Finding The Best Dentist In Town

Finding The Best Dentist In Town

Want to find the best dentist in town as soon as possible?

Most people do, and that is why you are going to require these tips to figure things out and get to the best option in town. This is how you are going to alleviate the hurdles in this process immediately.

1) Assess Clinic

You should begin by looking at the clinic. A good dentist is one that is going to have proper results on offer and is going to provide resolute results in the long-term. This is the only way to go for those who want good results.

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Dentist who ‘reviewed’ mail-order veneers on viral video fixes woman’s smile for free

Millions of people watched the video Houston area dentist Mauricio Rodriguez posted on Facebook this month reviewing a set of As Seen on TV, “no dentist required” veneers.

Tongue, meet dentist’s cheek.

People laughed watching Rodriguez, with Premier Dental in Clear Lake, Texas, fiddling with Perfect Smile Veneers, which mold in warm water like a mouth guard and fit over your existing teeth. His video racked up more than 7.5 million views.

“I can’t wait. I just really want this perfect smile,” he snarked in the video, and here it must be noted that Rodriguez, not surprisingly, already has a Hollywood perfect smile.

But Kelsey Schmidt did not. With a mouth full of broken teeth, she hadn’t had a smile she felt like flashing for years.

She was one of the thousands of people who commented on the video, posted to the dental practice’s Facebook page on June 6. The emotion in her words caught the dentist’s attention.

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Houston dentist reviews Perfect Smile veneers on Facebook

Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez, a Houston dentist, purchased the Perfect Smile veneers and did an online review of the product on his Facebook page.

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“When I read her response, she said she found the humor in the video, that she laughed but then she started to cry, and that touched me,” Rodriguez told KHOU in Houston.

Schmidt told the TV station, “It had been four years to the day since I had posted a picture when I was smiling.”

And lo, in a follow-up Facebook video posted last week, there is Schmidt with Rodriguez at his office because the dentist decided to give her a new smile, for free.

The first video “got an overwhelming, positive reaction from the general public, more than I would have ever expected,” Rodriguez says in the new video. “We don’t normally post videos like that.”

Schmidt, he says, identified with that video “in a way that we never imagined.”

She took medications when she was growing up that caused a lot of dry mouth, he explains in the video, which led to a lot of tooth decay.

“So she’s lost a lot of teeth, has a lot of broken teeth, and it’s affected her self-esteem and how she interacts with the public, job interviews, moms at school, she has kids that she takes to school,” he says.

“Tomorrow we’re going to change her life.”

The video flashes forward – past multiple X-rays and tests done in preparation – and the woman too shy to smile at her own children is sitting in the dentist’s chair and Rodriguez is telling her, “You’re going to get a new smile.”

When work on her upper mouth is done – the dentist says they’re going to take a break because Schmidt was feeling “uncomfortable – Rodriguez hands her a mirror.

And just like in those makeover shows, as seen on TV, Schmidt cries out.

“Oh my god, oh my god, I have teeth! Oh my god,” she says, flashing beautiful new pearly whites.

Later that night she was still so excited she couldn’t sleep, she told KHOU.

“I sat up and took four years worth of selfies,” she said. “I’m not too embarrassed to admit it.”

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A word from our sponsors: Kaleigh Fulmer, DDS joins Fulmer Dentistry

Dr. Kaleigh Fulmer DDS

Note: Fulmer Dentistry is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Jim Fulmer, DDS has announced the hiring of his daughter, Kaleigh Fulmer, DDS, as a full-service dentist to continue the tradition of outstanding dental care at his Kenosha and Paddock Lake offices.

Kaleigh was indoctrinated into the quality dental care environment at an early age, having been a regular at Fulmer Dentistry throughout her childhood. A 2007 graduate of Tremper High School in Kenosha, Kaleigh received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From there, she followed in her father’s footsteps and graduated magna cum laude with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Marquette University School of Dentistry this spring.

“I am excited to be able to provide dental care for the entire family in a comfortable and friendly environment, building bonds that will last a lifetime (pun intended),” she said. “I believe that the foundation for excellent dentistry begins with trust and developing a strong patient-dentist relationship.”

She added that without that relationship “no dentist can deliver the highest quality dentistry and provide an excellent patient experience.”

Kaleigh said that as the daughter of a very successful dentist with an outstanding reputation it was a dream come true to go to work alongside her father and continue in his tradition of providing excellent dental services for Fulmer Dentistry patients.

Kaleigh also joins her father in her professional affiliations, including the Kenosha Dental Society, the Wisconsin Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

“It is my mission to listen to and understand each patient’s individual needs and concerns,” Kaleigh stated. “I will make sure they are aware of any and all treatment options.”

