental plan information, (800) 579-3783, or visit

About Western Dental Services, Inc.

Headquartered in Orange, Calif., Western Dental Services, Inc., is the largest staff-model dental HMO and clinical provider of dental services in California. With more than 4,000 employees and 280-plus company-managed dental offices throughout California, and affiliate offices in Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Western Dental and its affiliates are leaders in family and specialty dental care operations at convenient neighborhood locations. The company’s strict quality oversight, affordable treatments, group and individual dental benefit plans, as well as evening and weekend office hours, help keep the smiles of nearly three-quarters of a million patients healthy and bright every year.


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SmileBest Dental & Orthodontics Opens Carrollton Location

CARROLLTON, Texas, Jun 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — SmileBest Dental Orthodontics is gratified to announce a enlargement to a second dental bureau with 14 new employees in Carrollton, in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth. 


The Carrollton staff invites a North Texas village to a family accessible grand opening   jubilee from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jun 9, during 2217 Marsh Lane. The eventuality will embody children’s activities, a rebound house, giveaway food, esteem giveaways and a live promote by KDMX (102.9-FM) and, naturally, reminders to brush and floss your teeth.

SmileBest Dental Orthodontics is committed to providing

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Oregon professor is named U's new dentistry dean

The University of Minnesota has named Leon Assael as dean of the School of Dentistry, the state’s only dental school.

Assael is a professor and chairman of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry. He also served as dentistry dean at the University of Kentucky.

He was picked for the U post by provost Karen Hanson. In a statement, she said he offers “a wide and deep range of experience, an outstanding reputation and a compelling vision for the future of dentistry.”

Assael is a graduate of Columbia, Harvard and Vanderbilt universities, according to his online biography. His “primary clinical interest” is in facial injuries, facial pain and maxillofacial nerve injuries.

The university’s Board of Regents will vote on the appointment June 8.

The other finalists were Catherine Flaitz, former dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston; Charles Shuler, dean of dentistry at the University of British Columbia, and Phillip Marucha, associate dean of research of the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Assael succeeds Judith Buchanan, who will have served as interim dean for a year. He starts Aug. 1.



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Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio Announces Revolutionary High-Tech AvaDent Digital Dentures

Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio is now charity Avadent Digital Dentures – a cutting-edge digital technology that produces a precise computer fit in only dual appointments, maestro San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Edward Camacho has announced.

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Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio is now charity Avadent Digital Dentures – a cutting-edge digital record that produces a accurate mechanism fit in only dual appointments, maestro Article source:

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San Francisco Dentist Samer Itani, DDS, Answers Growing Need for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

According to a new essay from Inside Dentistry, some-more dentists should spin to sedation dentistry to provide a anxieties and pain of pediatric patients. San Francisco sedation dentist Dr. Samer Itani of Itani Dental gives his veteran discernment into a advantages of regulating pediatric sedation dentistry.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

An essay from a Jun 2012 emanate of Inside Dentistry patrician “Pediatric Sedation Dentistry” explores a flourishing complexity of treating pediatric patients and how some-more dentists should be lerned in sedation dentistry for

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OFT calls for dentistry reform

The UK dentistry marketplace does not always work in a best seductiveness of patients, a investigate by a Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has found.

Around 500,000 patients any year are being given false information about diagnosis accessible on a NHS, and as a outcome might be profitable over a contingency for private treatment.

The OFT says there is not adequate information accessible to concede patients to make sensitive decisions about diagnosis and a recommendation that is given is mostly treacherous and unclear.

In a past dual years, 82% of patients who perceived a march of dental

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Legislators demand changes to county's dental program for poor children

SACRAMENTO – Legislators are demanding changes to Los Angeles County’s managed care dental program for poor children after reports revealed that fewer than one in four saw a dentist last year.

“Obviously, I’m concerned,” said state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, who chairs the Senate health committee. “The most needy population needs to absolutely have access to health care.”

Of the roughly 900,000 children with Medi-Cal in Los Angeles County, about 154,000 receive their dental care from a managed care plan. State data show that they are among the least successful in California at obtaining dental care.

In fiscal year 2010-11, 23 percent of them saw a dentist, compared with about 31 percent in Sacramento – the only other county with Medi-Cal dental managed care – and about half of all Medi-Cal kids statewide.

A story by the CHCF Center for Health Reporting that appeared Saturday in The Daily Breeze gave examples of children on the managed care plan who lived in pain while waiting months to get their teeth fixed.

Hernandez said Wednesday that the state needs to take a serious look at what it pays to plans and dentists to participate in the program.

Unlike Sacramento County, where dental managed care is mandatory, Los Angeles County’s Medi-Cal program allows parents to sign their kids up for a dental managed care plan, or opt for the “fee-for-service” approach used in the rest of the state.

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care, the state contracts directly with private dental plans, paying them a monthly fee – currently about $11.50 – for each child, whether or not the child actually sees a dentist.

The plans pay clinics and dentists a lesser amount per month, often $4 to $6, to provide the care. Fee-for-service, on the other hand, allows dentists to bill Medi-Cal for services, which results in a substantially higher reimbursement.

“We need to look at addressing provider reimbursement rates to encourage providers to be able to take more of these patients,” Hernandez said.

Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell, a Los Angeles Democrat who sits on the Assembly Health Committee, said she is considering holding a Capitol hearing on the issue.

She believes some of the access problems may stem from previous decisions state lawmakers made, including the elimination of Medi-Cal coverage for most adult dental services in 2009, which she called “offensive.”

That decision “has ultimately had a huge impact on the availability of dentists. Period. Especially those willing to engage in a contract with the state,” she said.

She and other legislators acknowledged that the state is facing another massive budget deficit, estimated by Gov. Jerry Brown at about $16 billion, but that certain services, such as children’s dental care, must be protected and improved.

Efforts are under way to address the performance of Sacramento and Los Angeles counties’ Medi-Cal dental managed care programs.

In recent months, the state Department of Health Care Services, which administers Medi-Cal, has promised quicker resolution to complaints from patients, better enforcement and pledged that the department will get tougher on plans that fail children, either by withholding payments or terminating their contracts.

In response to a state audit, one of the managed care dental plans, Community Dental Services, said it will cease operations today and transfer its enrollees to another plan.

The department also is beefing up new contracts that will take effect in January in Sacramento and July 2013 in Los Angeles County.

“We are pleased that the steps we are taking to improve access and quality issues in our managed care dental plans are paying off,” said DHCS spokesman Norman Williams. “We will continue to work with the plans and our stakeholders to improve performance, strengthen oversight, and ensure that our beneficiaries receive high quality care in a timely manner.”

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, has introduced legislation that would establish stricter standards for dental plans and tougher enforcement by state agencies, which would apply to Medi-Cal dental managed care contracts in Los Angeles County.

“When I see 23 percent, it’s not acceptable,” Steinberg said Wednesday of the L.A. County managed care access rate. “Between the executive branch and DHCS and the Legislature, we are going to continue to ride herd on this issue until those numbers go way up.”

The nonpartisan California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting ( is based at the USC Annenberg School for Communication Journalism.


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Kingfisher pilots go on strike; Air India cancels prolonged transport general flights

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Airport authorities in Delhi and Mumbai have warned that if a pilots opt

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