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March 16, 2015
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July 08, 2014
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Dr. David & Dr. Henry Brown attended the Ramfjord Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 6th & 7th, 2014.

Speakers were from Switzerland, Sweden, New York, North Carolina, and Colorado & Italy. The symposium covered topics on Periodontal Disease treatment, several topics on implants, recent research on regeneration of bone & tissue, esthetic enhancement of soft tissue around natural teeth & implants, & laser treatment of periodontal disease.

The presenters were some of the best in the world.

We are committed to continuing education.

Other meetings that the Doctors attended this year include:

 

 South West District Dental Society Meetings

                        Marketing, Websites & Social Media

Health Insurance & Health Insurance Reforms Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare

 

            Russell W. Bunting Periodontal Society

                        Tissue Engineering, Guided Surgery & Lasers

Connections between Periodontal Health & Systemic Well Being   

            Vedder Society

Sleep Prosthodontics: A Biological Approach to Occlusion, Wear & TMD 

            Academy of General Dentistry

                        Infection Prevention & Control in the Dental Office

                                    Presented by Dr. John Molinari

            Michigan Dental Association

                        Practical Pharmacology for the Dentist

                        Management of Common Medical Emergencies in the

                        Dental Office

  

 

By contactus@mybrownfamilydentistry.com
April 17, 2013
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On March 15th Dr. Henry Brown attended a Francis B. Vedder Crown & Bridge Society meeting about “Smile Design & Occlusal Strategy. Additionally the relationship of night grinding (bruxism) to sleep apnea was demonstrated.

By drhenry
May 03, 2012
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ADA: Dental X-Rays Valuable to Detect and Treat Oral Health

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Bookmark and Share

The American Dental Association is aware of the recent study that associates yearly or more frequent dental X-rays to an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor, and reiterates its long-standing position that dentists should order dental X-rays for patients only when necessary for diagnosis and treatment.

Since 1989, the ADA has published recommendations to help dentists ensure that radiation exposure is as low as reasonably achievable.

Current Study

The ADA has reviewed the study and notes that the results rely on the individuals’ memories of having dental X-rays taken years earlier. Studies have shown that the ability to recall information is often imperfect. Therefore, the results of studies that use this design can be unreliable because they are affected by what scientists call “recall bias.”

Further, the study acknowledges that some of the subjects received dental X-rays decades ago when radiation exposure was greater. Radiation rates were higher in the past due to the use of old X-ray technology and slower speed film. The ADA encourages further research in the interest of patient safety.

ADA Recommendations

To minimize radiation exposure, the ADA recommends the use of protective aprons and thyroid collars on all patients. In addition, the ADA recommends that dentists use E or F speed film, the two fastest film speeds available, or a digital X-ray.

The ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs will publish clinical guidance on the use of cone-beam computed tomography in an upcoming issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

For the Patient

Dental X-rays are valuable in helping dentists detect and treat oral health problems at an early stage. Many oral diseases can’t be detected on the basis of a visual and physical examination alone, and dental X-rays are valuable in providing information about a patients’ oral health, such as early-stage cavities, gum disease, infections or some types of tumors. How often dental X-rays should be taken depends on the patient’s oral health condition, age, risk for disease and any signs and symptoms of oral disease that the patient might be experiencing.

The ADA always encourages patients to talk to their dentist if they have questions about their dental treatment. As a science-based organization, the ADA fully supports continuing research that helps dentists deliver high-quality oral health care safely and effectively.

By drhenry
May 03, 2012
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 The past few months Dr. Henry & Sharon had the privilege to go to nursing homes & make new dentures for patients. It was very rewarding to help these patients that are handicapped & unable to get out. We want to send a big thank you to our lab technician, Alan Whitworth, for his expertise & help so these patients could get back to normal function in a short period of time.





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