Dr. Jim said he was extremely proud to be the first dentist in Kenosha to have his daughter join in his practice and continue in the Fulmer tradition of providing outstanding dentistry to Kenosha County families. “Kaleigh has always been passionate about improving people’s lives. The fact that she has decided to do that through dentistry at Fulmer Dentistry could not make me any prouder.”

Like her father, Kaleigh puts a premium on continuing education. “Although I’ve learned from two of the best (Marquette Dental and my dad), I know it is important to never stop learning. I’m excited to network, to learn best practices from others in the industry, and to continually embrace and work with the latest trends in dental technology.”

To make an appointment with Dr. Kaleigh Fulmer, call the Fulmer Dentistry office in the Kenosha area at 262-324-1370 or Paddock Lake at 262-843-4643.

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Organized dentistry: It’s all in the family

Despite a successful dental practice and heavy involvement in organized dentistry, Dr. Bill Calnon never intended to raise two dentists. He simply wanted his sons to grow into thoughtful leaders who gave back to their communities and professions.

“I never pushed them to pursue dentistry,” Dr. Calnon said. “I wanted them to do whatever made them happy.”

The trio of dentists pose in a June 2017 photo. From left, Drs. Chris Calnon, Bill Calnon and Tim Calnon.

However, after a childhood of watching their father, Christopher and Timothy Calnon determined dentistry would be a great career for them too. And for the Calnon brothers, organized dentistry was not a foreign, opaque entity. The destinations of their childhood vacations often coincided with dental meetings their father was attending. It seems safe to assume not all kids would find the ADA’s House of Delegates interesting, but the Calnon boys did, as they watched their father rise to president of the ADA.

“It was amazing to see the inner workings of the Association,” Dr. Chris Calnon, now 35, said. “Everyone in that room wanted nothing but the best for their profession. It made me want to be a part of a group like that.”

Dr. Tim Calnon, now 29 and an orthodontist, was greatly involved with the American Student Dental Association while attending the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He currently serves on the board of the Monroe County Dental Society in Rochester, New York. Dr. Chris Calnon was president of the same county dental society two years ago and is now focusing on volunteering at the district and state level. Both men said their participation in organized dentistry was an easy decision.

“Our parents instilled in us that we have a responsibility to give back,” Dr. Tim Calnon said. “It’s vital to give back to the profession. We think it’s important to be at the table when big decisions are made.”

All three men said organized dentistry has enriched their life. Dr. Chris Calnon and Dr. Tim Calnon said some of their best friends are fellow dentists, while Dr. Bill Calnon said organized dentistry took his career to another level.

“I truly thrive on practicing dentistry, but I found I needed more than chairside involvement,” Dr. Bill Calnon said. “For me, organized dentistry provided a chance to influence my profession and broaden my role as a health care provider.”

To the surprise of no one, Dr. Bill Calnon is currently serving as the board president and interim executive director of the ADA Foundation. Over the years, his sons have marveled at his ability to be a good dentist, leader and father.

“I think sleep is the first thing to go,” Dr. Tim Calnon said.

Meanwhile, the Calnon brothers will continue to give back to the profession that has given their family so much. In fact, Dr. Chris Calnon is married to a dentist while Dr. Tim Calnon is engaged to one.

“As we were planning our wedding, the first thing I had to do was email the director of the New York State Dental Association,” Dr. Tim Calnon said. “I needed to see when their dental meeting would be, because I knew if my wedding was during it, my family would have a tough decision.”

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Dentist goes viral with hilarious Facebook video

CLEAR LAKE, TEXAS – If this dentist thing doesn’t work out, Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez, you might want to give standup comedy a try.

The dentist with Premier Dental in Clear Lake has gone viral with his tongue-in-cheek video poking fun at Perfect Smile Veneers.

The “As Seen on TV” product promises an “amazing, removable veneer that instantly gives you the look of perfect teeth you’ll be proud to smile about.”

After seeing the TV commercial on ESPN, Rodriguez decided to check it out.

“I can’t wait,” He said with a poker face as he opened the package. “I just really want this perfect smile.”

His snarky test-run of the product is worth a few minutes of your time. The video has over 4 million views and nearly 30,000 shares.

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Colorado Supreme Court gives a boost to builders in construction defects battles

Construction continues on a 334 unit condo building project, called The Coloradan, west of Union Station on April 21, 2017 in Denver.

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday gave builders a reason to cheer Monday, ruling that a homeowners association in Centennial was wrong to ignore a requirement that it first get consent from the developer before changing the way disputes over construction defects claims are handled.

The 5-2 ruling in Vallagio at Inverness Residential Condo Association v. Metro. Homes, Inc. upholds a “consent-to-amend” provision that the builder had placed in the declarations for the project, which stated that binding arbitration would be used in any construction defects disputes and that changing that stipulation would need the consent of the builder.

The Vallagio homeowners association decided to move ahead with a lawsuit against the builder without first getting its consent to change the dispute resolution method from binding arbitration.

Binding arbitration is favored by Colorado builders as a method of dispute resolution because they say it keeps things from getting bogged down in costly litigation. They cite the inevitability of being sued for alleged construction flaws as one of the major reasons for flagging condominium starts here.

Data show that whereas condos consisted of approximately 1 in 5 housing starts in the state last decade, they are down to around 3 percent of all starts today.

Monday’s long-awaited Supreme Court ruling addressed a critical component of the defects issue, which has tasked state lawmakers over the last four legislative sessions. Colorado’s construction defects law has been blamed for slowing new condominium projects to a crawl by making it too easy for homeowners to sue for shoddy workmanship, like leaky windows or sinking foundations.

Homeowner association advocates have stood firm against efforts to implement mandatory arbitration, arguing that depriving homeowners of their right to sue for relief from slipshod workmanship on what is often their biggest life investment is unconscionable. Some have argued that arbitration often favors builders and that a courtroom is a fairer venue for all parties.

An attempt earlier this year to make arbitration mandatory in resolving construction defects disputes — in the form of Senate Bill 156 — came up short in the state legislature. Many lawmakers late in the session said they would look to see what the Supreme Court decided in Vallagio for guidance on what to do next on the issue.

Lawmakers did manage in 2017 to pass a single defects reform measure — the only one despite years of attempts — requiring that a majority of homeowners give consent before an HOA takes action against a builder for alleged defects. Backers of House Bill 1279 said it’s only fair to give homeowners a voice on proposed legal action that could prevent them from selling or refinancing their home while the dispute is being adjudicated.

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Fiery I-25 tanker crash caused by blown tire; driver’s family releases thankful statement

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Denver7 reporter Mark Boyle tells us more about the heroic rescue of a truck driver on I-25

Denver7 reporter Liz Gelardi spoke to one of the men who helped the driver of a tanker escape from a fiery explosion on I-25.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Thousands of drivers felt the impact Wednesday of a massive fire that closed I-25 for an extended period. Police are now blaming the entire crash on a blown out tire.

Officials speculated Wednesday after fighting the resulting fire for hours that a blown tire could have been to blame for the tanker crashing into a median on I-25 northbound in the Denver Tech Center.

GALLERY | See photos from the fire, explosion on I-25 here.

The midday crash blocked traffic through the evening, forcing thousands to find an alternative route home. Despite that, many still were concerned after video surfaced showing the driver escaping the fiery wreckage of the crash.

Emergency first responders rushed the man, who police identified Thursday as (Henry) Enrique Jose Dominguez, 57, to Swedish Medical Center. He sustained burns to his calf, but is expected to be released from the hospital later in the day Thursday.

"The family of Henry Dominguez wants the world to know that they are very appreciative of the outpouring of prayers, concerns and support they have received," a family spokesperson said. "We would like to express our gratitude to the emergency responders and staff at Swedish Hospital."

The family also thanked the CDOT workers who rushed to Dominguez’s aid, even when other drivers sped past the wreckage.

"(They) selflessly rushed towards the burning truck to help get Henry to safety," the family wrote. "Our family is so thankful we will be able to take Henry home with us again."

Ultimately, while the truck Dominguez drove began to involve into a ball of flame, he jumped. Two nearby workers helped rush him away, with a third driver walking toward the scene to assist. That video can be seen in the video player above.

Officials also released the name of the trucking company, identifying it as Reynolds Transport Company of Orleans, Indiana.

The Colorado Department of Transportation opened all lanes of I-25 early Thursday morning before rush-hour with the help of 100 workers in what CDOT described as a "Herculean" effort to open the road for commuters.

“The road is safe, it’s fully repaired,” CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford said.Additional work will need to be done on the median between the two sides of the highway, but the roadway is safe for the nearly 300,000 vehicles traveling on it each day.

CDOT officials still can’t say how much the crash and damaged roadway will cost Colorado taxpayers. They say regardless of cost, they’ll have to find space in the budget, even if it takes away from other projects.

"When you think about what could have happened, we are blessed that it was what it was and that the driver is also safe," Ford said.

Diesel was one of the liquids burning in Wednesday’s fire. It’s less flammable than gasoline.

“Every fuel has a flash point,” said Denver Fire Department Assistant Chief James Hart. “Diesel has to be about 125 degrees before it catches fire. It doesn’t readily ignite.”

To demonstrate that diesel isn’t easily ignited, Denver Fire Lt. Jon Schauer held a blow torch over diesel he poured in a metal pan. It did not light on fire.

He tried the same thing with gasoline and it lit quickly.

“Gasoline’s flash point is negative 40 degrees. It vaporizes faster and will burn faster,” Hart said.

Vapor from fuel is most flammable and can be ignited by hot breaks, sparks or a fire in the cab of a vehicle, for example. A spokeswoman for Greenwood Village Police told Denver7 Investigates a tire blow out caused the wreck and fire on I-25, but investigators have not said what specifically ignited the fuels onboard.

“After a fuel tank or fuel line is punctured it can leak out quickly under pressure. In the wind it can turn to vapor and those smaller particles give the substance more surface area to burn and that’s where it ignites. If it stays in a large pool, there isn’t often enough surface area to burn,” Hart said.

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Dentist’s Family Seeks Help For Medical Bills

FREEPORT dentist Dr Hayward Romer and his wife, Ellen.

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FREEPORT dentist Dr Hayward Romer suffered a stroke in March and his family is in the process of raising funds for his medical bills after his insurance company refused to cover his medical costs.

The Romers need to raise $80,000 and have started a Go Fund Me account page, raising more than $8,000 to date.

According to the family, Dr Romer needs an emergency surgical procedure to treat a condition known as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), a blood clotting condition he was later diagnosed with by doctors in the US.

Dr Romer, who operated a dental practice in Freeport for many years in the Bloneva Plaza, suffered a stroke on March 18 as the result of a blood clot. It left the well-known dentist unable to walk without assistance, use his right hand or speak clearly and fluently.

He was airlifted to Florida, where he spent two weeks at a rehabilitation centre with intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Dr Romer was making good progress and was on the road to recovery until May 23 when he was taken back to the hospital. Doctors discovered that his platelet count was very low and gave him an emergency blood transfusion.

It was then that Dr Romer was diagnosed with HIT, which is caused by the formation of abnormal antibodies that activate platelets. He needs to have an emergency procedure done in the US to treat the condition.

“As many know our daddy is a selfless God fearing man, that has given to so many in his community on Grand Bahama, expecting nothing in return,” said a member of the family.

“While attempting to arrange rehabilitation we were shocked to learn that his insurance company would not cover his stroke or any medical bills associated with it. This includes his rehabilitation which will be lengthy and challenging, and without insurance, it will all have to be paid out of pocket and now also include this procedure which can cost up to $80,000.

“Those of you that know him and love him know just how amazing of a person he is. And even more what an amazing husband, father, brother, and friend he is.”

The family’s story is also circulating on social media. The Romers said that the money raised would aid with transportation to Florida, medical bills, and other miscellaneous costs. They say such extensive resources for stroke victims are not available in The Bahamas.

In the meantime, Dr Romer is still in ICU in Freeport as the family awaits to hear back from the hospital in Florida to have him airlifted.

“We are all ready to get doc back up and to talking non-stop,” said the family, who thank those for their support, love, and prayers.

Up to press time, nearly 100 people had contributed to the family at https://www.gofundme.com/medical-bills-for-hayward-romer.

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New Britain dentist is new president of state association

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HARTFORD – The Connecticut State Dental Association has appointed New Britain dentist Dr. Gary Linker as its new president.

Linker, a long-serving member, was installed on May 10 to a 1-year term leading the trade association and serving as the main spokesman for oral health in the state.

“I’m honored to be elected to this position,” said Linker. “I thank our immediate past president, Dr. Ungerleider, for his service, and look forward to leading the Connecticut State Dental Association in the coming year.”

Linker is a general dentist with an active practice in the city. He currently serves as chairman of the association’s Governance Review Committee. He previously served as the CSDA chairman and member of the Insurance Council, member of the Governance Review Committee, District V Caucus coordinator, American Dental Association delegate and a delegate to the association’s House of Delegates. Linker was recently president and peer review chairman for the New Britain Dental Society.

Linker is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry.

He is also a volunteer at the downtown Hole in the Wall Theater.

“Each year, the CSDA advocates to protect and improve the oral health of all Connecticut residents both at the state legislature and within the community,” said Linker. “I look forward to working with the entire CSDA team and its members to impact public policy on oral health in the year ahead.”

Among those elected to the dental association’s board of governors at the same meeting were Dr. Al Natelli of Southington, vice chairman; and Dr. Nancy Treiber of New Britain.

The dental association is made up of about 2,300 members.

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